Chapa Sirithunge, a doctoral student from the Intelligent Service Robotics group- Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa attended The Advanced Course on AI (ACAI) 2019 and the 3rd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics, summer schools this year. ACAI was organized by the Technical University of Crete and funded by the European Association for Artificial Intelligence EurAI. The summer school was held in the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece from 1-5 July 2019. The school covered state-of-the-art technologies and trending research areas in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Researchers from leading AI companies and universities including Microsoft, Google DeepMind, Delft University of Technology, and California State University & UC Berkeley shared their experience by tutoring at the event.
3rd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics was held from 17-21 July 2019 in the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. The school covered recent technologies which resulted in breakthroughs in the field of AI, especially, Deep Reinforcement Learning, Multiagent Systems, Adaptive Learning, Socially Assistive Robotics, and AI in Space. The event was organized by Dr. Sara Bernadini, the chair, with Asst. Prof. Heather Culbertson, the local co-chair. Researchers from reputed institutes in the USA tutored the event, including, JPL, MIT, USC, Carnegie Mellon University and Georgia Tech. From the experience of the participant, summer schools are an efficient way of gathering state-of-the-art technologies used in a certain discipline within a very short period of time. Hence, an excellent opportunity for the research students especially in the beginning or the first year of their research.