Open AI Days
Inspirational Days & Master Thesis Awards
Open AI Day
Since the AI Lab was established in 2017, we have organized several Open AI Days and Inspirational Days. These are dissemination events that aim to spread knowledge about AI and inspire businesses and the public sector to explore the potential of AI within their organisations.
These events take place twice a year; in spring and autumn. In the spring semester, companies and organizations can pitch potential master's thesis topics for cooperation with students. In autumn, we organize the best AI Master's Thesis Awards.
An important objective for hosting these events is to provide an arena for connecting researchers, partners, students and other AI enthusiasts, in order to exchange ideas and experiences regarding the many potential applications of AI.
Join us for our next event in March 2021
Our next event will take place on March 9, 2021, and will include a Master's Thesis Pitch Event. If you would like to suggest a case for a master's thesis, you are welcome to participate.
We ask you to submit your proposal for a masters thesis by filling out this form, by Monday March 1. If you have any questions regarding the Master's Thesis Pitching, do not hesitate to contact coordinator Marianne Lyseng.
Inspirational Day October 24
Inspirational Day and Master Thesis Awards, fall 2019
The 2019 AI Inspirational Day and Master Thesis Awards took place in Trondheim, October 24th.
The program included short AI talks - both on theory and application, given by researchers and industry. Three talented, former NTNU students (that you can see in the photo above) were awarded for the best master theses of 2019.
You can find more photos from the event here.
Master Thesis Award 2018
Winners of the Master Thesis Award 2018
The winner of best master thesis in the category application, was Andreas Bell Martinsen, with the thesis End-to-end training for path following and control of marine vehicles, supervised by Anastasios Lekkas. In the photo above, you can see Andreas, together with Kerstin Bach and Massimiliano Ruocco.
The winners of best thesis in the category theoretical, were Are Haartveit and Harald Musum. Their thesis Learning event-driven time series with phased recurrent neural networks was supervised by Keith Downing.
Inspirational Day Spring 2019 Pre Event
In the evening of March 21, we organized a pre event where a few graduate students presented their master thesis work. The presentations had different topics, focusing on both theoretical and applied AI. All students did an impressive job and were able to engage the audience into lively discussions.
After the presentations, the discussions continued during a networking dinner, where researchers, participants from different companies and organizations, and the students were able to get to know each other.
Master Thesis Award 2018
Inspirational Day and Master Thesis Award 2018
The Inspirational Day fall 2018, took place November 15 had two parts; the first part included presentations about AI research and on how to apply AI in industry and business. The second part was the Master Thesis Award, awarding the best AI master theses written at NTNU that year.
The event also provided great networking opportunities between students, researchers and others interested in AI.