To foster the future generation of researchers, students are particularly welcome at UMAP 2011.
The UMAP 2012 Conference, following a tradition started in 1994, will include a Doctoral Consortium Session. Students will benefit in several ways by participating in the consortium; primarily by presenting work to a knowledgeable audience, but also by meeting established researchers and other graduate students working in the field.
James Chen Best Student Paper Award
The best student paper at the UMAP 2012 will be given the James Chen Award. Apart from the honor, it carries a cash reward of $1000.
This award was established by the family of Dr. James Rong Chen, who had been a research computer scientist in the Computational Sciences Division of NASA for eight years before his death on May 1st, 2001 in an automobile accident on his way home from work. Jim had been working in the area of personalized information retrieval and had published two widely cited papers in UMUAI.
For more information on James Chen, the Award and previous winners, please visit the um.org Website and navigate to Awards.