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AAAC <http://emotion-research.org/> Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

We welcome submissions to the AAAC <http://emotion-research.org/>
Outstanding Dissertation Award, which will recognize the most outstanding
research contributions from recently graduated PhD students within the
Affective Computing community. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of
$500
Eligibility

   -

   Eligible dissertations must have been successfully completed between 1
   October 2019 and 30 September 2020. An award date that is appropriate to
   the student’s institution is acceptable, for example graduation date,
   examination date, or final thesis acceptance date.
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   Candidates will only be eligible to apply once for this award.
   -

   At the time of application, the candidate must be an AAAC
   <http://emotion-research.org/> member
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   Only dissertations written in English will be considered. If a
   dissertation was written in another language, please submit an English
   translation.
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   Each nominated dissertation must be on a topic relevant to Affective
   Computing. The determination of whether a dissertation is within scope for
   the award will be made by the AAAC Best PhD Dissertation Award Committee.

Preparing and Submitting

PDF format is preferred for textual materials. Supplementary materials must
be multi-platform. Submit by emailing content no larger than 25MB as
attachments or by links to hosted documents to: Marwa Mahmoud <
[log in to unmask]> and Sidney D’Mello <[log in to unmask]>.
The deadline for submission is 31 October 2020.

Submissions for the award must include:

   1.

   A published paper that is representative of the dissertation.
   2.

   The dissertation.
   3.

   Statement from the PhD advisor confirming eligibility as well as
   addressing why the nominee’s dissertation should receive this award (max 1
   page). The statement should address the contribution of the dissertation,
   not simply repeat the information in the abstract.

Award Review Process

Each submission will be preliminary reviewed by the AAAC Best PhD
Dissertation Award Committee. Short-listed submissions will be sent to a
panel of experts selected by the AAAC Executive Committee to evaluate the
quality, contribution, and impact as demonstrated by the submitted thesis
and supplementary materials. The winner will be announced by May 2021.
Award Committee

The Committee will be experts chosen based on the short list of
dissertations resulting from the preliminary review.
QuestionsPlease send questions to Marwa Mahmoud <[log in to unmask]>
and Sidney D’Mello <[log in to unmask]>

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