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Research internship AI

Course code:INFOMRIAI1
Credits:15 ECTS
Period:Possible in any periode individually
Participants:up till now 5 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in MyTimetable
coordinatie          Mehdi Dastani
Note:No up-to-date course description available.
Text below is from year 2016/2017
Contents:A research internship can be performed either internally in one of the departments involved in the AI master program (Reasoning, Agents, and Cognitive Processing Tracks), or externally by other departments of our university, other universities or companies. An internship project should be performed under the guidance of, and in agreement with, an internal supervisor who is a member of the scientific staff of the AI master program. The internal supervisor cannot be a PhD student. The topic of a research internship project should be relevant for artificial intelligence and agreed by the internal supervisor (see below for some examples). The project may aim at, for example, developing software, investigating a theoretical problem, or doing experimental research.

Project examples:
  • Agent-based Traffic Simulation
  • A Power-based Spectrum for Group Responsibility
  • Implementation of an agent library in Unity
  • Alignment of vision and proprioception in the rubber had illusion
  • Investigating best practice for combining various psychological measurements
  • Implementing arguing agents (
The internal supervisor from the AI master program is responsible for the final evaluation of the project's output and determines the final mark. For external projects, the final mark can be determined in agreement with the external supervisor. The student can have his/her own concrete project idea or he/she may be interested in doing a project on a specific topic. In both cases, he/she should find an internal supervisor from the AI master program who approves the project proposal (content and size in ECTS) and agrees to supervise the project. When an internship is performed internally in one of the departments involved in the AI master program, there should be a second adviser/expert involved to approve the project. In some cases, and in agreement with the internal supervisor, two students can also perform a project together.

At the end of the project, the internal supervisor should complete an evaluation form and send it, together with the final written project report, to me. If you need help for finding a supervisor, you can contact the coordinator of the relevant track of the AI master program. Please send me an email with the following information before you start your project:
  • Name of the internal supervisor
  • Title and abstract of your project
  • Where the project is going to be performed
Course form:On individual basis.
Exam form:Project.
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:To qualify for the retake exam, the grade of the original must be at least 4.
Description:The overall goal of a research internship is to let a student setting up and performing a scientific research project in the field of artificial intelligence. The project may be, for example, the development of an intelligent software, investigating a theoretical problem related to artificial intelligence, or doing an experimental research. The student learn to set up a research project by formulating some research questions, developing a methodology to tackle the research questions, and finally performing the methodology and reporting its outcomes.