12th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences Student Awards
The biennial AMS AI contest will also be held at the 2014 Annual AMS meeting. The focus will be on predicting solar energy using solar radiation measurements. The data used for prediction will NOAA's second-generation global ensemble reforecast data. The ESRL/PSD GEFS Reforecast Version 2 data has historical weather forecasts from 1985 onward and it can be viewed at: http://esrl.noaa.gov/psd/forecasts/reforecast2/ We will use surface observations of solar radiation from the Oklahoma Mesonet for the verification data. The full contest data is available at: https://www.kaggle.com/c/ams-2014-solar-energy-prediction-contest The deadline to submit to the contest will be Nov 1, 2013 with winners announced at the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting in the AI conference.
Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student (undergraduate or graduate) oral and poster presentations at the conference. Students who wish to be considered for this prize should indicate that when submitting their abstract. The AMS Committee on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences is also offering small travel awards for student(s) AMS members who are presenting papers at the conference. You can apply for this by submitting an email to the chair describing your need, linking to your abstract, and a verification of your student status.