AAMAS 2022 Queer in AI Social

Organized by René Mellema and Raj Korpan


Queer in AI’s presence at AAMAS 2022 aims to create a safe and inclusive casual networking and socializing space for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies involved with AI. We aim to create a community space where attendees can connect with each other, bond over shared experiences, and learn from each individual’s unique insights into AI, queerness, and beyond!

Structure & How to Join

We are organizing a social event at AAMAS to bring the community together, 12:00 to 14:00 NZST on Thursday May 12th. We will have an exciting speaker followed by an informal networking session. The event will be free and open to all. The sign-up form can be found here.

If you are unable to attend, please still join the Queer in AI Slack and mailing list if you're not already on them!

Code of Conduct

Please read Queer in AI code of conduct which will be strictly followed at all times. Recording (screen recording or screenshots) is prohibited. All participants are expected to maintain the confidentiality of other participants.

Queer in AI adheres to Queer in AI Anti-harassment policy. Any participant who experiences harassment or hostile behavior may contact Queer in AI Safety Team. Please be assured that if you approach us, your concerns will be kept in strict confidence, and we will consult with you on any actions taken.




For any concerns or questions, please reach out to either of us using the contact info given on our websites. Your concerns will be kept confidential.

René Mellema (she/they) is a Doctoral Candidate at Umeå universitet. Their work is on normative reasoning for social simulation, but she is also interested in formal representations of social behaviour more broadly.

Raj Korpan (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Iona College. His research is in explainable artificial intelligence with a focus on autonomous robot navigation using hierarchical planning and cognitive models. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Contact Us

Email: rene.mellema [at] cs.umu [dot] se

raj.m.korpan [at] gmail [dot] com