Founded in April 2011, ARIA (Asociaţia Română pentru Inteligenţă Artificială) is a nonprofit scientific association dedicated to the support of research advancements in Artificial Intelligence and the development of Romanian research and education in the field.
ARIA has a strong national representation. It brings together distinguished university professors and senior researchers from top Romanian universities and institutes, members of the Romanian Academy, young researchers, students at PhD, Master and Bachelor level, and top ranked IT companies, all having a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence. The founding members of ARIA include, among others, University Politehnica of Bucharest and the Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence of the Romanian Academy.
The mission of ARIA is to promote Romanian research and education in the domain of Artificial Intelligence, and to contribute to the creation, production and dissemination of knowledge and technology in the domain.
Main activities of ARIA include the organization and scientific patronage of conferences, symposia, and workshops, publishing ARIA Bulletin, awarding grants and scholarships, and facilitating the development of joint academia-industry research projects.