As part of the world-wide Artificial Intelligence (AI) community, Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence (SMIA) contributes to the integrity and advancement of the AI community by recognizing achievements of outstanding Mexican AI researchers and international AI researchers who significantly contributed to the world-wide AI community and to the development of AI in Mexico. To recognize the extraordinary merits of the deserving colleagues, SMIA has established two grades of elevated membership: Fellows and Distinguished Members.
SMIA Fellow Program, established in 2015 by the decision of the Executive Board, provides a distinction for reserved Mexican researchers who have made important contribution to the progress of IA in Mexico and in the development of this Society, as well as reserved international researchers who have made important contributions to Artificial Intelligence in general and have made contribution to its advancement in Mexico via participation in activities of this Society. To select an AI researcher for this prestigious grade elevation, the following criteria are applied:
Since 2014, SMIA issues a distinction grade to reserved SMIA members who have significantly contributed to, or who have significantly impacted, the AI community at the national or international level in recent years. An AI researcher is selected for the Distinguished Membership as a result of evaluation of the following criteria: