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The lecture presents discussions of landmark achievements of American literature, focusing mostly on the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will get a broad overview of the development of American literature, and see its connection with major trends in visual arts, American culture in general as well as the socio-historical context.
The lecture will include works by writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Overview of the development of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age (ca. 3000 BC) to the Roman conquest (1st century BC), based on written sources and material evidence. Urbanistic processes, art and architecture as expressions of political, socio-economic and religious evolutions that defined ancient Greek society. Concentrates on the Greek Mainland and other areas under Greek influence, including South Italy/Sicily and Anatolia, in their broader Mediterranean and Near Eastern context.
This multidisciplinary course explores sustainable development and its different dimensions (economic, social, environmental) in the context of Arctic and the Nordic countries. The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with key issues of sustainable development in Arctic and Nordic regions and their historical background utilizing multidisciplinary approaches including environmental history, human geography, regional studies, youth studies and indigenous studies. The evaluation of the course is 0-5, through lectures, literature, a learning diary and a group assignment.
The UNIC Research Blockseminar seeks to develop a research and questioning attitude among UNIC students of BA and MA levels by providing them with international and inter-disciplinary practical research learning opportunities. The Blockseminar will focus on three main aspects: 1) specialized theoretical knowledge, 2) rigorous field-research competence, and 3) the improvement of student’s intercultural, social and transfer competencies. Regarding the first focus, the topic of the Blockseminar will prioritize thematics such as religious belonging and practice in the context of migration; analysis of trans-national/cultural exchanges in European multicultural societies; dynamics of religious accommodation, integration, or extremism among migrant communities; cultural dynamics and trends among historically established religious groups in Europe; the intersection between national, ethnic, cultural and religious identities, and the pluralization and super-diversification of current European metropolis. In the first block of the Blockseminar, students will be introduced to conceptual frameworks, research models, and methodological techniques. At the end of the first block, students will form international and interdisciplinary groups in which they generate a research question within the frame of the seminar’s topic. Between blocks, the groups will develop individual observation and analysis in-situ of field cases and compare them inside the group. At this phase, each group will have private meetings with the Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter who will assist and advise them in the entire research process. The second block will take place as a two-days virtual conference on which students will present the field-work material, research results, descriptions of the field they visited, samples from the field interviews, etc.
In the 18th century, Britain went through a time of relative stability: most of the monarchswere called George and the political system ran more or less smoothly along party lines. Dueto a series of successful wars, the country rose to a major European and world power.Britannia ‘ruled the waves’ and dominated overseas trade. Architecture and literaturesupported Augustan splendour, symmetry and stability. At the end of the century, thisstability was undermined: the take-off of the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of thepeople, and the Revolutions in North America and France challenged traditional ideas aboutpolitics and power. Neo-classicist symmetry was superseded by Gothic irregularity, thesublime and Romantic irrationality.The lecture course aims at having a critical look at 18th-century Britain and the grandnarrative of Augustan stability. By dealing with political and religious developments,literature, music and fashion – not to mention beef and gin – it intends to present the studentswith a multifaceted survey of 18th-century culture.
The course offers an introduction to Finnish culture and society from a holistic perspective. Its purpose is to cover some important aspects (Education, Nature, History, Social organization) of Finland through literature, discussion and lectures.
Historical methods and assumptions, concentrating on historiography from the seventeenth century to the present.
Visual culture and built environment of Asia (China, Korea, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Asian diaspora). Painting, sculpture, architecture, ritual objects, ceramics, textiles and other visual forms within the wider context of political, religious, social and economic developments of the region.
Examining the world history, politics and society between the 17th century and the early 21th century. Focusing on both chief themes such as nation-states, citizenship, hegemony, colonization, migration and liberalism and major events such as French Revolution, the spread of westernization, the rivalries of the Great Powers, World War I, the spread of Americanization, the rise of Communism, and the spread of globalization. Recourse to a variety of historical, sociological, philosophical sources, the writings of major thinkers to films, photos and cartoons.
The aims of this course are to introduce the cultural and social issues which are significant in the making of modern Türkiye. The course will cover the period from the early nineteenth century with specific emphasis on the cultural and social transformations in major moments and turning points. To give an overview of the history of Türkiye, the first weeks of the lecture will cover the leading issues in the history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic. Then, the course will proceed with selected topics that are important in understanding the Turkish society.
International migration as a complex phenomenon with linkages with other global issues. Global governance of international migration. Historical and cross-geographical perspective. The role of various institutions in the governance of international mobility. Governance of forced migration, border controls environmental migration, migration of highly skilled. Case studies from Türkiye and other countries.
International migration has become the concern of all in some form or another, with the questions of how to understand international migration in a globalized world, how to take advantage of it, live with it and how to manage it. These attempts have to keep pace with the growth of the phenomenon and the complexity of its linkages with other global issues. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to understand these linkages and relate the migration issues to other global issues as well as contribute to the related discussion by academia, policy makers, and the general public.
The value of the environment and environmental valuation are threads that appear increasingly often in discussions on environmental management and even environmental protection. On the one hand, these concepts follow the trend related to the domination of economic discourse in various areas of knowledge and social life, as well as neoliberal tendencies in politics in many countries. On the other hand, there are numerous controversies, especially ethical ones, but also related to methodological issues. In this situation, it is worth knowing what valuation methods are available, and which wider approaches to valuation exist.
Course content: 1. What is value? - different understandings, different measures 2. How to express value? How to evaluate? 3. Is the value constant or can it change? If it changes, is it influenced by what? 4. Value conflict or value synergy 5. Valuation methods - monetary and non-monetary 6. Concepts for which valuation is particularly popular: ecosystem services, blue and green infrastructure 7. Examples of applications, work on the tool for valuation
The course is to provide information concerning roots of European integration after the second World War, its main developments, institutions and policies.
Course Content: Module 1. Introduction 1. History of European Integration. 2. Theories of European Integration. 3. EU's Institutions 4. Budget and internal market. 5. Common Agricultural Policy. 6. Cohesion policy. 7. Monetary union. 8. Foreign policy
Module II Simulation Game 9. Game preparation – individual tasks distribution, explanation of rules 10-12 Simulation of the European Council. Method developed in the Erasmus+ project ANTERO (authors: Maurer, Noutcheva and Pomorska). Each student taking part in the game play role of different participant of the European Council. The game is the EU crisis simulation and its main aim is to foster understanding the EU decision making process, which is very complex phenomena, with multiple, interacting and dynamic elements. Moreover, the game helps to develop key skills of research, synthesis, analysis, presentation and negotiation. Duration: 6 hours,
Module III EU and Asia 13. Why Asia matters for the EU? 14. Big topics of the EU policy towards Asia: Climate Change, Development, Civil society 15. General revision
The structure and the role of international organizations, especially the United Nations, in promoting cooperation and resolving conflicts among states. The evolution and the contemporary role of non-governmental organizations such as multi-national corporations, voluntary associations and social movements, their relationships with states and other international actors.
Internet, social media, mobiles, and other recent digital technology advances such as artificial intelligence have unleashed powerful forces that shape and reshape local, national, and international life. The interests of many stakeholders (state and non-state actors) are impacted by the generalization of information communications technology (ICT) and the emergence of an information society. The impact of the Internet is growing in breadth and depth, transforming traditional industries, reshaping government interactions, and increasing opportunities for social inclusion. Topics like privacy protection and cybersecurity are increasingly in the focus of global policymaking.
Yet, no one organisation is responsible for ownership, development, or regulation of the Internet, with the ability to govern or regulate the outcomes of these conflicting forces. Hence, Internet governance (IG) has become one of the most important policy areas of our time. The term may be loosely defined as the various sets of norms (legal and non-legal) that determine how the Internet and its related applications function. Although how we manage the internet will define much of our society, the growing relevance of the internet is not yet supported by effective and inclusive IG.
Meanwhile, there is also increasing frictions between free services and privacy, data protection and security, sovereignty and globalisation. New factors, such as technological innovations and non-traditional security threats, including digital affairs, pose security challenges to international actors. Unlike traditional security studies considering 'security' contextually given as the military threats of nation states, new security theories take a more critical stance towards the presumptive 'realities' of security in today's world. Ontologically, they share a more reflective understanding on security that fits to the rapidly changing global environment.
The seminar will introduce several Aspects about digital geopolitics, Internet Governance, and security. It will focus on the EU's and East Asian States' role in this field. It will examine the multi-stakeholder model that governs the Internet, and how the different stakeholders impact the outcome of critical policy questions. To better understand the forces shaping the Internet, it will examine a number of current international challenges, including the role of the Internet in the international institutions, how to understand data related issues and increased cybersecurity threats, and the concerns over growing market power in the industry. This course provides students with some critical factual and analytical elements that should contribute to a better understanding and appreciation of this new field of study.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the principles, concepts and theories of macroeconomics. The course will explain how a country's economy works and present the main rules of macroeconomic policy.Course Content: (in line with selected chapters of the textbook) • Measuring a nation's wellbeing and the price level • Production and growth • Unemployment and the labour market • The monetary system • Open-economy macroeconomics • Business cycles • Keynesian economics and IS-LM analysis • Aggregate demand and aggregate supply • The influence of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand – if time allows us • The short-run trade-off between inflation and unemployment • Supply-side policies – if time allows us
Tensions between ethno-cultural and cosmopolitan visions of Europe, the different ways in which these visions co-exist with different national identities, and the varying levels of identification with the European project among the European peoples. Concepts of myth, memory, and ontological security, and debates over history and memory in contemporary European politics. Rise of Euroscepticism, nativism, and xenophobia in contemporary European societies, the strengthening of sub-national political identities in Spain and Britain, and the contested memories of Europe’s authoritarian and colonial pasts.
We will read and discuss novel trends in M/EEG technology and analysis techniques for the use in modern cognitive neuroscience applications.
Generally accepted auditing standards, professional ethics, legal liability; the role of the auditor; organization of the accounting profession, the current audit environment; theory of auditing and practical examples of auditing techniques and work programs.
The basic concepts and principles of managing business relationships and network thinking including the following themes: 1) Principles of network thinking and basic concepts, 2) Business network management and strategic nets, 3) Value creation in business relationships, 4) Key account management, 5) Relationship portfolios, 6) Development of business relationships, 7) B2B relationships and networks in international context, 8) Sources of conflicts and conflict resolution in business networks, 9) Social capital and its meaning in networks, and 10) Customer knowledge management and knowledge sharing.
Law is an overwhelmingly linguistic institution. It is
realized and communicated through language.
Therefore, it is important for legal professionals to
know how legal language works. This course provides
an introduction to legal language and linguistics for
students of law. It examines characteristics and
functions of legal language in different legal contexts,
legal translation and terminology. Attention is also
paid to development of major European legal
The objectives of the course are to: 1. Introduce students to science-based models of social work practice and 2. Encourage students to apply contemporary methodology for practice-based research. The course will cover following topics: 1. Social work as a scientific discipline and as a profession; 2. Practice-based research and research-based practice in social work; 3. Evidence-based social work practice; 4. Normative theoretical approaches and theoretical perspectives for the practice of social work; 5. Participatory research, 6. Analysis of examples of participatory research in social work; 7. Active involvement of users in research within the concept of citizen science; 8. Action research; 9. Analysis of secondary data from social work practice; 10. Evaluation research 1. Determining evaluation criteria and indicators; 11. Evaluation research 2. Research designs; 12. Possibilities of applying qualitative methods in research of social work practice; 13. Ethical and cultural aspects of engaged research in social work; 14. Social worker as a researcher and a practitioner; 15. Analysis of examples of research-based innovations in social work practice.
Analysis of special corporate finance topics including dividend policy, capital structure, leasing, option valuation, risk management, mergers, and acquisitions.
An introduction to financial reporting designed to create an awareness of the accounting concepts and principles for preparing the four basic financial statements: the income statement, statement of stockholders’ equity, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows. The course is designed to benefit all students who will be future users of accounting information
Structure of financial markets and financial intermediaries; interest rates and security valuation; central banking system and monetary policy; securities markets including money, capital, foreign exchange, and derivatives markets; commercial banking and other depository institutions; institutional investors, including investment banks, insurance companies, mutual funds, and pension funds; introduction to financial risk management.
Introduction to the process of investing in financial securities; overview of the investment decision-making process; analysis of securities markets and trading practices; asset pricing under the capital asset pricing and the arbitrage pricing models; principles of modern portfolio theory; performance measurement techniques; asset allocation strategies; introduction to fixed income and derivative securites, risk management strategies.
The overriding objective of this course is to practice and experience business related concepts introduced in Understanding Business. Grading is based on every student's activity throughout the semester. The students are required to prepare and upload their deliveries on moodle each week. The instructors moderate student deliveries. Please see below for details of each activity. Weekly journalsWeekly journals are one page reports outlining individual learning that is relevant for and related to the previous class. Journals are not meant to describe class content and proceedings. Weekly journals may contribute maximum 12 points: 2 per delivery - 1 for each criterion. Criteria: • Timeliness: the delivery arrives on time • Relevance: it relates to problems covered during the previous class without repeating class content Reading report (infographics)Reading reports are a structured record of each student's readings. Students are required to find in the EBSCO database at least three articles that are relevant to the theme of the next class and to prepare an infographic (a mind map, a poster, a personal board). Submission is to be through an activity in moodle. It is expected that everyone is ready to discuss their readings in the class. Reading reports (infographics) may contribute maximum 24 points: 4 per delivery - 1 for each criterion. Criteria: • Timeliness: the delivery arrives on time • Bibliography: the report (infographic) comes with complete bibliographical information on three articles • Learning: the report (infographic) indicates learning relevant to the theme of class • Design: the report (infographic) displays thought-through design and layout
Team stories (simulations)Simulations are prepared by teams of 3 students and are to illustrate problems relevant to the theme of the class. Simulations are to be reported on in moodle with a follow-up report that includes: • explanation of the flow of activity, • expected learning outcomes of the activity, • assessment of the activity's flow and degree of achievement of expected learning outcomes, • indication of proposed changes (re-design) of the activity.The follow-up reports are to be prepared and uploaded until the end of the day following the date of class.Team stories (simulations) may contribute maximum 48 points: 8 per delivery - 2 for each criterion. Final InterviewThe Final Interview is a meeting of professors and 3-4 students to discuss diligence, bringing and learning of each person.The Final Interview may contribute maximum 16 points that reflect diligence, bringing and learning of the student.
(Dr. Oliveira de Sousa, Course ID 060317, Thursday, noon-2 pm, Zoom Video Course)
The topic of sustainability and climate change is here to stay. Despite the fact that citizens in many countries declare that combating climate change should be a top priority in politics and that they are willing to make changes in their individual lifestyles and behavior, many citizens keep reverting to their old, non-climate friendly habits (e.g. driving emissions-intensive cars, flying for holidays and so on). They do not promote any substantive changes in their behavior, even if they recognize a need to do so. This behavioral problem, which is widely attested in behavioral economics and sustainability research literature, poses the question of what might be possible to do to promote a long-standing change in behavior toward climate-friendlier and more sustainable standards and practices.
This course will provide you with a critical reflection of the role of law broadly understood – of legal instruments and institutions – in the fight against climate change. In order to do this, it will provide you with an overview of the different legal instruments that have been adopted by legal systems worldwide (in Germany or otherwise) for incentivizing emissions reductions. It will also discuss the main challenges – from the point of view of behavioral studies – of changing behavior through law.
This course has a strong inter-disciplinary character. Active participation and discussion are expected.
An introduction to the determination, development, and uses of internal accounting information needed by management in decision-making while continuously controlling and managing costs. The course is designed to benefit all students who will be future users of accounting information.
This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of modern investment theory. Students will create portfolios from limited numbers of assets, and examine the portfolios’ return and risk characteristics. The course will cover the CAPM and factor models of asset pricing. The Efficient Market Hypothesis, along with both supporting and contradictory evidence, will be presented. The course will also introduce theory and evidence of Behavioral Finance.
U.S. Intellectual Property Law
(Mr. Hanrahan, Course ID 060306, Tuesday, 4-6 p.m., Zoom Video Course)
This course will provide students with a basic and fundamental overview of major areas of intellectual property law in the United States. We will cover topics related to United States patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as how each of these different areas are interrelated to one another. We will not only discuss how to obtain intellectual property rights, but also how and when to enforce those rights against an infringer. The course will reference current United States laws, cases, as well as rules and procedures enforced by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and U.S. Copyright Office. Some participation is expected during the lectures.
The purpose of the course is to expose students to
the social, political, economic and legal issues that
influence women's position in the society and to
provide a comprehensive understanding of the
underlying societal structures and power relations
that define and influence women's ability to enjoy
their human rights.
The aim of the "Stem cells" course is to provide students with basic terms used in stem cells science and present milestones in the development of stem cell technology and its application in medicine and veterinary sciences. Real achievements of stem cells-based therapy will be shown along with critics of some unproven and unreliable reports. Therefore, a warning will be sent towards unproven applications of stem cells claimed as beneficial. Some social, philosophical, and bioethical issues will be presented.
The major themes of the course include the core concepts of geoinformatics and cartography, the structures of geodata, and the basic principles of cartographic visualization and statistical graphics. A particular focus of the course is on the properties of thematic maps and their use for different purposes. The course also includes practical exercises related to creation of geodata and database queries. The exercises are mostly carried out using the AcGIS Pro software, but the students will also familiarize themselves with QGIS, an open-source GIS software.
Neuroscience designates all aspects of the nervous system, from the specifics of the cells in this system, through cellular communication, to the complex
anatomical and functional structures of higher nervous systems. The questions and methods used in researching the nervous system are correspondingly broad.
Several chairs and working groups at the faculty have set themselves the goal of dealing with such questions and will present them in the lecture. Since the
lecture lasts 2 semesters, the speakers also have the opportunity to present topics that cannot otherwise be covered in the course at the RUB and offer at least a
brief insight into other areas of work. The students learn basic knowledge about different areas of neurobiology in English and can reproduce and explain it.
Mandatory course for M.Sc. students in biology with a focus on neurobiology
Generation of ionizing radiation, interactions of radiation with matter, radiation detection and measurement as well as radiations units and quantities, radiation in the environment and its biological effects, laws and regulations about radiation safety, usage of radiation in industry and research.
The lecture will focus on experiments on the quantum level with
semiconductor structures. In this context quantized transport, spin
properties, spin manipulations and optical phenomena will be presented.
The experiments will largely cover self-assembled InAs quantum dots as a
model system of an artificial atom. Exemplarily spin transport in
self-assembled InAs quantum dots and the methods of optical readout of
the sucessful spin initialization will be presented. Applications of the
different devices with new functionality will be discussed. Applied
quantum mechanics on nanostructured devices will be the central scope in
The students will gain insight in modern quantum
experiments with semiconductor heterostructures. Applied quantum
mechanics, transport phenomena, spin phenomena and (classical)
electrostatics will be discovered exemplarily on semiconductor devices.
Theory and practice of 3D computer graphics. Topics covered include graphics systems and models; geometric representations and transformations; graphics programming; input and interaction; viewing and projections; compositing and blending; illumination and color models; shading; texture mapping; animation; rendering and implementation; hierarchical and object-oriented modeling; scene graphs; 3D reconstruction and modeling.
Main problems, datasets, evaluation metrics, and approaches in computer vision for autonomous driving, depth / motion estimation, localization, mapping, free-space estimation, object detection / tracking, semantic / instance segmentation, and end-to-end learning of driving. Credits: 3
Overview of Computer Security Techniques, Conventional Encryption, Public-Key Cryptography, Key Management, Message Authentication, Hash Functions and Algorithms, Digital Signatures, Authentication Protocols, Access Control Mechanisms, Network Security Practice, TCP/IP Security, Web Security, SSL (Secure Socket Layer), Denial-of-Service Attacks, Intrusion Detection, Viruses.
Conceptual and practical aspects of databases and database management systems. Entity-relationship model, relational model, relational algebra, Structured Query Language (SQL), normal forms and normalization, transaction management, scheduling and serializability, concurrency control and locking, indexing, recent trends in databases and NoSQL.
Applications of artificial intelligence in user interfaces. Design, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces that use machine learning, computer vision and pattern recognition technologies. Supporting tools for classification, regression, multi-modal information fusion. Gaze-tracking, gesture recognition, object detection, tracking, haptic devices, speech-based and pen-based interfaces.
Imaging modalities. Applications and challenges. Medical image segmentation. Feature extraction. Medical image classification. Deep learning for medical images. Convolutional neural networks. Fully convolutional networks. Generative adversarial networks. Multiple-instance learning. Case studies.
Linear Bayesian estimators and filters, sequential Bayesian and least squares algorithms, Wiener and Kalman filtering, iterative algorithms, adaptive filtering and algorithms, statistical decision theory for signals with unknown parameters, application examples: equalization in communications engineering, array processing and beamforming, spectral analysis and estimation, delay estimation and positioning.
An overall insight of the modeling and control of active structures is given within the course. The terms and definitions as well as potential fields of application are introduced. For the purpose of the controller design for active structural control, the basics of the control theory are introduced: development of linear time invariant models, representation of linear differential equations systems in the state-space form, controllability, observability and stability conditions of control systems. The parallel description of the modeling methods in structural mechanics enables the students to understand the application of control approaches. For actuation/sensing purposes multifunctional active materials (piezo ceramics) are introduced as well as the basics of the numerical model development for structures with active materials. Control methods include time-continuous and discrete-time controllers in the state space for multiple-input multiple-output systems, as well as methods of the classical control theory for single-input single output systems. Differences and analogies between continuous and discrete time control systems are specified and highlighted on the basis of a pole placement method. Closed-loop controller design for active structures is explained. Different application examples and problem solutions show the feasibility and importance of the control methods for structural development. Within this course the students learn computer aided controller design and simulation using Matlab/Simulink software. Students will implement the acquired knowledge in the framework of a seminar paper related to the controller design supported by Matlab Software.
Review of Maxwell's equations; conservation laws; electromagnetic waves; propagation of electromagnetic waves in conductors and dielectrics; transmission lines; waveguides; potentials and fields; radiation theory; electrodynamics and special theory of relativity.
Next generation communication systems, wireless cellular networks, machine-to-machine communications, Internet of things, software defined networking, physical layer data transmission, channel propagation characteristics, modulation, demodulation, medium access control layer, data link layer, forward and backward error control, routing layer, optimal routing, transport layer, flow control, congestion control.
Overview of corporate dynamics, including career paths, organizational structure and behavior in large organizations, corporate culture, decision-making process (organs, levels of authority, meetings, crisis and stress management), customer-focused organization and engineering ethics. There will be several case studies. There will also be high profile speakers from the corporate world to convey their real world experiences.
Review of discrete-time Fourier transform and sampling theory. Interpolation and decimation. Sampling in the frequency domain. The discrete Fourier transform and FFT, computation of FFT, Fourier analysis of signals using the FFT, spectral estimation and windows. The Z-transform, digital filtering, minimum-phase and generalized linear phase systems, structures for digital filters, FIR filter design methods, IIR filter design methods.
The course presents an overall insight in the modeling and control of active structures and systems. Basic terms and definitions are introduced along with presentation of the potential application fields. For the purpose of the controller design for active structural control, the basics of the control theory are introduced: development of linear time invariant models, representation of linear differential equations systems in the state-space form, controllability, observability and stability conditions of control systems. The parallel description of the modeling methods in structural mechanics enables the students to understand the application of control approaches. For actuation/sensing purposes multifunctional active materials (piezo ceramics) are introduced as well as the basics of the numerical model development for structures with active materials. Control methods include time-continuous and discrete-time controllers in the state-space for multiple-input multiple-output systems, as well as methods of the classical control theory for single-input single output systems. Differences and analogies between continuous and discrete time control systems are specified and highlighted on the basis of a pole placement method. Closed-loop controller design for active structures is explained. Different application examples and problem solutions will show the feasibility and importance of the active structural systems development. The students also get insight into basics of active structural health monitoring. Within this course the students learn computer aided controller design and simulation using Matlab/Simulink software. Students will implement the acquired knowledge in the framework of a seminar paper related to the controller design supported by Matlab Software.
Hands-on, engineering introduction to feedback control systems; analysis and design of discrete-time, sampled data feedback control systems with a practical emphasis; mathematical modeling and theory of such systems based on difference equations in assessing the steady-state, transient and stability performance; practical lab work based on a custom, micro-controller based mixed hardware-software setup; modeling, designing, optimizing and building PID (proportional-integral-derivative) controllers for practical feedback control systems.
Investments and cash flows, present value and internal rate of return; fixed income securities, yield, duration and immunization; portfolio optimization, mean-variance models, Capital Asset Pricing Model and Arbitrage Pricing Theory; forwards, futures, swaps and risk hedging; pricing derivative securities and options, binomial market models, continuous market models and Black-Scholes equation.
The lecture addresses parallelization for multi- and manycore processors. Thread-based programming concepts (pthreads, C++11 threads, OpenMP, OpenCL) are introduced and best-practice implementation aspects are highlighted based on applications from scientific computing.
In the first part, the lecture provides an overview on relevant data structures, solver techniques and programming patterns from scientific computing. An introduction to multi-threading programming on multicore systems is then provided with special attention to shared-memory aspects. Parallelization patterns are discussed and highlighted. Numerical experiments and self-developed software implementations are used to discuss and illustrate the presented content.
In the second part, students are assigned advanced topics for shared-memory computation from the engineering science including finite element methods and artificial intelligence. Based on a scientific paper, students present their topic to the lecture audience in form of a beamer presentation and numerical illustrations.
Formulation of integer and combinatorial optimization problems Introduction to logistics systems; logistics network design, location models; warehouse design, tactical decisions, operational decisions; transportation management; planning and managing freight transportation; fleet management, vehicle routing problem.
Overview of MEMS materials and fabrication techniques; mechanical concepts and components; transduction techniques; MEMS sensors.
Principles of molecular modeling in chemical engineering applications; fundamentals for molecular simulation of adsorption and diffusion processes in nanoporous materials; molecular dynamics methods for gas transport in nanopores; Monte Carlo methods for equilibrium based gas separations; molecular modeling of zeolites and metal organic frameworks for gas storage.
Basic properties and characterization of graphene and related materials (GRMs), GRM production methods (mechanical exfoliation, CVD, solution processing), GRM electronics, graphene field-effect transistors, high frequency electronics applications of GRMs, GRM-based antennas, optoelectronic applications of GRMs, biomedical applications of GRMs, GRMs for Internet of Everything.
Introduction to programming in MATLAB, foundations in computing, root finding, solving systems of linear equations with direct and iterative methods, solving nonlinear equations of multi-variables, curve-fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, solving ODEs and PDEs using Eulerian time-marching scheme and finite difference method (FDM), solving many engineering problems related with initial- and boundary-value problems, Laplace and heat equations.
Modeling and analysis of large-scale and complex systems; mathematical model building; the solution of these models with computational tools and post-optimality analysis for decision-making problems arising in a wide range of real-life applications; building effective linear, nonlinear, integer, network and stochastic programming models; using optimization software for the solution of these models and interpretation of the computer output; applications in transportation and logistics planning, data mining, scheduling in large systems, supply-chain management, financial engineering, and telecommunications systems planning.
Polymers, their synthesis and properties. Relationshios between molecular structure and properties. Rheology in polymer processing. Fabrication methods and applications.
Strategy with projects; integration of organization with projects; defining the project; estimating times and costs; developing a network plan; LP approach for CPM; PERT; scheduling resources; mathematical models for resource allocation; reducing project duration; mathematical model for crashing; progress and evaluation; control process; project closure audit process; international projects.
Fundamental concepts of modeling, control sensing, and intelligence of robotic systems. Robotic manipulators and mobile robots. Forward and inverse kinematics, trajectory planning, dynamics, control, and programming of robotic manipulators. Hardware components of mobile robots, visual and navigational sensors, pose estimation, navigation, and reasoning in mobile robots. Hands-on experience with robotic arms and mobile robots in a laboratory environment.
Distinctions of service operations. Measuring and benchmarking productivity: Data Envelopment Analysis (theory and applications). Service Quality. Capacity management and design in services. Capacity-constrained services and demand management (revenue management and optimization). Workflow analysis,productivity and quality management,response time (queuing) analysis. Customer relationship and loyalty issues (data-mining). Applications of analysis tools to several sectors such as health care, call centers, financial services, hotels and airlines.
The fundamentals of tissue engineering at the molecular and cellular level; techniques in tissue engineering; problems and solution in tissue engineering; transplantation of tissues in biomedicine using sophisticated equipments and materials; investigation of methods for the preparation of component of cell, effect of growth factors on tissues.
Multimodal monitoring is increasingly being employed in clinical monitoring and in the study of human physiology. It is the simultaneous measurement of multiple physiological parameters to provide better context for their interpretation and correlations, and to enable studies of relationships between different physiological signals. Besides the concepts of multimodal monitoring, this course provides students a broad overview of the health technology that is currently in development and becoming for home or clinical use. Moreover, their usage in medical applications and studies as well as commercialization of health technology are discussed.
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Upon completion of the course, the student will