Papers & Presentations

The 28th Annual Global Finance Conference

May 27-28, 2021

Panel Presentation: "Teaching and Interface of Machine Learning (ml) in Engineering and Finance"

Moderator:  Dr. Rita  Biswas. University at Albany

Panelists:  

  • Dr. Hany Elgala, University at Albany
  • Dr. Clemens Westerkamp, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck
  • Dr. Mechthild Schrooten, HS-Bremen
  • Dr. Xiao Li, University at Albany

Abstract

Machine learning (ML) as a tool in our everyday life is here to stay. The sooner universities embrace ML into their curricula, the better prepared their graduates will be.  A product’s life cycle begins at the ideation stage, progressing to the engineering stage, moving on to a prototype before maturing on to a commercially viable product - the business stage.  ML serves as an aid to decision-making at each stage.  Currently, ML is being taught in the classical fashion - at the engineering and business stages dichotomously.  This panel explores the acceptance of ML at the intersection of engineering and business decision-making.

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The 3rd Annual International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC)

October 26-29, 2021

PANEL PRESENTATION: "Built to Last: The UAS7 Virtual Academy Fortifies the Bridge between Germany and the US"

Speakers: 

  • Patrizia Nobbe, UAS7 New York, Executive Director
  • Annette Richie, University at Albany-SUNY, Director of Global Academic Programs
  • Katja Zühlsdorf, UAS7 Virtual Academy and HWR Berlin, IVAC Project Coordinator

Abstract

The pandemic accelerated virtual practices everywhere, with funding opportunities quickly provided by national governments. We want to present an internationally colloborative classroom project -the UAS7 Virtual Academy- kickstarted through the IVAC program, an International Virtual Academic Collaboration (IVAC) stimulus by the German funding organization DAAD initiated in Summer of 2020 for 2021. In particular, we wish to present a first outlook after the first year of running the online classroom projects.

In the report, we will present the take-aways and lessons learned, to stimulate further conversation. The prompts will include sustainability and knowledge management considerations, faculty and administrator perspectives in design, and student and faculty feedback in execution, as well as unexpected university-level impacts. 

 

Sneak Peek - What is COIL? 

April 2021 was an intense month of learning and cross-cultural interaction for students of the course "Different Approaches to Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility in the US and the EU" at the Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin (HWR Berlin). Students joined selected counterparts from the University at Albany in the US for a month-long interactive online course that placed international collaboration at its heart.

 

Video produced by Felicia Musette Caplan.

Science and Technology Blog (Journalism Project, HM and ESF)

A sale sign on top of a shelf with clothes

Fast Fashion versus Slow Fashion: Entsteht ein neuer Trend?

Ein Artikel von Maxie Petzold, der im Rahmen des Virtual Academy-Projekts "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism" auf dem TechTalkers-Blog der Hochschule München erschien. Den Kurs unterrichten Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker und Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). In diesem Beitrag beleuchtet Maxie die negativen Auswirkungen von "Fast Fashion" und zeigt einen neuen Trend auf: langlebige Kleidung, die schonend und aus nachhaltigen Materialien hergestellt wird.

WEITERLESEN

Mountains and trees

Deconstructing Euro-American Land Management

Article by Sunny Guyette, published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). in this article, Sunny analyzes the impact of Western land management on indigenous land and communities in North America. 

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Die Formel 1 und Nachhaltigkeit: Passt das zusammen?

Ein Artikel von Simon Kress, der im Rahmen des Virtual Academy-Projekts "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism" auf dem TechTalkers-Blog der Hochschule München erschien. Den Kurs unterrichten Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker und Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). Simon stellt sich in diesem Beitrag die Frage, ob die Formel 1 ihre Nachhaltigkeitsziele bis 2030 erreichen kann. 

WEITERLESEN

US flag

The Pressure is On!: U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Article by Devon Camillieri, published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). In this article, Devon explores the importance of the US rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Illustration of the earth melting

Air Pollution: Is A Pandemic Enough to Combat Climate Change?

Article by Sunny Guyette published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). Image: Viktoria Fenzl. In this article, Sunny analyzes the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on air pollution and climate change.

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Recycling Plastic? You Wish.

Article by Maggie O'Brien, published on TechTalkers as part of the Virtual Academy project "Science, Technology and Environmental Journalism", co-taught by Anke van Kempen (HM), Andrea Feldpausch-Parker and Silje Kristiansen (SUNY ESF). In this commentary, Maggie highlights some of the main points addressed by Last Week Tonight's John Oliver concerning the waste produced by the plastics industry, as well as their attempts to shift the blame onto the consumer.

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Virtual court house visit

A legal field trip goes online! In the "Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility" COIL project co-taught by Peter Ries (HWR Berlin) and Debernee Privott (UAlbany) students compare different legal traditions in the US and in the EU. Since physical mobility is not possible at the moment, Peter Ries and his student assistant Felicia Musette Caplan took the students on a virtual tour of judge Peter Ries’ court house explaining the court’s workings and links to aspects of German history. It provided students with a unique insight into the workings of the German legal system and prompted discussions on Germany and the U.S.’s approaches to dealing with their country’s history.

 

Video produced by Felicia Musette Caplan and Peter Ries.

Further project outcomes

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09/11/21 -
  • Patrizia Nobbe

Organizing Virtual Collaboration Through Consortia: Now and in the Future

We recently had a chance to present at the fabulous IVEC Conference hosted by our partner Drexel University and East Carolina University. The topic was the UAS7 Virtual Academy, which is the virtual pillar among UAS7's internationalization instruments.
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4 hardware modules
06/05/21 -
  • Alissa Ziegler
  • Gunhild Grünanger

Virtual Academy Spotlight Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences: Pitching projects for the Internet of Things

Students from several engineering and computer science programs at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and at University at Albany conduct experiments on artificial intelligence and develop their own products for the Internet of Things. They exchange ideas in transatlantic teams and give each other feedback on their project ideas.
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23/04/21 -
  • Sara Blum

Virtual Academy Spotlight Hochschule Bremen: Overcoming Linguistic Challenges in International Teams

Back in February 2021, Professor Mechthild Schrooten from the Bremen City University of Applied Sciences (HSB) and Professor Rita Biswas from the University at Albany (UA) started a joint transatlantic teaching project as part of the UAS7 Virtual Academy. On April 12th, the third joint session took place, which was a highlight of the course for teachers and students alike.
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