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PhD in Amsterdam

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On February 24th, Georgios Karafotias defended his PhD thesis at the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA).
The title of the thesis reads “Parameter Control for Evolutionary Algorithms”. The thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Gusz Eiben (VUA). Prof. Bartz-Beielstein was member of the PhD committee at VUA. Since 2008, Prof. Bartz-Beielstein was member of ten PhD committees at several European universities (e.g., Dortmund, Leiden, Warwick, Ljubljana). Currently, there are two PhD projects from members of the SPOTSeven Lab in cooperation with Prof. Eiben.

Facebook-Link zur Kooperationslounge zum Thema “Nachwuchsförderung: Kooperative Promotionen”

 

Kerstin Broichhagen vom Zentrum für Forschungskommunikation berichtet auf Facebook über die KOOPERATIONSLOUNGE:
Am 16.11.2015 “trafen sich 100 leitende Vertreter von Universitäten und Fachhochschulen aus NRW erstmalig im Rahmen der Kooperationslounge zum Thema “Nachwuchsförderung: Kooperative Promotionen” im Düsseldorfer BeOne. Als Gäste begrüßten wir u.a. Staatssekretär Dr. Thomas Grünewald (MIWF), Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer (Vorsitz, LRK Uni NRW) und Prof. Dr. Martin Sternberg (Vorsitz, LRK FH NRW). Bei den anschließenden Dialogen fand ein reger Austausch in loungiger Atmosphäre statt. Wir bedanken uns herzlich bei allen Beteiligten für diesen runden Abend voller Impulse!” Weiteres auf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lebendigeforschung

EU-Projekt: Mehr als 1 Million EUR Fördermittel

Im Rahmen des EU-Programms für Forschung und Innovation „Horizon 2020“ gibt es die Säule „Verbreitung von Exzellenz und Ausweitung der Beteiligung“ (http://www.eubuero.de/ausweitung.htm), der verschiedene Förderlinien zugeordnet sind. In einer dieser Förderlinien, „Twinning: Partnerschaften von Forschungseinrichtungen“ hat Prof. Boris Naujoks in Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Thomas Bartz-Beielstein und weiteren Partnern aus Frankreich und Slowenien  erfolgreich eine Projektförderung eingeworben. Continue reading

Kooperative Promotionen

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Leitende Vertreter von Universitäten und Fachhochschulen in NRW trafen sich am 16.11.2015 erstmals im Rahmen der „Kooperationslounge“, um Kooperative Promotionen für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs voranzutreiben. An dem Treffen nahmen mehr als 50 Vertreter aus den Hochschulen sowie Repräsentanten aus der Politik teil.

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BIOMA 2016 Keynote Title: “A Survey of Model-based Methods for Optimization”

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The title of Prof. Bartz-Beielstein’s keynote talk is published on the BIOMA Webpage: “A Survey of Model-based Methods for Optimization.”

BIOMA important dates:

1 February 2016: Paper submission deadline
15 March 2016: Notification of acceptance
1 April 2016: Registration deadline, Final paper deadline
18-20 May 2016: Conference

Coming Soon: Uncertainty Management in Simulation-Optimization of Complex Systems

The book “Uncertainty Management in Simulation-Optimization of Complex Systems – Algorithms and Applications”, Editors:  Gabriella Dellino and Carlo Meloni is announced on Springer’s Web page. Due date: July 14th, 2015.
It includes the publication “Uncertainty Management Using Sequential Parameter Optimization” (Thomas Bartz-Beielstein, Christian Jung, Martin Zaefferer).

Summary of the European Expert Seminar “Combining Practice-Orientated and Theoretical Learning in Higher Education”

A summary of the European Expert Seminar “Combining Practice-Orientated and Theoretical Learning in Higher Education” is available online.
On 20 April 2015 37 participants from 13 different EU Member States (representatives from ministries, permanent representations and stakeholder organisations) as well as EU institutions (European Commission, European Parliament) came together in Brussels to discuss different models of “dual learning” (= combining practice orientated and theoretical learning) in higher education.

CUAS: Practice and theory combined in a flexible way
The example from Cologne University of Applied Science (presented by Prof. Bartz-Beielstein) was mentioned as follows:
“Jochen Goeser from the University of Applied Sciences Aachen and Prof. Dr. Bartz-Beielstein from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne both in Germany presented concrete examples of how theory and practice can be combined. In the example of Aachen students are following a classic “dual study programme”. The programme alternates between study phases at university and practical training in companies, especially foreseen for semester breaks and when students are working on their BA thesis. The workload for these students is particularly high. They are, however, compensated, for example by a salary paid by employers and excellent job prospects after graduation. The example from Cologne showed how practice and theory can be combined in a more flexible way, such as through project work with industry, internships and close cooperation with companies in all study phases.”

Please click here to read the summary of the European expert seminar.