This course looks at where important materials in products we use every day come from and how these materials can be used more efficiently, longer, and in closed loops. This is the aim of the Circular Economy, but it doesn’t happen on its own. It is the result of choices and strategies by suppliers, designers, businesses, policymakers and all of us as consumers.
In addition to providing many cases of managing materials for sustainability, the course also teaches skills and tools for analyzing circular business models and promotes development of your own ideas to become more involved in the transition to a Circular Economy. You will learn from expert researchers and practitioners from around Europe as they explain core elements and challenges in the transition to a circular economy over the course of 5 modules:
Module 1: Materials. This module explores where materials come from, and builds a rationale for why society needs more circularity.
Module 2: Circular Business Models. In this module circular business models are explored in-depth and a range of ways for business to create economic and social value are discussed.
Module 3: Circular Design, Innovation and Assessment. This module presents topics like functional materials and eco-design as well as methods to assess environmental impacts.
Module 4: Policies and Networks. This module explores the role of governments and networks and how policies and sharing best practices can enable the circular economy.
Module 5: Circular Societies. This module examines new norms, forms of engagement, social systems, and institutions, needed by the circular economy and how we, as individuals, can help society become more circular.
This course deals with model-based testing, a class of technologies shown to be effective and efficient in assessing the quality and correctness of large software systems. Throughout the course the participants will learn how to design and use model-based testing tools, how to create realistic models and how to use these models to automate the testing process in their organisation.
In the modern IT world, businesses often have access to large amounts of data collected from customer management systems, web services, customer interaction, etc. The data in itself does not bring value to the business; we must bring meaning to the data to create value. Data mining and machine learning is an area within computer science with the goal of bringing meaning to and learning from data.
This course will focus on applied machine learning, where we learn what algorithms and approaches to apply on different types of data.This course is for experienced developers working in the industry. The course includes the following: Supervised learning, different types of data and data processing, Algorithms for handling text documents, Algorithms for handling data with numerical and categorical attributes, Neural Networks and Deep Learning for image recognition
The purpose of the course “Artificial Intelligence for Managers” is to give managers and decision makers a principle understanding of AI and to increase their understanding of opportunities, difficulties, benefits, and risks connected to AI. It is neither an “Introduction to AI” nor an “AI for dummies” course. Instead, it is set to demystify AI and to transform it into an actionable tool for manages and decision makers.
Target groupThis course is for product managers, project managers, executives, and engineering managers in organizations that have already made, or are about to make, the transition to working with AI.
ContentThe course is organized in three modules. The initial module will focus an introduction to AI, giving an understanding of what type of cases can be addressed with AI and what managers need to know about AI technology. Module two will cover tools and concrete on how to set up an AI strategy and roadmap, how to get started on AI projects, how to integrate AI and IT development, how to (self) evaluate AI in use, and, not to forget, the ethical and legal aspects of AI. The third module will give the participants the chance to use their new knowledge and tools and work with their own practical cases and how they could be addressed using AI.
The goal of the course is to empower the participants to:
Describe the principal concept of AI, its strengths, and shortcomings
Understand opportunities, myths, and pitfalls of AI
Identify problem areas in industry, society, and in management where AI could be utilized
Analyze how AI can be applied in a particular problem area
Manage an AI strategy and get started: implement a strategy and a roadmap to apply AI in a particular problem area
Understand how to integrate AI with IT development
Assess the maturity of AI utilization in an organization
Reflect on applications of AI from an ethical and legal perspective as well as the future challenges (technical, organizational, social, etc.)
Practical informationAll materials will be accessible and include reading material, lecturer slides etc. The lectures can either be attended live via Zoom or later using the recordings at a time that is convenient for the participants. There will be 3 onsite workshops with a focus on interaction with the teacher and the co-participants of sharing real-life experiences and insights. The course will be delivered in a flexible manner to facilitate the combination of course work with your ongoing professional commitments.
The total effort to pass this course is typically around 200 hours.
Teaching language: English
Entry requirementsThe basic eligibility for this course is a bachelor’s degree. Candidates with corresponding work experience are also invited to apply. Two years of relevant work experience is considered equivalent to one year of university studies at bachelor level.
The course is free
The course is broken down into:
Basic Bayesian concepts
Selecting priors, deriving some equations
Bayesian inference, Parametric model estimation
Sampling based methods
Sequential inference (Kalman filters, particle filters)
Approximate inference, variational inference
Model selection (missing data)
Bayesian deep neural networks
The aim of this course is that students will learn about the analysis, design, and programming of deep learning algorithms. The course is part of the programme MAISTR (hh.se/maistr) where participants can take the entire programme or individual courses. The course is for professionals and is held online in English. Application is open as long as there is a possibility of admission. The courses qualify for credits and are free of charge for participants who are citizens of any EU or EEA country, or Switzerland, or are permanent residents in Sweden. More information can be found at antagning.se.
About the course Applied Deep Learning with PyTorch, 5 credits
Who is this course for?This course provides the theoretical and practical aspects of deep neural networks. It is intended for students with a background in computer science and engineering.
What will you learn from this course?Students will learn about the analysis, design, and programming of deep learning algorithms. The course has two modules: theory and practice. The theoretical content covers basic principles of multi-layer perceptions, spatio-temporal feature extraction with convolutional neural networks (CNNs), and recurrent neural networks (RNNs), classification and regression of big data, and generating novel data samples using generative models. The practical sessions cover the basics of programming with PyTorch. For instance, image classification and semantic segmentation using CNNs, future image frame prediction with RNNs, and image generation with generative adversarial networks.
What is the format for this course?Instruction type: Teaching is in English and fully online. It consists of lectures, computer exercises, and project work. In the computer exercises, the student solves small problems using deep learning models. After programming various exercises, the participants will develop an advanced deep learning project. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own data. High-end GPU machines can be provided for the exercises and project.