In this course, participants are introduced to key notions and concepts evolving in sustainability science that are relevant to all, independent to one's work or field of interest. After having completed the course, participants will have a better understanding of the vocabulary used today and should demonstrate the ability to reflect critically to integrate different perspectives of environmental, social, and economic sustainability to their specific area of interest or research.
Throughout the course, links are made to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, as our current global road map towards sustainability, and how new approaches and solutions are emerging to describe, understand and address key sustainability challenges. Put simply, the overall aim is to give participants the knowledge and confidence needed to present and discuss ideas with others by applying methods, concepts and the vocabulary exemplified in the course with a more holistic view on the sustainability agenda across topics and disciplines.
The course is designed as 5 modules:
The first module presents essential concepts within sustainability science, and methods used to describe, frame, and communicate aspects of sustainability. We look at key questions such as what we mean with strong or weak sustainability, resilience, tipping points and the notion of planetary boundaries. We also look at some techniques used of envisioning alternative futures and transitions pathways.
The second module is all about systems thinking and how systemic approaches are applied today to achieve long-term sustainability goals. Your will see what we mean with systems thinking and how systems thinking, and design is applied in practice to find new solutions.
The third module touches upon drivers for a sustainable future, namely links to economy and business with an introduction to notions of a circular economy, and also policy and regulatory frameworks. We introduce the basics of transformative policy frames and how they are designed and applied through several real-case examples.
The fourth module discusses the links between innovation and sustainability, highlighting approaches for technological, social, institutional, and financial innovations. Some examples (or cases) aim to show how different actors across society balance in practice the need for innovative approaches for social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
The fifth and last module provides general insights on how we work with models to create various scenarios that help us identify solutions and pathways for a more sustainable world. Three main dimensions are addressed namely climate and climate change, nature and biodiversity, and the importance of data and geodata science to support spatial planning and sustainable land use.
The aim of this course is to give students insight about certification and about what it means to certify/self-assess safety- critical systems with focus on software system and to create a safety case, including a multi-concern perspective when needed and reuse opportunities, when appropriate.
Do you want to be efficient, effective and minimize waste by learning and implementing lean production tools? This course provides insight into the demands and challenges posed by competitive production in industrial production systems and develops your ability to participate in and to drive improvement work.
The course focuses on efficient lean production. Through theory and project work, you will learn useful techniques, methods and strategies. You will obtain the necessary knowledge and training to carry out value stream mapping and other forms of improvement work.
The course offers current and competitive knowledge through its close links with our successful research and partner companies. It provides basic knowledge and understanding of the modern view of lean production in industrial activity.
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
Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a declarative programming paradigm designed within the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and used to solve complex search-problems. The declarative nature of ASP allows one to encode a problem by means of logic. In this way, unlike in imperative programming approaches, there is no need to design an algorithm as a solution for the given problem. In this sense, ASP is comparable with SAT-based encoding or constraint satisfaction problems. However, due to its stable-model semantics, ASP provides a richer representation language useful to handle uncertain situations more effectively for real world scenarios. The advantages of declarative programming together with non-monotonic nature of ASP in handling uncertainties have recently made ASP more attractive both for academia and industry. This course focuses on formalizing and solving various search problems in planning, scheduling and system configuration in ASP.
ROS (Robot Operating System) is a common set of tools used in academia to do research within autonomous systems. It shortly provides a middleware for handling communication, as well as interfacing sensors and actuators, visualization, simulation and datalogging and infrastructure where it is easy to share your own methods and algorithms. The latter has allowed a large set of different of state-of-the-art research approaches to be readily available for downloading. Due to its popularity it is also getting more widespread in the industrial community, especially in R&D. This course will give you hands-on experience how to utilize these tools and apply them to a problem of your choice.
The promise of intelligent robot systems is that they can accomplish more tasks, more efficiently than a single-purpose industrial robotic solution. Intelligent robots act competently because they can plan, sequence and enact the actions that are appropriate in the context in which they find themselves. In order to achieve this capability, intelligent robots use Artificial Intelligence (AI) Search Methods. These are general-purpose algorithms for solving combinatorial problems, in other words, they constitute a robot's "reasoning engine". This course introduces students to the most important types of AI search methods. These are then instantiated in three industrially-relevant application contexts, namely, resource scheduling, motion planning, and multi-robot coordination.