Prof. Dr. William Whelan, Faculty of Science an der University of Prince Edward Island, Kanada

Gastdozentur, SoSe 2017: "Die HFU-Studierenden in meinem Kurs waren sehr motiviert und engagiert – es war ein Vergnügen, sie zu treffen, mit ihnen zu diskutieren und zu interagieren."

Im Sommersemester 2017 unterrichtet Prof. Whelan folgende Lehrveranstaltung:
„Biomedical Optics, Optoacoustics and Spectroscopy"

The field of biomedical optics involves the transmission, detection and manipulation of light in tissues to detect and treat different diseases, including cancers. Medical laser and optical technologies have undergone rapid advances in recent years. This course will provide students with a broad view of biomedical optics for disease detection and treatment, and a more comprehensive understanding of optoacoustic (also known as photoacoustic) imaging and spectroscopy. The course is designed for students interested in medicine and medical technologies, and the topics will include:

  • Basic design of medical lasers (and laser safety);
  • Features of living tissues that are important in optical propagation
  • Mechanisms of laser-tissue interactions including scattering, absorption, fluorescence and polarization;
  • Optical spectroscopy techniques including near-infrared, Raman and optoacoustic spectroscopy. ;
  • Various experimental/clinical systems;
  • Various analysis techniques for optical and optoacoustic signals;
  • Optical contrast agents, including molecular dyes, gold nanoparticles and encapsulated liposomes to improve image contrast;
  • Biomedical and clinical applications with a focus on cardiology and oncology.

Dr. Andy Durrant, School of Engineering and Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Großbritannien

Gastdozentur, SoSe 2017: "Ich habe meine Zeit am Campus sehr genossen und hoffe, dass auch in Zukunft der Austausch von Studierenden zwischen unseren Universitäten im Rahmen des ERASMUS-Programms möglich sein wird."

Im Sommersemester 2017 unterrichtet Dr. Andy Durrant folgende Lehrveranstaltung:
„Heat Integration"

  • The course covers the important topic of energy conservation in process systems. Topics of the coursework are: the concept of “Pinch” technology, thermodynamic targets for heat exchanger networks, economic targets of heat exchanger networks, optimisation of utilities, including zero heat consumption.
  • Objectives: Gain insight into trade-offs between cost and benefit in energy recovery. Understand limiting nature of target energy consumption. Application of numerical techniques to propose heat recovery schemes.

Prof. Durga Misra, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA

Visiting Professor, SoSe 2016: "HFU has excellent students, faculty and facility to get involved in research work. The scenic view and friendly people of Furtwangen give a unique environment to excel in academic and social activities."

Im Sommersemester 2016 forschte Prof. Durga Misra in folgenden Gebieten: 

  • Nanoelectronics
  • Device Physics
  • VLSI Design
  • Nanotechnology
  • CMOS Processing
  • Entrepreneur’s Innovation 

Zusätzlich war Prof. Misra in folgende Projekte involviert:

  • student-project smart system for COSIMA contest
  • tutorials related to nanoscale CMOS devices and their reliability and integration challenges of nanoscale CMOS with nanotechnology
  • seminars on "How to be Innovative in a Start-up: The US Perspective", "How to Move Forward as a Researcher and Innovate" and "Life of exchange students in the United States, in general and at NJIT, in particular" 

Prof. Lawrence Hale, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Kanada

Gastdozentur, SoSe 2016

Im Sommersemester 2016 unterrichtet Herr Prof. Lawrence Hale folgende Lehrveranstaltung:
"Population, Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics: A Primer"

  • "Genetics plays a central role in organic evolution. Population genetics and evolutionary genetics are disciplines within which microevolution and macroevolution are studied, respectively. More recently, conservation genetics explores the genetical "health" and challenges of species/populations at risk, and is a key component of practice in conservation  biology. These disciplines rest on a largely common theoretical framework, and it is the goal of this course to introduce students to both the practice and interplay of/between them. Considerable time will be given over to problem solving, computer simulations and case studies."

Dr. Aladdin Ayesh, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Gastdozentur, SoSe 2016

Im Sommersemester 2016 unterrichtete Herr Dr. Aladdin Ayesh folgende Lehrveranstaltung:
“Knowledge Management and Robotics”

The current vision of future technological advancements has identified 4 strands of challenges and development. These are: Cognitive Systems, Internet of Things, Big Data and Games.  One may argue that these four has three common backbones data, mobility and automation.  The rapid development in mobile networks infrastructure, protocols and technologies, has led to a flux of data generation. This growth in data meant that the requirements of data storage, management, and retrieval have become more demanding leading to such developments as seen in cloud computing and business intelligence, to give examples.

The lecture of Dr. Aladdin Ayesh looks at these four strands of challenges with particular focus on knowledge management from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) perspective. Knowledge representation has been a primary theme in AI since its founding. To relate theory to practical applications, the course uses robotics, which interjects mobility and automation issues in the coverage of knowledge management. 

Dr. Veijo Väisänen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Gastdozentur, SoSe 2016

Im Sommersemester 2016 unterrichtete Herr Dr. Veijo Väisänen folgende Lehrveranstaltung:
“User Interface Design Workshop”

Veijo Väisänen teaches Internet programming, Internet Services, User Interface Design, Software Engineering, Object Oriented Design. Previous to his University career, he hold senior manager positions at Nokia Oyj, e.g. responsible for the new Kista (Stockholm, Sweden) GSM test laboratory and test network, as well as supervisor's tasks include in particular the responsibility of the GSM / WCDMA base station and radio network competency development . This included the participation in the planning of new product development projects.

User Interface Design and Engineering has been pioneered in Scandinavia, with prominent scientists such as Jakob Nielsen in cooperation with Stanford Professor Don Norman (Nielsen Norman Group). Usability always plays a central role in the adoption of new technologies, e.g. within mobile systems. The workshop draws on key principles of User Interface Design and Engineering, including User Interface Principles and Design Patterns, UX Storytelling and Narratives, the creation of UI Wireframes, the creation of UI prototypes and mockups, and the UI design process and UI design model examples.

Dr. Terhi Holappa, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Gastdozentur, SoSe 2016

Im Sommersemester 2016 unterrichtete Frau Dr. Terhi Holappa folgende Lehrveranstaltung: 
“eHealth Technologies”

Terhi Holappa brings in a combined competence from IT and Life Science into the future of eHealth infrastructures and innovation adoption. She closely collaborates with technology companies in the eHealth field in Finland, as well as with regulatory institutions. For her lecture with the focus on Mobility and Innovation, she brings in her distinct academic and industrial experience from the following areas:

  1. human factors: driving motivation, problem statement, engagement, usability, etc.
  2. technology factors: ICT, practicability, privacy, etc.
  3. Medical factors: responsibility, accountability, evidence-based benefits, best practices, etc.
  4. SW ecosystem: partners involved, regulations, end-to-end solutions, platforms, etc.

Yao Zhao, College of Information Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China

Gastaufenthalt, WiSe 2015/16

Im Wintersemester 2015/16 ist Frau Yao Zhao in folgende Projekte eingebunden:

  • Forschungsprojekte im HFU Rechenzentrum im Bereich
    • Cloud Computing
    • Internet of Things
    • Mobile Systeme
  • Englischsprachiges Vorlesungsangebot im Rahmen des International Semester @ Campus Furtwangen  

Prof. Terry Schumacher, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute/USA

Visiting Professor, SoSe 2015

Im Sommersemester 2015 unterrichtet Professor Terry Schumacher folgende Vorlesungen:       

  • Innovation Management and Forecasting
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Marketing in New Product Development
  • Leadership & Organizational Culture
  • Project Management
  • Zwei Projektkurse im Bereich International Management

Seine Gastdozentur an der HFU ist für Prof. Schumacher nicht der erste Lehraufenthalt im Ausland, regelmäßig lehrt er unter anderem in Frankreich, den Niederlanden, Großbritannien und Deutschland. Prof. Schumachers Gastdozentur an der HFU wird anteilig vom Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefördert.

Prof. James Jaurez, National University, San Diego, USA

Gastdozentur, WiSe 2015/16

Im Wintersemester 2015/16 unterrichtete Herr Prof. James Jaurez folgende Lehrveranstaltung:
“User Experience Computing (UX Computing)”

James Jaurez lectures in Computer Science, Educational and Instructional Technology, and Digital Media Design programs, which has lead him to pioneer a fusion of the education and computing technology disciplines. Besides User Experience (UX) Computing, his applicable research interests are in Robotics and Mobile Systems, and it´s educational potential for the Maker Movement. “The Maker Faire San Diego is giving our students an opportunity to work on hands-on projects with fellow engineers and show their passion for technology. It’s been a very engaging and motivating experience,” James Jaurez stated at the San Diego Maker event. With respect to his lecture, UX Computing concerns the whole Cyber-Physical Environment of the User System Interaction. James Jaurez teaches on UX Computing the benefits of personas and use cases in HCI (Human Computer Interaction) design along with techniques and tools for mock-ups and low fidelity prototypes for ideation and conceptualization. 

Prof. Mariuz Dramski, Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland

Gastdozentur, WiSe 2015/16

Im Wintersemester 2015/16 unterrichtete Herr Prof. Mariuz Dramski folgende Lehrveranstaltung:

Information Technology and mobility and logistics are closely interconnected. Mariuz Dramski is lecturing and researching at the Maritime University of Szczecin, whose mission is “to educate maritime staff i.e. navigators and mechanics answering the needs of contemporary transport and fishing fleet as well as offshore staff prepared to implement computer software and systems for supporting transfer of information in the transport-forwarding-logistics industry“. Mariuz Dramski´s lecture covers the ASP.Net Framework, including an introduction in building an ASP.NET webpage,  ASP.NET controls,  databases with ASP.NET, and chosing ASP.NET funcionalities incl. validating user input, navigation, personalizing websites, and user controls.