Prof. Dr. Jochen Staudacher

Academic Program Director Summer School
Jochen Staudacher is a professor of Operations Research and Statistics at Kempten University. A mathematician by training he has become an “R enthusiast” over the last couple of years. As part of his research in game theory, he is writing so-called R packages, i.e. extensions of the environment for his field.
Jochen is the maintainer of the R packages CoopGame for cooperative game theory and EvolutionaryGames for evolutionary game theory and has further R packages in the making. For our summer school “Data Science for Everyone” Jochen will leave maths and game theory aside. Instead, Jochen will tell you about some free tools which not only have made him curse MS-Word and MS-Excel much less frequently, but are also making the lives of plenty of students, researchers and practitioners worldwide easier on a daily basis.

Nitash Correa Gadgil, guest lecturer from Michigan State University

Nitash C G is a Computer Science and Engineering graduate student at Michigan State University. For the last 5 years, he has been writing C++ applications to study mechanisms of evolution. An important step in this process is analysing the generated data, and visualising these results in useful and meaningful ways. This needs frameworks and languages that are easy to use, and allow for fast prototyping, and as a result, he has been dabbling in a number of tools such as python and R. For our summer school, “Data Science for everyone”, he will be focusing on how to use these tools to make data analysis and visualisation an enjoyable experience that produces useful results.

Prof. Armin Brysch

Armin Brysch is a Professor of Service Management and Tourism Management. After 20 years of international management experience at senior-level he joined Kempten University. At present he is Vice Dean International, Faculty of Tourism, as well as Deputy Director of the Institute for Internationalization. His core competencies are Service Excellence, Digital Marketing and Quality Management. 2016 he was nominated for the Excellence Award “Best Lecturing in Bavaria at Universities of Applied Sciences”. In our summer school Armin will provide insights into digitalization of the Service Industry, basics of digital transformation as well as cases studies of date driven marketing from European markets.

Prof. Dr. phil. Mechtild Becker

Mechtild Becker was born in Münsterland in 1963. She graduated with a degree in Slavic Studies (Russian and Polish Philology) and Political Science (Dr. phil.) Longer stays abroad in the former USSR and the PR of Poland accompanied her training. After various activities in publishing and lexicography, she designed educational software. Since 2013, she is professor for intercultural communication and international relationship management at Kempten University of Applied Sciences. In our summer school she teaches “Intercultural Competence”.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Brauer

Jürgen Brauer is a professor for Sensor Data Processing and Programming at University of Applied Sciences Kempten. He studied Computer Science and Psychology. After his studies he built humanoid robots for the RoboCup, developed medical software applications in industry and delved into the field of Computer Vision during his time as a PhD student at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) while simultaenously working on projects at Fraunhofer IOSB. For our summer school Jürgen wants to take you with him on a short trip into the basics of “Neural Networks” and the main ideas behind the “Convolutional Neural Network” (CNN) – probably currently the most prominent Deep Learning model. He will also give you some impressions of how such neural models can be implemented in TensorFlow – Google’s Deep Learning library used in their production systems.

Prof. Dr. Gerald Winz

Gerald Winz is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University Kempten. He is head of the digital laboratory and director of studies for the course mechanical engineering and management. In his session he will give insights how the digitalisation of factories drives productivity and what are the current and future research fields. Subject areas of his lesson are factory simulation, autonomous guides vehicles, monitoring applications and machine learning. In his industrial career he worked for the semiconductor industry thereof many years in South East Asia. He studied at the RWTH Aachen university and Fraunhofer institute and received his PhD degree at university Dortmund.

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