Digital Design department meeting 2017-08-16

Time: 12:30-13:30
Room: Scrollbar

Agenda

  1. General information
    • Faculty and PhD positions
      Nina Rask, Industrial PhD
      Kristian Møller, Postdoc
      Mikkel Vesterager, Student assistantPablo Gonzales de Prado Salas has got 6 months postdoc
    • Information from management, boards and councils
    • Other information

  2. Good news and accomplishments
    • New research projects / grants
    • Other stuff to celebrate

  3. Evaluation and input for process on external examinator
    Lene Rehder, head of SAP
  4. Culture night
  5. AOB

Minutes

  1. General information
    • Faculty and PhD positions
      - Nina Rask, Industrial PhD
      - Kristian Møller, Postdoc
      - Mikkel Vesterager, Student assistant has been employed 10-12 hours pr week. If you have a task for Mikkel please send a request to Maria and cc Lone, as we are coordinating Mikkel's tasks
      - Lucian is leaving ITU by the end of 2017
      - Pablo Gonzales de Prado Salas has got 6 months postdoc
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** Information from management, boards and councils
    • Other information
      - New research group: Digitalization Research Lab (Morten Hjelholt)
      - Innovation Fund Denmark 24/8: future investment strategy for ‘HSS’ (’Handel, Service, Samfund’ / ‘Trade, Service, Society’): identify challenges and possible solutions - please send any input or ideas before 22/8
      - Status on revision / trimming of DDK / DDK: Proposal for new titles for DMD and DDK (Jörn)
      - DD website: List of researchers Research projects – communicate new project (results) every month (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MngT7_H_dknlLbuWXF9092RDZ1z8IvrzT5iz6PjE_is/edit#gid=0)
      - Thesis supervision: Stine asks everybody to update their profile in learn-it.
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  1. Good news and accomplishments
    • New research projects / grants
      - Unfortunately 7 out of 7 EU applications were rejected. DD had two very strong evaluations (13/15), but because of very competitive funding programs none were granted funding.
    • Other stuff to celebrate

  2. Evaluation and input for process on external examinator
    Lene Rehder, head of SAP- Lene asked for feedback on current process:
    - Sebastian: will it still be possible to arrange exams yourself?
    - Stine: One problem was too many thesis exams in one day.
    - Lisbeth: Suggest to reserve first two weeks of June for course exams like other universities do.
    - Daniel: The process started to late. Daniel had to suggest 7-8 names before exams could be scheduled. There is a conflict between arranging exams on different courses. Has to be better coordinated.
    - Stine: use our outlook calendar for booking exams.
    - Henriette Moos: Book competencies rather than specific names. This is problematic because external censors do not list competencies correctly.
    - Erik: You should be able to name external examinators and not just competencies based on good or bad experience with specific examinators.
    - Gitte: Suggest that teachers reserve exam slots in their outlook calendars.
    - Kjell: Can we pick examinators from other lists -> Lene: has raised this question to the ministry several times. So far not possible.

  3. Culture night
    Friday October 13 - ITU will be open from 18.00 to 23.00. https://www.kulturnatten.dk/da/Kulturnatten
    For researchers:
    We are looking for research and projects for our visitors to engage with on Culture Night. This could be exhibits, games, activities in the labs, lectures/talks, or other ways to show your research or interesting technologies you work with. The more hands-on the activity, the better! Please send us the following information to loui@itu.dk or cdur@itu.dk:
    1. A short description of your research/project
    2. Expected duration
    3. Whether or not the activity can be repeated
    4. If you prefer a specific location for your research/project at ITU
    5. Whether or not you participated in Culture Night 2016
    If you already have a research project ready to show at Culture Night, please send us your description as soon as possible. If you send us your description before August 18, we can promote your research project in the official printed Culture Night program. After this date, your project will be promoted in the online Culture Night program. [Mikkel has time Friday to help finishing texts]
    For students / head of study programs:
    Student project competition: Nominated students from ITU will get the opportunity to present their projects to the visitors of Culture Night in a duration around 3 minutes per project. The best student project will receive a price of 10,000 Danish kroners.
    Besides participating in the student project competition, the students also participate in Culture Night with a stand along with researchers at ITU.
    Head of study programmes can nominate two student projects from their study programme. If more than two student project groups are qualifying, we ask you to make a professionally based decision on which student projects deserves to participate. The projects should be IT related and fit under the theme Science of tomorrow. In addition, the presentation of the projects is very important. When you have selected the top two student projects of your study programme, please send us the following information to loui@itu.dk or cdur@itu.dk:
    1. A short description of your students’ project
    2. The names of all the students on the project

  4. AOB