Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 07 Dec 2018 16:25:19 +0100 Simulation Conference 2018<p>Svenska Mässan, Göteborg</p><p>​Join us at WSC2018 with its theme of Simulation for a Noble cause.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation.  In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.</span><div><br /></div> <div>Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years.  Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention.  The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields.  The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Conference Keynote: </strong>&quot;Assessing Critical Infrastructure Dependencies and Interdependencies&quot; by <span style="background-color:initial">Scott F. Breor, </span><span style="background-color:initial">Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting), Office of Infrastructure Protection, </span><span style="background-color:initial">U.S. Department of Homeland Security. </span><span style="background-color:initial">Listen to the talk that highlights the Department’s efforts to present a more comprehensive picture of security and resilience through a “system of systems” approach. </span></div> <div><br /></div> Ocean of Opportunity – Exploring New Value Creation Activities for Social Impact<p>Veras gräsmatta, meeting point,</p><p>​Brown Bag Lunch with Robin Teigland. In this talk, Robin Teigland, who recently moved from the Stockholm School of Economics to the Division of Entrepreneurship &amp; Strategy as Professor of Management of Digitalization, will present her research and recent activities as a social entrepreneur. Her talk will focus on Peniche Ocean Watch, a digitally-enabled circular economy project based on seabed marine litter that she is co-leading with the goal of rejuvenating an entrepreneurial mindset in coastal communities.</p> Pitch 2018<p>Veras gräsmatta, meeting point,</p><p>​Come meet our new Ventures</p> Optical Illusions<p>Kemigården 1, main entrance, &quot;Äpplet&quot;, floor 3</p><p>​Welcome to ​experience the exhibition &quot;Optical Illusions&quot;​</p>​​<div>Do not miss the opportunity to experience an exciting exhibition, created by Professor Per-Olof Nilsson and Lecturer Kjell Sedig. You will get a guided tour to 3D holograms, chess board illusions and much more. <br /><br />Refreshments will be served. </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">No registration is needed. </span><span style="background-color:initial">The event is open for the public, suitable for children and free of charge.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Hosts: Per-Olof Nilsson and Kjell Sedig, Department of Physics, Chalmers</div> <span style="background-color:initial"><div><span style="background-color:initial"></span></div></span> ​ seminar with Qing Zhao<p>EDIT room, floor 3, Hörsalsvägen 11, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to a WiSE lunch seminar with Qing Zhao from Cornell University, Jubilee Professor of Chalmers 2019, hosted by the department of Electrical Engineering.</p>​<div><span style="background-color:initial">Qing Zhao is a Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to that, she was a Professor in the ECE Department at University of California, Davis. She received a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell in 2001. Qing's research interests include sequential decision theory, stochastic optimization, machine learning, and algorithmic theory with applications in infrastructure, communications, and social-economic networks. She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow of the European Union research and innovation program, and a Jubilee Chair Professor of Chalmers University during her 2018-2019 sabbatical leave. She received the 2010 IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award and the 2000 Young Author Best Paper Award from IEEE Signal Processing Society. While on the faculty of UC Davis, she held the title of UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow and received the 2014 Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award and the 2008 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the UC Davis College of Engineering.</span><div><br /></div> <div>At this WiSE lunch seminar, Qing will talk about her research as well as her personal experience and perspective on her academic career. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>During the seminar, we offer lunch to participants who <strong>register before 15:00 on 7 December</strong>. The seminar is open to everyone with an interest in female rolemodels within academia - especially from Chalmers, Gothenburg University, Borås University, MedTech West and the Sahlgrenska Academy.​<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Kalendarium/WiSE/WiSE_250px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />WiSE – Women in Science – aims to create a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.</div> <div><a href="/en/departments/e2/network/wise/Pages/default.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Read more about WiSE​​</a></div></div></div> at Chalmers: Hybrids<p>V-court yard, SB-building, Chalmers</p><p>​Opening for the exhibition &quot;Hybrids - eventually everything connects&quot; where master students at Chalmers display full-scale prototypes in a variety of material combinations and building techniques on Friday 14th of December.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2018/material-and-detail_poster_340.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><span style="background-color:initial">During the autumn term, masters studio Material &amp; Detail at Chalmers’ Architecture Program has been working with material combinations. </span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The focus has been on the unique characteristics of different materials and what is created in the meeting between them. Initially, eight groups of students participated in the competition 100 years of Bauhaus - the small house of universal design award, where the assignment was to design a garden house in the spirit of the Bauhaus school. In addition of the course, the students' perception of future living situations played a main role during the design process. In the recent weeks, focus has been on composite material exploration, computational design and digital fabrication. The result is shown in an exhibition together with prototypes of four projects realized in full-scale.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>Welcome to the opening of the exhibition and the full-scale prototypes based on the selected proposals - 2020 bubbles, W(E)AVE, Houseberg and Frankie - Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 12:00 by the V-court yard, SB-building, Chalmers. Mulled wine and gingerbread is on us!</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Where: V-court yard, SB-building, Chalmers</div> <div>When: Friday 14th of december 12:00</div> <div>Arranger: Master studio Material &amp; Detail</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>A great thanks to our sponsors: </div> <div>Poly-Produkter</div> <div>Derome </div> <div>Gabriel</div> <div>ScanDraft</div> <div>Engtex</div> <div>Sundolitt</div> <div>Nevotex</div> <div>Chalmers</div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div>A special thanks to Peter and Tabita in the schools’ workshop!</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Contact information:</div> <div>Josefin Jönsson, masterstudent at Material &amp; Detail studio</div> <div>Mail: <a href=""></a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Jonas Lundberg, lecturer, Architecture and civil engineering, Chalmers</div> <div>Mail: <a href=""></a></div> <div><br /></div></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2018/Projects_750.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div> by Evolution - Bringing New Chemistry to Life<p>RunAn, conference hall,</p><p>​A lecture by Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2018 Frances H. Arnold</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">This year, Frances H. Arnold was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry and on December 14, she is visiting Chalmers. Together with the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers invites all employees, students and members of the public to Frances H. Arnold's lecture in Runan, in Kårhuset.<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><br />I</span><span style="background-color:initial">n 1993, Frances H. Arnold conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, which are proteins that catalyse chemical reactions. Since then, she has refined the methods that are now routinely used to develop new catalysts. The uses of Frances Arnold’s enzymes include more environmentally friendly manufacturing of chemical substances, such as pharmaceuticals, and the production of renewable fuels for a greener transport sector.<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><br />By shaping enzymes, she has made major contributions in the development of pharmaceuticals, and in chemistry at large. She has developed methods for inducing mutations of the genes encoding the respective enzymes. With her method, it is possible to select the variants of enzyme that have a desired property.<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><br />In an interview with the Swedish Radio, Radio P1, she says that enzymes can learn to perform completely new chemical processes using directed evolution.<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><br />“</span><span style="background-color:initial">Enzymes improve all the time. I hope oil prices will rise again. I have seen the cycles several times in my career with raised and lowered oil prices. Renewable fuels can easily compete with fossil fuels and I hope it will happen.”<br /></span><span style="background-color:initial"><br />Since 2000, Frances Arnold has been a professor in Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, Caltech.<br /></span><span lang="EN-US" style="background-color:initial"><br />The lecture is entitled Innovation of Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life.</span><span lang="EN-US" style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial">Registration is required.</span></p> Seminar on AI<p>Lindholmen Conference Centre, conference hall,</p><p>​Save the dates 4-5 March 2019 for the upcoming initiative seminar on AI. ​Programme and registration will be available in January.</p> Transformations Gathering<p>Veras gräsmatta, Vera Sandbergs allé 8</p><p>​AR+ Transformations Gathering is a community organizing event, designed by and for those committed to action oriented transformations research.</p><div>​</div> <div>Our gathering convenes a new global community to enable creative interaction around the question of how to do science/learning with stakeholders.</div> <br />If you're engaged in creating transformative knowledge, emphasizing participation, (self-) inquiry, action and deeper values orientation, then you belong! We see our transdisciplinary work not only as an alternative, but also as a complement, to conventional ways of doing &quot;objective&quot; science. We want our research to be more useful in the crises of sustainability; we want our collaborations connected up.<br /><br /><strong>Goals:</strong><br /><ul><li>Open minded program design</li> <li>Bring like hearted communities together</li> <li>Share experience and experiments</li> <li>Showcase Action Research jewels</li> <li>Balance heads, hearts and hands</li></ul> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Contact:</strong></div> <div><a href="">Patrik Alexandersson</a>, director of Centre for Healthcare Improvement<br /><a href="">Hilary Bradbury</a>, jubilee professor at Chalmers 2018<br /></div> Health 2019 – Initiative Seminar 20-21 March<p>Wallenbergsalen, lecture hall,</p><p>​What will the future of healthcare bring? How do we take advantage of the endless possibilities of new technology? And what skills will be desired? This conference aims to inspire new research collaborations and new career tracks of the future of healthcare.</p><div><br /></div> <div>​Engineering Health is a joint event organized by Chalmers University of Technology - Health Engineering Area of Advance, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, to bring medicine and engineering closer together.<br /></div> <br /><a href="">More info, program and register here</a> mind of the machine – digital twins and processing intelligence<p>Conference Hall, Lindholmen Conference Center</p><p>​Industrial design and engineering, as well as healthcare, are facing unprecedented challenges with product complexity, sustainability requirements and increasingly faster innovation cycles. A key enabler of digitalization is virtual models of processes, products or services. By pairing the virtual and physical worlds we allow for analysis of data and monitoring of systems to take care of problems before they even occur.  New opportunities are awaiting around the corner. This seminar presents opportunities in production with support from digital solutions from process to system.     Registration will open in the beginning of 2019. Stay tuned!</p>​​