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Challenging the Dual System:
Doing (AI) Undergraduate Research
at a University of Applied Sciences
Prof. Dr. Dagmar Monett...
D. Monett
AIWTB talk titles (100 most used words)
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Speakers
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■ Inspiring and future-orien...
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Challenge: AI future
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■ Bright, promising, ubiquitous...
“[S]ubstantial increases in the future uses of AI tech...
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Challenge: STEM labor gap
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Apprenticeships
Masters and
technicians
Academics
Source: STEM Spring Report 2016 (G...
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Challenge: demographics
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■ Older workers in STEM
professions
■ Proportion of age
segment, 55+ years
>19,9%
18,1...
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Needed:
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■ New, solid partnerships between academia and
industry
■ ... structural change of, rethinking the
tra...
The (German)
Dual education system
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Dual education system
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David Liuzzo https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1276668
■ Founded in Baden-...
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Dual education system
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Higher
education
instruction
Compulsory
internships in
a company+
= 3 years of job inte...
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Cooperative studies
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■ The dual partners select their students themselves
■ They are responsible for the pract...
D. Monett
Cooperative studies
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■ Dept. of Cooperative Studies cooperates with
more than 650 companies
■ Administration p...
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Cooperative studies
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Students selection by the companies
Possibility of practical
phase abroad
Term 6
Possibil...
And where is the connection to
Artificial Intelligence?
D. Monett
Imagine the benefits...
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Students selection by the companies
Possibility of practical
phase abroad
Term 6
Poss...
D. Monett
Why?
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■ Companies work on applied, cutting edge
research, they know better how tech is evolving
■ Academia pro...
D. Monett
Which skills?
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■ E.g. faster and deeper improvement...
 of technical skills (at the companies)
 of academic ...
Student research projects (SRPs)
and practical transfers (PTs)
as learning modules
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SRPs and PTs
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■ 3 PTs (1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters)
■ 2 SRPs (4th and 5th theory semesters)
■ E.g., 1 SRP = 14...
D. Monett
Cooperative studies
20
Students selection by the companies
Possibility of practical
phase abroad
Term 6
Possibil...
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SRPs
21
■ To submit/present:
■ Partial results in an oral presentation at a
“projects’ week”
■ Written report of...
D. Monett
Imagine the benefits...
22
Students selection by the companies
Possibility of practical
phase abroad
Term 6
Poss...
The Dual education system
is not perfect, however
D. Monett
Current situation
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■ Higher teaching workload (at least 2x the ‘big universities’
teaching workload)
■ No rese...
D. Monett
Current situation
25
Meanwhile...
Challenge:
How to change it, from inside/outside.
How to motivate undergraduate
students to be co-authors
of research papers?
D. Monett 27
■ Start with topics for student research projects!
■ Stimulate research focusing on current, applied
areas!
■...
Examples of conference papers
co-authored by 2nd year
undergraduate students
D. Monett
Multi-agent simulations
29
NL-Analyzer: Enhancing Simulation Tools
to Assist Multi-agent Systems’ Teaching
D. Mo...
D. Monett
Expert system modeler
30
Research and Teaching with
Remo: Student research
projects and teaching for and
by unde...
D. Monett
BDI, NetLogo
31
Using BDI-extended NetLogo
Agents in Undergraduate CS
Research and Teaching
J. Wiens, D. Monett ...
D. Monett
STEM education
32
Joint Software Engineering to support
STEM Education: Experiences before,
during and after a C...
D. Monett
Education, pedagogy
33
Evolving Lesson Plans to Assist
Educators: From Paper-Based to
Adaptive Lesson Planning
D...
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Requirements Engineering
34
Teaching Students Collaborative Requirements
Engineering. Case Study Red:Wire
D. Mon...
Closing remarks
D. Monett
Possible? Possible!
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■ New, solid partnerships between academia and
industry (version of Dual system? A better...
D. Monett
Possible? Possible!
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D. Monett
Imagine the benefits...
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Students selection by the companies
Possibility of practical
phase abroad
Term 6
Poss...
D. Monett
Contact
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dagmar@monettdiaz.com
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  1. 1. Challenging the Dual System: Doing (AI) Undergraduate Research at a University of Applied Sciences Prof. Dr. Dagmar Monett 100 SPEAKERS - 2 DAYS - 4 TRACKS http://ai.withthebest.com/
  2. 2. D. Monett AIWTB talk titles (100 most used words) 2
  3. 3. D. Monett Speakers 3 Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY ¼ ¾ ■ Inspiring and future-oriented advancements in Artificial Intelligence research!
  4. 4. D. Monett Challenge: AI future 4 ■ Bright, promising, ubiquitous... “[S]ubstantial increases in the future uses of AI technologies, including more self-driving cars, healthcare diagnostics and targeted treatments, and physical assistance for elder care can be expected. AI and robotics will also be applied across the globe in industries struggling to attract younger workers, such as agriculture, food processing, fulfillment centers, and factories. They will facilitate delivery of online purchases through flying drones, self-driving trucks, or robots that can get up the stairs to the front door.” Peter Stone et al. (2016, September). Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030. One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence: Report of the 2015-2016 Study Panel, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Doc: http://ai100.stanford.edu/2016-report
  5. 5. D. Monett Challenge: STEM labor gap 5 Apprenticeships Masters and technicians Academics Source: STEM Spring Report 2016 (Germany) https://www.mintzukunftschaffen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/FINAL_MINT-Fruehjahrsreport_2016.pdf
  6. 6. D. Monett Challenge: demographics 6 ■ Older workers in STEM professions ■ Proportion of age segment, 55+ years >19,9% 18,1% - 19,8% 16,9% - 18,0% 16,0% - 16,8% 14,6% - 15,9% <14,5% Source: STEM Spring Report 2016 (Germany) https://www.mintzukunftschaffen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/PDF/FINAL_MINT- Fruehjahrsreport_2016.pdf
  7. 7. D. Monett Needed: 7 ■ New, solid partnerships between academia and industry ■ ... structural change of, rethinking the traditional education settings ■ ... early training and education of tomorrow’s workforce ■ ... research and tech skills strengthened ■ ... AI and beyond! (in my opinion)
  8. 8. The (German) Dual education system
  9. 9. D. Monett Dual education system 9 David Liuzzo https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1276668 ■ Founded in Baden- Württemberg (1974) ■ Companies claimed for more praxis-oriented study programmes... ■ ...and fostered their development!
  10. 10. D. Monett Dual education system 10 Higher education instruction Compulsory internships in a company+ = 3 years of job integrated learning University of Applied Sciences
  11. 11. D. Monett Cooperative studies 11 ■ The dual partners select their students themselves ■ They are responsible for the practice-oriented part of the studies ■ Students are employed and paid by the participating companies  Employment contract over 3 years  Monthly salary  Over 80% of the students receive a job offer from the cooperating company after graduation
  12. 12. D. Monett Cooperative studies 12 ■ Dept. of Cooperative Studies cooperates with more than 650 companies ■ Administration partners at federal, state, and local authority levels ■ Integrated semesters of work experience ■ Company Advisory Boards
  13. 13. D. Monett Cooperative studies 13 Students selection by the companies Possibility of practical phase abroad Term 6 Possibility of study term abroad Academic phase Practical phase Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 New employment contract
  14. 14. And where is the connection to Artificial Intelligence?
  15. 15. D. Monett Imagine the benefits... 15 Students selection by the companies Possibility of practical phase abroad Term 6 Possibility of study term abroad Academic phase Practical phase Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 New employment contract AI AI AI AI AI AI AI
  16. 16. D. Monett Why? 16 ■ Companies work on applied, cutting edge research, they know better how tech is evolving ■ Academia provides the theoretical foundations Robustly connecting academic education and real world practices!
  17. 17. D. Monett Which skills? 17 ■ E.g. faster and deeper improvement...  of technical skills (at the companies)  of academic and research skills (at the university)  as well as of other hard/soft skills (at both) ■ …inside/outside the classroom Clear focus on applied learning, knowledge transfer!
  18. 18. Student research projects (SRPs) and practical transfers (PTs) as learning modules
  19. 19. D. Monett SRPs and PTs 19 ■ 3 PTs (1st, 2nd, and 3rd semesters) ■ 2 SRPs (4th and 5th theory semesters) ■ E.g., 1 SRP = 14 ECTS-credits ■ Topics mainly proposed by BSEL academic supervisors ■ 3-month theoretical + 3-month practical phase (ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, 1 credit point = 30 hours of study)
  20. 20. D. Monett Cooperative studies 20 Students selection by the companies Possibility of practical phase abroad Term 6 Possibility of study term abroad Academic phase Practical phase Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 New employment contract
  21. 21. D. Monett SRPs 21 ■ To submit/present: ■ Partial results in an oral presentation at a “projects’ week” ■ Written report of about 4000 words or 25 pages long ■ It could include (co-)writing a research paper
  22. 22. D. Monett Imagine the benefits... 22 Students selection by the companies Possibility of practical phase abroad Term 6 Possibility of study term abroad Academic phase Practical phase Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 New employment contract AI AI AI AI AI AI AI
  23. 23. The Dual education system is not perfect, however
  24. 24. D. Monett Current situation 24 ■ Higher teaching workload (at least 2x the ‘big universities’ teaching workload) ■ No research professorships ■ No research and assistants staff ■ No PhD students (unless co-supervision in cooperation with ‘big universities’) ■ Lower salaries (compared to professors at ‘big universities’) ■ Insufficient financial support for research projects (also fewer ‘dual’ professors on decision boards)
  25. 25. D. Monett Current situation 25 Meanwhile... Challenge: How to change it, from inside/outside.
  26. 26. How to motivate undergraduate students to be co-authors of research papers?
  27. 27. D. Monett 27 ■ Start with topics for student research projects! ■ Stimulate research focusing on current, applied areas! ■ Bring together research projects and teaching! ■ Work with real customers whenever possible! ■ Supervise in close interaction with students and companies! ■ Network students from different courses! ■ Encourage early interest in publishing scientific results! How to motivate (some of my lessons learned)
  28. 28. Examples of conference papers co-authored by 2nd year undergraduate students
  29. 29. D. Monett Multi-agent simulations 29 NL-Analyzer: Enhancing Simulation Tools to Assist Multi-agent Systems’ Teaching D. Monett, R. Janisch, S. Starroske (2010). In W. van der Hoek, G.A. Kaminka, Y. Lesperance, M. Luck, and S. Sen (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop Multi-Agent Systems for Education and Interactive Entertainment, MASEIE 2010, at the 9th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, pp. 1-6, May 10-14, Toronto, Canada. Planning experiments with the NetLogo- Analyzer
  30. 30. D. Monett Expert system modeler 30 Research and Teaching with Remo: Student research projects and teaching for and by undergraduate students D. Monett, M. Sänger (2012). In H.R. Arabnia, V.A. Clincy, and L. Deligiannidis (eds.), Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, FECS 2012. CSREA Press U.S.A., Vol. 2, pp. 353-359, Las Vegas, NV. Remo, a rule-based expert system modeler
  31. 31. D. Monett BDI, NetLogo 31 Using BDI-extended NetLogo Agents in Undergraduate CS Research and Teaching J. Wiens, D. Monett (2013). In H.R. Arabnia, A. Bahrami, V.A. Clincy, L. Deligiannidis, and G. Jandieri (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, FECS 2013. CSREA Press U.S.A., pp. 396-402, Las Vegas, NV. Agent-based Computational Economics with beliefs- desires-intentions agents
  32. 32. D. Monett STEM education 32 Joint Software Engineering to support STEM Education: Experiences before, during and after a Children’s University D. Monett, J. Greifenberg, A. Krautz, M. Stöhr, R. Ulbricht (2015). In Proceedings of the Global Conference on Learning and Technology, Global Learn 2015. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, AACE, Vol. 2015, Nr. 1, April 2015, pp. 357-365, Berlin, Germany. Elementary school children testing software developed by HWR students
  33. 33. D. Monett Education, pedagogy 33 Evolving Lesson Plans to Assist Educators: From Paper-Based to Adaptive Lesson Planning D. Monett, T. Weishaar (2015). In Proceedings of the Multidisciplinary Academic Conference on Education, Teaching and Learning 2015, MAC-ETL 2015, 1st Edition, MAC Prague Consulting Ltd. Prague, Czech Republic. Activities related to lesson planning
  34. 34. D. Monett Requirements Engineering 34 Teaching Students Collaborative Requirements Engineering. Case Study Red:Wire D. Monett, S.-E. Kujat, M. Hartmann (2016). In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Parallel, Distributed Systems and Software Engineering, ICPDSSE 2016, Rome, Italy, May 02-03, 2016. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 2, Nr. 5, pp. 1799-1806. Red:Wire, a documentation and a requirements management tool
  35. 35. Closing remarks
  36. 36. D. Monett Possible? Possible! 36 ■ New, solid partnerships between academia and industry (version of Dual system? A better Dual system?) ■ ... structural change of traditional education settings (companies: important role!) ■ ... early training and education of tomorrow’s workforce (applied learning, knowledge transfer!) ■ ... research skills included (from the 1st semester on!) ■ ... AI and beyond (future-focused!) A new type of Dual education system?
  37. 37. D. Monett Possible? Possible! 37 Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY +
  38. 38. D. Monett Imagine the benefits... 38 Students selection by the companies Possibility of practical phase abroad Term 6 Possibility of study term abroad Academic phase Practical phase Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 New employment contract AI AI AI AI AI AI AIIcons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com is licensed by CC 3.0 BY +
  39. 39. D. Monett Contact 39 dagmar@monettdiaz.com monettdiaz

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