UAS4EUROPE Conference speakers
Brussels 15 March 2017 
 

 Danielius Adomaitis Danielius Adomaitis WS 5   Danielius  Adomaitis  is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Technologies of Kauno Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania) since 2012. He graduated from Kaunas University of Technology in 2005 with a Master degree in electrical engineering. At present he works on doctoral dissertation. His research areas are informatics engineering, industrial electronics, robotics, information management systems and their remote control. In 2014 Danielius Adomaitis worked as Head of the Department of R&D at Kauno Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences. Microprocessors, Digital Circuits, Robotics, Robotized System Programming, Parenthetical Microcomputer Management Systems are the modules he currently teaches.  
 Jacky Bax Jacky Bax WS 1  

Jacky Bax is Programme Manager and Deputy Director at Regieorgaan SIA (Taskforce for Applied Research), which is part of the Netherlands’ national research council NWO.

Formerly she worked for the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and has extensive experience in science policy, higher education policy and innovation policy.
 Thomas Berger
Thomas Berger
WS 3
Thomas Berger has been EU-liaison officer of the University of Applied Sciences Fulda (Germany) since 2007. He has been involved in both proposal development as well as project management of numerous European projects since 1999. He is manager of a regional Erasmus+ traineeship mobility consortium and of a European COSME (Erasmus for young entrepreneurs) partnership. He is furthermore director of the on-line academy at the Institute of interdisciplinary Research inter.research e.V. He has received his MBA degree in Educational Management at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in 2011 and his diploma degree in Applied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda in 1999.
 Vicente Carabias
Vicente Carabias
WS 4
Vicente Carabias, Deputy Head of ZHAW Institute of Sustainable Development at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) has a MSc in Environmental Sciences from ETH Zurich in 1996, is coordinating the research area on sustainable energy systems at ZHAW Institute of Sustainable Development. Leading the former Swiss contribution to European projects as well as contributing to FP7 projects at JRC-IPTS, he is experienced in multi-cultural collaboration & networking. Vicente has contributed to the cross-cultural comparative research of ecological behaviour & context analysis, the development of sustainability indicator and assessment systems, as well as to foresight-research, conceptual development of smart cities and stakeholder involvement over the last sixteen years, amongst others as Swiss expert to IEA DSM Task 24 on Behaviour Change within DSM and co-promoter of the Social Power Project.

Furthermore, Vicente serves as journal reviewer, project proposal evaluator to the European Commission, scientific collaborator within the SCCER CREST, Board Member of the Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF), Swiss research representative within a Smart City DACH initiative, lecturer and coordinator of the ZHAW Platform Smart Cities & Regions. The gained knowledge is being disseminated through events, networking and publications, and also transferred to teaching.
 Meike Dlaboha Meike Dlaboha
WS 2
1999 - 2011 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Faculty of Physics, Assistant
2007 - 2009 Technische Universität München, EU Project Management
2010 - 2015 Bavarian Research Alliance, Munich, EU Project Management
2015 -           University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf, EU Officer
BA in European Business Administration, MBA in International Management

 Bernard Gindros
Bernard Gindroz
WS 4
 

Dr. Bernard Gindroz is, since 2014, an independent consultant on Energy, Climate Change, Smart Cities and Communities and Transport, with a special focus on innovation, policies and standardization.

Dr. Bernard  Gindroz is very active in standardization, as Chairman of the ISO TC 268 (Sustainable Development of Communities), CEN/CENELEC Joint TC 6 (Hydrogen in Energy Systems), Chairman CEN/CENELEC/ETSI Sector Forum on Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities, CEN/CENELEC Sector Forum Energy Management (SFEM), the joint CEN and CENELEC Strategy and Advisory Body on Energy Management, Energy Efficiency and Renewables.

Dr. Bernard  Gindroz has been active for more than 25 years in International R&D and innovative programs.

 Bernard Gindros
Annejet Goede
WS 2
Annejet Goede works as EU Liaison Officer at NHTV International University of Applied Sciences, Avans University of Applied Sciences and the regional Vocational Education and Training center ROC West-Brabant. Annejet informs about relevant European policy developments and advises the three education institutions regarding participation in European programmes for education, research and innovation. In her work she focusses on specific fields of expertise, connected to the regional innovation strategy for smart specialization (e.g. logistics and biobased economy). Prior to this position Annejet worked as Policy Advisor International Affairs at ROC West-Brabant.
 
Kåre Jansbøl
WS 5
 

Kåre Jansbøl presently leads UCC’s resarch on health technology.

Kåre has done research on internet-based therapy for depression and anxiety, technologies to decrease rates of non-attendance for health appointments, and technologies to enhance cooperation between health care sectors.

Kåre primarily uses qualitative research, literature reviews and surveys. 

 

 Kirsi Knuuttila
Kirsi Knuuttila
WS 2
 

Kirsi Knuuttila (M.Sc. (Tech) works as the team leader in the Institute of Bio economy of JAMK University of Applied Sciences (www.jamk.fi). Bio economy is in the strategic focus in national, regional and institutional level. Kirsi has been active in European RDI activities since beginning of 2000. She started her career with promoting renewable energies. For example, she has edited Finnish Wood Energy book in 2003. Recently the main interest areas have been regional development in terms of circulation economy and resources wisdom as well as forest related bio economy.

 Karl P. Pfeiffer
Karl P. Pfeiffer
WS 1
 

1971 -1976: Study of Technical Mathematics at the Technical University of Graz
1977-1994:  University assistant at the Institute for Physiology, University of Graz, Austria
1994-2009: Professor for Biostatistics and Documentation, Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria

Since 2009 rector and managing director of the University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM, Graz, Austria

 Armando Pires
Armando Pires
WS 3
 

PhD in Electrical Engineering (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) and a Post graduation in Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain).

• Full Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal (UAS) and Senior Researcher and Coordinator of the Energy Group at CTS/UNINOVA (Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal). •  Vice–President of EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) and Member of the Steering Committee of UASnet (Universities of Applied Sciences network). •  Member (non executive) of the Administration Council of A3ES (Portuguese Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education) and Advisor for International Affairs of CCISP (Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council).
•  Past President and Past Vice-President of Setúbal Polytechnic Institute, Past Vice-President of CCISP, Past President of ASIBEI (Ibero-American Association of Engineering Education Institutions) and Past Member of the Administration Council of AULP (Portuguese Language Universities Association).
 Selina Schepers
Selina Schepers
WS 6

 

Selina Schepers is a design researcher, PhD student and teacher. She graduated in 2009 as a Master of Philosophy (mPhil) in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Currently, she is part of the Social Spaces research group of LUCA School of Arts in Genk (Belgium), specialized in participatory art and design research.

Besides being a researcher, Selina also teaches within the Communication & Media Design program of LUCA School of Arts, campus C-mine. Since 2010 she has coordinated and participated in various research projects that deal with participatory design processes involving children (such as ‘TRADERS', tr-aders.eu). In 2015, Selina started her PhD research (KU Leuven, Faculty of Social Sciences) on the design of methods, tools and techniques for participatory design processes involving children.

 Veerle Van der Sluys
Veerle Van der Sluys
WS 6
Veerle Van der Sluys is vice dean research of the Luca School of Arts, Belgium. She has an interest in interaction design, playful design and the interplay between design and technology. She’s  involved as coordinator or researcher in several national and international projects (Traders (http://tr-aders.eu), JamToday (http://www.jamtoday.eu), PLAI (http://www.plai.be), GameHUB (http://www.playandgame.be/projects/current-projects/gamehub) ). Veerle Van der Sluys holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Gent (Belgium).
 Martin Zimper
Martin Zimper
WS 6
 

Martin Zimper is Professor and Head of Cast/ Audiovisual Media at Zurich University oft he Arts, Departement Design. He is working in the field of Applied Arts and practice-based research.

He is working on audiovisual media prototypes and experiments with new technologies, new audiovisual media formats and video-based social media content. Internationally invited speaker on Storytelling (e.g. „Creating Minds"-Conference, UCBerkeley Center for New Media, 2013; Australian Film Television Radio School AFTRS Sydney 2013; Shanghai Theatre Academy 2016; Virtual Reality Day, Museum Ludwig Cologne, 2017)

National CTI-funded Research Projects: „Logbook-App" in cooperation with mcm, University of St. Gallen, 2015/16; „Autonomous cameraman for event production" in cooperation with ETH Zurich, 2017

Martin Zimper holds a PhD in Communications (University of Vienna).
 Nijole Zinkeviciene  

Nijolė Zinkevičienė WS 5

Nijolė Zinkevičienė is a Deputy Director for Studies and Research at Kauno Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania) since 2008. Her research area is pedagogical innovations and their implementation. Nijolė Zinkevičienėis Head of the R&D Committee at the Lithuanian Colleges Directors/ Conference and is also engaged in expert activities at the national Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education and Education Exchanges Support Foundation.  
 Nina J Zugic Nina J Zugic WS 3
 Dr Nina J Zugic is internationally recognised educationalist, specialised in developing multidisciplinary project, project proposals’ assessment and evaluation, and findings related to the integration of learning, education, industry and applied sciences and arts. Whilst working for The Institute of Education, University of London, Nina pioneered Personalised Learning, which offers the right skills at the right time within a Higher Education setting, research and/or work environment, as well as within the context of the Future Cities. Currently, Nina works as a Project Development Consultant, European Commission Evaluation, Assessment and Ethics Expert, is involved in the PROCSEE Project as an International Expert, and is on the Advisory Board of the HORIZON 2020 funded MARINA Project.
 
Prior to becoming the consultant, Nina worked as a Learning Development Adviser and Research Manager for a number of UK and international universities and institutions, and that way, gained extensive experience in the integration of academic and industry activities. Nina was also Learning and Skills Network (LSN Learning) Associate, and was heavily involved in designing, developing and evaluating the UK Government funded programmes, including Functional Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, and Building Schools for the Future (BSF). Nina’s academic credits include an MA in Education and a PhD in Professional Development and Technology-Enhanced Learning from the University of London.