Leibniz AI Academy Courses
Application courses

Application courses

Intelligent image processing for medical technology

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Responsible: Prof. Dr. Bodo Rosenhahn

Target group: Students of computer science, and electrical and information engineering

Description: The goal is to provide knowledge of the technical fundamentals of current image acquisition systems elementary image processing and visualization techniques as well as essential hardware computing platforms for imaging and image analysis systems. The syllabus includes introduction and motivation, optical image acquisition systems (optics, cameras, formal image definitions), imaging techniques (X-ray, ultrasound, MR, CT, electro-impedance tomography, terahertz imaging), fundamentals of image processing (local and global operators, contrast enhancement, noise and artifact reduction, etc.), fundamentals of visualization, image segmentation, compression of medical image data, architectures for imaging and image analysis systems, and data formats in medical imaging.

Credits: 5

Language: German

Applications of AI in production technology

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Responsible: Prof. Dr. Berend Denkena

Target group: Students of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, industrial engineering, production and logistics, computer science Description (learning objectives and competencies): The course gives participants an insight into the application of artificial intelligence (AI) methods in production. Building on an introduction to production engineering processes and issues, participants learn about areas of application of AI using practical examples (e.g. wear detection, anomaly detection for quality assurance, adaptive process planning). The theoretical lecture units are offered as block courses and are supplemented by practical exercises in which the participants design their own solution approaches in interdisciplinary groups.

Credits: 4

Language: German

Spatial data science

Responsible: Prof. Dr. Monika Sester

Target group: All

Description: Students will learn about the processing of spatial datasets using machine learning/deep learning and computational geometry methods. In particular, the following data types will be covered: LiDAR data (3D point clouds), motion trajectories, Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) data. Methods for classification, clustering and prediction will be taught. Applications can be found in automotive, mobility, and geohazards. The curriculum includes Object/Structure Recognition with ML/DL in LiDAR data, Classification and Prediction of Trajectories using ML/DL and Interpretation of VGI data based on ML/DL.

Credits: 5

Language: English

Image Analysis für Geospatial Applications

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Responsible: Prof. Dr. Franz Rottensteiner

Target group: Students of geodesy and geoinformatics

Description: Students learn modern supervised methods of classifying image and surface data with a focus on strategies for their use for the acquisition and updating of geodata and other applications from geoinformatics. Among other ML methods, Deep Learning methods, especially Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) are discussed and applied. A particular focus is on strategies to reduce the need for hand-labeled training data, especially methods for domain adaptation and learning with erroneous training data. The syllabus includes Introduction: sensors and data acquisition in remote sensing, georeferencing of remote sensing data, hand-crafted features; Methods for Machine Learning and Deep Learning for image analysis; Deep domain adaptation and learning under label noise; Topographic applications of CNN: classification of land cover and land use for acquiring and updating geospatial databases; and Other applications of CNN for image analysis with examples from autonomous driving and the preservation of cultural heritage.

Credits: 5

Language: English  

AI in Teacher Education

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Responsible: Prof. Dr. Sascha Schanze

Target group: Students of teacher training programs

Description: Innovative forms of AI-supported learning support enable new assessment and diagnostic pathways. Learner data are to be viewed as footprints of a learning journey and take on an ambiguous character in analysis and interpretation. A core goal of the module is to professionalize prospective teachers to understand procedures of data-based learning and to integrate them appropriately into their own teaching practice. Likewise, impulses for content in corresponding specialization modules are to be given to develop applications for the educational context.

Credits: Introductory course 2CP, thereafter through fundamentals and specialization 5 CP

Language: German

AI for Adult and Further Education

Responsible: Prof. Dr. Steffi Robak

Target group: Students of the Master of Education; Engineering Science courses

Description: The module provides an introduction to the central application fields of artificial intelligence for the design of innovative educational processes in continuing education and a treatment of both technological and pedagogical issues associated with the use of technologies. In the interdisciplinary consideration of the application field, the way in which technologies are used refer to implicit learning-theory-oriented concepts of education and learning. Control and monitoring fantasies of learning processes get a renaissance, which have to be critically considered under the demanded "primacy of pedagogy", especially since the increasing orientation towards competencies and the demand for autonomy/self-control of learning processes is rather based on constructivist assumptions. The module thus builds competencies for the development and use of trustworthy AI for the design of lifelong learning processes for both future continuing education staff and students of technical sciences. The syllabus includes, but is not limited to, Intelligent Search Systems, Personalized Recommender Systems, Intelligent Tutoring Agents and Assistance Systems, Voice Assistants/Chatbots, Automated Performance Assessment/Balancing, and Learning Theories.

Credits: 5

Language: German

Data Science for Design and Engineering

Responsible: Prof. Philipp Geyer, Mr. Shaofan Wang

Target group: master students from the Leibniz AI Academy, all engineering disciplines, landscape architecture and environmental planning as well as computer science

Description: Due to the need of sustainable design and the resulting complexity in diverse fields, professionals from various disciplines face the critical challenge of making effective design decisions, e.g., in building engineering, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering etc. This course tackles this challenge by building skills in the application of data science and artificial intelligence in decision-making contexts. Based on paradigms of systems engineering and design space exploration (DSE), the course guides the participants to applying cutting-edge data science and AI techniques, such as machine learning and clustering in such contexts. These techniques will be harnessed in design projects to integrate the necessary examination and understanding of variants (DSE) and the required engineering for sustainability in decision making. Ultimately, it positions AI as a powerful tool assisting designers and engineers by comprehensive strategic information in the quest for sustainable and efficient solutions.

Credis: 5

Language: English