During lecture time, we have our Lunchtime Seminar each Tuesday from 12.15-12.45. During this seminars, researchers of the Department or invited guest provide us with insights into their research.

Datesort ascending Title Abstract
11.01.2022 Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy

Talk title: Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy


Speaker affiliation: Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Gilardi, Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich.


Talk abstract: How does an issue become a political problem? No issue inherently requires political responses. Instead, political actors construct arguments regarding the nature of a given problem and connect them to particular policy actions. This phenomenon,... more

14.12.2021 Reverse AD for an Array Language with Nested Parallelism

Title: Reverse AD for an Array Language with Nested Parallelism - Redundant Execution: A Practical Backpropagator


Speaker affiliation: Prof. Dr. Cosmin Oancea, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Talk abstract: Automatic differentiation (AD) is a practical way for computing derivatives of functions that are expressed as programs. AD has been recognized as one of the key pillars of the current machine learning (ML) revolution,... more

07.12.2021 Developing and implementing contextualised Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) designs - experiences from a PROBRAL project

Talk title: Developing and implementing contextualised Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) designs - experiences from a PROBRAL project.





Speaker affiliation: Tobias Kreuter, Ph.D. candidate at the Chair for Information Systems & Supply Chain Management, University of Münster.





Talk abstract: Tobias speaks about his recent research in relation to the PROBRAL project “... more

30.11.2021 RP-Mod & RP-Crowd: Moderator- and Crowd-Annotated German News Comment Datasets

Talk title: RP-Mod & RP-Crowd: Moderator- and Crowd-Annotated German News Comment Datasets


Speaker affiliation: Dennis Assenmacher, Chair of Data Science: Statistics and Optimizations, University of Münster


Talk abstract: Abuse and hate are penetrating social media and many comment sections of news media companies. These platform providers invest considerable efforts to moderate user-generated contributions to prevent... more

23.11.2021 Pathways Towards the Normalization of Digital Transformations

Talk title: Pathways Towards the Normalization of Digital Transformations


Speaker affiliation: Dr. Noel Carroll, National University of Ireland Galway.


Talk abstract: Ongoing acceleration of digital transformations (DTs) poses major challenges for organizations, including needs to invest in the adoption of digital technologies, rapidly and continuously, merely to survive. However, there has been little development of... more

16.11.2021 When do good communication models fail in global virtual teams?

Speaker: Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa, The University of Texas at Austin, USA.


Abstract: Global virtual teams represent temporary work systems that are assembled for a joint task, performed by team members who collaborate primarily via digital technologies. Team members span geography and culture and often have only a narrow period of shared work hours. Within highly constrained temporal spaces, team members coordinate and collaborate on joint tasks with... more

09.11.2021 Ethics in AI: A Challenging Task

Talk title: Ethics in AI: A Challenging Task


Speaker affiliation: Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University.


Talk abstract: In the first part we cover five current specific challenges through examples: (1) discrimination (e.g., facial recognition, justice, sharing economy, language models); (2) phrenology (e.g., biometric based predictions); (3) unfair digital commerce (e.g., exposure and... more

02.11.2021 Influence diffusion in social networks: modelling, prediction, and control

Speaker: Dr. Doina Bucur, University of Twente, The Netherlands.


Abstract: Information (of influence) diffuses via links in a social network, and, even assuming that the network structure is relatively static, the size of an information cascade is hard to estimate well, both over a model and over a real social network. We cover models of information diffusion, then look at methods to predict ‘important’ nodes in the network, for example single nodes... more

26.10.2021 Watch Me Get Better! – Algorithm Aversion and Demonstrating the Ability to Learn

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Benedikt Berger, Department of Information Systems, the University of Münster, Germany.

 
Talk abstract: Owing to advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and specifically in machine learning, information technology (IT) systems can support humans in an increasing number of tasks. Yet, previous research indicates that people often prefer support by a human to support by an IT system, even if the latter provides superior... more

19.10.2021 Augmenting the algorithm: Emerging human-in-the-loop work configurations

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Margunn Aanestad, Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway.


Abstract: How do configurations of humans and algorithms evolve as firms adopt artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and what are the implications for work and organization? We explored these questions through a two-year long case study of an organization in the international maritime... more

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