Tue, 01.03.2016

    SpeedDating for Scientific Purpose

    Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Rügge
    LogDynamics-IGS, University of Bremen, Germany

    It is a challenge to get across the point of a PhD topic quickly. Project managers or sales people often use the metaphor of the "elevator pitch" to explain that one has to be able to actually not only say what s/he is doing but do it in a way that is interesting. The International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics (IGS) employs the metaphor of speed dating to make a lot of people know each other and their research topics in a very short time and to bridge the disciplinary and cultural gap as well.
    Each participant has two tasks:
    1. to introduce her/himself and her/his research topic with a few words to someone from a different discipline and with an unknown cultural background and
    2. to listen and identify common research interests or a mutual basis for further cooperation.

    Short Profile
    Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Rügge studied computer sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg and at the University of Bremen and obtained the diploma degree in 1995. In 1996 she started to work as researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Hamburg (LKI) on the project "MIMIC – Medical Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care". From 1995 to 2000 she held the position of a guest scientist at University of Bremen, working on gender-related topics. From 1999 to 2007 Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Rügge was researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen within the Center of Computing Technologies (TZI) in different positions.
    In 2004 she co-initiated the project 'wearIT@work - Empowering the mobile worker by wearable computing' and further research projects within the upraising field of wearable computing. She developed a novel concept for the close co-operation of science and business on the topic 'mobile solutions' under the label Mobile Solution Center Bremen (2004).
    In 2006 she received her PhD (Dr.-Ing.) from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bremen. Since June 2007 Dr.-Ing. Ingrid Rügge has been the managing director of the International Graduate School of Dynamics in Logistics (IGS) within the 'Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics - LogDynamics' of the University of Bremen. The IGS is the research training programme of LogDynamics. She is the local co-ordinator of three ERASMUS MUNDUS exchange projects, cLINK, FUSION and gLINK.
    Currently, she focusses on career development of Ph.D. students i.e. methods for cross-cultural communication in a heterogeneous international research cluster; motivating inter-disciplinary research co-operation, curriculum development for soft skill and transferable skill courses, and supervising the contributing external lecturers, particularly lecturers from different disciplines (e.g. language teacher, speech therapist, choir conductor, opera director) and other countries.