IPIT Additional Information

Granted projects which will mutually benefit from the Internationalization activities of IPIT:

  • UMI-Sci-Ed (2016-2019), Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education, EU H2020, Call on innovative ways to make science education and scientific careers attractive to young people (SEAC), Amount for NTNU 360.000. Entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary approach to raise youngsters’ motivation in IT education.
  • SOCRATIC (2016-2018), SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform for achieving Sustainable Goals, EU H2020, Call on collective awareness platforms for sustainability and social innovation. Amount for NTNU 260.000 Euro. Development of knowledge-based and social innovation platform to support project based learning.
  • FUTURE LEARNING (2016-2019): Orchestrating 21st Century Learning Ecosystems using Analytics, Research Council of Norway, Research and Innovation in the Educational Sector – FINNUT program, Grant amount 5.650 KNOK.
  • CIRCit (2017-2020): Circular Economy Integration in the Nordic Industry for enhanced sustainability and competitiveness). NordForsk Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Programme, Amount for NTNU 2.404 KNOK.
  • ManageCyber (2017-2020): Management of safety and security risks for Cyber-Physical Systems. Tandem PhD project co-financed by NTNU and DTU (Technical University of Denmark), Grant for two PhD students (6MNOK)
  • Open and Autonomous Digital Ecosystems (OADE) Strategic project at the Faculty of Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Additional Information about the roles in the project

Name Research and Education Strengths Role
Letizia Jaccheri, NTNU Research and education leadership and management; software engineering; IT education Project Leader, leader of the cluster board
Mark Guzdial, Georgia Institute of Technology Computing Education, Learning Sciences & Technologies, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Member of the cluster board
He (Jason) Zhang, Nanjing University software process, software architecture, empirical and evidence-based software engineering Member of the cluster board
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University Software engineering, software testing, service oriented architecture Member of the cluster board
Jingyue Li, NTNU IT Industry; Software Engineering; Empirical Studies; Software Security Responsible for cooperation wih China; Responsible for studies in Software engineering
Michail N. Giannakos, NTNU Learning Technologies, User Experience, Learning Analytics, Computing Education Responsible for cooperation wih US; Responsible for Empirical Investigation in IT Education
Guttorm Sindre, NTNU IT Education, Information Systems, Software Engineering Responsible of the cooperation between IPIT and Excited.

Guttorm Sindre has taught courses at all stages of IDI’s course portfolio, from the introductory IT course, through programming (1st year), software engineering (2nd year), information systems (3rd year), modelling techniques (4th year), project and master theses supervision (5th year), and phd courses and supervision. He has been project manager of WISEMOD (2003-2007) and ReqSec (2009-2012), both funded by the Norwegian Research Council. He has been Head of Department at IDI/NTNU 2009-10 and 2012-13, Vice Head 2010-12. He is member of NTNU’s Council on Research Ethics (2015-). He is NTNU’s representative in the national committee for professorship promotions in Informatics (2013-). He is member of the working group for “Alternative Forms of Assessment” under the NTNU Teaching Excellence initiative (2015-16); Member of NTNU’s Central Complaint Board (2012-15); Leader of the NOKOBIT association (2014-). He has had several roles in conference organization (leading roles only): CAiSE’07 (program co-chair), RE’08 (posters and demos chair), REFSQ’09 (org. co-chair), ABPSM’11 (co-chair), SBP’12 (steering committee co-chair), NOKOBIT’15 (general chair). Sindre’s research has mainly been in the areas of information systems modelling and software requirements engineering, but also with a side-interest for IT education. In total, Prof. Sindre has published 137 peer reviewed papers in international venues, whereof 39 papers in journals and scientific books (3 education related), and 98 papers in international conferences / workshops (11 education related). He has also published 15 papers in national conferences (5 education related), as well as contributed chapters to a textbook on Introduction to IT that was used for many years in several universities / colleges in Norway. His total citations are 4770, h-index: 26 (checked in Google Scholar, May 2017). Sindre will be responsible of the cooperation between IPIT and Excited.

Comparisons of the three universities according to https://www.topuniversities.com/

University QS World University Rankings #students #International students Number of academic faculty staff
NTNU[1] 259 39700 3596 4377
Georgia Tech 71 21115 5749 2716
Tsinghua University[2] 24 46200 2692 3395
Nanjing University 115 32999 3216 2449

[1] Source http://www.ntnu.edu/facts

[2] Source http://www.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/newthuen/newthuen_cnt/about-th/about-5.html

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