Training and Workshop on EmbeddedAI Application Domains @USI (25-28 March, 2024)

Training and Workshop on EmbeddedAI Apllication domains took place from 25th of March till 28th of March at the University of Siegen. During the event we were honoured to have our rector of Universität Siegen Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Reese and the Vice Chancellors of our Nigerian partner universities – Prof. Owunari Georgewill (University of Port-Harcourt), Prof. Adebayo Simeon Bamire (Obafemi Awolowo University), Prof. Abdul Rasheed Na’ Allah (University of Abuja), Prof. Maduebibisi O. Iwe (Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike) and Prof. MUHAMMAD AHMAD ABDULAZEEZ (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University) on the first day of the EmbeddedAI Workshop within the Erasmus+ Project. We were also happy to hear the presentations from our pro-dean Prof. Dr. Ivor Fleck and the Head of the International Office and Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator Katharina Sommer.
During the event the project partners had a chance to visit the facilities of the University of Siegen like FabLab, Entrepreneurship Centre and the Buschütten Campus.
We would like to express our thanks to the project coordinator Prof. Dr. Roman Obermaisser (Chair for Embedded Systems) and the project manager Dr. DANIEL ONWUCHEKWA, and our EU partners Prof. Dr. Wilfried Elmenreich (Universität Klagenfurt) and Dr. Viktor Kordas (KTH Royal Institute of Technology).

Training and Workshop on Teaching methodologies and documentation @USI (22-24 January, 2024)

The second training of the EmbeddedAI Masters Program took place at KTH Royal Institute of Technology during 16-20th of October, 2023.

The training included workshops and talks on Enhancing Higher Education, Sustainable Development in Education, Digital Learning in Higher Education, Rethinking Engineering Education, Cost-effective Educational Development, Framework for Future Education. The major part of the training covered the diffrent aspects of the educational concepts. During the week the participants also had a chance to get to know the campus and different faiclities at KTH.

National Project Coordinator Visits Vice-Chancellor of UoA

The national project coordinator Professor B. Omijeh (UPH) visited the Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja(UoA) as part of training activities planned in November 2023. The national project coordinator provided brief introduction about the project and its current activities to the vice-chancellor.

EmbeddedAI Workshop: Training @USI (10-14 July, 2023)

The first workshop of the EmbeddedAI Masters Program took place at University of Siegen (USI) from 10th to 14th of July. 

The workshop included the trainings on FPGA Design and Programming, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence Deployment on Hardware and Microcontroller Programming. The Partners also visited the Industries in Siegen, which collaberate in different projects with USI. The researches from the Chair of Embedded Systems at USI introduced their research project scope, which led to interesting discussions. Additionally, the week included project meetings and discussion of work packages, deliverables, project sustainability and quality and future plans.  

The workshop was conducted in a hybrid mode, which helped the participants from partner institutions from Nigeria to join the workshop.

DAAD Erasmus+ Forum for Partnerships and Cooperation Projects - Bonn Germany

Kick-off Meeting

We are pleased to announce that the kickoff meeting for EmbeddedAI  was successfully held on the 15th – 17th February 2023 . The meeting was attended by all key stakeholders, including project managers, team leaders, and technical experts.

During the meeting, we discussed the project goals, objectives, and timelines. We also reviewed the project plan and identified potential risks and challenges. The team shared their thoughts and ideas, and we had a productive discussion about how to best approach the project.

The kickoff meeting was an important milestone in the project and marked the official start of our work. We are excited to begin this new venture and look forward to working together to achieve our goals.

Moving forward, we will continue to hold regular meetings and communicate frequently to ensure the project stays on track. We are confident that with our dedicated team and strategic approach, we will deliver a successful outcome. Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of the project.

EmbeddedAI Team pays a courtesy visit to the Vice-Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt

A courtesy visit was paid to the Vice-Chancellor of University of Port-Harcourt in his office at the Senate building of the University. The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Owunari Georgewill formally welcomed EmbeddedAI team members on behalf of the Governing Council, Senate, Staff and Students of the University. He emphasized the importance of the meeting that warranted him to host the team right in his office. This was followed by the introduction of the team members individually.

The vice-chancellor went ahead stating the set goals for the project, which includes:

i. To establish a Master’s Programme in Embedded Artificial Intelligence in the five (5) partnering Nigerian Universities with University of Siegen, Germany.

ii. To get NUC accreditation for the established programme within three (3) years of funding from the European Union.

iii. To develop a sustainability plan for the MSc programme after the three (3) years of funding.

The vice-chancellor charged all partners to show and demonstrate a high level of resolute commitment and tenacity of purpose in ensuring the above set goals are achieved with excellent result in record time. He also urged the Nigerian partners to work collectively as a team with the national coordinator of this project, Professor Bourdillon Omijeh to ensure smooth project execution and implementation, especially to ensure that the program get accredited by National University Commission (NUC). He further prayed that God should help them to achieve their aim at the end of the project.

He therefore thanked the EU partners, for this great honour and privilege to partner with them, assuring them a successful and result-oriented partnership.