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ERIE 2015 Keynote Lecture I

Anna Croon Fors

Since 2013 Assoc. Prof. Anna Croon Fors holds the chair of Umea Center for Gender Studies, Umea University, Sweden. She also holds a position as an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the same university. She received a PhD in Informatics from the Department of Informatics, Umea University, Sweden, and was appointed Head of the same department from 2007-2010.

Croon Fors has more than twenty years of experience in teaching, academic leadership, and collaboration with industrial, governmental and non-profit organizations. Her engagement in research, research education, and teaching in higher education is dedicated to alternative forms of knowledge production with respect to societal challenges, and the interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary work required addressing them.

Divergent and evolving societal needs make new demands regarding knowledge production, forms of organization, and alliances in relation to research, education, and infrastructures. These challenges have long been at the heart of Croon Forsí academic work. In particular, she focuses on the ways in which the approaches of systems thinking, design theory and feminist technosciensce can be used to privilege situated knowledge, alternative visions and new compositions, providing a sharp contrast to traditional views within science and engineering research and education. Her work is dedicated to envisioning alternative platforms for knowledge production and contestation that are ultimately capable of producing new realities.

ERIE 2015 Keynote Lecture II

Jakub Fischer

Born in 1978. Graduated at the University of Economics, Prague, in 2001 (Statistics and Insurance) and attained a Ph.D. degree in statistics in 2005. In 2008 he has become an associate professor of statistics. Since 2008 he is a head of the Department of Economic Statistics, In February 2010 he has been appointed as the Vice President of the University of Economics, Prague. Since 2012, he also serves as the President of the Council of Higher Education Institutions of the Czech Republic.

His research is focused on the field of social and economic statistics and national accounting. As the key research results, he co-authored articles containing historical time series of the Czech GDP 1970-1989 estimated according to the ESA95 methodology, estimates of the efficiency of the Czech higher education institutions, estimates of internal rates of return on human capital investment differenced by study fields, sex and regions and some interdisciplinary paper related to connections between ICT and economy.

He has been the principle investigator or co-investigator of several research projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation and the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. He is a member of the Czech Statistical Society, Czech Demographic Society, a member of the Board of the Czech Economic Society and a member of the Academic Assembly of the Czech Academy of Science. Since 2015, he works for the Czech Science Foundation as the panel member. Jakub Fischer is an author or co-author of 5 monographs, 47 peer-reviewed articles and 92 conference papers.

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