På hvilke måter er krigen i ferd med å forandre det ukrainske samfunnet?

Oleksandra Deineko er sosiolog og førsteamenuensis ved V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. I februar ble livet hennes snudd på hodet da Russland gikk til angrep på Ukraina og i mars kom hun som flyktning til Norge. Deineko jobber i dag som gjesteforsker ved NIBR, By- og regionsforskningsinstituttet, samtidig som hun tilbyr studentene sine i Kharkiv fjernundervisning.

I denne samtalen på engelsk med programleder Jeff Lugowe, tar Deineko på seg sosiolog-hatten og deler sin analyse av de viktigste samsfunnsområder som har blitt forvandlet av krigen. Analysen hennes bygger til dels på en stor undersøkelse hun har vært med på å gjennomføre sammen med kolleger fra NIBR, hvor ukrainske borgere har blitt spurt om livene sine siden krigens start.

Det var en fryd å ha Deineko i studioet og OsloMet er heldig som har fått henne som kollega. Samtidig håper vi at hun veldig snart kan dra hjem til sin egen hjemby.

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  • NIBR inviterer til seminarrekke om ulike aspekter ved krigen i Ukraina og det ukrainske samfunnet. De planlegger tre nye seminarer etter sommerferien.
  • Deineko har sammen med kollegaene Marthe Hånda Myhre og Aadne Aasland gjennomført en unik undersøkelse i samarbeid med det ukrainske meningsmålingsinstituttet Operatyvna Sotsiologija
  • Deineko har blitt intervjuet i både Dagbladet og Khrono om erfaringene sine med å flykte fra Kharkiv til Oslo.

What happens when volcanoes erupt?

Returning to the podcast is Associate Professor and head of the Mathematical Modeling academic group, André Brodtkorb. Occasional podcast host Carla Hughes welcomed André back to the pod to talk about his exciting work on ash detection and eruption altitudes of volcanoes. In this episode, Carla and André discuss the recent Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai eruption and tsunami as well as André’s personal experiences during the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption.

To learn more about André’s work, you can visit his website.

You can read a pre-print of a paper André co-authored with Håvard Heitlo Holm on this subject: Real-World Oceanographic Simulations on the GPU
using a Two-Dimensional Finite-Volume Scheme
.

Further reading

Source code: https://github.com/babrodtk/VolcanicAshInversion

Mathematical modeling webpage: https://uni.oslomet.no/matmod/

Jenter og Teknologi

On 15th February, it is the jenter og teknologi (girls and technology) inspiration day. So, today we are joined by two students who have been selected as role models for the Jenter og teknologi Oslo 2022 – OsloMet event.

Firstly we have, Sunniva Marie Grotnes is currently studying Dataingeniør – OsloMet (Software Engineering) and has a background in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering. In this episode she also discusses her work as the Deputy Chairman of Oslo Tekniker Samfund (OTS) Jentegruppa, and her previous work on the board of the Environmental Committee and her role as the Sponsor Responsible for the OTS buddy board. This is also in addition to her exchange through European Project Semester (EPS).

We are also joined by Hava who studies Anvendt datateknologi – OsloMet (Applied Computer science) and works as a mentor at OsloMet Makerspace. Makerspace is an open workshop where you can get help with everything from 3D printing, sewing, laser cutting, electronics, t-shirt printing and woodworking. Hava truly demonstrates what opportunities you can find by just engaging yourself.

In today’s episode, we talked about what it means to be a girl in technology, what career paths can be found after education and share words of inspiration to aspiring students.

Is there a relationship between obesity and COVID-19?

In this episode, we are joined by Geographer, Margarida Pereira. Margarida has a masters in Public Health, a PhD in Human Geography and is now working as a Postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Research on Pandemics and Society (PANSOC) at OsloMet. 

We discuss her current research regarding the links between obesity and COVID-19 and Margarida reflects upon her educational background, as well as her experience of living in Angola during the Ebola outbreak.

Other episodes about pandemics

What predicts choice behaviours and decision-making?

Returning to the Viten og Snakkis podcast is Marco Tagliabue. Since Marco visited us in 2017, he has defended his PHD, and now works as førsteamanuensis/associate professor with the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, at OsloMet.

In this episode, we discussed advances in his “nudging” research, as well as the psychology behind decision-making. What encourages us to make different decisions? What catalyses specific choices that we make? Listen to hear Marco explain his thoughts and findings on this topic. 

To learn more about Marco, please visit his website at https://www.marcotagliabue.com/

Listen:

Can nudging change your habits?

Norway’s first ever quantum computer

Before OsloMet unveiled Norway’s first ever quantum computer, we talked with Gustavo Mello, head of Artificial intelligence group at the department of Computer science, and CEO of the AI lab and Andre Brodtkorb, head of mathematical modelling group at the department of Computer science. Both Gustavo and Andre is from the Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.

At this historical moment in time, both Gustavo and Andre explain how OsloMet selected the quantum computer in the first place, what this means for OsloMet and Norway as a whole – as well as how quantum computers can change the world!

Other podcast episodes:

OsloMet’s New Ocean Lab

After the opening of OsloMet’s new Ocean Lab, Professor Alex Alcocer and The Dean for the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design Carl Thodesen sit down and discuss how the Ocean Lab came to be, and what it will become in the future.

In this episode, Alex and Carl talk about OsloMet’s current ocean research and technology, as well as how ocean research and fjord access has changed at OsloMet since the opening in September.

Read more:

Oceanlab – havlaboratoriet – https://www.oslomet.no/om/tkd/oceanlab

Inspiring hero, tragic victim, or just human?

After four years of hard work Gagan Chhabra will defend his thesis Friday June 18th. In this episode Gagan looks back on his project where he has been comparing Norway to India focusing on disability policy reforms and employment experiences of young adults with visual impairments. Gagan shares the love for his projects but also the many hurdles he has met on the journey.

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Writing a Master’s thesis on pandemics, during a pandemic

Carla Louise Hughes and Lara Maria Dora Steinmetz are finishing up their first year studying a Master’s in International Social Welfare and Health Policy. They are now affiliated with The Center for Research on Pandemics & Society (PANSOC).

In this episode they talk about their master’s projects, PANSOC and what it is like to be an international master’s student during a pandemic.

Read more:

Meet our Masters Student: Lara Maria Dora Steinmetz – https://uni.oslomet.no/pansoc/2021/04/03/meet-our-masters-student-lara-maria-dora-steinmetz/

Meet our new Masters Student: Carla Louise Hughes – https://uni.oslomet.no/pansoc/2021/02/21/meet-our-new-masters-student-carla-louise-hughes/