I believe in experiential learning, or learning by doing. But experiential does not mean only trial and error; we can be intentional and systematic in our experiments. This leads to design thinking. When we approach a problem, we first need to understand it, formulate it, and thus develop our analytical thinking skills. Next, we can explore its solution space, making good use of our critical thinking and procedural thinking skills.

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Teaching-Related Publications 
  • M. Cote and A. Branzan Albu, "Teaching socio-cultural impacts of technology in advanced technical courses: a case study," European Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 44, no. 5, pp. 688-701, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1551329
  • M. Cote and A. Branzan Albu, "Teaching computer vision and its societal effects: a look at privacy and security issues from the students' perspective," Proc. IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW 2017), Honolulu, HI, July 2017.
  • F. Jean, A. Gebali, T. Beugeling, and A. Branzan Albu, “An Educational Visual Prototyping Environment for Real-Time Imaging”, IEEE Conf. on Frontiers on Education FIE 2012, Seattle, Oct 3-6 2012.
  • A. Branzan Albu, “Learning Artificial Intelligence Clip-by-Clip: Post Class Reflections on the First Online Norvig-Thrun-Stanford-Know Labs Artificial
  • Intelligence Course”, IEEE Conf. on Frontiers on Education FIE 2012, Seattle, Oct 3-6 2012.
  • A. Braslavski, A. Agah St-Pierre, H. Tuokko, and A. Branzan Albu, “A Survey of Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions Regarding the Internationalization of Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Programs at the University of Victoria, IEEE Conf. on Frontiers on Education FIE 2012, Seattle, Oct 3-6 2012.
  • P. Reimer, A. Branzan-Albu, and G. Tzanetakis, “Raydiance: A Tangible Interface for Teaching Computer Vision”, Int. Symposium on Visual Computing, Las Vegas, pp. 259-269, Sept. 2011.
  • A. Branzan Albu and R. Siemens, “Teaching Human-Computer-Interaction with Shakespeare Sonnets: a case study in interdisciplinary project-based learning” In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA 2009), pp.973-979, Honolulu, HI, June 2009.
  • A. Branzan Albu, H. Tuokko, K. Malakuti, W. Lindstrom-Forneri, and K. Kowalski, “Interdisciplinary Project-based Learning in Ergonomics for Software Engineers: A Case Study”, Proc. of 3rd Int. Conf. of Software Engineering Advances, ICSEA 2008, Malta, Oct. 2008.
  • A. Branzan Albu, “Work in Progress – Imageria: A Visual Computing Festival for Girls”, Proc. of the IEEE Conf . on Frontiers in Education, FIE 2009, San Antonio (TX), Oct 2009.