Events: Global events at Chalmers University of TechnologyFri, 17 Nov 2017 15:49:12 +0100,-Electrical-Engineering.aspx,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxHalf- way Seminar Robert Hult, Electrical Engineering<p>EA, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Coordination of Automated Vehicles at Intersections</p><p>​Robert Hult is a PhD student at the department of <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Systems and Control/Mechatronics</span></p> <p>Main supervisor is Docent Paolo Falcone from the department of <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Systems and Control/Mechatronics</span></p> Autonomy in the Anthropocene<p></p><p>​How does the Anthropocene modulate, constrain, or even abolish autonomy?  Through 20-minute presentations followed by a panel dialogue, David Chandler, Etienne Turpin and Anna-Sophie Springer will respond with perspectives from within and across their fields of international relations, philosophy, design research practice, exhibition-led inquiry, software development, curating, writing, and publishing.</p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">​Selected biographical material</h2> <div> </div> <div>Chandler is founding editor of the journal Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses and author of the forthcoming Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking (2018). </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Turpin is founding director of anexact office, an atelier for design research based in Jakarta and Berlin and was editor of Architecture in the Anthropocene (2013) and co-editor of Art in the Anthropocene (2015).</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Springer is an independent curator, writer, and co-founding director of K. Verlag, a publishing house based in Berlin. Her research-based practice merges curatorial, editorial, and artistic commitments.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> The Anthropocene is much more than a new geological epoch; it is also more than a problem of global warming and climate change. In his presentation, David Chandler will argue that the concept of the Anthropocene, in the social and political sciences, poses a major challenge to the idea of autonomy – both at the individual and collective levels. If human activities are now bound up with global and ecological processes, we can never again imagine that humans have autonomy. We are told that our existence is one of entanglement and attachment: the implications of this for human freedom are far reaching.</div> <div> </div> <div>The erratic relationship between autonomy and dependency is especially evident in the software that now runs much of our control society. In his presentation, Etienne Turpin contends that the Anthropocene can be understood as a process of parameterization—imposing on to forms of life a set of computerized parameters within which they must operate. How to design for autonomy within this pre-condition of control? Turpin will present recent projects from his design practice (anexact office) and his software development cooperative (User Group) to argue for a renewed attention to autonomy in the Anthropocene.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Speaker/panelist bios</h2> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2017/aha_speaker_2017_710.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><strong>David Chandler</strong> is Professor of International Relations, University of Westminster, and founding editor of the journal <em>Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses</em>. His most recent monographs include:<em> Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking </em>(Routledge, forthcoming 2018), <em>Peacebuilding: The Twenty Years’ Crisis: 1997-2017</em> (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); <em>The Neoliberal Subject: Resilience, Adaptation and Vulnerability</em> (with Julian Reid) (Rowman &amp; Littlefield, 2016) and <em>Resilience: The Governance of Complexity</em> (Routledge, 2014). His personal webpages can be found at: <a href=""></a>.</div> <div><div> </div> <div><strong>Etienne Turpin</strong> is a philosopher, Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Founding Director of anexact office, his atelier for design research based in Jakarta and Berlin. He is a co-principal investigator of <em>Reassembling the Natural</em>, an exhibition-led inquiry into biodiversity loss and land use transformation funded by Germany’s Kulturstiftung des Bundes, and a founding co-editor of the <em>intercalations: paginated exhibition</em> series, published by K. Verlag and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in the context of <em>Das Anthropozän Projekt</em>. He is also a founding co-director of User Group Inc. LLP, a London-based, worker-owned cooperative building software for disaster response, emergency coordination, and environmental monitoring. Dr. Turpin is the co-editor of <em>Fantasies of the Library</em> (MIT Press, 2016), <em>Art in the Anthropocene</em> (Open Humanities Press, 2015), and<em> Jakarta: Architecture + Adaptation</em> (Universitas Indonesia Press, 2013), and editor of <em>Architecture in the Anthropocene</em> (Open Humanities Press, 2013). Since completing his Ph.D. (Philosophy) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, he has taught advanced design research and theory at the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, and UC Berkeley, and held Research Fellowships at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, and the Australian Center for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong; he was also awarded a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Smart Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, for his work on climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia.</div> <div> </div> <div><strong>Anna-Sophie Springer</strong> is an independent curator, writer, and co-founding director of K. Verlag, a publishing house based in Berlin. She is co-principal investigator of <em>Reassembling the Natural</em>, an exhibition-led inquiry into biodiversity loss and land use transformation funded by Germany’s Kulturstiftung des Bundes, and a founding co-editor of the <em>intercalations: paginated exhibition</em> series, published by K. Verlag and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in the context of <em>Das Anthropozän Projekt</em>. Her research-based practice merges curatorial, editorial, and artistic commitments by stimulating fluid relations among images, artifacts, and texts in order to produce new geographical, physical, and cognitive proximities, often in relation to historical archives and the book-as-exhibition. Her previous curatorial projects include the series <em>EX LIBRIS</em> (2013) on how to make exhibitions engaging books and libraries at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB); Galerie Wien Lukatsch, Berlin, and In 2015, she co-curated <em>125,660 Specimens of Natural History</em> at Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta, Indonesia, in partnership with the Indonesian Institute of Science and funding by the Schering Stiftung. In addition to co-editing the <em>intercalations: paginated exhibition</em> series, Sophie is also the co-editor of <em>Fantasies of the Library</em> (MIT Press, 2016) and associate editor of the 8th Berlin Biennale, as well as the editor of numerous K. publications and the translator of books by Mark von Schlegell and Nina Power. She received her M.A. in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and her M.A. in Curatorial Studies from HGB, Leipzig. In 2014, she was the Craig-Kade Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Rutgers University. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Institut Kunst, Basel, and a Ph.D. student at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, where her research examines the financialization of nature and the role of natural history collections in a time of ecological collapse and mass extinction.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">RSVP</h2> <div>Attendance is free and no reservation is necessary.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Some background</h2> <div>I encountered David Chandler’s work through my involvement in TRADERS (Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space), an EU-funded network PhD project (<a href=""></a>; <a href=""></a>).  Five of the six member researchers hosted a ‘Training Week’ (TW) featuring guest speakers, workshops, etc. and, during the fourth TW in London, <a href="">Big Data in the City: Exploring Notions of Design and Agency</a> (2016) (on big data, data mining, data for civic engagement, etc.), David hosted a paradigm-bending literature seminar on posthumanism and the associated ontological shifts that designers should be aware of, especially in terms of causality.  In my role as part of the AHA! Festival planning team, I sought to gather a sort of panel/dialogue around the topic of autonomy in the Anthropocene, invited David, and invited him to suggest a dialogue partner.  Thus, Etienne Turpin, and later his partner Anna-Sophie Springer, joined as well.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Related festival activities (selected)</h2> <div> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline"><strong>Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival</strong> (2016) - <em>Film screening on Wednesday, 22 Nov. 10:00-12:00</em></div> <div>Film screening of Fabrizio Terranova’s portrait of Donna Haraway, whose groundbreaking work in science, technology, gender and trans-species relationships over the last four decades is marked by her deep commitments to feminism and environmentalism. Refusing to distinguish between humans and animals and machines, she proposed new ways of understanding our world that challenge normative structures and boundaries. Her approach to writing is equally distinct, breaking with prevailing trends in theory by embracing narrative techniques in painting a rebellious and hopeful future. Recognising her singular talent for storytelling, Fabrizio Terranova spent a few weeks filming Haraway and her dog Cayenne in their Southern California home, exploring their personal universe as well as the longer development of Haraway’s views on kinship and planetary welfare.  [<a href=""></a>]</div> <div> </div> <div style="text-decoration:underline"><strong>Alejandro Aravena</strong> - lecture &amp; panel discussion - <em>Tuesday, 21 Nov. 18:00-20:00</em></div> <div>Lecture &amp; panel discussion with the Pritzker-Prize winning architect Alejandro Aravena and his firm Elemental, receiving the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development this year (2017).  [Renowned for designs which integrate space/structure for inhabitants to incrementally self-build.]</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Related upcoming book</h2> <div> </div> <div><strong>Ontopolitics in the Anthropocene: An Introduction to Mapping, Sensing and Hacking</strong> <em>(David Chandler, 2017)</em></div> <div> </div> <div>The Anthropocene captures more than a debate over how to address the problems of climate change and global warming. Increasingly, it is seen to signify the end of the modern condition itself and potentially to open up a new era of political possibilities. This is the first book to look at the new forms of governance emerging in the epoch of the Anthropocene. Forms of rule, which seek to govern without the handrails of modernist assumptions of ‘command and control’ from the top-down; taking on board new ontopolitical understandings of the need to govern on the grounds of non-linearity, complexity and entanglement.</div> <div> </div> <div>The book is divided into three parts, each focusing on a distinct mode or understanding of governance: Mapping, Sensing and Hacking. Mapping looks at attempts to govern through designing adaptive interventions into processes of interaction. Sensing considers ways of developing greater real time sensitivity to changes in relations, often deploying new technologies of Big Data and the Internet of Things. Hacking analyses the development of ways of ‘becoming with’, working to recomposition and reassemble relations in new and creative forms.</div> <div> </div> <div>This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of international politics, international security and international relations theory and those interested in critical theory and the way this is impacted by contemporary developments.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Further information</h2> <div>For practical information, as well as the rest of the festival program see: <a href=""></a></div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Contact</h3> <div>Jon Geib</div> <div>AHA! Festival planning team member, PhD Student, Urbanist, Architect</div> <div>Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Division of Urban Design</div> <div></div> <div> </div> </div>úl Pardo Jimenez, Computer Science and Engineering<p>Gustaf Dalén-salen, lecture hall, Physics building</p><p>Privacy Policies for Social Networks – A Formal Approach</p><strong><br />Abstract</strong><br />Online Social Networks (OSNs) are ubiquitous, with more than 70% of Internet users being part of them. The pervasive nature of OSNs brings many threats and challenges, privacy being one of them. Very often the available privacy protection mechanisms in OSNs do not meet users requirements. This results in users that are unable to define privacy settings (also known as privacy policies) that meet their expectations. <br /><br />Furthermore, current privacy settings are difficult to understand, which makes users sharing their personal information with more people than they actually intend to. In this thesis we explore novel techniques to protect users' privacy in OSNs. On the one hand, we define a formal framework to write privacy policies in OSNs and to reason about them. We use this framework to define and study current and new types of privacy policies that are not present in today's OSNs. <br /><br />In particular, we look into: i) protection against implicit disclosure of information, e.g., a user sharing someone else's information---without her consent; and ii) evolving privacy policies, i.e., privacy policies that change over time, e.g., &quot;my supervisor cannot see my location during the weekend&quot;. <br /><br />These formalisms also provide a direct enforcement mechanism for this new type of privacy policies. We have developed a proof-of-concept implementation of the enforcement to show the practicality of our technique. We formally prove that this enforcement is correct, i.e., no privacy violations may occur. On the other hand, we look into the problem of embedding privacy policies into the data. Having policies and data as separate entities is prone to consistency issues. It might happen that the data is accessed by individuals who should not have access to it because the access policy is outdated or simply missing. This issue is particularly important in OSNs as they normally rely on geographically distributed databases or have a distributed architecture. Concretely, we use Attributed-Based Encryption (ABE) to &quot;attach&quot; privacy policies to pictures. 6th Development Conference<p>Chalmers University of Technology</p><p>​In November The 6th Development Conference for Swedish Engineering Education will take place at Chalmers University of Technology. The conference webbsite</p> Colloquium: From levitated nanomagnets to quantum magnonics<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by Oriol Romero-Isart, IQOQI Innsbruck, Austria</p> seminar with Kristina Malmgren<p>Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital</p><p>​Welcome to a WiSE lunchseminar with professor Kristina Malmgren from Sahlgrenska University Hospital!</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Kalendarium/WiSE/kristina-malmgren_250x334px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:264px" />Kristina Malmgren will share with us her 35-year career where both family life and the medical profession, as well as her research career, have played significant roles. Is it possible to achieve a work–life balance? Does the glass ceiling really exist, and if it does, are there any ways to handle it? <br /><br />While caring for two young daughters, Kristina Malmgren became a registered medical doctor in 1982 and started working at the Department of Neurology at the Sahlgrenska Hospital in Gothenburg. In 1988, Kristina both completed her thesis in motor control and became a specialist in Neurology. At that time, she started working both clinically and scientifically within the field of epileptology. Kristina leads a clinical epilepsy team and a multidisciplinary research group with scientific collaborations with colleagues from all over Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe, and Canada as well as participating in two EU-funded projects.<br /><br />During the seminar, WiSE offers lunch to participants who register before 11 am on Friday 24 November.<br /> <br /><span>Welcome to listen to Kristina Malmgren at this WiSE and MedTech West lunchseminar!<br /><br /><a href="" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Register here</a><br /><br /><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/E2/Kalendarium/WiSE/WiSE_250px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />WiSE aims to create a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology.<a href="" target="_blank"></a><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> of the Xsens Motion Capture System<p>PJ, lecture hall, Fysik Origo, Fysik</p><p>​We would like to invite you to a short presentation of the software and its technology, which will be followed by a training session on how to use the system.  The seminar is free of charge and no prior knowledge about the system is necessary.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/IMS/Övriga/div%20nyheter%20o%20kalender/xsence1.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><span style="background-color:initial">XSENS MVN BIOMECH consists of a wearable system with 17 motion trackers, offering</span> full-body human motion measurements, combined with a Software-Studio to analyze and extract kinematic data. The application of the system can vary from sports performance analysis <div>and movement biomechanics to human-machine interaction and ergonomics.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700">​</span><span style="background-color:initial"><span style="font-weight:700">Program</span></span><span></span><div>08:30-09:00 Xsens and Inertial Measurement Unit Technology</div> <div>09:00-09:30 New Motion Capture System</div> <div>09:30-11:30 Training session: Part 1</div> <div>11:30-12:30 Break</div> <div>12:30-14:30 Training session: Part 2​​</div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>​29 Nov 2017 - PJ lecture room (4th floor)</div> <div>Entrance: Fysikgården 2B, Physics department​​​</div></div>öm,-Electrical-Engineering.aspx,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxNina Sundström, Electrical Engineering<p>EB, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Robust and Energy Efficient Scheduling</p><p>​Nina Sundström is a PhD Student <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">at Systems and Control/Automation</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Faculty </span>Opponent is Professor Peter B. Luh from University of Connecticut </p> <div>Supervisor is Professor Bengt Lennartsson from Chalmers University of Technology</div> Energy Symposium<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Welcome to an exciting three-day program that includes presentations and discussions about novel solar, storage, battery and sustainability technologies.</p><div>​The world needs to change the primary energy production from fossil fuels to renewable sources. Chalmers University of Technology and Molecular Frontiers Foundation are proud to announce a unique conference on sustainable energy with the aim to gather leading scientists, policy makers and the interested public in discussions about future energy possibilities. Several world-leading scientists will participate in the event.<br /></div> <br /><span style="text-decoration:underline">Time:</span> Dec 6-8, 2017 <br />The program on Dec 6, with invited talks and poster session, is targeted at scientists and university students, whereas the sessions on Dec 7 and 8, with plenary talks and panel discussion, are open also to the general public. <br /><span style="text-decoration:underline">Venue:</span> RunAn, Chalmers Conference Centre <br /><strong><a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Documents/Tentative_Program_Sustainable_Energy.pdf">Tentative program (PDF)</a></strong> - This file will be updated continuosly<br /><span><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">Registration</h4></span>The symposium is open for all and free of charge. It is possible to register for single days or for the entire symposium.<br /><a href="/en/conference/sustainableenergy/Pages/default.aspx">Read more and register on the conference website</a><br />Deadline for registration is Nov 22, but seats are limited, so do not wait!<br /><a href=""></a><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Confirmed plenary speakers:</h3> Confirmed plenary speakers: <p><strong><a href="">Steven Chu</a></strong><br />Nobel laureate in Physics 1997, former United States Secretary of Energy. Stanford University, United States<br /><strong><a href="">Dame Julia King</a></strong><br />The Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE, United Kingdom<br /><strong><a href="">Sir Richard Friend</a></strong><br />University of Cambridge, United Kingdom<br /><strong><a href="">Daniel G. Nocera</a></strong><br />Harvard University, United States<br /><strong><a href="">Paul Alivisatos</a></strong><br />University of California, Berkeley, United States<br /><strong><a href="">Josef Michl</a></strong><br />University of Colorado Boulder, United States and Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic <br /><strong><a>Katherine Richardson</a></strong><br />University of Copenhagen, Denmark<br /><strong><a href="">Harry Atwater</a></strong><br />California Institute of Technology, United States<br /><strong><a href="">Susanne Siebentritt</a></strong><br />University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg<br /><strong><a href="">Jean-Marie Tarascon</a></strong><br />Collège de France, France<br /></p> <div><div> </div> The symposium is organized by <a href="">Molecular Frontiers Foundation</a> and Chalmers University of Technology, through the Areas of Advance <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/nano/Pages/default.aspx">Nanoscience and Nanotechnology</a>, <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/energy/Pages/default.aspx">Energy</a> and <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/Pages/default.aspx">Materials Science</a>.</div> <span style="display:inline-block"></span> E Morris: Topics in Nanopackaging<p>Luftbryggan, conference room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p></p><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/jmorris.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" />James E. Morris, Department of Electrical &amp; Computer Engineering, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"><br /></h5> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"><br /></h5> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"><br /></h5> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"><br /></h5> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">ABSTRACT</h5> <div>We live in an Information Age driven by the astonishing progression of solid state electronics over the past 70 years since the invention of the transistor, and especially by the relentless march forward driven by industrial roadmaps based on faith in the infallibility of Moore’s Law. But even as Moore’s Law falters in the face of the challenges of nanoscale device manufacturing, new applications are opening up, e.g. flexible electronics, wearables, Internet of Things, etc. As IC chips became bigger and on-chip devices became smaller, electronics packaging, which has provided the chip with mechanical support, environmental protection, thermal dissipation, signal and power integrity, and system reliability from mainframe computers and PCs to smart phones, has kept pace through comparable innovations. Electronics packaging areas are becoming more specialized in meeting new environmental challenges, e.g. biomedical, oil well, space, aeronautics, and of that information center formerly known as an automobile! The current “grand challenges” for electronics packaging are 3D system integration by chip-stacking, embedded passives to provide more board real estate for active silicon, and the continuing battle against increasing power dissipation.  </div> <div> </div> <div>Nanotechnologies offer a variety of materials options for reliability improvements in microelectronics packaging, primarily in the applications of nanocomposites, or in the exploitation of the superior properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene. Nanoparticle composite materials are studied for resistors, high-k dielectrics, electrically conductive adhesives, conductive “inks,” underfill fillers, and solder enhancements, while nanowires, CNTs and graphene may also find thermal, interconnect, and shielding applications. The presentation will briefly cover electronics packaging as an introduction to nanopackaging, and then will emphasize some selected recent developments in the field,, specifically:</div> <div> </div> <div>- Printed and sintered nanoparticle interconnects</div> <div>- Nanoparticle film sensors for electronics package reliability</div> <div>- Carbon nanotube (CNT) applications and concluding with some relevant EHS (environment, health and safety) cautions</div> <div> </div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">BIOGRAPHY</h5> <div>Jim Morris is Professor Emeritus of Electrical &amp; Computer Engineering at Portland State University, Oregon, USA, with B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the Politechnica University of Bucharest.  </div> <div>He is an IEEE Life Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer for both the Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) and the Nanotechnology Council (NTC). He has served the EPS in multiple roles for 25 years, including 20 years on the Board of Governors. He is now equally involved in the NTC, currently as Vice-President for Finance.</div> <div>His research activities are focused on electrically conductive adhesives, the electrical conduction mechanisms in discontinuous metal nanoparticle thin films, and on nanotechnology education. He has edited or co-authored five books on electronics packaging, (two of which have been published in Chinese,) and two on nanodevices. The second edition of his Nanopackaging book (from 2008) is in press.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/departments/mc2/calendar/Documents/jmorris_abstract_171206.pdf">Download abstract and bio</a> [pdf] &gt;&gt;&gt;</div> <div><br /></div> <div>This seminar is arranged by IEEE EPS Nordic (&quot;former IEEE CPMT&quot;) and IEEE Chalmers Student Branch.<br /><img src="/en/departments/mc2/calendar/PublishingImages/IEEE_chalmers_SB_171109.jpg" width="674" height="204" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><img src="/en/departments/mc2/calendar/PublishingImages/eps-logo.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div> Colloquium: Topological trouble: The problem with braiding Majoranas<p>Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2</p><p>​Colloquium by David DiVincenzo, RWTH Aachen, Germany</p> Carlsson<p>Sal SB-H6, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​SME Contractors on the stage for energy renovations?</p><span><span style="display:inline-block"><br /></span></span> defence in mathematical statistics: Ronny Hedell<p>Pascal, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>​Bayesian inference for detection problems in biology</p>​<br />Faculty opponent: Professor Julia Mortera, Roma Tre, Università degli Studi Nägeli<p>SB-S393, seminar room, Arkitektur, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Building Stock Modeling – Assessing Energy Demand and GHG-Emissions Through Synthetic Building Stocks</p>​Interim seminar at the department of architecture and civil engineering, division of building technology.<br /><br /><strong>Short description:</strong><br /><span>In Europe, the final energy demand and GHG emissions of the residential and commercial building stock is considered to make up about 40 % of the energy and emissions. At the same time it offers a large potential for energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. However, data availability and quality is poor to assess this potential in a reliable way on a large scale. Building stock models (BSM) offer a way to assess the energy demand and GHG-emissions of building stocks and develop pathways for energy and GHG-emission reduction. The most common approach to building stock modeling is based on building archetypes, which are taken as representing large segments of the stock. Based on these archetypes the future development of the stock is forecast through average refurbishment rates. This limits the conclusions that can be drawn to an average and aggregate level as average archetypes do not reflect the variability in the stock in terms of building sizes, states and usage and therefore may overestimate the actual reduction potential.<br /><br />This thesis aims at addressing these issues by drawing on research on the generation of synthetic populations to generate a disaggregated synthetic building stocks. The developed methodology disaggregates aggregate national data and combines it with various data sources to generate a synthetic building stock that can be assessed through building stock modeling. The disaggregate stock data can more adequately represent the variability and heterogeneity in the building stock. This is the basis for a more accurate assessment of the reduction potential for energy and GHG emissions in the building stock as well as lays the basis for developing more detailed forecasts for the development of the stock.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>Åsljung,-Electrical-Engineering.aspx,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxDaniel Åsljung, Electrical Engineering<p>EA, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​On Safety Validation of Automated Driving Systems using Extreme Value Theory</p><p>​Daniel Åsljung is a PhD student at <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Systems and Control/Mechatronics</span></p> <p>Examiner is Professor Jonas Sjöberg at <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Systems and Control/Mechatronics</span></p> <p>Discussion leader is Professor Holger Rootzen at <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;text-align:left;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Chalmers</span></p>,-TME.aspx,-TME.aspxThesis defence Sara Fallahi, TME<p>Vasa A, lecture hall, Vasa Hus 2-3 entréhall, Vasa Hus 1-2-3</p><p>​Business Model Innovation from a Process Perspective Opponent: Professor Stefan Haefliger, Cass Business School, London</p> seminar in mathematics: Maximilian Thaller<p>Pascal, Chalmers tvärgata 3</p><p>​Compcact Relativistic Matter Shells with Massless and Charged Particles</p>​<br />Introducer: Thomas Bäckdahl, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam defence in mathematics: Christoffer Standar<p>Pascal, Hörsalsvägen 1</p><p>On finite element schemes for Vlasov-Maxwell system and Schrödinger equation</p>​<br />Faculty opponent: Professor Francis Filbet, Université Toulouse III &amp; Institut Universitaire de France Almquist, Systems and Synthetic Biology<p>KE, lecture hall, Kemi, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​“Kinetic models in life science – contributions to methods and applications”</p>​<br /><strong>Opponent</strong>: Prof. Matthias Reuss, Stuttgart Research Center Systems Biology, University of Stuttgart<br /><br /><strong>Supervisor</strong>: Associate Prof. Mats Jirstrand<br /><strong>Examiner</strong>: Prof. Jens Nielsen, Chalmers<br /> Sun<p>SB-H3, lecture hall, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​Contribution of stormwater ponds to aquatic biodiversity</p>​<br />Examiner: Professor Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, ACE, Chalmers<br />Supervisor: Professor Sebastien Rauch, ACE, Chalmers<br />Discussion leader: Professor Thrond Oddvar Haugen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences Moona<p>SB-M022, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​​Modification of Granular Activated Carbon Filter used in Drinking Water Treatment</p>​<span class="text-normal ingress"></span><br />Examiner: Professor Britt-Marie Wilén, WET, Chalmers ACE<br /><div class="text-normal page-content">Supervisor: Docent Thomas Pettersson, WET, Chalmers ACE<br />Discussion leader: Professor Kenneth M. Persson, Water Resources Engineering, Lunds Universitet</div>,-Electrical-Engineering.aspx,-Electrical-Engineering.aspxSrikar L. Muppirisetty, Electrical Engineering<p>EA, lecture hall, EDIT trappa C, D och H, EDIT</p><p>​Location-aware Communications</p><p>​Srikar L. Muppirisetty is a <span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">a PhD student in the Communication systems research group</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Faculty opponent is Professor Philippe Ciblat fromTélécom ParisTech &amp; Université Paris-Saclay</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px">Supervisor is Professor Henk Wymeersch from Chalmers University of Technology </span><span style="font-size:14px;font-family:&quot;open sans&quot;, sans-serif;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-transform:none;float:none;font-weight:300;font-style:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;display:inline !important;letter-spacing:normal;text-indent:0px"> </span></p>,-TME.aspx,-TME.aspxThesis defence Yashar Mansoori, TME<p></p><p>​Entrepreneurial Methods as Vehicles of Entrepreneurial Action Opponent: Professor Georges Romme, Eindhoven University of Technology</p> Zenzerovic<p>SB-H4, lecture hall, Sven Hultins gata 6</p><p>​​Time-domain Modelling of Curve Squeal: A Fast Model for One- and Two-point Wheel/Rail Contact</p>​<span><br />Faculty Opponent: Professor David Thompson, ISVR, University of Southampton<br />​Examiner and Main Supervisor: Professor Wolfgang Kropp, Applied Acoustics, ACE Chalmers<br />Assistant Supervisor: <span>Astrid Pieringer, <span></span></span></span><span><span>Applied Acoustics, </span></span><span><span><span><span><span></span><span></span>ACE Chalmers<span></span><span></span><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span></span></span></span> Tullberg, Food & Nutrition Science<p>KC, lecture hall, Kemi, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​“Oxidation of marine oils during gastrointestinal in vitro digestion and its effect on a cellular level”</p>​<div>Opponent:      Ph.D. Prof. Claude Genot, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France</div> <div> </div> <div>Examiner:       Prof. Ann-Sofie Sandberg, Chalmers<br />Supervisor:     Prof. Ingrid Undeland, Chalmers</div> Christian Nielsen, Systems and Synthetic Biology<p>KA, lecture hall, Kemi, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​“Systems Biology of the secondary metabolism in filamentous fungi”</p>​<br />Opponent:      Prof. Mikael Rørdam Andersen, DTU, Danmark<br /><br />Examiner:       Prof. Ivan Mijakovic, Chalmers<br />Supervisor:     Prof. Jens Nielsen, Chalmers Margarida da Costa Ribeiro, Chemical Biology<p>TBA</p><p>​“Pancreatic extracellular communication. Applications on beta cells culture and islet amyloid aggregation”</p><p>​<br /><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">Opponent:      Prof. Gunilla Westermark, Uppsala Biomedicinska centrum (BMC), Uppsala<br /></span></p> <p><span>Examiner:       Prof. Stefan Hohmann, Chalmers<br />Supervisor:     Prof. Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers</span></p>öm,-TME.aspx,-TME.aspxThesis defence Anders Billström, TME<p></p><p>​Human Capital, Social Networks and New Firm Formation – The Role of Academic and External Entrepreneurs in University Spin-offs Opponent: Professor Lene Foss, UIT - The Arctic University of Norway,Tromsö</p> Goncalves Teixeira, Systems and Synthetic Biology<p></p><p>​“Engineering Lipid Metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Production of Oleochemical Precursors”</p>​<div>Opponent:      Prof. Nils J. Færgemann, Dep. Of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, SDU – University of Southern Denmark</div> <div> </div> <div>Examiner:       Prof. Christer Larsson, Chalmers<br />Supervisor:     Prof. Jens Nielsen, Chalmers<br /></div> Paul, Chemical Biology<p></p><p>​“Adipose Tissue Heterogeneity – Development and Application of Nonlinear Microscopy methods”</p>​<br />Opponent:      Assoc. Prof. Julian Moger, Physics and Medical Imaging, College of Engineering, Mathematics an Physical Scieneces, University of Exeter, United Kingdom<div> </div> <div>Examiner:       Prof. Stefan Hohmann, Chalmers<br />Supervisor:     Prof. Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, Chalmers</div> seminar on Digitalisation Security & privacy | Machine Intelligence<p>RunAn, conference hall, Kårhuset, Campus Johanneberg</p><p>​Save the date: 15 March 2018</p>​ <br />Next year’s initiative seminar on Digitalisation we focus on the two themes Security/Privacy and Machine Intelligence. More information will follow. space for hope<p>Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden</p><p>​We are pleased to invite you to Gothenburg, Sweden for the AESOP Annual Congress in 2018. This event will offer the opportunity for scholars from Europe, as well as from around the world, to contribute to the exchange of experiences, ideas and knowledge regarding planning in the 21st century, in particular in relation to the congress theme: MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.</p><div>​Planning is one of the activities – on different levels and in different contexts – striving for better futures. We live in dark times – climate crisis, economic regression, war and conflicts of political, ethnical and religious reasons. What used to be unrecognized by traditional planning debates can be useful to respond to contemporary planning problems. In-between spaces, insurgencies and untold stories can be rethought and re-explored to energize planning debates and practice. The challenges should be considered as triggers for transformations to a sustainable future. Planning should contribute to MAKING SPACE FOR HOPE.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Scientific and social programme</h2> <div>• Invited keynote speakers</div> <div>• Approximately 20 paper tracks</div> <div>• Round table sessions</div> <div>• Poster presentations</div> <div>• Thematic group meetings</div> <div>• Mobile workshops</div> <div>• Congress dinner</div> <div>• Artistic interventions</div> <div>• …and more</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Important dates</h2> <div>• Call for abstract: October 2017</div> <div>• Abstract submission deadline: January 15, 2018</div> <div>• Notification abstracts: February 28, 2018</div> <div>• Early bird registration deadline: April 30, 2018</div> <div>• Full paper/extended abstract submission deadline: May 15, 2018</div> <div>• PhD Workshop in Karlskrona: July 5-8, 2018</div> <div>• AESOP 2018 Congress in Gothenburg: July 10-14, 2018</div> <div>• Post Congress Tour, Stockholm metropolitan region: July 16-18, 2018</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Pre-congress PhD workshop</h2> <div>The PhD workshop will be held on July 5-8, 2018 on an island in the archipelago outside Karlskrona, Sweden. Karlskrona is a small baroque town and a UNESCO world heritage site located in the southeast corner of Sweden and has approximately 65,000 inhabitants. Blekinge Institute of Technology (Department of Spatial Planning) is responsible for the workshop.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Post-congress tour</h2> <div>A three-day Post-Congress tour will take place in the Stockholm metropolitan region on July 16-18, 2018. One-day and two-day alternatives will be offered in the Gothenburg region.</div> <div> </div> <div>Web:</div>