News: Informations- och kommunikationsteknikhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterNews related to Chalmers University of TechnologyTue, 22 Jan 2019 15:30:42 +0100http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Call-for-Big-Data-research-projects-2019.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Call-for-Big-Data-research-projects-2019.aspxCall for Big Data research projects<p><b>​Call for seed-project proposals (budget not exceeding 300 kSEK) that address big data research projects.</b></p><p><strong>Important dates:</strong><br />Submission: Feb 20, 2019<br />Notification: Mar 6, 2019<br />Expected project start: April-May 2019 (can be discussed)</p> <p><br /></p> <p>Data driven research is becoming increasingly important for many research activities at Chalmers. To extract valuable patterns from large data sets and meet the related challenges, Chalmers and the ICT Area of Advance have created a group of data science research engineers with the purpose of contributing expertise for a few Big Data research projects, i.e., projects with a strong emphasis on methods of data analysis that are needed in research projects.<br /><br />We are prioritizing applied research involving new collaborations between researchers from different research communities, for example across different Areas of Advance, to support research groups in need of extracting and analysing large sources of data using machine learning. The group has previously participated in several successful research projects ranging across different fields of Chalmers.<br /><br />The Area of Advance ICT has four research profiles that summarize some of the challenges and opportunities of the modern society in which ICT can contribute. One of them is Big Data (e.g. data collection and storage, data visualization, and data analytics through machine learning and high-dimensional statistics). Moreover, AoA ICT is currently building up the <a href="/en/centres/chair/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Chalmers AI Research Centre</a> (CHAIR) and would like to encourage projects that include applications of machine learning that could lead to further AI-related projects at Chalmers.<br /><br />The unit of data science research engineers is available for discussions about the proposals during the weeks leading up to the submission deadline. This will ensure writing a proposal and matching project proposals with relevant knowledge and methods. They can be contacted through the mailing list <a href="mailto:dsre.cse@chalmers.se">dsre.cse@chalmers.se</a> and it is recommended to involve them in the formulation of the proposal.<br /><br /><strong>Requirements:</strong><br />• The data science research engineers will provide collaboration and support in new, or existing projects, in an area with big data, such as machine learning/data analytics, data storage, data visualization, or AI-related projects.<br />• The level of involvement should be not less than 30% of full time equivalent, and not larger than 50% full time equivalent during a period of 6 months.<br />• The projects should preferrably start in the period between 1st of April and 1st of May 2019. The exact date and extent can be discussed.<br />• The budget should not exceed 300 kSEK including indirect costs (OH). It can cover personnel costs, equipment, data, or involvement of domain related researchers and engineers on your side. The budget should not cover the involvement of the data science research engineers which is provided as part of the project.<br />• The proposal for the support and collaboration should have a clear relation to Big Data and research. The proposal should be focused on utilization of data in different application areas in relation to Chalmers research activities.<br /><br /><strong>The proposal form:</strong><br />The application should be maximum 3 pages long, font 11pt Times–roman. A one-page CV of the main applicant and main project participants should be added. Maximum four projects participants should include their CVs. <br /><br /><strong>The proposal should include:</strong><br />a) The project title and the project abbreviation<br />b) The main applicants: Name and e-mail and department<br />c) The preferred starting date and ending date for the project<br />d) A short overview of the project, with its research challenges and objectives and its relation to big data<br />e) A description of the type, size and availability of the data to be used in the projects including current availability and any restriction of use from intellectual property restrictions or other embargos<br />f) A concrete description of the support requested from the data science research engineers<br />g) The required expertise needed for the project (what type of expertise, and the expected involvement). Note: interaction with the team during the writing of the proposal is recommended<br />h) The expected outcome and its potential for further research/activities<br />i) The project overall time-line and budget (expenses on your side)<br />j) The planned effort for the data science research engineers<br />k) The plan for dissemination including scientific publications<br /><br /><strong>Evaluation Criteria:</strong><br />• How innovative is the project in your research domain?<br />• How central is the use of large data sources in the project?<br />• How high is the potential impact of the project for its research field?<br /><br /><strong>Submission:</strong><br />The application should be submitted as one PDF document to<br /><a href="https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdrp2019">https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bdrp2019</a> <br /><br />The proposals will be evaluated by the AoA ICT management group and decided by the AoA ICT Director and the unit manager of the data science research engineers. A review process will include a reference group across different areas of Chalmers.<br /><br />General Questions can be addressed to Ivica Crnkovic, <a href="mailto:crnkovic@chalmers.se">crnkovic@chalmers.se</a> and Vilhelm Verendel <a href="mailto:vive@chalmers.se">vive@chalmers.se</a>. General information on the research within the Area of Advance ICT can be found <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/ict">www.chalmers.se/ict</a>.<br /><br />The data science research engineers and the operational team can be reached at <a href="mailto:dsre.cse@chalmers.se">dsre.cse@chalmers.se</a></p> <p><br /></p> <p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/About%20us/IKT_logo_600px.jpg" alt="Area of Advance ICT logo" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></p>Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-AI-Research-Centre.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-AI-Research-Centre.aspxChalmers AI Research Centre<p><b>​With planned launch on 1st January 2019, Chalmers new AI Research Centre, CHAIR, will significantly increase Chalmers’ expertise and excellence in Artificial Intelligence. The objective of the centre is to conduct world-leading research for the benefit of both industry and the public sector. The areas of research will be closely related to the needs of industry partners.</b></p><div>​ <br /></div> <div>We are currently setting up the organisation and practicalities, following the policies of a Chalmers centre, and engaging in dialogue with prospective partner companies. We have appointed an interim executive team, a steering committee and started building an interim operational team. We will also appoint an advisory board with national and international prominent researchers. <br />Read more about Chalmers AI Research Centre at <a href="/en/centres/chair/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.chalmers.se/chair</a><br /> <br />The Chalmers Foundation will co-finance the new AI centre. Read more in the news release from June 2018: <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-makes-big-investment-in-AI.aspx">Chalmers makes big investment in AI</a><br /><br /></div>Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Call-for-ICT-Seed-projects-2019.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Call-for-ICT-Seed-projects-2019.aspxCall for ICT Seed projects 2019<p><b>​Call for proposals that address strategic areas of ICT with interdisciplinary approach.</b></p><strong>​Important dates:</strong><br />Submission: December 10, 2018<br />Notification: January, 2019<br />Expected start of the project: March 2019<br /><br /><strong>Background &amp; criteria: </strong><br />The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Area of Advance (AoA) provides financial support for SEED projects, i.e. projects with innovative ideas that can be a starting point for further collaborative research and joint funding applications. We will prioritise research projects that involve researchers from different research communities (for example across ICT departments or between ICT and other Areas of Advances) who have not worked together before (no joint projects and publications). Young researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.<br /> <br />AoA ICT has identified four research profiles: Connected World (communication, sensing, interactive systems), Automated Society (intelligent systems, autonomous systems), Big Data (data analytics, data visualisation), and Digital Sustainability (energy-aware systems, security and privacy, safety). This call encourages proposals that are related to these profiles or combinations of them. <br /><br /><strong>Requirements: </strong><br />• The project should include at least two researchers from different divisions at Chalmers, who should have complementary expertise.  <br />• The budget should be between 100 and 300 kSEK, including indirect costs (OH). The budget can cover personnel costs. It can also be used to, e.g., hire master students or host guest researchers, and similar. The budget cannot cover costs for equipment or travel costs to conferences or similar events. The total budget of the call is 1 MSEK, which will allow for 3-5 projects. <br />• The project must start in early 2019 and should last 3-6 months.<br /><br /><strong>The proposal form:</strong><br />The application should be maximum 3 pages long, font Times–roman, size 11. In addition, max 1 page can be used for references. A one-page CV of the main applicants should be included (max 4 CVs). The proposals that do not follow this form will be desk rejected (no review process).<br /><br /><strong>The proposal should include:</strong><br />a) the project title and the project abbreviation<br />b) name, e-mail, and affiliation (department, division) of the project applicants<br />c) the research challenges addressed and the objective of the project; interdisciplinary aspects should be highlighted<br />d) the project description <br />e) the expected outcome (including dissemination plan) and the plan for further research and funding acquisition<br />f) the project participants and the planned efforts<br />g) the project budget and time-line<br /><br /><strong>Protection of intellectual property:</strong><br />Parts c), d) and e) of proposals that are not funded will be protected; these parts are therefore not accessible to the public.<br /><br /><strong>Evaluation Criteria:</strong><br />• Interdisciplinary<br />• Innovative research idea<br />• Possibility of further research and joint funding applications<br />• Budget and project feasibility<br />• Dissemination plan<br />• Relevance for AoA ICT and Chalmers research strategy<br /><br /><strong>Submission:</strong><br />The application should be submitted as one PDF document to<br /><a href="https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seed2019" target="_blank">https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=seed2019</a><br /><br />The proposals will be evaluated by the AoA ICT management group together with the AoA ICT profile leaders.<br /><br />Questions can be addressed to Ivica Crnkovic <a href="mailto:crnkovic@chalmers.se">crnkovic@chalmers.se</a>  or Giuseppe Durisi <a href="mailto:durisi@chalmers.se">durisi@chalmers.se</a>. <br /><br />General information on the research within the Area of Advance ICT can be found <a href="http://www.chalmers.se/ict">www.chalmers.se/ict</a>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Popular-online-lab-reach-over-380-000-measurements.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Popular-online-lab-reach-over-380-000-measurements.aspxChalmers online lab reaches users worldwide<p><b>​Chalmers researchers created RF WebLab in 2014, a web-based lab for measurements of radio signals. The tool is today frequently used in education and research worldwide and the usage is steadily increasing – now with over 380,000 measurements performed.</b></p><div>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/RF-WebLab_map.gif" alt="Map showing distribution of WebLab users" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />RF WebLab give users worldwide the possibility to perform real high frequency measurements without having to purchase or manage complicated high frequency instruments such as signal generator, oscilloscope and amplifiers. Instead, the user submits their signal data on-line to Chalmers WebLab, where the actual measurements take place and the distorted signal result is sent back to the user. </div> <br /><div>The tool was setup for a student competition at the International Microwave Symposium conference – the world's largest microwave technology research conference, where students compete for developing algorithms to optimise signal quality and efficiency for a radio amplifier. </div> <br /><div>The online tool is linked to measurement equipment hosted by the Microwave Electronics Laboratory at Chalmers. Since its start in 2014, WebLab has been developed into a versatile measurement tool for studying wideband <span><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/RF-WebLab-Thomas-Christian_350px.jpg" alt="Thomas Eriksson, Christian Fager and WebLab" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" /></span>modulated power amplifiers in realistic conditions, specifically the setup is useful for understanding and improving amplifiers in modern communication systems, and is used, among other things, to reduce the energy consumption of next generation 5G systems. Other uses are to measure and optimise signal quality for modern radar signals, or for medical applications where radio signals are used to map human tissue for disease analysis. </div> <br /><div>The first version of the online tool was proposed by Thomas Eriksson and Christian Fager at Chalmers, and later Per Landin and Sebastian Gustafsson developed the concept. In 2014, National Instruments donated new hardware to RF WebLab, and Koen Buisman set up and further developed the new system, including a generic server client infrastructure, together with Bill Tokmakis. Further expansion to other types of measurement sets is planned. </div> <br /><div>&quot;The uniqueness of WebLab is the simplicity – anyone with a computer can connect to high-tech measuring equipment and perform measurements on a world-class system. And it's completely free of charge&quot;, says Thomas Eriksson. </div> <br /><div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/People/KoenBuisman_170px.jpg" alt="Koen Buisman" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px" />The current system has been in operation for three years, and over 380,000 measurements have been performed by users from around the world, both for education and research. At Chalmers, the system is actively used in both education and research. For the students, it becomes a unique opportunity to come closer to a real system, and the researchers appreciate the simplicity of measuring. </div> <br />&quot;We have had approximately 2000 unique users from academia and industry, from around the world. It's amazing and great that RF WebLab has reached so many users”, says Koen Buisman.<br /><br /><a href="http://dpdcompetition.com/rfweblab/">RF WebLab &gt;</a><br /><br /><strong>Contact</strong><br /><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/thomas-eriksson.aspx">Thomas Eriksson</a>, Professor, Department of Electro Engineering<br /><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Christian-Fager.aspx">Christian Fager</a>, Professor, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience<br /><div><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/buisman.aspx">Koen Buisman</a>, Assistant Professor, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience</div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Areas%20of%20Advance/Information%20and%20Communication%20Technology/News%20events/RF-WebLab2_750px.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br />The hardware of RF Weblab</div> <div><br /></div> <div><em>Text and photo: Malin Ulfvarson</em><br /></div>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/news/Pages/Towards-the-full-dimensional-fiber-capacity.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/e2/news/Pages/Towards-the-full-dimensional-fiber-capacity.aspxTowards the full-dimensional fiber capacity<p><b>​How can the optical fibers that make up today’s Internet be used more effectively? This is going to be investigated by a group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in a five-year project. Their research is working toward a scientific breakthrough in the field of optical communication, for which they now have been granted SEK 30.7 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">The backbone of the Internet consists of hundreds of thousands of kilometers of optical fiber, in which enormous amounts of data are transferred around the globe. The demand for data seems to be insatiable and new applications connected to virtual reality (VR), big data, and Internet of things (IoT) are continuously adding to this. While the demand is increasing, the transmission capacity of optical fibers is limited. Moreover, installing and maintaining new fibers is costly and time-consuming. </span><div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>“We claim that the optical fibers are vastly underutilized today”, says Professor Henk Wymeersch, leader of the research team. “Our goal is to quantify and demonstrate the fundamental limits of fiber-optical communications. We will address a number of scientific questions ranging from fundamental theory and modeling to component design and integration.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Coordination is key</strong></div> <div>In the design of the current transmission schemes, coupling among the physical dimensions of the optical transmission – notably polarization, space, and frequency – is not taken into consideration when transmitting data. Current approaches rely on accessing the physical dimensions separately, while a joint design would allow for more data to be sent over the same physical dimensions. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Henk Wymeersch describes this using an analogy with cars driving on multiple lanes:</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“If the cars are not coordinated at all, traffic jams and accidents inevitably will occur, that will slow down the traffic and delay everybody in reaching their destination. Similarly, the traffic flow in optical fibers is optimal when the transferred data is coordinated and adjusted across all physical dimensions.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Comparatively little research has previously been conducted in the field of coordinated transmission in fiber optical communication”, Henk Wymeersch says. “The focus has been on the nonlinear high-power regime, while the linear coordinated regime has come back to the forefront, due to recent technological advances, including multi-mode fibers and optical frequency combs. These have made it possible to now move into this direction.” </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The granted money from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation will be used to obtain the necessary equipment for the experimental part of the project, and to extend the research team, currently consisting of six Chalmers researchers, with about six additional researchers. Collaboration with industry will also play an important role in the project.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Lower costs and higher capacity</strong></div> <div>Not only will this project lead to new and fundamental understanding of transmission over optical fibers, there will be a major cost reduction for society if the present fiber optic links can be utilized more effectively. The knowledge gained in this project can also be transferred to other applications, for example spectroscopy and fiber imaging. Moreover, the work has impact in wireless communications as well, as wireless and optical communications converge. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Quantifying and demonstrating the fundamental limits of fiber-optical communications would imply a new era in this field. If we succeed in this, our scientific results will change how current and future fiber-optical communication systems are used and designed”, Henk Wymeersch concludes. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The looming “capacity crunch” on the Internet would thus be overcome, or at least postponed.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Yvonne Jonsson</div> <div>Photo: Johan Bodell</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div><strong>About the project</strong></div> <div>Title: Unlocking the full-dimensional fiber capacity</div> <div>Research team:</div> <div><a href="/sv/personal/Sidor/henk-wymeersch.aspx">Henk Wymeersch​</a>, Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers</div> <div><a href="/sv/personal/Sidor/erik-agrell.aspx">Erik Agrell</a>, Professor at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers</div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Peter-Andrekson.aspx">Peter Andrekson</a>, Professor at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers</div> <div><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Magnus-Karlsson.aspx">Magnus Karlsson</a>, Professor at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers</div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/jochen-schroeder.aspx">Jochen Schröder</a>, Senior researcher at the department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers</div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Victor-Torres-Company.aspx">Victor Torres Company​</a>, Associate Professor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, Chalmers</div> <div>Grant: SEK 30.7 million over five years</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong><a href="https://kaw.wallenberg.org/en" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More about the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation​</a></strong></div> <div>The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is Sweden's largest private financier of research. In October 2018, the foundation allocates 22 grants for research projects deemed to maintain a high international standard and to have the potential to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The grants, SEK 640 Million in total, will go towards basic research in medicine, technology and science.</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">​</span><br /></div></div></div>Tue, 02 Oct 2018 09:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/Intel.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/Intel.aspxIntel funds research to investigate major security flaws found in all modern processors<p><b>At the beginning of 2018, computer security experts discovered that all modern processors have two major security flaws that can be used to access sensitive data, such as password or credit card information. A new research project at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will investigate how to find and fix similar hardware bugs in the future, funded by a grant from Intel.</b></p><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/Profile%20pictures/ST/Carl-Seger.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Professor Carl-Johan Seger" style="margin-bottom:20px;margin-left:20px" /> <p>“Virtually all modern, high performing processors in the world have these flaws, even your laptop or mobile phone. But the biggest problem is that it affects virtualization machines, for example, cloud services like Amazon Web Services. This means as a customer you might be able to read other customers’ data since you are sharing the same hardware.” says professor Carl-Johan Seger, who’s running the research project together with professor Alejandro Russo, at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.</p> <p>The security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre, allow programs to access sensitive data which is currently processed on the computer and stored in the temporary memory, the cache. In Spectre’s case, this is due to processors using speculative execution which creates a side-channel through which private information can be extracted. While an attacker can’t directly read the cache, it is possible to measure the timing of the cache to extract its content.</p> <p>“It’s almost like you are chasing a car. You lose sight of it and come to a parking lot and all the cars are parked. Which one is the car you were chasing? What you do is, you go around and check which car has a warm hood. Then you can determine that was the car, even if you didn’t see it park there” Carl-Johan Seger explains. </p> <p>There is no evidence of the flaws being used by hackers, but since the flaws have become public the risk for attacks increase.</p> <p><br /></p> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"> Combining techniques to fight future bugs </h5> <p>While processor and operative system manufacturers have released software patches to combat the flaws this does not fix the entire problem.</p> <p>“The hardware would most certainly need to be modified. That’s partly why this is so painful for the manufacturers. If you just patch the software it will most likely lead to a performance decrease. But what’s even more scary for most processor designers is, what if there is another bug, we haven’t found?” says Carl-Johan Seger.</p> <p>This is what the new research project, called Securing Multi-Cycle Hardware Architectures, will investigate.</p> <p>“Alejandro Russo and I have two pieces to this puzzle. He has a technique to look at a very big system and roughly identifying the problem area in a hardware component. My technology, symbolic simulation, allows you to analyze small pieces of hardware very accurately. This is a technology already used by Intel. Our research proposal is to combine our two techniques to find and help fix similar hardware bugs.”</p> <p><br /></p> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5"> Funding for a three-year post-doc </h5> <p>The grant from Intel Corporate Research Council consists of 100 000 USD yearly and will be used to fund a post-doc that will work on the project together with Carl-Johan Seger and Alejandro Russo. The project was one of five in Europe to be funded out of over fifty proposals.</p> <p>“This is an interesting and challenging problem. The idea is not to fix these specific bugs, but rather to find a technique to identify where there might be problems with the hardware, and what those problems are. At least that’s what we promised to do. We’ll see what we succeed in.” Carl-Johan Seger concludes.</p> <p><br /></p> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Contact</h5> <p><strong>Carl-Johan Seger</strong>, Research professor, Functional Programming division, Computer Science and Engineering</p> <p><a href="mailto:secarl@chalmers.se">secarl@chalmers.se</a>, +46 709 49 23 55, +46 31 772 64 19</p> <p><br /><strong>Alejandro Russo</strong>, Professor, Information Security division, Department of Computer Science and Engineering</p> <p><a href="mailto:russo@chalmers.se">russo@chalmers.se</a>, +46 31 772 61 56</p> <p><br /></p>Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Strengthened-collaboration-in-visualisation.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Strengthened-collaboration-in-visualisation.aspxStrengthened collaboration in visualisation<p><b>​Visualization Research Gothenburg (VisRes) and Visual Arena have signed a collaboration agreement to join efforts in stimulating and strengthening development within, and through, visualisation.</b></p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><div>&quot;The goal of the collaboration is to form an open and neutral platform for academy, industry and society, which will promote and facilitate work within visualisation,&quot; says Monica Billger, academic leader and director of VisRes.</div> <div> </div> <div>Anyone who use, research or develop in visualisation, and those who seek inspiration and information about how to benefit from visualisation, are welcome to take part of the collaboration platform. Researchers and teachers at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg are welcome to book the studio and lobby at Visual Arena free of charge.</div> <div> </div> <div>In practice, the new agreement includes coordination of activities such as seminars, workshops, training and joint project initiatives. The parties will together invest and develop the infrastructure currently available at Visual Arena, with high-tech visualisation equipment, studio labs, facilities?, workplaces and meeting rooms. A goal is also to bring in new partners, such as Johanneberg Science Park, Sahlgrenska Science Park and Universeum, which are about to build a new visualisation dome. </div> <div> </div> <div>Åsa Andblad, Program Manager for Visual Arena, is commissioned to lead the joint work.</div> <div>&quot;The vision is that West Sweden will continue to develop as a nationally and internationally recognised center for visualisation,&quot; says Åsa Andblad.</div> <div> </div> <div>A strategic steering committee will be appointed with representatives from all involved partners and funders: Lindholmen Science Park, Chalmers, University of Gothenburg, Västra Götalandsregionen and Gothenburg City.</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">About:</h4> <div>Visualization Research Gothenburg (VisRes) is an academic research center for Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, with the aim to strengthen, gather and develop research and education in visualisation. VisRes represents Chalmers and University of Gothenburg in the collaboration platform Visual Arena Lindholmen.</div> <div><a href="https://visualisering.gu.se/" target="_blank">visualisering.gu.se</a> </div> <div> </div> <div>Visual Arena is an open collaboration platform for stimulating and enhancing development within and through visualisation. Visual Arena runs as a program at Lindholmen Science Park, in close cooperation with industry, academia and society. Partners are Gothenburg City, Region Västra Götaland, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg.</div> <div><a href="https://visualarena.lindholmen.se/">visualarena.lindholmen.se</a> </div> <div> </div> <div>Common portal for visualisation projects:</div> <div><a href="https://visresgot.se/">visresgot.se</a> </div></div>Thu, 13 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Now-the-quantum-computer-will-become-reality.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Now-the-quantum-computer-will-become-reality.aspxNow the quantum computer will become reality<p><b>​A billion-dollar research effort will make Sweden a world leader in quantum technology. Now, Chalmers researchers have begun work on developing a quantum computer with far greater computational power than today&#39;s best supercomputers.​</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">The days are currently full of interviews. Per Delsing, Professor of quantum device physics at Chalmers, is busy recruiting high-level researchers and doctoral students to help pull through a very challenging project: building a quantum computer that far exceeds today's best computers.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;To get the right staff is the alpha and omega of it all. But it looks promising, we have received many good applications&quot;, says Per Delsing.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The development of the quantum computer is the main project in the ten-year research program Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology, launched at the turn of the year, thanks to a donation of SEK 600 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. With additional funds from Chalmers, industry and other universities, the total budget is landing nearly SEK 1 billion.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The goal is to make Sweden a leading player in quantum technology. Indeed, recent research in quantum technology has placed the world on the verge of a new technology revolution – the second quantum revolution.</div> <div><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionDocuments/Centrum/WACQT/Grafik%20kvantteknologi.pdf"><br />​</a>The first quantum revolution took place in the 20th century, <span><span><span><span><a href="/SiteCollectionDocuments/Centrum/WACQT/CM_15082018_Quantum%20technology_EN.pdf"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/WACQT/EN_Quantum%20technology_750x446px.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;height:178px" /></a></span></span></span></span>when one learned to utilize quantum mechanical properties of light and material. This led, among other things, <span><span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionDocuments/Centrum/WACQT/Grafik%20kvantteknologi.pdf"></a></span></span></span>to the<span><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/SiteCollectionDocuments/Centrum/WACQT/Grafik%20kvantteknologi.pdf"></a></span> laser and transistor – inventions that underpin information technology that largely shape today's society.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Now scientists have also learned to control individual quantum systems as individual atoms, electrons and photons, which opens up new opportunities. In sight, there are extremely fast quantum computers, interception-proof communication and hyper-sensitive measurement methods.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Interest is big worldwide. Decision makers and business leaders begin to realize that quantum technology has the potential to greatly change our society, for instance through improved artificial intelligence, secure encryption and more effective design of drugs and materials. Several countries are investing heavily and the EU is launching a scientific flagship in the area next year.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;If Sweden will continue to be a top level nation, we must be at the forefront here&quot;, says Peter Wallenberg Jr.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Several universities and major computer companies, like Google and IBM, are aiming to try to build a quantum computer. The smallest building block of the quantum computer – the quantum bit – is based on completely different principles than today's computers (see graphic). This means that you can handle huge amounts of information with relatively few quantum bits. To surpass the computational power of today's supercomputers, it's enough with 50-60 quantum bits. The Chalmers researchers aim at reaching at least one hundred quantum bits within ten years.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;Such a quantum computer could, for example, be used to solve optimization problems, advanced machine learning and heavy calculations of molecule properties,&quot; says Per Delsing, who heads the research program.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/WACQT/Kvantdator_180518_11_340.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The Chalmers researchers have chosen to base their quantum computer on superconducting circuits. They have worked with single superconducting quantum bits for almost 20 years and delivered many contributions to knowledge building within the field. Now they are going to scale up and get many quantum bits to work together.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>At the lab, they are currently working to improve the lifetime of single quantum bits. Quantum physiological conditions are extremely sensitive, and collapse if they are exposed to disturbances. Among other things, the researchers paint the inside of the experimental chamber black, so that disturbing microwaves that succeed in slipping through cables are quickly absorbed. They are also investigating and evaluating different strategies for linking quantum bits to each other, which is necessary to be able to perform proper calculations.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;In addition to the lifetime and the relationship between quantum bits, the number of quantum bits is an important piece of puzzle to solve. Making many of them is easy, but we need to find smart ways to utilize the equipment to control each of them. Otherwise, it will be very expensive,&quot; explains Per Delsing.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In order for the project to get initiated councils, they are in the process of setting up a scientific board. Per Delsing is currently waiting for answers from eight quantum experts who were asked to be board members.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;They become a sounding board that we can discuss complex issues with, for instance how fast we will be able to scale the number of quantum bits. The technology we need to build the quantum computer is constantly evolving, and it's difficult to determine when it's time to buy it,&quot; he says.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>On the theory side, the recruitment of competent staff is at the focus right now. Theoretical physicist Giulia Ferrini, expert on quantitative calculations in continuous variables, was in place already in January and the recruitment process is ongoing with a number of applicants. A total of 15 people will be employed at Chalmers.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;We have received great response and good applicants. Getting the right people is the most important thing – the project does not get any better than the employees,&quot; says Göran Johansson, professor of applied quantum physics and one of the main researchers in the quantum computer project.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The theoretical efforts will initially focus on developing a computer model of the quantum computer experiment so that they can help experimentalists forward through simulations.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/WACQT/Kvantdator_180518_16.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:234px" />&quot;A challenge is to identify early properties which are important in the model, so we do not include too many details when scaling up. Otherwise, we'll hit the ceiling for what a supercomputer can simulate before we reach up to 40 quantum bits,&quot; says Göran Johansson.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Another important task for the theorists is to explore what a smaller quantum computer model can do. With eight-digit well-functioning quantum bits, one could drive the so-called Shors algorithm – which aroused the world's interest in building quantum computers - and crack today's encryption system. But the first quantum computers, which can do anything beyond what a regular computer can, will be significantly smaller.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;The question is what becomes the breakthrough application for a small quantum computer. We need to find out what a hundred bit quantum computer can solve for problems that someone is interested in knowing the answer to,&quot; says Göran Johansson.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Here, collaboration with companies comes into the picture - from them, researchers can get tips for real-life and urgent applications to investigate. The Chalmers researchers have conducted discussions with Astrazeneca, who would have a lot to gain if they could calculate the characteristics of large molecules in their drug development, and Jeppesen who works to optimize aircraft crews and routes. The interest in becoming part of the quantum technology initiative is generally large among companies that have challenges that would be appropriate to solve with a quantum computer.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;They are keen to not miss the train. This can go quite quickly when it's getting started, and then it's important to have skills and be able to get up at the right pace,&quot; says Per Delsing.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Ingela Roos</div> <div>Photo: Johan Bodell</div> <div>Graphics: Yen Strandqvist</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheter/magasin/Sidor/default.aspx">This is a text from Chalmers magasin #1 2018​</a></div> <div><br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Facts about the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology</h5> <div>• Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology is a ten-year initiative aimed at bringing Swedish research and industry to the front of the second quantum revolution.</div> <div>• The research program will develop and secure Swedish competence in all areas of quantum technology.</div> <div>• The research program includes a focus project aimed at developing a quantum computer, as well as an excellence program covering the four sub-areas.</div> <div>• The Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology is led by and largely located at Chalmers. The areas of quantum communication and quantum sensors are coordinated by KTH and Lund University.</div> <div>• The program includes a research school, a postdoctoral program, a guest research program and funds for recruiting young researchers. It will ensure long-term Swedish competence supply in quantum technology, even after the end of the program.</div> <div>• Collaboration with several industry partners ensures that applications are relevant to Swedish industry.</div>Fri, 06 Jul 2018 09:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Fibre-optic-transmission-of-4000-km-made-possible-by-ultra-low-noise-optical-amplifiers.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/mc2/news/Pages/Fibre-optic-transmission-of-4000-km-made-possible-by-ultra-low-noise-optical-amplifiers.aspxFibre-optic transmission of 4000 km made possible by ultra-low-noise optical amplifiers<p><b>​Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, have demonstrated a 4000 kilometre fibre-optical transmission link using ultra low-noise, phase-sensitive optical amplifiers. This is a reach improvement of almost six times what is possible when using conventional optical amplifiers.​ The results are published in Nature Communications.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial"><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/figure_amplifier_comparison_eng_adj_180628_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" />Video streaming, cloud storage and other online services have created an insatiable demand for higher transmission capacity. To meet this demand, new technologies capable of significant improvements over existing solutions are being explored worldwide.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The reach and capacity in today’s fibre optical transmission links are both limited by the accumulation of noise, originating from optical amplifiers in the link, and by the signal distortion from nonlinear effects in the transmission fibre. In this ground-breaking demonstration, the researchers showed that the use of phase-sensitive amplifiers can significantly, and simultaneously, reduce the impact of both of these effects. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“While there remain several engineering challenges before these results can be implemented commercially, the results show, for the first time, in a very clear way, the great benefits of using these amplifiers in optical communication”, says Professor Peter Andrekson, who leads the research on optical communication at Chalmers University of Technology. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/MC2/News/peter_andrekson_170112_350x305.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" alt="" style="margin:5px" />The amplifiers can provide a very significant reach improvement over conventional approaches, and could potentially improve the performance of future fibre-optical communication systems.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“Such amplifiers may also find applications in quantum informatics and related fields, where generation and processing of quantum states are of interest, as well as in spectroscopy or any other application which could benefit from ultra-low-noise amplification”, says Professor Peter Andrekson (tpo the left).</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The research has been funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the Swedish Research Council, and the Wallenberg Foundation.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Caption, figure in top of page:</strong> Recovered signal constellation diagrams comparing conventional amplification and phase-sensitive amplification in an amplifier noise limited regime (-2 dBm launch power) and a fibre nonlinearity limited regime (8 dBm launch power). Illustration: Samuel Olsson</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Photo of Peter Andrekson:</strong> Henrik Sandsjö</div> <div><br /></div> <h5 class="chalmersElement-H5">Read the paper &gt;&gt;&gt;</h5> <div>Olsson et al., Long-haul optical transmission link using low-noise phase-sensitive amplifiers, Nature Communications 9, 2513 (2018). DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-04956-5​</div> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 04:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/How-smart-technology-gadgets-can-avoid-speed-limits.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/How-smart-technology-gadgets-can-avoid-speed-limits.aspxHow smart technology gadgets can avoid speed limits<p><b>Speed limits apply not only to traffic. There are limitations on the control of light as well, in optical switches for internet traffic, for example. Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology now understand why it is not possible to increase the speed beyond a certain limit – and know the circumstances in which it is best to opt for a different route.</b></p><div>Light and other electromagnetic waves play a crucial role in almost all modern electronics, for example in our mobile phones. In recent years researchers have developed artificial speciality materials – known as optomechanical metamaterials – which overcome the limitations inherent in natural materials in order to control the properties of light with a high degree of precision. For example, what are termed optical switches are used to change the colour or intensity of light. In internet traffic these switches can be switched on and off up to 100 billion times in a single second. But beyond that, the speed cannot be increased any further. These unique speciality materials are also subject to this limit.</div> <div> </div> <div><span><img class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/F/340x296px/philippeandsophieapple340x295.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>“Researchers had high hopes of achieving higher and higher speeds in optical switches by further developing optomechanical metamaterials. We now know why these materials failed to outcompete existing technology in internet traffic and mobile communication networks,” says Sophie Viaene, a nanophotonics researcher at the Department of Physics at Chalmers.</div> <div> </div> <div>To find out why there are speed limits and what they mean, Viaene went outside the field of optics and analysed the phenomenon using what is termed non-linear dynamics in her doctoral thesis. The conclusion she reached is that it is necessary to choose a different route to circumvent the speed limits: instead of controlling an entire surface at once, the interaction with light can be controlled more efficiently by manipulating one particle at a time. Another way of solving the problem is to allow the speciality material to remain in constant motion at a constant speed and to measure the variations from this movement.</div> <div> </div> <div>But Viaene and her supervisor, Associate Professor Philippe Tassin, say that the speed limit does not pose a problem for all applications. It is not necessary to change the properties of light at such high speeds for screens and various types of displays. So there is great potential for the use of these speciality materials here since they are thin and can be flexible.</div> <div>Their results have determined the direction researchers should take in this area of research and their scientific article was recently published in the highly regarded journal Physical Review Letters. The pathway is now open for the ever smarter watches, screens and glasses of the future. </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>“The switching speed limit is not a problem in applications where we see the light, because our eyes do not react all that rapidly. We see a great potential for optomechanical metamaterials in the development of thin, flexible gadgets for interactive visualisation technology,” says Philippe Tassin, an associate professor at the Department of Physics at Chalmers.</div> <div>  <br /></div> <div>Text and image: Mia Halleröd Palmgren, <a href="mailto:mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se">mia.hallerodpalmgren@chalmers.se</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Caption (the image in the text above):Chalmers researchers Sophie Viaene and Philippe Tassin recently published their research findings in nanophotonics in the well-respected journal Physical Review Letters. They have determined what direction to take in their area of research. <br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span><a href="https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.197402?"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a><a href="https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.197402?"><span style="display:inline-block"></span></a></span>Read the scientific article <a href="https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.197402?">Do Optomechanical Metasurfaces Run Out of Time?</a> in Physical Review Letters. The article is written by Chalmers’ researchers Sophie Viaene and Philippe Tassin together with Vincent Ginis and Jan Danckaert from the Vrije Universitet Brussels and Harvard University.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">How nanophotonics and optomechanical metamaterials work:</h4> <div>Nanophotonics is a sub-field of physics which studies how to control and manipulate light by using structured electromagnetic materials.</div> <div>Light and electromagnetic waves are of crucial importance in our society, for the internet, smartphones, TV screens and so on. But in order to make further progress in developing optics technology, natural materials are no longer adequate. Artificial speciality materials, known as optomechanical metamaterials, are needed to circumvent the limitations inherent in natural materials. The research involves studying and designing artificial materials in order to develop properties which enable these materials to manipulate electromagnetic waves – ranging from microwaves through terahertz waves to visible light. The researchers design the materials by allowing small electric circuits to replace atoms as the underlying building blocks for the interaction of electromagnetic waves with matter. These structured electromagnetic materials allow components to be designed that can exert high-level control over light with a high degree of precision. <br /></div></div> <div> </div> <h4 class="chalmersElement-H4">For more information:</h4> <div><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Philippe-Tassin.aspx">Philippe Tassin</a>, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Chalmers</div> <div><a href="/en/staff/Pages/viaene.aspx">Sophie Viaene</a>, Researcher, Department of Physics, Chalmers<br /></div>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-makes-big-investment-in-AI.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-makes-big-investment-in-AI.aspxChalmers makes big investment in AI<p><b>​Chalmers has committed to a big investment in Artificial Intelligence, that will raise research, development and innovation in this area to a new level. The Chalmers Foundation will co-finance a new competence centre, which will benefit and strengthen Sweden’s expertise in autonomous transport, digitalisation, healthcare, and more.</b></p><div>​New technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged from many different research areas at Chalmers. The combination of access to large amounts of data, powerful computational resources, and algorithms for machine-learning, has led to dramatic improvements in AI-based technologies. <br /> </div> <div><br /></div> <div>But, hand-in-hand with hopes for the great potential and social value of the technology, go concerns for the consequences – in terms of Swedish competitiveness and the technology’s possible risks for society. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“We conduct outstanding research in AI, but we need to strengthen and coordinate what we do. Therefore, we are starting a new competence centre in AI at Chalmers, which shall involve several different departments, in collaboration with industry,” says Stefan Bengtsson, President and CEO of Chalmers. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The centre for Artificial Intelligence will be led by the Chalmers Area of Advance, ‘Information and Communication Technology‘, where researchers from several departments, along with industry partners, students and guest researchers, will work together. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Interest in the new Chalmers AI centre is big, and the research has applications in many different areas. In transport, autonomous vehicles and AI based methods of modelling goods and developments are developing. In production, research in digitalisation and Industry 4.0 are in focus, and in eHealth, AI based solutions for diagnosis and patient processing are being investigated. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>The focus of the centre’s applied research will be created in close collaboration between Chalmers’ different Areas of Advance, and strategic industry partners. An important role of the centre is also to integrate its work with the national and international research initiatives in which Chalmers is actively involved. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Examples of such initiatives include the recently announced investments from the government into development of AI, which Chalmers has been tasked with coordinating, as well as initiatives from Swedish industry, who are ready to work with investing in AI research and development. This includes the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP-AI), in which Chalmers has an active role, as well as the forthcoming AI &amp; Data Factory Arena, at Gothenburg’s Lindholmen Science Park. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“To benefit from all these versatile initiatives, we need a strong collaborative effort and a clear, strategic vision. This coming investment will lift Chalmers’ AI research, development and innovation to a new level,” says Stefan Bengtsson. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Work on the new AI centre will begin immediately, with the goal of opening in January 2019. The financing will come mainly from the Chalmers Foundation, with 317 million kronor for the period 2019-28. Other investments from Chalmers’ industry partners will double the revenues for the centre. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>On Wednesday 20th June, Chalmers held a seminar to present in more detail all AI-related activities. <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/AI-at-Chalmers-seminar.aspx">You can view the recorded livestream here.</a> <br /><br /></div>Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/WASP-AI-ML-professorships-2018.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/WASP-AI-ML-professorships-2018.aspxOpen Assistant Professorships in AI/ML<p><b>​The open WASP Professorships are positions primarily at the Assistant Professor level. They could also be on the level of Associate Professor or Professor. Each position comes with an attractive start package.</b></p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><div>The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, WASP, are recruiting up to seven positions within AI/machine learning. </div> <div> </div> <div>To be eligible for funding the applicant must be qualified for an assistant, associate, or full professorship and prepared to start working at one of the six participating universities Chalmers University of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Umeå University and Örebro University no later than 2019.</div> <div> </div> <div>WASP has the stated ambition to strengthen and develop Sweden’s research in the areas of AI and machine learning through an international recruitment program.  Therefore the WASP positions are not intended as a mechanism to strengthen Sweden’s existing faculty, but to attract new talent to Sweden.</div> <div> </div> <div>WASP particularly welcomes applications from the traditionally under-represented gender in the field.</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="http://wasp-sweden.org/research/overview-of-the-aimlx-area/" target="_blank">For information about current and planned research see the WASP research overview of AI/ML &gt;</a> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>Interested candidates should <strong>register their interest no later than July 31st, 2018, 23:59 CEST.</strong></div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><a href="http://wasp-sweden.org/application-for-wasp-aiml-professorship/" target="_blank">To the application form &gt;</a></h3> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div>The applications are directed to WASP and are further subject to a decision process at the respective university. Up to seven positions within AI/machine learning will be available. </div> <div> </div> <div>Contact person WASP AI: Danica Kragic, <a href="mailto:dani@kth.se">dani@kth.se</a>, +46 8 790 67 29. </div> <div>Contact person at Chalmers: David Sands, <a href="mailto:dave@chalmers.se">dave@chalmers.se</a>, +46 </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">About WASP</h3> <div>Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national initiative for basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The total budget for the program is more than 3.5 billion SEK, and major goals are more than 50 new professors and more than 300 new PhDs within AI, Autonomous Systems and Software.</div> <div> </div> <div>The ambition is to advance Sweden into an internationally recognized and leading position in these areas, and WASP is now taking a step by launching a first broad investment in Artificial Intelligence. The offering includes several different positions to build and strengthen AI in Sweden.</div> <div>www.wasp-sweden.org</div></div>Mon, 25 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/AI-at-Chalmers-seminar.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/AI-at-Chalmers-seminar.aspxArtificial intelligence at Chalmers: present and future<p><b>​At this seminar, we provide insights into some of the ongoing and planned initiatives at Chalmers in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and discuss how they relate to other activities in the region and in Sweden.</b></p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><div><em><strong>Above you can access the seminar in whole, and below you will find direct links to the specific parts of the program.</strong></em><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>The programme</strong><br /></div> <div><ul><li>Chalmers president <a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=5" target="_blank"><strong>Stefan Bengtsson</strong></a> opens the seminar with some introductory remarks. </li> <li>The ICT Area of Advance management, <a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=470" target="_blank">Director <strong>Ivica Crnkovic</strong> and Co-Director <strong>Giuseppe Durisi</strong></a>, talks about the visions for a new centre in AI at Chalmers (Chalmers Artificial Intelligence Research Centre – CHAIR) and provides an update on the status of this initiative.</li> <li><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=1519" target="_blank">Jan Smith</a></strong> will talk about the plans for a national initiative for education in AI. <strong><a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=2381" target="_blank">Richard Johansson</a></strong> briefly presents the new master’s programme in Data Science at Chalmers.</li> <li><span><a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=3212" target="_blank"><strong>David Sands</strong>, <strong>Holge</strong><strong>r Rootzen, Rebecka Jörnsten</strong> and <strong>Dag Wedelin</strong></a> provide an overview of some of the current activities within the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software program, WASP.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /></li> <li><strong><a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=7040" target="_blank">Maria Hedlund</a></strong>, acting CEO of Lindholmen Science Park will provide an update on the current discussion about creating an AI Arena at Lindholmen.</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/rxd5xRvUstE?t=8281" target="_blank">Panel on the current research challenges within AI</a>. Panelists: <strong>Erik Rosén</strong> (Zenuity), <strong>Devdat</strong><strong>t Dubhashi</strong> (Chalmers, CSE), <strong>Rebeck</strong><strong>a Jörnsten</strong> (Chalmers, MV), <strong>Lennar</strong><strong>t Svensson</strong> (Chalmers, E2), <strong>Robert Feldt</strong> (Chalmers, CSE). <br /></li></ul></div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The seminar was held on Wednesday 20 June 2018.<br /></div>Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Swedish-investment-in-AI-education.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Swedish-investment-in-AI-education.aspxSwedish investment in AI education<p><b>​The Swedish government has launched an investment in education for artificial intelligence, with the aim to strengthen Sweden&#39;s competencies and competitiveness. Chalmers will coordinate the initiative, comprising seven Swedish universities.</b></p><div>​ <br /></div> <div>The government has announced a specific investment in university education within AI. A total of SEK 40 million for the years 2018-2019 will meet the labor market's need for conversion and in-depth knowledge in the field of AI. Chalmers is commissioned to coordinate the initiative, which also involves Gothenburg University, Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, Umeå University and Örebro University. <br /><br />“AI will affect almost every part of society and we have major research efforts that need to be supplemented with education initiatives. Chalmers raised this issue with the government, together with the other universities, and the dialogue has landed in today's initiative”, says Chalmers President Stefan Bengtsson.<br /><br />Chalmers participates in several major AI initiatives that together provide a strong foundation for research and education within artificial intelligence. <br /><br /></div>Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Follow-the-Software-Conference-on-live-stream.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Follow-the-Software-Conference-on-live-stream.aspxThe International Software Conference on video<p><b>​The 40th International Conference on Software Engineering took place in Gothenburg 27 May-3 June. Some of the content is available on video. Please see below.</b></p><div>​ <br /></div> <div><div><h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Plenary sessions</h3></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>Margaret Hamilton</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/ZbVOF0Uk5lU" target="_blank">The Language as a Software Engineer</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Frederick P. Brooks Jr.</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/StN49re9Nq8" target="_blank">Learning the Hard Way: A History of Software Engineering 1948-1980</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Andreas Zeller</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/U5jLjcxnwfU" target="_blank">Relevance, Simplicity, and Innovation: Stories and Takeaways from Software Engineering Research</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Andrew J. Ko</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/lx7g-T10WxQ" target="_blank">Debugging reinvented: asking and answering why and why not questions about program behavior</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Brian Randell</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/YdEGNpbD8FY" target="_blank">50 years of Software Engineering or The View from Garmisch</a></div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">50 years of Software Engineering</h3> <div> </div> <div>Ivar Jacobson</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/5Lwr-Szu4VI" target="_blank">50 years of software engineering, so now what?</a></div> <div> </div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/5HssVXx7xy8" target="_blank">Panel: 50 years of Software Engineering &amp; Celebrating the 40th ICSE</a></div> <div>Panelists: Gerhard Goos, Bob McClure, Doug McIlroy, Manfred Paul</div> <div>Chairs: David S. Rosenblum and Nenad Medvidovic</div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Industry forum</h3> <div> </div> <div>Magnus Frodigh, Ericsson Research</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/cpeMmMh7Syk?t=52m52s" target="_blank">Communication systems and networks, key enablers for digitizing industry and society – opportunities and challenges</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Jan Bosch, Chalmers University of Technology</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/ERqNP7fL4qg" target="_blank">Why Digitalization Will Kill Your (Software) Company Too</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Noel Lovisa, Code Valley, Australia</div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/siJQVk5jkbo" target="_blank">The software industry is not industrialised</a> </div> <div> </div> <div><a href="https://youtu.be/sd-YNKRt4lE" target="_blank">Industry panel: Software Engineering</a></div> <div>Panelists: Lionel Briand - University of Luxembourg LU, Markus Borg – RISE SICS SE, Mark Harman – Facebook and University College London, UK, Liliana Pasquale – LERO and University of Dublin, IE, Caitlin Sadowski – Google US, Tom Zimmermann – Microsoft Research US</div> <div>Chair: Pekka Abrahamsson</div> </div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /><div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Read more about <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/ICSE2018.aspx">the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering here &gt;</a><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>And visit the conference website: <a href="http://www.icse2018.org/" target="_blank">www.icse2018.org</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div></div>Tue, 29 May 2018 17:00:00 +0200