News: Data- och informationsteknikhttp://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterNews related to Chalmers University of TechnologySun, 27 Nov 2022 01:57:37 +0100http://www.chalmers.se/sv/nyheterhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/CSE-invests-in-equal-gender-distribution.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/CSE-invests-in-equal-gender-distribution.aspxCSE invests in equal gender distribution<p><b>​The department of CSE, Data and Information Technology, is the department at Chalmers University of Technology that has received the most female professor assistants in 2022, according to figures from the university. The ambition is to achieve a more even gender distribution with the goal that the research will be even better.</b></p><div><br /></div> <div>” When I started a year back, it was on my number one to-do list to increase aggressively the number of female researchers and be very active in recruitments to make sure that this happened,” says the Head of department Richard Torkar.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The fact that CSE has received the most female professor assistants is due, in addition to Head of Department Torkar's investment, also to the support of Chalmers management.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“We were lucky we had many good female candidates for these positions. Then we also recruited a number of female candidates with the support of the president, and with the support of Genie, and in the end, it made it possible for us to hire these candidates.”</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Gender-balanced research teams generate better research</h3> <div>According to Richard Torkar, it is important to have both a multicultural environment and even gender distribution in the department. He refers to studies that show many benefits of diversity and equality in the workplace.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“If you have a multicultural environment and mixed research teams with both men and women, you are more likely to succeed as a team as well. So, if our research teams are successful and if our researchers are successful, then our department will also be successful.”</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">&quot;Computer science and related fields are mostly male-dominated&quot;</h3> <div>One of the new recruits who will start her post as professor assistant at CSE shortly is Rocío Mercado, who is currently finishing her postdoctoral position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology also known as MIT.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“One thing that really drove me to CSE is that they really, through various initiatives, try to diversify the department, especially in terms of gender balance, this is very important to me” says Rocío and adds.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“When it comes to computer science and related fields, there really isn't a good gender balance, it's mostly male-dominated. It's essential that we think about these things and build more diverse teams, especially when it comes to this STEM research because it's also scientifically proven that diverse teams are better at problem-solving and more creative.”</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Promising future for future researchers</h3> <div>Head of department Richard Torkar believes that the gender focus and the changes made at the department in 2022 will affect everyone in a positive way. He is convinced that if you come to CSE as a young researcher, a promising future awaits.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The professor assistants we recruit are the future professors. They are the strong voices of the future at the department”, Richard concludes. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>By Camilla Jara</div>Wed, 16 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/funding-from-swedish-research-council-2022.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/funding-from-swedish-research-council-2022.aspxPrestigious funding to researchers at Chalmers<p><b>​​In their annual call for research grants, the Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 112 million to 29 researchers at Chalmers. </b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">Chalmers was awarded grants in all announced areas, but most in natural and engineering sciences. </span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>These researchers at Chalmers receive grants – sorted by department: <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"> Architecture and Civil Engineering </h2> <div>Jelke Dijkstra </div> <div>Karin Lundgren </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Biology and Biological Engineering </h2> <div>Rikard Landberg <br />Clemens Wittenbecher <br />Fredrik Westerlund </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Electrical Engineering </h2> <div>Erik Ström <br />Henk Wymeersch </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Physics </h2> <div>Riccardo Catena <br />Tünde Fülöp <br />Fredrik Höök <br />Thomas Nilsson <br />Timur Shegai </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Chemistry and Chemical Engineering </h2> <div>Bo Albinsson <br />Anette Larsson <br />Christian Müller <br />Magnus Skoglundh </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Mathematical Sciences </h2> <div>Klas Modin <br />Genkai Zhang </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Computer Science and Engineering </h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Fredrik Johansson​</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span>Moa Johansson <br />Paweł W. Woźniak </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Mechanics and Maritime Sciences </h2> <div>Gaetano Sardina </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Microtechnology and Nanoscience </h2> <div>Jan Grahn <br />Per Hyldgaard <br />Floriana Lombardi <br />Dag Winkler <br />Niklas Rorsman </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Technology Management and Economics </h2> <div>Andreas Mørkved Hellenes </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Communication and Learning in Science </h2> <div> Hans Malmström (two grants) </div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://chalmersuniversity.box.com/s/248dfmt5hbjqdls8pf80xh0sb9n91lj0" title="link to pdf">Downloadable list (in Swedish)​</a></div> <div><a href="https://www.vr.se/english.html?filters=decisionsPublished%3b&amp;selectedSubject=all&amp;listStyle=list">Read more about the grants at the Swedish Research Council website​</a></div> ​​</div>Mon, 07 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0100https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Cryptography-and-security-in-focus-for-the-new-Assistant-Professor-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Cryptography-and-security-in-focus-for-the-new-Assistant-Professor-.aspxCryptography and security in focus for the new Assistant Professor<p><b>&quot;I am attracted by the open discussion climate and look forward to forming a new team in cryptography,&quot; says Elena Pagnin, one of Chalmers's 15 new research talents.</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">For the fifth time, Chalmers has made a major investment in attracting sharp research talents from all corners of the world. The campaign was very successful; nearly 2,000 eligible people applied for the 15 positions as Assistant Professors.</span><div><div><br /></div> <div>&quot;It is extremely gratifying to see the large interest in Chalmers internationally and that so many research talents want to come to Chalmers to build their future career,&quot; says <b>Anders Palmqvist</b>, Vice President of Research.</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Security a significant challenge</h3> <div>One of the 15 is <b>Elena Pagnin</b>, Assistant Professor with a focus on <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptography" title="link to wikipedia">cryptography</a>. Her position is linked to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Area of Advance, and director <b>Erik Ström</b> welcomes her warmly:</div> <div>“Security, in a broad sense, is one of the major societal challenges of our time. With the recruitment of Elena, Chalmers' competence in cyber security, specifically in cryptography, is strengthened. I expect Elena to advance the research front in crypto as well as drive cross-disciplinary research on effective cryptographic solutions for security problems in e.g., transport, health and technology, production, and energy.”</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"><span>Loving the science</span></h3> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Elena Pagnin will work at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), a familiar place since her time as a PhD student at Chalmers. After a few years as a postdoctoral researcher in Aarhus, Denmark, and Associate Senior Lecturer in Lund, she is looking forward to her new job:</span><br /></div> <div>&quot;I love cryptography and provable security. My primary focus will be on the design of digital signature schemes with advanced properties such as homomorphic signatures, extendable ring signatures, and signatures with flexible verification. I will also work on efficient and privacy-preserving protocols for concrete use cases including location proximity testing, server-aided data sharing, and secure data deduplication.&quot;</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">​A rising star</h3> <div>The Head of Department <span style="background-color:initial">of Computer Science and Engineering</span><span style="background-color:initial">, </span><b style="background-color:initial">Richard Torkar</b><span style="background-color:initial">, is thrilled that Elena accepted the offer to come back to Chalmers and create her own research group:</span></div> <span></span><div></div> <div>&quot;Dr Pagnin complements our cybersecurity environment well, and given her credentials, we expect her to succeed greatly in the years to come. I am personally convinced that one day she will become one of our brightest stars. I look forward to following her career in the years to come.&quot;</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Open climate and visibility</h3> <div>Elena says that she was drawn back by the vibrant and lively environment at Chalmers and that there is an open climate for discussions about interdisciplinary research:</div> <div>&quot;People are positive and I appreciate the honest advice I get from the network. In addition, Chalmers' visibility, not only in Sweden but also internationally, is a bonus.&quot;</div> <div>&quot;And now, I look forward to establishing a new team of cryptographers in Sweden. We can do that, mainly because of the good cooperation within Chalmers and with our close contacts in the industrial sector,&quot; concludes Elena Pagnin.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href="https://epagnin.github.io/" target="_blank" title="link to Elenas personal webpage"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Read more </a></div> <div><br /></div> ​<br /></div> ​Wed, 19 Oct 2022 03:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/next_generation_of_self-driving_cars.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/next_generation_of_self-driving_cars.aspx​This is how the next generation of self-driving cars will be equipped<p><b>​At the tech company Asymptotic AI, a research project is currently underway to create safer systems for self-driving cars and assistance systems. The project uses a car with six different cameras and a laser scanner that measures distances to objects. The car drives around Gothenburg and collects data for machine learning.</b></p><div><span style="background-color:initial">Yinan Yu is assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and one of the co-founders of Asymptotic AI, which has a close connection to the Chalmers research center.</span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>”It is important to use several systems that complement each other for data collection and analysis, because the systems have different purposes and characteristics” says Yinan Yu.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>”Perception, i.e. the brain's handling and interpretation of information, is the basis of the entire system. Because if you can't see, there's no chance you can make the right decision. For the perception part, you need two things: you need to see and you need to understand what you see”  she says.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Are the recorded videos saved afterwards, or are they only used while the car is being driven?</strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“The usual thing when you have self-driving vehicles that film the surroundings is that you save the recordings to use them for development purposes. The analysis of data is crucial for quality and very important for security. But larger volumes of data collection and further AI development are needed before self-driving vehicles can be used” says Yinan Yu.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“There are many scenarios that can become very critical in the automotive industry, where you have no room to allow yourself to fail. That's why self-driving vehicles haven't been put on the roads yet, we don't really have control over them” she says.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>What are the risks of this type of project?</strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“GDPR is something that must be taken into account, for example. Filming and recording people on the street is clearly an invasion of privacy, but since we drive around with cameras on the car, filming people cannot be avoided. One solution could be to have clear information on the car that people are being recorded” says Yu.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“We have also constructed an anonymization software that blurs both people's faces and the number plates caught on film. But sometimes it's not enough to just blur people's faces, you can still recognize them based on their body shape, clothes and other things”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>There are several anonymization programs that Asymptotic AI uses in its research and product development. The programs can for example erase an entire body, and according to Professor Yu, the development of new versions of these programs is a necessary step.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>One-sided information and legislation create challenges</strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Something that is still not mapped out is what the consequences could be of collecting, analyzing and saving recordings of people out on the streets. The legislation surrounding this type of recording is not fully developed, leaving room for uncertainty.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Another challenge Yun sees is that AI easily builds bias into the data used.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>“In addition to it being a question of having a representation that should correspond to reality, there are also security aspects linked to bias in the data. Problems can arise if the needs of all groups in society are not included when building a safe city and vehicle assistance system” she says.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>What is the most interesting part of AI in the automotive industry?</strong></div> <div><br /></div> <span style="background-color:initial">“I think it's fantastic that technology develops so quickly. There are so many people nowadays working on the combination of AI and vehicles and it is really progressing” says  Yu.</span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div>Written by Agnes Ekstrand and Camilla Jara</div>Tue, 18 Oct 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news/Pages/2022-tandem-seminar.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news/Pages/2022-tandem-seminar.aspx2022 year's Tandem Webinars<p><b>​Here you will find 2022 all Tandem Webinars. All the webinars can be watched afterwards via Chalmers Play. ​</b></p><div></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><b>Upcoming webinars:</b></span></div> <div><b><br /></b><span style="background-color:initial"><b></b><div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">2 February, 2023. TANDEM SEMINAR</span><span style="background-color:initial">:</span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700"> </span><b>Material recycling –  possibilities, shortcomings and policy instruments<br /></b><strong>Focus: </strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>Metal recycling.</strong></span></div> <span></span><div>Welcome to a webinar with Christer Forsgren, Consultant in Industrial Recycling and Christian Ekberg, Prof. Energy and Material, Industrial Materials Recycling and Nuclear Chemistry. <br /><strong>Moderator:</strong> Leif Asp.<br /><strong>Time:</strong> 12:00-13:00<br /><strong>Place:</strong> Online, platform Zoom.<br /><br /><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/51245349-3b86-4eab-b85e-d967630fed3d" style="outline:0px;font-size:16px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" /></a><a href="https://ui.ungpd.com/Surveys/51245349-3b86-4eab-b85e-d967630fed3d" style="font-size:16px"><div style="display:inline !important">Register to the webinar</div></a><br /><br />December, 2022 TBA</div> <br /><b>Wat</b></span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">ch 2022 year´s seminars on Chalmers Play</span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">:<br /></span>5 October: <span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">TANDEM SEMINAR</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">– </span><a href="https://play.chalmers.se/media/Tandem%20Webinar%20%E2%80%93%20Metallic%20nanoalloys%20for%20next%20generation%20optical%20hydrogen%20sensors/0_3az34hxt"><span style="background-color:initial">M</span><span style="background-color:initial">etallic nanoalloys for next generation optical hydrogen sensors</span></a></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Welcome to Professor Christoph Langhammer and Lars Bannenberg´s Tandem webinar. Hydrogen: clean &amp; renewable energy carrier, with water as the only emission. But it is highly flammable when mixed with air. Very efficient and effective sensors are needed.​ <br /><a href="https://play.chalmers.se/media/Tandem%20Webinar%20%E2%80%93%20Metallic%20nanoalloys%20for%20next%20generation%20optical%20hydrogen%20sensors/0_3az34hxt"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Watch the webinar on Chalmers Play</a></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">8 September: </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">TANDEM SEMINAR</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">– </span><span style="background-color:initial"><b>New Insulation Materials for High Voltage Power Cables<br /></b>In this webinar two hot topics are covered by Christian Müller, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, and Per-Ola Hagstrand,  Expert at Borealis Innovation Centre. Adjunct Professor at Applied Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology.<br /><span></span><a href="https://play.chalmers.se/media/Tandem%20Webinar%20%20%E2%80%93%20%20New%20Insulation%20Materials%20for%20High%20Voltage%20Power%20Cables/0_qdinuvcl"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Watch the webinar on Chalmers Play​</a>​<br /><br /><br /></span><div><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">11 April</span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">: </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">TANDEM SEMINAR</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">– </span><span style="background-color:initial"><b>Perspectives on cellulose nanocrystals<br /></b></span><span style="font-size:16px">In this tandem webinar</span><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:initial"> </span><span style="font-size:16px">we have two hot topics dedicated to Cellulose nanocrystals: Cellulose nanocrystals in simple and not so simple flows &amp; Using liquid crystal phase separation to fractionate cellulose nanocrystals.</span><br /></div> <div><a href="https://play.chalmers.se/media/Tandem%20Webinar%20%E2%80%93%20Perspectives%20on%20cellulose%20nanocrystals/0_lqpv4rvq" style="outline:0px"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Watch the webinar on Chalmers Play</a><div><br /></div> <div><div><span style="font-weight:700">Program:</span></div> <div><ul><li>Moderator: Leif Asp, Co-Director Chalmers Area of Advance Materials Science</li> <li>C<span style="background-color:initial">ellulose nanocrystals in simple and not so simple flows, <a href="/en/staff/Pages/roland-kadar.aspx">Roland Kádár</a>, Associate Professor, Chalmers University of Technology.</span></li> <li>U<span style="background-color:initial">sing liquid crystal phase separation to fractionate cellulose nanocrystals.<a href="https://wwwen.uni.lu/recherche/fstm/dphyms/people/jan_lagerwall"> Jan Lagerwall</a>, Professor at the Physics &amp; Materials Science Research Unit in the University of Luxembourg.</span> </li></ul></div></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="font-weight:700;background-color:initial">30 May: </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">TANDEM SEMINAR</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><span style="background-color:initial;font-weight:700">– </span><b><span></span>Lipid nanoparticles for mRNA delivery</b><br /><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="https://play.chalmers.se/media/Watch%20the%20webinar%20%E2%80%93%20Lipid%20nanoparticles%20for%20mRNA%20delivery/0_4y0mw1ss"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Watch the webinar on Chalmers Play</a><br />Organizer: Chalmers Area of Advance Mater</span><span style="background-color:initial">ials Science.<br /></span>The role of supramolecular lipid self assembly and protein corona formation for functional mRNA delivery to cells. Two hot topics will be covered by Elin Esbjörner and Fredrik Höök​.<br /><div><br /></div> <div><ul><li>Moderator: Maria Abrahamsson, Director of Materials Science Area of Advance </li> <li><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Fredrik-Höök.aspx">Fredrik Höök</a>, <em>Professor, Nano and Biophysics, Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology</em>.</li> <li><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Elin-Esbjörner-Winters.aspx">Elin Esbjörner</a>, </span><i>Associate Professor, Biology and Biological Engineering, Chemical Biology, Chalmers University of Technology.</i></li></ul></div></div> <div> <div><strong>Read more:</strong></div></div></div> <a href="/en/areas-of-advance/materials/news/Pages/2021-tandem-seminars.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />2021 year's Tandem Webinars</a>​.​Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-welcomes-new-professors.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-welcomes-new-professors.aspxChalmers welcomed new professors<p><b>​On 23 September it was time for Chalmers' professorial inauguration in Runan. The professors started their activities at Chalmers on 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2022.​</b></p>​<span style="font-size:14px"><span style="background-color:initial">The professor installation is an old tradition at Chalmers and an important part of welcoming new professors while spreading information about the subject areas in which the professors work.</span></span><div><span style="font-size:14px">A total of 22 professors were installed during the evening. At the same time, artistic professors, adjunct professors, visiting professors, affiliated professors, and research professors were also presented.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>There is also an increase in the number of female professors</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">&quot;It is with pleasure that I can state that we are slowly equalizing the gender balance at the professorial level. This year, 32 percent of the installed professors are women, and the proportion of women in Chalmers' professors' college has increased to around 18 percent,&quot; says Stefan Bengtsson, Principal at Chalmers.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Conference speaker Philip Wramsby welcomed and guided the guests during the evening. Both the rector and union chairman Isac Stark gave speeches. Newly installed professor Maria Abrahamsson gave a speech in physical chemistry. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">The entertainment was provided by Duratrion and the Chalmers choir. After the ceremony, a dinner was held at Kårrestaurangen where all participants' families and friends could celebrate together with the new professors. </span><span style="background-color:initial">S</span><span style="background-color:initial">ince 1959, Chalmers alumnus and composer Jan Johansson's work &quot;Life is beautiful&quot; has traditionally opened all Chalmers sessions. Due to associations with Russia and the war in Ukraine, it has been replaced with &quot;Here comes Pippi Longstocking&quot;, another famous piece by Jan Johansson. During the dinner, Professor Àrni Halldòrsson gave a speech. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"></span><span></span><div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>The professors presented:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Maria Abrahamsson, Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mohammad Al-Emrani, Steel and timber structures, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Derek Creaser, Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Isabelle Doucet, Theory and History of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Marco Dozza, Active Safety and road-user behavior, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Maria Elmquist, Innovation Management, Department of Technology Management and Economics.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Jonas Fredriksson, Mechatronics, Department of Electrical engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Ida Gremyr, Quality Management, Department of Technology Management and Economics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Àrni Halldòrsson, supply chain management, Department of Technology Management and Economics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Eduard Hryha, Powder Metallurgy, and Additive Manufacturing, Department Industrial and materials science.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Ann-Margret Hvitt Strömvall, Environmental, and Urban Water Engineering, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Christoph Langhammer, Physics, Department of Physics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mats Lundqvist, Entrepreneurship Didactics, Department of Technology Management and Economics.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Max Jair Ortiz Catalán, Bionics, Department of Electrical Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Building Physics, Department of Education, Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Elsebeth Schröder, Theoretical Physics, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Ioannis Sourdis, Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Lennart Svensson, Signal Processing, Department of Electrical engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Fredrik Westerlund, Chemical Biology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mikael Wiberg, Interaction Design, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Torsten Wik, Automatic Control, Department of Electrical engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Britt-Marie Wilén, Environmental and Wastewater Engineering, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Artistic professors:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Anna-Johanna Klasander, Urban Design, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Adjunct professors:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Morgan Andersson, Architecture for Living and Care, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Helmi Attia, Monitoring and control of manufacturing processes, Department of Industrial and Materials Science.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mingquan Bao, Microwave Electronics, Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mikael Coldrey, Communication systems, Department of Electrical Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Ola Engqvist, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based Drug Design, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Hilda Esping Nordblom, Housing Architecture, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Rikard Fredriksson, Integrated vehicle and Road Safety, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Renaud Gutkin, Computational mechanics of polymer materials, Department of Industrial and Materials Science.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Karin Karlfeldt Fedje, Sustainable engineering of contaminated material, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Daniel Karlsson, Electric Power System, Department of Electrical Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Jenny Larfeldt, Energy Conversion, Department of Space, Earth, and Environment. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Marie Larsson, Architecture and Care, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mikael Lind, Maritime Informatics, Department of Mechanics, and Maritime Sciences. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Nils Lübbe, Vehicle Safety Analysis, Department of Mechanics, and Maritime Sciences. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Henrik Magnusson, Architecture and Care, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Anders Puranen, Nuclear Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Guest professors: </strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Simone Fischer-Hübner, Computer Science, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Steven A. Gabriel, Mechanical Engineering, Department of Space, Earth, and Environment.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Michael Kokkolaras, Construction optimization, Department of Industrial and Materials Science.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand, Innovation Studies, Department of Technology Management and Economics.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Doina Petrescu, Urban design and planning, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Christopher Robeller, digital timber design, and production, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Affiliated professors:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">David Bennet, Operations Management, Department of Technology management and economics.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Anna Kadefors, Technology Management, Department of Technology Management and Economics.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Mihály Kovács, Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Ermin Malic, Physics, Department of Physics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Vincenzo Palermo, Graphene Research, Department of Industrial and Materials Science.</span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Ulf Petrusson, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Department of Technology Management and Economics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Finn Wynstra, Supply and Operations Management, Department of Technology Management and Economics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Research professors:</strong></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Paolo Falcone, Mechatronics, Department of Electrical engineering. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Bengt Johansson, Internal Combustion Engine Technology, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Tomas Kåberger, Industrial Energy Policy, Technology Management, and Economics. </span></div> <div><span style="font-size:14px">Verena Siewers, Microbial Synthetic Biology, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering. </span></div></div>Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/Successful-bootcamp-with-Girls-Code-Club.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/Successful-bootcamp-with-Girls-Code-Club.aspxSuccessful bootcamp with Girls Code Club<p><b>​For the second time, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has arranged the course that invites girls studying at the gymnasium to try out coding. This year was different from the first, in the way that it took place physically, at the department’s two campuses in Johanneberg and Lindholmen, Gothenburg.​</b></p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">​<span>New useful tools</span></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">When</span><span style="background-color:initial"> sharing their experiences at the end of the course, it turnes out some of the participants were completely new to coding, while others had tried it before on varying levels. Several of them states that the bootcamp has ignited a spark or strengthened an already existing interest for coding and contributed to a will to practice it in one way or another.</span></div> <div><img src="/en/departments/cse/news/Documents/Daniella%20article%20with%20name.png" alt="Daniella article with name.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;width:237px;height:263px" /><br /><br /><img src="/en/departments/cse/news/Documents/Chloe%20article%20with%20name.png" alt="Chloe article with name.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" style="margin:5px;width:237px;height:261px" /><span style="background-color:initial">D</span><span style="background-color:initial">aniëlla</span><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">, one of the participants, says that coding offers so many tools useful to practically any of the fields she imagines herself in later on.</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"> Catherine is positively surprised. In fact, she had imagined it would be boring, but changed her mind during the bootcamp. </span></div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">C</span><span style="background-color:initial">hloe had been coding for quite some time before the bootcamp and had wished for the tasks to be more advanced, but she thinks that the teachers have been doing their best to adjust the level of the tasks to meet her previous knowledge.</span><br /></div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Learning to code with help from Batman</h2> <div> </div> <div><img src="/en/departments/cse/news/Documents/Tanya%20article%20with%20name.png" alt="Tanya article with name.png" class="chalmersPosition-FloatLeft" style="margin:5px;width:312px;height:343px" /></div> <div>Some of the girls describe how they have been learning the basics of Python during the bootcamp. With the programming language, they have been constructing a model for analyzing the visitor statistics for a website and how the interest for it has been changing over time. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Tanya, who participated in the bootcamp digitally last year, and this time was present as a teacher’s assistant, smilingly describes how they have been using Batman’s Wikipedia page as working material. It’s a good idea to alternate between different superheroes to be able to see the difference between the structures of the visitor statistics, she continues.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><br /></h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span style="font-family:inherit;background-color:initial"><br /></span></h2> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2"><span style="font-family:inherit;background-color:initial">Getting to know the professionals </span><br /></h2> <div> </div> <div>Not only did the girls experience programming but learned about sorting algorithms, sustainability, cryptography, and even hands-on hacking. </div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>They got the chance to interact with professionals both at academia and industry and got to listen to various women working at Volvo and TestScouts, play an optimisation game with women at Jeppesen, a Boeing company, and visit the offices of Tibco where they designed different solutions for web applications. </div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Worth trying out</h2> <div> </div> <div>Not all of the participants visualize a future as programmers. One of the participants who was new to coding, says that it’s not unlikely that she will proceed with coding as a hobby, but probably not in a professional role. On the other hand, she is happy for the experience and have realized the benefits of being able to code after listening to the guest lecturers, who among other things have been sharing how coding is being conducted in their work.</div> <div> </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Girls Code Club summer Bootcamp</h2> <div> </div> <div>Girls Code Club is arranged by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>The bootcamp is targeting girls who study at the gymnasium and are interested in trying out coding in a fun and non-prestigious context.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In 2022, the bootcamp received funds from the <strong>educational area EDIT-I</strong> and <strong>ICT Area of Advance</strong> at Chalmers, <strong>Volvo</strong>, <strong>Tibco, TestScouts</strong> and <strong>Jeppesen</strong>, a Boeing company.</div> <div> </div> <div><br /></div> <div> </div> <div>Learn more about Girls Code Club on the <a href="/en/departments/cse/girlscodeclub/Pages/default.aspx">bootcamp's webpage</a>.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Agnes Ekstrand</div> ​Mon, 08 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/m2/news/Pages/Autonomous-drone-system-could-save-lives-at-sea.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/m2/news/Pages/Autonomous-drone-system-could-save-lives-at-sea.aspxAutonomous drone system could save lives at sea<p><b>​In recent years, thousands of refugees and migrants have fled across the seas as a result of humanitarian crises around the world. A team from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, is now developing a fully autonomous drone system that can increase the efficiency and speed of response in rescue operations at sea.</b></p>​<span style="background-color:initial">In the context of refugee crises and migratory flows, the sea has been a recurrent and risky route. Travelling on fragile or overloaded vessels has led to people losing their lives at sea. In the project <em>‘Quadcopter, fixed-wing and marine drones for search and rescue</em>’, a team at Chalmers is developing a new kind of fully automated system for search and rescue operations. The system relies on water and air-based drones working together, using a communication system to independently search an area, alert authorities to people in distress and provide basic assistance before crewed rescue vehicles have arrived.</span><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Drone systems working together have the potential to save more lives</h2> <div>The drone system consists of three components working together: a marine catamaran drone called Seacat, which serves as a base for the other drones, a fleet of winged aerial drones that monitor the surrounding area, and a quadcopter that can approach people in distress and deliver items such as supplies, healthcare aids or flotation devices. The quadcopter – a drone that has four engines and therefore the ability to hover – can carry loads weighing up to about two kilograms.</div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/M2/Nyheter/sjösättning%20drönare%20300x350.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px 15px" /><br /></div> <div><strong>&quot;The project is based on the simple principle</strong> that different drones have different advantages, and by allowing several different types of autonomous drones to work together, search efficiency and rescue response speed can be significantly improved, with the potential to save more lives,&quot; says <strong>Xin Zhao</strong>, post-doc in the Fluid Mechanics Division at Chalmers.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Tomas Grönstedt,</strong> Professor in the Fluid Dynamics Division, says:</div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;In addition, the system could – in principle – be linked to any public service or to volunteers who could provide some form of assistance.&quot;</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Automatic battery charging and launching the next stage</h2> <div>The marine drone,<strong> Seacat</strong>, provides an internet uplink as well as a local communication link that is used to coordinate the flying drones. It also includes a launch pad for the fixed-wing drones. All airborne drones are equipped with cameras and a positioning system. All drones can move fully autonomously – the marine drone follows a predefined route with a closed loop. Fixed-wing drones are automatically assigned to search areas according to an intelligent algorithm that makes best use of the number of drones available. When a fixed-wing drone detects objects in the water, the quadcopter is sent to the scene to take pictures. The photographs can then be sent to a rescue centre on land via the marine drone. The rescue centre, for its part, can send out the quadcopter with supplies. When one of the winged drones runs out of battery, it is taken out of service and lands in the water near the Seacat drone, where it can be picked up and recharged automatically, and then sent out again.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>‘&quot;So far, we have succeeded in carrying</strong> out a quadcopter landing on Seacat, and the winged drones have been built and are in the process of being assessed,&quot; says <strong>Ola Benderius</strong>, Associate Professor in the Vehicle Engineering and Autonomous Systems Division, who has also led the project.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>‘&quot;As part of a continuation of the project, we will put the system together and test it in its entirety out at sea.&quot;</div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">More about the project</h3> <div>The drone system has been developed in collaboration between the Vehicle Mechanics and Autonomous Systems Division and the Fluid Dynamics Division of the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The marine drone and the winged drones are designed from scratch, built and tested at Chalmers.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The team includes Tomas Grönstedt, Xin Zhao, Isak Jonsson and Carlos Xisto from the Fluid Dynamics Division, Ola Benderius from the Vehicle Mechanics and Autonomous Systems Division of the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Leif Eriksson from the Earth Sciences and Remote Sensing Division of the Department of Space, Earth and Environment and Christian Berger from the Software Engineering Division of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The project is being run within Chalmers’ research infrastructure Revere, with funding from the Transport Area of Advance. The project will come to an end in September 2022.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>For more information, please contact</strong></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">​Ola </span><span style="background-color:initial">Be</span><span style="background-color:initial">nderius</span><span style="background-color:initial">, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences,</span><br /></div> <span style="background-color:initial">+46 (0)31 772 20 86, ola.benderius@chalmers.se</span>Mon, 01 Aug 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/They-are-the-future-research-leaders.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/They-are-the-future-research-leaders.aspxThey are the Future Research Leaders<p><b>​No less than six Chalmers researchers were accepted when the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, appointed Future Research Leaders. </b></p><div>​The goal of the program is to give newly established researchers with the highest scientific and pedagogical competence the opportunity to develop as research leaders. Ahmed Ali-Eldin Hassan, <span>Johan Bengtsson-Palme, <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span>Raphaël Frank J Van Laer, <span>Anton Frisk Kockum, <span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><span>Alexander Hollberg<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span> and Julia Wiktor are the six Chalmers researchers who qualified among the 16 young researchers who now receive 15 million each for independent research. SSF's assessment is that they are expected to be able to lead even larger research groups in the future, and they will therefore participate in a comprehensive leadership program.  <br /></div> <div><div> </div> <div><strong><a href="/en/staff/Pages/ahmh.aspx">Ahmed Ali-Eldin Hassan</a></strong>, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, receives funding for the research project Edge Optimization: Operating Systems &amp; Software on the Edge. The project focuses on building a new operating system for latency critical next generation applications such as autonomous vehicles to make use of edge, cloud and local compute resources with performance guarantees.<span style="display:inline-block"></span></div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/johan-bengtsson-palme.aspx" target="_blank" title="chalmers.se">Johan Bengtsson-Palme</a></strong>, Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology and Biological Engineering since May 2022, receives funding for the research project Predicting future pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance. The aim of the project is finding out what mechanisms cause bacterial pathogenicity and antibiotic resistance. The researchers want to use this knowledge to understand which genes may pose a threat to human health in the future.    <span><strong><a href="/en/staff/Pages/raphael-van-laer.aspx"><br /><br />Raphaël Frank J Van Laer</a></strong>, Assistant Professor at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, receives funding for the research project Attojoule-per-bit acousto-optics. The long-term goal of the project is to help extend Moore's law with light and sound by reducing the energy footprint of chip-scale photonics and quantum technology.   </span><strong></strong><br /></p> <strong></strong><p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Anton-Frisk-Kockum.aspx"><br />Anton Frisk Kockum</a></strong>, Researcher at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, receives funding for the research project Quantum simulation and communication with giant atoms. The main goal of the project is to construct efficient and useful simulations of quantum systems (e.g., molecules) that interact with a surrounding environment.<strong><br /><br /><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Alexander-Hollberg,-Arkitektur-och-samhallsbyggnadsteknik-.aspx">Alexander Hollberg</a></strong>, Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, receives funding for the research project Digital material inventories for sustainable urban mining. The main goal of this project is to develop a method for creating urban construction material inventories based on digital twins and machine learning, to support stakeholder to reuse and recycle materials. <strong><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Julia-Wiktor.aspx"><br /><br />Julia Wiktor</a></strong>, Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, receives funding for the research project Ab Initio Description of Complete Semiconductor Devices. The project’s aim is to couple accurate but computationally expensive quantum mechanical modelling methods with emerging artificial neural network models to be able to efficiently model materials and interfaces that constitute semiconductor micro- and nanodevices.  </p> <div><br /></div> <div>More information about the call and what the appointment entails can be found on the <a href="https://strategiska.se/en/they-are-the-research-leaders-of-the-future-framtidens-forskningsledare/" title="SSF" target="_blank">SSF web.</a><br /></div></div>Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/New-professor-aims-for-safer-self-driving-vehicles.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/New-professor-aims-for-safer-self-driving-vehicles.aspxNew professor aims for safer self-driving vehicles<p><b>​Christian Berger got promoted to professor at the department of Computer Science and Engineering during spring 2022. This is how his curiosity and interest for safe self-driving vehicles led him to his present role.​</b></p><strong>​</strong><span style="background-color:initial"><strong>What does your research address and what do you want to achieve by it?</strong></span><div><br /></div> <div>”Our team is working towards developing methods to make better software - especially for designing systems that require the collaboration between various disciplines. This allows us both to incorporate ideas that may not necessarily originate from the software engineering discipline, as well as to contribute to other research disciplines that realized the importance of the role that software plays for them but that are missing adequate methods to realize the right software solution.”</div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Competition for self-driving vehicles was the starting point</h2> <div>During his PhD education at TU Braunschweig and RWTH Aachen University in Germany, Christian got the unique opportunity to be part of and coordinate a team of PhD and Master students to design and develop a self-driving vehicle for the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge - the world's first large-scale competition for robotic vehicles that were supposed to interact with each other and to operate in urban-like environments. The contestant vehicles needed to &quot;see&quot; what was happening around them and &quot;understand and obey&quot; the traffic rules to avoid collisions.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The team did well and made it all the way to the final event, with only ten other research groups from initially 89 participants in that competition.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>However, it was very clear that none of the finalist vehicles would have been able to act safely on public roads anywhere else in the world - the robotic vehicles were primarily designed specifically for that competition held in a confined area. Nonetheless, the event raised the attention of numerous research groups and companies all over the world to realise the dream of making a vehicle that can drive safely and comfortably without the help of humans. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“My own research was linked over the past 15 years to the area of designing and developing safe software components for realising self-driving vehicles. There are still very many open questions to address before we can safely remove the steering wheels from our today's vehicles.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Was your plan to become a professor in the field, or did things just develop in that direction naturally?</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>”I am a very diligent person to begin with, who is curiousity-driven about software-enabled systems and computer technology to make our society's life better. The robotic competition in 2007 was clearly a disruptive event confirming and even further inspiring my curiosity-driven interest to continuously work in this field.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Christian started a career in the automotive industry to work on driver assistance systems and in that way help making the vision of self-driving vehicles come true. However, after a short while, he realised that his curiosity-driven personality appreciated the academic context much more. This was the time when he was offered the opportunity to join the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>”I saw the great chance to further pursue my research and work on my ideas at the university. Hence, I decided to leave industry and return to academia. Retrospectively, this was a very right decision and after ten years of intensive and exciting research, I am glad to have been acknowledged from many peers in my field for my work and having been promoted to professor at University of Gothenburg”, says Christian.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>What challenges are there in your field?</strong></div> <div><br /></div> <div>”We have seen many exciting and impressive demonstrations from self-driving vehicular technology both, from research groups as well as from companies who try to commercialize this technology during the past decade. The software in such vehicles is getting better every day - yet, we cannot claim that the vehicles are safe for a day-to-day use for anyone.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>According to a standardized classification scheme for self-driving vehicles, it is envisioned that the steering wheel can be removed at the highest level, as the vehicle must be capable of handling any situation safely.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>”At the moment, we are not even half-way there yet”, says Christian.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Why is computer science important and what possibilities does it provide for society and people?</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>”Software as an artifact per se is usually invisible - yet it is affecting tremendously our daily lives. When such software is not working, we notice clearly its importance and our dependency on working software. Computer science is an important research field whose research results brought human mankind safely to the moon and back.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Christian ensures, there are still many unanswered research questions to tackle on Earth and even his own field is still expanding. As examples we have artificial intelligence and machine learning, who are currently permeating many disciplines outside computer science, or quantum computing that, according to Christian, will shake up the way we thought so far about algorithms and the way software is made.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>What is important for you outside of work?</strong></div> <div> </div> <div>”My own family is very important to me. Seeing and supporting our two small children doing their own &quot;research&quot; about our world is fascinating and I am enjoying being part of their sheer endless curiosity-driven perseverance on learning how things work. I am also open to new culinary experiments in the kitchen and I am trying to surprise the family - sometimes, I succeed.”</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Text: Agnes Ekstrand</div>Mon, 20 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chair/news/Pages/AI-for-climate-policy-.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chair/news/Pages/AI-for-climate-policy-.aspxAI for climate policy<p><b>EU’s Horizon Europe programme, with its focus on societal impact, is a fast-track to get your research out to society. Adel Daoud is one of the Chalmers researchers that recieved EU-funding after support from Chalmers AI Research Centre.</b></p><div>​<span style="background-color:initial">What can be seen from above can tell us much about our behaviour. By looking at satellite images from years back and compare with today can show how political decisions and financial policy impacts society in the long run. For <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/daoud.aspx">Adel Daoud</a>, Affiliate Docent, <a href="/en/departments/cse/research/dsai/Pages/default.aspx">Data Science and AI</a> division at the <a href="/en/departments/cse/Pages/default.aspx">Department of Computer Science and Engineering</a>, the impact aspect of his science is important. Working in a mix between social science and technology, makes his research quite unique.<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Centrum/CHAIR/news/AI%20for%20climate%20policy/Adel-Daoud-3.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:237px;height:237px" /> He now recievs funding from EU-sprogram Horizon Europe to participate in a project.<br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span></div> <span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span><div><br /></div> <div>“Getting engaged in an EU-project is both a way for further funding, but also to reach commercialisation and social entrepreneurship and impact for my research”, says Adel Daoud. <span></span></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Chalmers AI Research Centre offers support for AI researchers at Chalmers to find and apply to <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/research-and-innovation/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe_en">Horizon Europe</a> calls and it was with this support Adel Daould found the right call and also found the right consoritum which led to an approved application. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div> The EU is investing more than ever in climate mitigation and adaptation and the centre wants to see more Chalmers researchers getting engaged in the programme. </div> <div>AI is essential in many of Horizon Europe’s calls, and Adel Daoud combines it with utilizing the European satellite programme <a href="https://www.copernicus.eu/en">Copernicus</a>. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>“My combination of research fields combined with the so many specific calls within the EU makes it hard to find the perfect matching call. Getting support from CHAIR and their team of experts in the beginning of my EU-journey has really been key for me”, says Adel Daoud.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>The work led to an application to the call that the centre’s experts had detected. The consortium that Adel Daoud is now engaged in, led by a Finnish university, will start the work this autumn.<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>“My ambition now is to get experience to later coordinate coming European projects”, says Adel Daoud.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>In the project Adel Daoud will explore the effect political decisions have had on climate, using AI-algorithms and image recognition on satellite images in Europe and Africa. He will concretise what effect policy has on the balance between industrial development vs the energy transition. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>EU-support funding through Chalmers AI Research Centre did a first round in 2021/2022. It resulted in applications to Horizon Europe for three research teams. The centre will now take the next step in EU-support and include it in new centre activities that will start in the autumn of 2022. ​<br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Read more about Adel Daoud's research <a href="/en/centres/chair/news/Pages/Measuring-poverty-through-satellite-images.aspx">here</a>.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><strong>Text:</strong> Mats Tiborn<br /></div>Tue, 31 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-researchers-join-Young-Academy-of-Sweden.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Chalmers-researchers-join-Young-Academy-of-Sweden.aspxChalmers researchers join Young Academy of Sweden <p><b>Two researchers at Chalmers University of Technology are amongst the six new members of the Young Academy of Sweden presented today. Jessica Jewell, whose research focuses on the transition to a fossil free energy system, and Adel Daoud, who uses AI to study measures to end poverty in African communities.  </b></p><div><div>The Young Academy of Sweden The Academy was founded in 2011 at the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Each member elected for a period of five years. Those who wish to apply should have taken their PhD degree no more than ten years ago. </div></div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Jessica Jewell</h3> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/SEE/Nyheter/Jessica-Jewell-200.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><div>Jessica Jewell is Associate professor in energy transformation at the division of Physical Resource Theory, the Department of Space, Earth and Environment at Chalmers University of Technology:</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">&quot;Scientists have figured out how to save the climate in mathematical models but can we do it in the real world? My research group investigates this question by examining change and continuity in energy systems. I use energy system models, technological innovation and diffusion theories, and analysis from political science and history. We zoom in on cases where change has been rapid and profound such as the response to the 1970s oil crises and the growth of solar and wind power in recent years to understand what enabled such rapid change and how they can be scaled up and replicated in different countries. By identifying historical precedents of rapid transitions and comparing these to the scale and speed of changes society needs to meet climate targets, we are able to identify the areas where change is most feasible. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">I applied to the Young Academy of Sweden because I want to develop Sweden's system for attracting research talent and developing science by identifying the areas where we are already world leaders, as well as those where we can learn from other countries. I am particularly interested in strengthening international mobility and transparency in funding to ensure that Swedish institutions constitute strong growth environments for young researchers&quot;</span><span style="background-color:initial">.  </span></div></div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">Adel Daoud</h3> <div> </div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/SEE/Nyheter/AdelDaoud-200.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><div><span style="background-color:initial">Adel Daoud Associate professor in analytical sociology at Linköping University, and, Affiliated associate professor in data science and AI at Chalmers University of Technology:</span><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>&quot;About 300 million people in Africa live in extreme poverty. Given that living in impoverished communities can trap people in cycles of deprivation (‘poverty traps’), major development actors such as China and the World Bank have deployed a stream of projects to break these cycles (‘poverty targeting’). However, as scholars are held back by a data challenge, research has up until now been unable to answer fundamental questions such as whether poverty traps exist, and to evaluate what extent interventions can release communities from such traps </div> <div><br /></div> <div>I am leading the <a href="https://liu.se/en/research/global-lab-ai">AI and Global Development Lab​</a> to identify to what extent African communities are trapped in poverty and examine how competing development programs can alter these communities’ prospects to free themselves from deprivation. Our Lab has the following objectives: (i) train image recognition algorithms—a form of AI—to identify local poverty from satellite images, 1984-2020; (ii) use these data to analyze how development actors affect African communities; (iii) use mixed methods to develop theories of the varieties of poverty traps; (iv), develop an R package, PovertyMachine, that will produce poverty estimates from new satellite images—ensuring that our innovations will benefit poverty research. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>I want to be a part of the Young Academy of Sweden <span style="background-color:initial">Because the academy offers a unique opportunity to change, improve, and refine Swedish universities and their position globally”</span><span style="background-color:initial">. </span></div></div> <div> </div> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3">About the Young Academy of Sweden  </h3> <h3 class="chalmersElement-H3"> </h3> <div>The Young Academy of Sweden is a multidisciplinary academy, comprising a selection of the best young researchers in Sweden – an independent platform that gives young researchers a strong voice in the research policy debate and is working on raising the profile of research for young people. </div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Young academies exist in over 30 countries and Sweden's Young Academy works with the other young academies at Nordic, European and global levels. </span><span style="background-color:initial">. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><div><a href="https://www.sverigesungaakademi.se/en-GB/1.html">Read more about the Young Academy of Sweden and its new members</a>. </div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><font color="#1166aa"><b><a href="/en/research/our-scientists/Pages/The-Young-Academy-of-Sweden.aspx">Find all Chalmers researchers who are or have been members of the Young Academy of Sweden</a></b></font></span>.</div></span></div>Tue, 24 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chair/news/Pages/An-intelligent-and-social-drone.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/chair/news/Pages/An-intelligent-and-social-drone.aspxAn intelligent and social drone<p><b>​Have you ever met a polite drone? In the project &quot;AI + Social Drones: Towards Autonomous and Adaptive Social Drones&quot; Associate Professor Mohammad Obaid and colleagues will investigate how flying drones can interact with humans using AI.</b></p>​Drones are becoming more and more useful as tools in areas like transportation and health. <br />In the project <em>AI + Social Drones: Towards Autonomous and Adaptive Social Drones</em>, funded by Chalmers AI Research Centre, CHAIR, the research team will look into social drones and their role in society. Starting this summer, the project will investigate how drones can operate in a human environment in an acceptable way. <br /><br />“If we have an AI entity in our environment, in this case a flying robot, how do we interact with it as humans? We want to teach it to understand us and to pick up our social cues while flying next to us. Also, how should we as humans interact with it and behave?” says Associate Professor <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/mobaid.aspx">Mohammad Obaid</a>, project leader.<br /><br /><strong>What is a social drone?</strong><br />A drone is a flying robot that can be controlled remotely, and when we throw in the word social next to a drone, two things happen. One is that they can exhibit social cues to us. They can tell us how they are behaving and their intentions. Secondly, is to make it learn how to pick up our behavior, our social cues. <br /><br />“The idea is that if we, in this project, learn how to make this work, we will have a better understanding of how to accept and trust them in different application areas and contexts, which will make them more usable”, says Mohammad Obaid.  <br /><br />To make this happen, AI is needed. Data from interaction activities are collected and used to train the robot to develop social cues. An intelligent drone may be able to read from the user’s face if it is welcoming or anxious and then choose a suitable distance to the person.<br /><br />Drones are already used in delivery services and civil services, like healthcare and well-being. <br /><br />“Health is something we are looking in to as well. With AI applied in the drone, we believe that drones could do much good, for instance in emergency situations in remote areas. <br /><br /><strong>Communicating with a robot</strong><br /><div>We are used to see robots in sci-fi where they have faces and can communicate what they think and their intentions, and many scientists get inspired by it. Mohammad Obaid is one of them.</div> <br /><div>“In earlier research we have tested to add eyes to a drone. The eyes let the drone gaze to the direction it intends to go and thereby communicate its intentions”, he says. </div> <br /><div>Many tests are being done with ground robots, which cannot fly. Applying the research on a drone is similar but the ability to fly gives the robot a new dimension.</div> <div><br /></div> “A drone can give you a new perspective from above for example, and it will be much more mobile than ground robots, not getting stuck on obstacles”, says Mohammad Obaid.<br /><br /><strong>A drone companion</strong><br /><div>It may seem tempting to imagine that the social drone will be as common as the smartphone in a near future. But there are many issues to resolve before this becomes reality, Mohammad Obaid thinks.</div> <div><br /></div> <div> “It could well be that people will have a drone companion, but we need to think about ethics first. As with cell phones, we need to know what will happen with society when adding social drones, as with all human interaction with AI systems. I think more important is if the drone can be of use in health and well-being, like if they can be used to help people for instance in remote areas or as lifeguards on the beach”, he says.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><span><strong>Text: </strong>Mats Tiborn<span style="display:inline-block"></span></span><br /></div>Mon, 23 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/IVA-100-list-2022.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/IVA-100-list-2022.aspxMost projects from Chalmers on IVA’s 100 list 2022 <p><b>The 100-list highlights up-to-date research with business potential from Swedish universities. The theme for this year is technology in the service of humanity. Thirteen projects from Chalmers have been selected. </b></p>​The researchers have contributed with research projects that offer great value and potential for utilisation for society, through avenues such as industrial commercialisation, business development, or other types of impact. ​<div>“It is gratifying that we are so well represented on the 100 list. Chalmers has a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship” says Mats Lundqvist, Vice President of Utilisation at Chalmers University of Technology.</div> <div><br /><div><div><strong style="background-color:initial">The selected projects from Chalmers 2022:</strong><br /></div> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><strong style="background-color:initial"></strong><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">Architecture and Civil Engineering Project: </span></div> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial"></span><strong style="font-family:inherit;background-color:initial">Real time optimization of drinking water treatment</strong></div></div> <div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The innovation of Kathleen Murphy and fellow colleagues measure the quality and reactivity of freshwater resources in real time, and predict the success of drinking water treatment. Their solution will be used to optimize operational conditions at drinking water treatment plants, reducing the need for chemicals and infrastructure and reducing emissions and waste. The patent pending solution, including the teams unique algorithms, will make drinking water treatment cheaper and more sustainable.</span></div> <div>Researcher: <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/murphyk.aspx">Kathleen Murphy</a></div> <div><a href="/en/departments/ace/news/Pages/Real-time-optimized-drinking-water-treatment-on-IVA100-list.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Real time optimized drinking water treatment</a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><div> ​<span style="background-color:initial;color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px">Biology and Biological Engineering</span></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Project: <strong>Fungi for the production of protein of the future</strong></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Alternative protein sources such as fungi (mycoprotein) can lead to 95 percent less carbon dioxide emissions than beef. The vision is that the protein of the future is produced by fungi, which convert bio-based residual streams from industry. The fungi are grown in closed bioreactors with little impact on the external environment. </span> ​</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Researchers: </span><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/nygardy.aspx">Yvonne Nygård </a><span style="background-color:initial">and </span><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/eric-oste.aspx">Eric Öste </a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Project: <strong>Stabilizing seafood side-streams allowing full use for food production </strong><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">The demand for fish is steadily increasing in response to dietary recommendations, population growth and wishes to consume more climate-friendly protein sources. We therefore need to convert more of each landed fish into food, as today mainly the fillet is used, i.e., only 40-50 per cent of the weight. <br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Researchers: </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Ingrid-Undeland.aspx">Ingrid Undeland</a><span style="background-color:initial">, </span><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/haizhou.aspx">Haizhou Wu,​</a><span style="background-color:initial"> </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/khozaghi.aspx"> Mehdi Abdollahi</a><span style="background-color:initial"> and </span><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/bita-forghani.aspx">Bita Forghani</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/departments/bio/news/Pages/Projects-on-sustainable-food-on-IVA’s-100-list.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Projects on sustainable food on IVA’s 100 list</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">Chemistry and Chemical Engineering  </span><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Project: <strong>Recycling and remanufacturing of indium based semiconductor materials. </strong></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span>You are probably reading this text looking through a transparent conductive material called indium tin oxide (ITO). It is the backbone of all electronic screen​s (LCD, LED, and touch screens), and some solar cell technologies. During the manufacturing of these devices, 30 - 70% of the material becomes production waste. Almost 75% of indium is used for ITO manufacturing and it is accepted as a critical raw material due to its importance in the electronic industry. It is a minor element of the earth’s crust and is unevenly distributed. It's recycling from industrial waste is challenging and requires several stages. In our technology, indium recovery is simplified instead of complicated processing stages and integrated into the ITO powder production to reproduce ITO material.​</span><strong><br /></strong></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Burcak-Ebin.aspx">Burcak Ebin</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Burcak-Ebin.aspx"></a>Project: <strong>High-Quality Graphene and Highly Thermal Conductive Graphene Films Produced in Eco-friendly ways</strong><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong></strong><span style="background-color:initial">The heat generated from ubiquitous miniaturized electronic devices needs to be dissipated by materials that are highly thermally conductive, lightweight, flexible, mechanically robust and, most importantly, manufactured in a sustainable way. Our idea includes two interconnected steps: 1) Eco-friendly production of high-quality graphene in a large-scale; and 2) Production of highly thermal-conductive graphene films with low environmental impact and low cost. The graphene films are expected to replace the current metal films and other thermally conductive films produced in the high cost of environment, and therefore contribute to the transition to a green industry.</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/ergang.aspx">Ergang Wang</a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <span></span><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Project: <span style="font-weight:700">Adsorbi - cellulose-based foams for air pollutants capture  </span></span><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">After finishing her doctoral studies at the department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Kinga Grenda founded the start-up company Adsorbi together with Romain Bordes, researcher at the department. She was recently named one of ten entrepreneurs to keep an eye on by Swedish Incubators and Science Parks.</span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Researcher: <span style="background-color:initial">Kinga Grenda  </span><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="https://adsorbi.com/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />More about the research and start-up company Adsorbi </a></span><span style="background-color:initial"><font color="#1166aa"><span style="font-weight:700">(external link)</span></font></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/ergang.aspx"></a><a href="/en/departments/chem/news/Pages/Chemistry-research-on-IVA-100-list-.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Chemistry research on IVA 100 list | Chalmers​ </a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">Computer Science and Engineering ​</span><br /></p> <div>Project: <strong>EmbeDL </strong><br /></div> <div>AI has achieved remarkable successes but at a price – neural network models are very large and need a lot of resources to train and deploy, thus leaving a very large energy footprint. Our research is about how to reduce the size of the neural networks, without sacrificing much in accuracy, and making the best use of diverse hardware so that AI can be deployed in an efficient and less energy consuming way to solve a specific problem. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Project:<strong>Repli5 </strong><br /></div> <div>The research is about creating digital twins and synthetic data. A digital twin is a replica of the real world in silico, which can be used to test and verify systems very efficiently and cheaply instead of tests in the real world which are costly, slow and error prone. Digital twins can be used to generate synthetic data to train AI systems efficiently without the need to collect real world data and annotating them manually which is costly, slow, noisy and error prone. <br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/dubhashi.aspx">Devdatt Dubhashi </a></div> <div><br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Project: </span><strong style="background-color:initial">Dpella</strong><br /></div> <div>The world is collecting a massive amount of individuals data with the intention of building a human-centered future based on data insights. The huge challenge is how to achieve these insights that will shape the future, respecting privacy of individuals and complying with GDPR. We solve this by developing a technology for creating privacy-preserving analytics based on the mathematical framework of Differential Privacy – a new gold standard for data privacy. With our patented IP research, we provide a Privacy-as-a-service solution will enable data flows, creating the inter-organization value required to achieve a digital human-centred future.</div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/russo.aspx">Alejandro Russo</a></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/russo.aspx"></a></span><span style="background-color:initial">Project: <strong>ZeroPoint Technologies </strong></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">The dramatic increase of computers' processing power places high demands on efficient memory storage. A few players today have control over processor development by owning and controlling processor architectures. Chalmers with the spin-off company ZeroPoint Technologies develops technologies for computers' internal memory that are faster and less energy-intensive and are developed to fit into an open processor architecture. This provides basic conditions for smart industry. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"></span><span></span><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="/en/staff/Pages/per-stenstrom.aspx">Per Stenström​</a></span></div> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">Industrial and Materials Science</span><br /></div> <div> <div>Project: <strong>Design for energy resilience in the everyday</strong><br /></div> <div>Our increasing dependence on electrical and connected products is unsustainable from a resource point of view. It also makes us vulnerable in a future energy system where more renewable sources and climate change increase the probability of power shortages and power outages. To be able to handle disruptions in electricity deliveries, and at the same time live a good and meaningful everyday life, knowledge, new design guidelines for product development and energy-independent alternatives are required.<br /></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/helena-stromberg.aspx">Helena Strömberg</a><br /></div> <div><a href="/en/departments/ims/news/Pages/Design-for-energyresilience-in-the-everyday.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />Design for energy resilience in the everyday</a> </div></div> <div><br /></div> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="font-size:20px">Physics</p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Project: <strong>Nanofluidic Scattering Microscopy </strong></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P">We have developed the next generation of nanotechnology to study and analyse individual biomolecules and at the same time generate important information about them. We do this with an optical instrument combined with nanofluidic chips and software with machine learning/AI. By offering researchers this new tool, they can answer their questions in a completely new way, thereby accelerating their research in order to make ground-breaking discoveries.<br /></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><a href="/en/staff/Pages/Christoph-Langhammer.aspx">Christoph Langhammer </a><br /></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">P</span><span style="background-color:initial">roject:</span><strong style="background-color:initial">2D semiconductor with perfect edges </strong><br /></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">We at Smena have developed a new game-changing material, which is useful for numerous applications. The starting point of our material is an abundant mineral called molybdenite, whose price is only 5 dollar per kilogram. Using a scalable, patented, and environmentally friendly process, we managed to produce a large number of edges in flakes of natural molybdenite. <br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial">Researcher: </span><span style="background-color:initial"><span></span><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/Timur-Shegai.aspx">Timur Shegai ​</a><br /></span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/Two-research-projects-from-Physics-on-IVA-100-List.aspx">Two research projects from Physics on IVA 100 List 2022</a></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"></p> <div> </div> <div><a href="/en/departments/physics/news/Pages/Two-research-projects-from-Physics-on-IVA-100-List.aspx">​</a><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:20px;background-color:initial">Mathematical Sciences </span></div> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P">​Project: <strong>PressCise</strong></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><strong></strong>​We work with clinical partners to identify problems with today's products, and to test and verify our own inventions. We use mathematical theories to solve real problems and we realize our solutions in genuine smart textile products. </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P">Researchers: <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/torbjorn-lundh.aspx">Torbjörn Lundh</a><span style="background-color:initial">, in collaboration with Josefin Damm and Andreas Nilsson. </span></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="https://www.presscise.com/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />PressCise AB</a></p> <div> </div> <p></p> <div> </div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"> </p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><br /></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><em>I</em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>VA's 100 List presents selected research projects believde to have </em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>the potientalto be developed into ninnovations, to promote buisness  </em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>development or to provide other benefits. The list reflects a diverse range of research </em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>projects and researcher experise from Sweden's universities in a given field. </em></span><span style="background-color:initial"><em>​</em></span><br /></p> <em> </em><p class="chalmersElement-P"><span style="background-color:initial"><font color="#1166aa"><em> </em></font></span><span style="background-color:initial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><em>The complete list can be found on </em><a href="https://www.iva.se/en/"><em>www.iva.se</em></a></span></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P" style="display:inline !important"><span style="background-color:initial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"></span> </p> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="display:inline !important"><span style="background-color:initial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><br /></span></p></div> <div><p class="chalmersElement-P" style="display:inline !important"><span style="background-color:initial;color:rgb(0, 0, 0)"><br /></span></p></div> <a href="/en/news/presidents-perspective/Pages/IVAs-100-list-Chalmers-technology-in-the-service-of-humanity.aspx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/ichtm.gif" alt="" />The Presidents perspective on Chalmers' contribution to technology in the service of humanity</a><p></p></div> <div><br /></div> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/departments/chem/news/Pages/Chemistry-research-on-IVA-100-list-.aspx"></a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/departments/bio/news/Pages/Projects-on-sustainable-food-on-IVA’s-100-list.aspx"></a></p> <p class="chalmersElement-P"><a href="/en/Staff/Pages/eric-oste.aspx"></a></p></div></div> ​</div>Tue, 10 May 2022 16:00:00 +0200https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/CSE-research-on-IVA-100-list.aspxhttps://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/cse/news/Pages/CSE-research-on-IVA-100-list.aspxCSE research on IVA's 100 list <p><b>IVA has published this year' list of 100 &quot;current research projects with the potential to create benefits, through commercialization, business and method development or societal impact&quot;. Four spinoff companies from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering are on the list.​</b></p><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Dpella <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/News/alejandro%20russo_170x170.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Alejandro Russo" /></h2> <div><span style="background-color:initial">Using and sharing data analytics based on personal data can create competitive advantages and lead to new business opportunities for companies and organizations. However, the possibilities are limited due to rules regulating the processing of personal data, such as the GDPR.​ </span><a href="https://www.dpella.io/">Dpella</a> has a business concept based on results from the <a href="https://research.chalmers.se/en/project/?id=8495">SSF-funded project Octopi​</a>, and was on the 100-list also last year. </div> <div>&quot;During the past year, with the support of <a href="https://www.mobilityxlab.com/en">MobilityXlab</a> and <a href="https://www.guventures.com/">GU Ventures</a>, we have, among other things, started an innovation project together with Ericsson to explore privacy-preserving analyzes&quot; says  <a href="/en/Staff/Pages/russo.aspx">Alejandro Russo</a>, professor in the  Computing Science division. <br /></div> <div><br /></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">EmbeDL <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/News/AI%20PLOS%20ONE/DevdattAI.gif" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Devdatt Dubhashi" /></h2> <div><a href="https://embedl.ai/">EmbeDL</a> is based on research performed in the EU-projects <a href="https://legato-project.eu/">LeGaTO</a> and <a href="https://vedliot.eu/">VEDLIoT</a>, as well as the Vinnova-funded project <a href="https://www.vinnova.se/en/p/sharpen---scalable-highly-automated-vehicles-with-robust-perceptionn/">Sharpen​</a>. </div> <div>&quot;Our solution is an optimization engine that automatically tailors a state of the art neural network model to be deployed on a specific hardware so that it meets the customer’s requirements and specifications. We will bring the power of AI into the hands of people who would not have been able to even conceive of deploying the vast resources that the BigTech companies command&quot; says <a href="/en/staff/Pages/dubhashi.aspx">Devdatt Dubhashi​</a>, professor in the  Computing Science division. </div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Repli5</h2> <div><a href="https://repli5.com/">Repli5​</a> <span style="background-color:initial"></span><span style="background-color:initial">works with the generation of digital twins and synthetic data. A digital twin is a digital replica of objects and environments in reality which can be used to very effectively test and verify AI systems without having to costly, slow and error-prone processes in the real world</span><span style="background-color:initial">. Vinnova has funded development of the technique through the projects <a href="https://www.vinnova.se/en/p/sharpen---scalable-highly-automated-vehicles-with-robust-perceptionn/">Sharpen</a> and Realsim. </span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">&quot;The potential is to replace most of the need for real-world data with synthetic data generated from digital twins. In this way, companies can make a big leap in efficiency, cost reduction and quality of solutions&quot; says Devdatt Dubhashi.</span><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">ZeroPoint Technologies <img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/DoIT/News/PerSx200.gif" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="Per Stenström" style="margin:5px;width:170px;height:170px" /></h2> <a href="https://wp.zptcorp.com/">ZeroPoint Technologies​</a> is a commercialization project linked to the <a href="https://www.european-processor-initiative.eu/">European processorinitiative</a>. </div> <div>Since 1995 professor <a href="/en/staff/Pages/per-stenstrom.aspx">Per Stenström</a> and his colleagues in the Computer and Network Systems division <span style="background-color:initial">have been working to develop new principles for how computers can work faster despite limitations in computer memory. One of the most striking principles is about memory compression, and will provide faster, cheaper and more climate-adapted IT systems in the future. It is this achievement that is further developed in the company ZeroPoint Technologies.​​​​​​​​​​</span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial"><a href="https://www.iva.se/projekt/research2business/ivas-100-lista-2022/">A link to the complete list on IVA's website (in Swedish)​</a></span></div> <div><br /></div> ​Tue, 10 May 2022 00:00:00 +0200