Computer and Network Systems

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​Our society is undergoing a digitalization revolution and is becoming increasingly dependent on an increasing number of critical computer systems that require fast and reliable communication. Advanced research is needed to meet these needs.


Critical computer systems require fast and reliable communication, they are expected to deliver high performance and be energy efficient, secure, and robust. Advanced research is needed to meet these needs and it is necessary to take a holistic approach, from Internet and cloud-based services with efficient and secure communication, to the design of complex distributed systems, computer architectures, all the way down to components such as accelerators, GPUs and the electronic circuits implementing them.

The research within Computer and Network Systems covers this wide range, from large interconnected systems and IoT devices to the smallest pieces of hardware where reliability, security, performance and efficiency are key.


Within the division there are three subject focused units:

Industry collaboration

It is important to us that our research is not just academic but is also useful for our society. A large part of our research is done in collaboration with the industry where we collaborate with large international corporations as well as with smaller enterprises. Our research has also resulted in several start-ups.​


To educate our students to be technology leaders in the digitalization revolution, our course offerings reflect the fundamental areas needed to master concepts and methods and we teach them how to design high-performance, energy-efficient, secure and robust computer systems, all the way from software, algorithms, communication, security to hardware systems and electronic circuits. We offer courses on bachelor’s level and advanced courses on master’s level within the research areas listed above.

The Computer and Network Systems division take a substantial part of the teaching in the following master’s programmes:

  • Computer Systems and Networks
  • Embedded Electronics Systems
  • High-Performance Computer Systems​


Computer Science and Engineering, a joint department between Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg.