WASP offers 17 postdoc positions

WASP announces a call for postdoc positions in expedition projects within AI, autonomous systems and software. Applicants will be part of expedition teams across departments or universities, with the aim to address compelling research topics that promise disruptive innovations in AI, autonomous systems and software for several years to come. An expedition consists of two PIs and two to four PostDocs during two years. Follow the link to read more and to apply for the expedition project positions offered in this call. We look forward to your application!

Code fixing code

By: Peter Ardell   Martin Monperrus, professor of software technology at KTH: you and your colleagues have an expert in programming called Luc Esape in your department, who fixes software bugs. Luc has received a lot of attention lately, and that has to do with the fact that he is not human… Exactly, Luc Esape is a software robot. His main identity is on GitHub, a social network for programmers. He has made five contributions in open-source software projects. Since Luc is shy, he has presented himself as a junior software developer at first, before making its coming-out as a […]

Fredrik Präntare awarded best degree project by The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers

Fredrik Präntare, WASP PhD student at the division for Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Computer Systems (AIICS) at Linköping university, has been awarded Lilla Polhemspriset (link in Swedish). The prize is awarded by The Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers to best degree project for a Master of Science in engineering. The work includes development of an algorithm to improve collaboration skills in strategy games.   He has also received Best Paper award for the paper “An Anytime Algorithm for Simultaneous Coalition Structure Generation and Assignment” at the conference PRIMA 2018, The 21st International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems. Find and read the paper […]

Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden

Under the auspices of the WASP initiative in artificial intelligence (the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program), industrial leaders, business leaders and researchers gathered this spring for five days of talks. A report that surveys the condition of AI and its use within various sectors in Sweden has now been published. With contributions from 195 speakers, with 100 representatives from industry and 95 from the academic world, the report provides an overall image of how AI is currently used in Sweden. The report also discusses how work in AI should develop, and makes recommendations at the national level for […]