WASP Foresight 2018 is released

The WASP technology Foresight 2018 is an anthology of descriptions, assessments and reflections about upcoming technology. The objective is to establish current status and future potential in one single document, to function as an instrument for WASP in their endeavor to enable sustainable Swedish excellence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. The document is compiled by individual contributions from experts in all represented fields. Read the Foresight 2018 here. 

2000 Researchers petition for AI investment

A broad investment in artificial intelligence is now required in Europe, an investment that places people in the centre of the development. This demand has been made by more than 2,000 researchers, among them Fredrik Heintz, AI researcher at Linköping University and director of the graduate school of WASP . All round the world, not least in China and the US, billions are being invested in research and development in artificial intelligence, AI. The European research community is now eager to gather its forces in a network, called “CLAIRE” – the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. “What […]

Best paper awards to three WASP PhD students

  Three WASP PhD students have been awarded best paper-awards at IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) conferences this summer. Tommi Nylander has been awarded best paper at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, for the work “Cloud Application Predictability through Integrated Load-Balancing and Service Time Control”. Per Skarin has received the award at the IEEE World Congress on Services, the International Conference on Edge Computing for the work “Towards Mission-Critical Control at the Edge and Over 5G” Kristoffer Bergman has been awarded Best Application Paper Award at the 29th IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV 2018) for […]

Open calls for positions and projects

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national initiative for basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The total budget for the program is more than 3.5 billion SEK, and major goals are more than 50 new professors and more than 300 new PhDs within AI, Autonomous Systems and Software. The ambition is to advance Sweden into an internationally recognized and leading position in these areas, and WASP is now taking a step by launching a first broad investment in Artificial Intelligence. The offering includes several different positions to build and […]

WASP Professors Awarded Prestigious Prizes

Johan Håstad has received the Knuth prize, that is awarded for outstanding contributions to the foundations of computer science. The Knuth prize is awarded to individuals for their overall impact in the field. Professor Håstad receives the prize for his contributions to the areas of cryptography, optimization, parallel computing and complexity theory. The Knuth Prize is named after Donald E. Knuth, an American computer scientist and mathematician, and author of the fundamental work ‘The Art of Computer Programming’. The prize is awarded by ACM SIGACT and by IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee on the Mathematical Foundations of Computing, two major research organizations within […]