The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted an additional billion Swedish kronor to extend the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), with a broad investment into artificial intelligence. Autonomous and self-driving cars, the AlphaGo program from Google, which can beat the world champion in Go, Google Translate, and expert systems in medicine are just some examples of breakthroughs based on artificial intelligence. Major advances have been achieved in recent years within fields such as machine learning and deep learning (machine learning with the aid of neural networks). The technology in itself is not new: what is new […]
Chalmers has recruited Carl-Johan Seger as Professor in Computer Science, working on verification tools. Read full interview on Chalmer’s WASP homepage.
The WASP Research Arena (WARA) projects are in execution. During fall 2017 the arenas will focus on supporting groups of researchers and WASP PhD students engaged in the WASP Project Course. The Project Course holds a preparatory function to the large scale demonstrations that are planned for the two arenas in 2018 and 2019. The two WARAs are WARA-CAT (Collaborative and Autonomous Transport) and WARA-PS (Public Safety). WARA-CAT provides leading edge research facilities for exploring highly automated driving and C-ITS (Collaborative Intelligent Transport Systems). It aims to enable tests and demonstrations in realistic traffic scenarios. The goal is to host […]
The strategic recruiting for strengthening of different research areas within WASP has reached its first stage. Eight WASP professors have been recruited to the program and two of them are Professor Benoit Baudry and Professor Martin Monperrus. As experts on software technology, both have started at their positions at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and will strengthen one of the very core areas of WASP. Professor Benoit’s most recent position was as research scientist leading the DiverSE group (Diversity-centric software engineering) at the French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (INRIA). He coordinates an EU-funded project […]
A workshop between WASP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore will take place in Stockholm in October. In March 2017 a delegation of 10 senior WASP researchers, WASP chair Mille Millnert, program director Lars Nielsen and representatives from SAAB and Autoliv visited NTU in Singapore. Hosted by Professor Bertil Andersson, president of NTU, and Professor Lam Khin Yong, vice president of research, all the participating sites in WASP were represented. As part of the internationalization program of WASP the visit aimed to establish exchanges on both the scientific and managerial level between WASP and NTU. The visit was formed […]