Gunnar E. Carlsson new member of International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB)

Gunnar E. Carlsson, Swedish-born American mathematician, is a new member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of WASP. He is professor emeritus at the Department of Mathematics of Stanford University, where he held the Anne and Bill Swindells Professorship until 2015. He is a Harvard graduate and received his PhD from Stanford University. His field of research is algebraic topology, and he is known for his work on Segal’s Burnside Ring conjecture, and applied algebraic topology, especially topological data analysis. Carlsson is co-funder of the machine intelligence software company Ayasdi, and his work on  computational topology applied to the analysis of […]

WASP collaboration granted permission to test 5G

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) has granted permission for 5G testing to be used by WASP Autonomous Research Arenas. The 5G network will be set up in a collaboration with WASP and Ericsson will be the provider of the network equipment. The permission has been approved for the research and testing facility AstraZero, owned by RISE and Chalmers University of Technology. AstraZero is a testing facility for road safety which allows for testing of autonomous vehicles on site. This is the first permission granted for usage of the complete frequency band of 3,4 – 3,6 GHz. The frequencies […]

WASP PhD student wins sustainability prize

Håkan Carlsson, PhD student at the Department of Signal Processing at the Royal Institute of Technology and member of WASP, has won the BillerudKorsnäs sustainability challenge. Håkan Carlsson’s winning entry focused on how to increase the reuse of paper products in society. His concept is a robot controlled system for recycling, which offers a technical solution to a social challenge with recycling. BillerudKorsnäs AB is a Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer. The company invites students from all over the world to participate in the sustainability challenge, and this year the competition had several hundred participants. Read more on the sustainability challenge and Håkan Carlsson’s […]

Continued high interest for WASP industrial PhD positions

There has been a continued high interest for WASP industrial PhD positions, both by partnering companies and potential students. WASP received 44 applications from a broad spectrum of companies, including some of the leading ones within the system building industry. Out of 44 applications, 20 industrial PhD students have now been accepted. All partnering universities are represented and earliest start for students is August 1st 2017. WASP graduate school provides added value on top of the existing PhD programs at the partner universities, providing unique opportunities for students who are dedicated to achieving international research excellence with industrial relevance. Further […]

WASP signs Memorandum of Understandings with three leading international universities

Three international site visits within the WASP internationalization program have been organized during spring. Visits have been made to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, Stanford University in California and University of California, Berkeley. Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed with all three universities expressing the common interest with WASP to advance cooperation with focus on the mutual interests in research and academic programs, related to autonomous systems and software technologies. The visited universities hold strong and valuable expertise in fields relevant to WASP activities and research. Workshops and discussions at all three sites resulted in joint research ideas and […]