The Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program hereby announces up to 12 positions as affiliated WASP PhD students. The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for PhD students not funded by WASP to be part of the WASP Graduate School. We welcome applications from all relevant companies and research groups in Sweden. A second round of affiliated PhD students is expected to be announced in conjunction with the second batch of WASP PhD students starting no later than January 1st 2018. See Affiliated PhD students – Announcement for details on the selection criteria and the application process.
The WASP Graduate School arranged a kick-off meeting at Linköping university April 7-8 with more than 90 attendances. The program for the meeting is available here: Program kick-off 2016-04-07–08.
The Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) has attracted huge interest from industry. It received 52 applications for the 20 positions for industry-based doctoral students. “I am delighted to see such strong interest from industry. This shows clearly that the initiative is important for Sweden,” says Mille Millnert, former vice-chancellor of LiU and chairman of the WASP board. A large number of companies have submitted applications for industry-based doctoral positions, including Atlas Copco, Autoliv, Axis Communications, Boliden, Ericsson, Saab, Scania and Volvo. “The applications are well distributed across our research areas, which indicates that we’re focus on important research questions. Areas […]
The WASP National Graduate School is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of autonomous systems and software. The curriculum provides the foundations, perspectives, and expert knowledge in the different disciplines. It will offer a wide range of courses of different types taught by leading researchers in the field to meet the ambitious goals of the program. In doing so it will benefit from existing graduate education programs at the participating universities. In addition to these existing courses a number of new initiatives will be taken both regarding new courses and new […]
Systems that – like people – can see, listen, smell and collect information from many different sources, and then act based on this. Automatic transport systems and decision-making support in the form of cognitive companions. These are two of the six projects that have been finalised in the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program, WASP. ”The overarching aim is to create a platform for fundamental research and research training that can collaborate with leading Swedish companies in important fields such as autonomy and advanced software. And to achieve this aim, some of Sweden’s foremost researchers have come together around six important challenges,” […]