Second Call for Affiliated WASP PhD Students

The Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program hereby announces the second call for 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. Deadline for application is November 1st 2017. Read more about selection criteria, commitment and application here. Further information about WASP Graduate School can be found here.

WASP ISAB meeting 6-7 September 2017

  The WASP meeting with the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) took place on Lidingö, Stockholm first week of September. Assembled by the Wallenberg foundation, the scientific advisory board provides independent advice and contributes to overall steering of the program. This was the second meeting where the ISAB and the WASP directory board were gathered for two days of presentations of WASP activities and discussions. The meeting started with a warm welcome by Mille Millnert, chair of the program board, and a brief overview of the main activities of WASP by program manager Lars Nielsen. Nielsen highlighted activities since the […]

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 at the Department of Mathematics of Stanford University, where he held the Anne and Bill Swindells Professorship. 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 high dimensional and […]

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 AstaZero, owned by RISE and Chalmers University of Technology. AstaZero 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 […]