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 […]