WASP attracts international AI expertise

Good opportunities to combine university employment with industrial collaboration attract AI expertise to Sweden – despite tough international competition. The latest recruitment is Professor Aristides Gionis, currently at Aalto University, and with a background including positions at Yahoo! and Microsoft. With very attractive recruitment packages, a unique platform for academic research in close collaboration with Swedish industry, and a firm collective push from key individuals at WASP, at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and at participating universities and industry, WASP has now finalized several high-level recruitments in AI. “The only way to rapidly advance Sweden’s position in artificial intelligence […]

Academics and industry gave a view into the cloud

Recently more than 60 PhD students following the graduate school within the WASP program came together at Umeå University for a two-day course in cloud computing. Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual private research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The graduate school within WASP is dimensioned to produce at least 400 new PhDs, with at least 100 of those being industrial PhD students. The students from the participating universities Chalmers, KTH, Linköping University, Lund University and Umeå University meet regularly to dive into different […]