About WASP

The Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software development.

The ambition is to advance Sweden into an internationally recognized and leading position in these areas. The starting point for WASP is the combined existing world-leading competence in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science at Sweden’s five major ICT universities: Chalmers University of Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University and Umeå University.

WASP will strengthen, expand, and renew the national competence through new strategic recruitments, a challenging research program, a national graduate school, and collaboration with industry.

Organizationally, WASP is structured in two parts:

  • Autonomous Systems and Software (WASP-AS) and
  • Artificial Intelligence (WASP-AI)

Where WASP-AI, in turn, consists of:

  • Machine Learning (WASP-AI/MLX) and
  • Mathematical Foundations of AI (WASP-AI/MATH)