WASP AI study trip to Germany

David Isaksson The first batch of students from the WASP-AI graduate school has just returned from a weeklong study trip to Germany. There they visited two universities, RWTH Aachen University and Technical University Darmstadt, and one large research institute, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems. The PhD students are all from the AI/MLX and AI Math track.  Elin Anna Topp, associate professor at the Department of Computer Science at Lund University, was one of the organisers. “The graduate students and senior staff that I’ve talked to all say they are pleased with our visit. Many of the students got to know researchers, […]

“GPUs will make us reach the future faster” Three questions for professor Akenine-Möller 

  David Isaksson WASP4ALL keynote speaker Tomas Akenine-Möller is a distinguished research scientist at NVIDIA Research and a professor of computer graphics at Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, LTH.   What is your talk about?  The title of my keynote is “GPU Computing for Graphics and AI”. I’m a computer graphics researcher, and one goal of my research is to make graphics processors and graphics rendering, in general, faster and more realistic. In my keynote, I will explain how GPUs work, how they are built, and why their architecture suits machine learning and AI so well.   Could you briefly […]

Hector Geffner Wallenberg Guest Professor in AI

David Isaksson WASP has recruited Hector Geffner as Wallenberg Guest Professor in AI. He is currently a researcher at The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, ICREA, and a professor at the Department of Information and Communications Technologies (DTIC),   Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. “There are many things about WASP that I find attractive. It’s a generous program that can give your research a larger impact, and it also creates collaboration opportunities that can enrich your research as well”, said professor Geffner. Professor Geffner will spend part of his time at Linköping University. The main topic of his research […]

WASP Postdoctoral Scholarship – Open Call

In cooperation with The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, we exclusively invite WASP doctoral students to apply for postdoctoral stipends.   The purpose of the program is to bring outstanding young WASP PhDs to leading universities for two years of postdoctoral research and studies. To WASP graduates, we are now offering the opportunity to continue an academic career through a postdoctoral scholarship. This is a scholarship program open for WASP PhDs only. It should, however, also be noted that WASP graduates are also eligible to apply for postdoctoral scholarships in the general KAW call open to all areas of research, […]

Bo Wahlberg – Fellow in the International Federation for Automatic Control

As the only Swede – Professor Bo Wahlberg has been elevated to the rank of Fellow in the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC). A prestigious award only given every third year. Among the 25 new Fellows is also Professor Claire Tomlin, member of the WASP International Scientific Advisory Board. Bo Wahlberg (DCS/EECS/KTH) is a co-founder and a member of the program management of WASP. For the new Fellowship the citation reads, “For contributions to system identification and the development of orthonormal basis function models.” He will receive a certificate and pin at the 2020 IFAC World Congress in Berlin. […]