Risk Assessment in Cyber-Physical Systems

Our everyday lives are dependent on large and advanced systems like electrical power systems, heating and water supply. In the middle of those systems, linking customers with supply and maintenance actors is Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems – SCADA. Thursday and fourth day of WASP Summer School 2019 the AS-track listened to a lecture by professor Simin Nadjm-Tehrani about risk assessment in cyber-physical systems and especially SCADA systems that run our critical infrastructures. There are many different models and methods for risk assessment and prevention both in the physical and in the cyber world. – A key is that […]

Making Art – Like a Programmer

Could there be any way to create beautiful landscape paintings without touching a brush and getting you hands dirty? Yes, with code, some training data and GANs. This week about 100 PhD students are attending WASP Summer School 2019. The AI and AS track have their own schedules but they run in parallel. During Tuesday the AI-class got introduced to a colorful challenge – to create landscape masterpieces using neural networks. – The Bob Ross Challenge let the students combine their creative and technical skills and there’s a lot of training data available for them to use. And well, there’s […]

Future Sea Rescue Systems at Gränsö Manor

A couple of quadrocopters are buzzing around overhead, autonomously following two Pirayas out in the bay. The quadracopters and Pirayas takes photographs and maintain contact with the boats. One of the quadcopters drops a first-aid kit down to a person in trouble in the water. It only takes the drone about a minute to find the target and drop its payload less than a metre from the distressed person, today represented by a buoy. Executing large scale demonstrations require their preparation. During the recent WASP WARA-PS demonstration, forty-five people gathered at Gränsö Manor in Västervik. Objective – three days of […]

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 […]