WASP Scientists Awarded Prestigious Grants

In late March it became official that two senior WASP researchers receive prestigious grants. Professor Anders Rantzer is awarded the European Research Council Advanced Grant (ERC Advanced Grant) and Professor Anders Ynnerman has been chosen as Wallenberg Scholar. Anders Rantzer, Lund University, receives support for developing scalable automatic control methods, a critical technology for future fossil free cities. Some over 2000 applications where sent in to ERC this year and 222 scientist received awards, whereof six from Sweden. The ERC Advanced Grant is the European Research Councils’ most prestigious grant. Anders Rantzer is a member of the WASP Research Strategy […]

Sweden steps up on societal impacts of AI

The fact that artificial intelligence and autonomous systems will have huge impact on our society is known, but yet not fully understood. Through the foundation of WASP-Humanities and Society, the Wallenberg Foundations broadens their investment in AI research in Sweden. The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation intend to invest at least SEK 300 million in the program WASP-Humanities and Society, WASP-HS, to support research in social science and humanities that can give insights in how to tackle consequences of upcoming technology shifts. The program will include, among other things: Ethics and autonomous systems and AI Economy of autonomous systems and […]

Coming Succession in the WASP Program Leadership

A plan for the coming succession within the WASP program leadership has been decided. Mille Millnert, Chair of the WASP Board, will be replaced by Sara Mazur. Lars Nielsen will gradually hand over the assignment as Program Director to Anders Ynnerman. Mille Millnert will withdraw from the assignment as Chair of the WASP Board at the end of 2019. New Chair of the WASP Board will be Sara Mazur. Lars Nielsen will gradually leave his assignment as Program Director. Anders Ynnerman is Co-Director from July 2019 and Program Director from July 2020. Both Mille Millnert and Lars Nielsen will stay […]

Call open – 25 PhD student projects in AS

WASP is now offering funding for up to 25 academic doctoral student positions within WASP-AS, the Autonomous Systems and Software part of WASP. The students should follow the WASP-AS track of the WASP graduate school. Project proposals in all areas of WASP-AS are welcome. AI and Machine Learning proposal are accepted under the condition that the AI/ML is used as an enabling technology for an Autonomous Systems or Software System. Software proposals are welcome and encouraged. The proposals are for single PhD student projects in the same way as in earlier WASP-AS calls. The researchers eligible as applicants are those […]

PhD students on WASP form council for collaboration

A PhD Council has just been formed. It includes seven PhD students representing several groups within WASP and they are now making plans for their coming work. “There is a need for more active student engagement and organised ways for communication between students and management”, says Alexandre Martins, industrial PhD student and member of the PhD Student Council. A forum for all WASP PhD students to make suggestions for improvement. Likewise, a bridge between them and management. These where the reasons that the WASP Management took the initiative for a PhD Council, and Professor Warwick Tucker, member of the Graduate School […]