WASP is very proud to have so many excellent researchers involved in the program. More than 450 researchers, reaching from assistant to senior professors, are affiliated with WASP. Some are international recruitments who have come to Sweden to join the WASP community, others are already well established in the Swedish academic system.

Through a series of portraits, you get the opportunity to get to know them a little bit better.

Meet Jens Sjölund

Jens Sjölund is a WASP assistant professor in AI at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University. Dr Sjölund was recruited by WASP in 2021.

What is your position/role in WASP?
WASP recruited Assistant Professor within AI/MATH

Why did you choose to join WASP?
After having worked in industry for a few years I was eager to come back to academia and do cutting-edge research in machine learning and optimization.

What are the benefits you see in WASP?
WASP provides a fantastic network of potential collaborators in both industry and academia. And, of course, generous funding opportunities.

Briefly describe your research topic.
I am interested in using machine learning to augment conventional methods, primarily for solving large-scale optimization problems.

In what way can your research be of importance to our society in the future?
Large-scale optimization problems arise in tons of applications, e.g., in radiotherapy planning and medical imaging, where I used to work. Finding faster and/or better methods of solving these problems would have immediate benefits on both treatment and diagnosis.

For more information about Dr Jens Sjölund, see https://jsjol.github.io/

Published: May 2nd, 2022

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