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 Niklas Wahlström

Niklas Wahlström is an Assistant professor at the Division of Systems and Control, Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. Dr Wahlström joined WASP in 2019.

What is your position/role in WASP?

Main supervisor for one industrial PhD student and co-supervisor for one academic PhD student, both within WASP Graduate School.

Why did you choose to join WASP?

To get access to an excellent network of researchers and for the great funding possibilities.

What are the benefits you see in WASP?

WASP brings together researchers and collaborators from both academia and industry in a unique network. It provides great initiatives, such as the graduate school.

Briefly describe your research topic.

Physics-informed machine learning, i.e., how to leverage data-driven machine learning models using domain knowledge.

In what way can your research be of importance to our society in the future?

Machine learning models are used in many different applications, for example, indoor localization using magnetic fields, target tracking using magnetic sensors, and automatic control based on raw pixel data, to mention a few where I have been involved. By leveraging these models with domain knowledge, even better performance can be achieved in these applications.

By making machine learning models more physics-informed, they will also become more interpretable. This interpretability can transform these machine learning models from being black-box models into full-fledged scientific tools enabling new knowledge discoveries in the scientific domains in which they are employed.

For more information about Dr Wahlström, see https://www.it.uu.se/katalog/nikwa778


Published: April 21st, 2023

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