WASP Expeditions

In May 2018 a new initiative called “WASP Expeditions” was launched. The aim was to fund multidisciplinary
projects across departments or universities that combine research expertise in compelling research topics that
promise disruptive innovations in AI, autonomous systems and software for several years to come. The concept
was inspired by NSF’s Expeditions in Computing and can be described as high gain / high risk, targeted
expeditions with a specific challenging goal rather than long term thematic frameworks. An expedition consists
of two PIs and two to four PostDocs during two years, with a possible extension of two more years after

In the first calls for expeditions 7 proposals were funded. The projects will start sometime between April 1 and October 1, 2019.

The expeditions from the first call are

  • Emil Björnson, LIU and Pontus Giselsson, LU: “ICARUS—Intelligent Cell-free Access for wiReless
    Ubiquitous Services”, 4 Postdocs
  • David Broman, KTH and Magnus O. Myreen, CTH: “High-Confidence Formal Verification of Real
    Cyber-Physical Systems: from Models to Machine Code”, 3 PostDocs
  • Iolanda Leite, KTH and Jana Tumova, KTH: “CorSA: Correct-by-design and Socially Acceptable
    Autonomy”, 2 Postdocs
  • Benoit Baudry, KTH and Erik Elmroth, UMU: “DEBLOAT: Code debloating from source code to largescale
    deployment (REDUX)”, 2 Postdocs
  • Bo Bernhardsson, LU and Maria Sandsten, LU: “Real-time Individualization of Brain Computer
    Interfaces”, 2 Postdocs
  • Giuseppe Durisi, CTH and Katerina Mitrokotsa, CTH: “Massive, Secure, and Low-Latency Connectivity
    for IoT Applications”, 2 Postdocs
  • Anders Hansson, LIU and Bo Wahlberg, KTH: “Autonomous Optimization”, 2 Postdocs