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 Group, the WASP Program Management for AI/Math and an appreciated supervisor in the WASP Graduate School.

Read more about Ander Rantzer and the ERC Advanced Grant at Lunds University’s website (in Swedish):

Anders Ynnerman selected as Wallenberg Scholar

Wallenberg Scholar is a program financed by the Wallenberg Foundations. It gives individual grants to a selected few of Sweden’s foremost researchers. This year Professor Anders Ynnerman, Linköping University, is one of them. The grant is given without premises with the aim to stimulate high-risk projects. In this case, Anders Ynnerman is planning to use the support for developing ground theory on visualization but also for certain applications concerning visualization of machine learning.

Anders Ynnerman is involved in WASP in several ways. He is a member of the Program Management Group, Research Strategy Group and International Management and Affiliation Group. From 1st of July 2019 he is Co-Director of the WASP program, and from 1st of July 2020 he is Director, see our previous news about succession within the WASP program leadership:

Anders Ynnerman.

Anders Ynnerman.

Read more about Anders Ynnerman and Wallenberg Scholars at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation website:


Published: April 4th, 2019

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