• 2018-03-13

    Karlstad university expands digital top education courses

    In January 2018 Karlstad university launched their first two international on-line based top education courses, developed within a project financed by the KK Foundation. Now, the university has been granted further means to develop more such courses. During 2018, courses in computer networking and materials science will be developed, and these courses will start by spring 2019.

    The new courses are being developed in collaboration with a number of industrial partners within the framework of the WISR17 project, lead by the CTF (Service Research Center). These courses are primarily targeted towards professionals and will be developed by the research environments at computer science and CMM – Characterizing and Modeling of Materials.

  • 2018-03-09

    Crowded SNITS lunch with a focus on the digitalisation of food industry.

    The room was crowded when Elvenite hosted the latest SNITS lunch at Karlstad University. IT students had the opportunity to listen to Pär Andersson, who was talking about the effects of digitalisation on the food industry, while providing examples from his company’s day-to-day experience. In one example, he showed how the use of Advanced Analysis could limit the spread of salmon lice in Norwegian salmon pisciculture.

    Together with some of the most prominent Nordic trademarks in Food & Beverage, Elvenite helps their clients to digitalise their processes and streamline their operations in a sustainable way in order to provide an excellent customer experience. Among other areas, Elvenite focuses on:

    • Pisciculture
    • Dairy and Deli
    • Brewing
    • FMCG

  • 2018-02-23

    Students contribute to research and a safer digital environment

    Our smartphones constantly leak personal information, and few of us know how this information is used. Computer Science students at Karlstad University have developed Kaudroid – a tool for investigating how apps use permissions to collect user data.

    85 percent of people in Sweden owns a smartphone
    According to the annual report on “Swedes and the Internet,” 85% of people in Sweden over the age of 12 had a smartphone in 2017. Many of the apps we install on these smartphones require permission to access certain data and functions. Yet it is often unclear how apps then use these permissions. As citizens of the digital world, we need to be able to feel certain that the data we produce are used securely.

  • 2017-12-22

    Open source – From geeky to the best

    Fifteen years ago, open source developers were considered geeky. Today, on the contrary, these are the most sought after developers. Redpill Linpro, a company only working with products based on open source code, hosted the last SNITS lunch of the year on 5 December, with the theme “Kickstarting your career with open source”.

    Software developed from source code that is open to everyone to use, change, develop and distribute is known as open source. The opposite is licenced source codes, or so-called proprietary software.

    “Fifteen years ago, the established software companies laughed at open source,” says Fredrik Svensson, regional manager and one of the founders of Redpill Linpro. “Today it is a well-established term in the branch and many of the large digital companies, like Spotify, Google, Twitter and Facebook, use open source-based software.”

  • 2017-12-15

    International network on privacy and usability research for doctoral students

    The Internet and our ever increasingly digital world hold many advantages, but these come at a price – our privacy. Through an international network of doctoral students, the Privacy&Us project aims at finding solutions to give citizens the benefits of digitalisation, while still protecting their privacy.

    The projects involves thirteen creative, entrepreneurial and innovative doctoral students whose projects focus on online privacy and usability. Privacy&Us is a collaborative project that includes a consortium of nine universities and companies from Sweden, Austria, Germany, the UK and Israel. The project further involves seven partners. Each doctoral student is based at one of the project participants, but during three exchange periods they conduct their research at other project participants or partners.

  • 2017-12-13

    Platform for testing mobile broadband networks

    There is a great need to test the stability and performance of mobile broadband networks. A transnational European platform for testing mobile broadband networks has been developed by the MONROE (Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe) project. The platform is now open and accessible to external actors. The opening was announced during a conference on Internet measurements.

    In 2015, the MONROE project commenced with the aim of designing, building and running an open platform for conducting live tests on mobile broadband networks. As one primary target, the platform can be used to identify key parameters that influence performance of mobile broadband networks, thereby facilitating reliable, realistic and meaningful assessment and evaluation of network performance.


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