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  • 2022-05-23

    Low latency is the focus in a major project in computer science

    The digitalisation of both industry and the wider society has only just begun. Communication technology and cellular networks are key factors for the digital transformation and will shape our lives in the coming decade. The project DRIVE has just been launched at Karlstad University and it will last eight years.

    Latency is the delay that occur in digital services when they are connected online. Digital meetings with sound and video is fairly manageable, but more advanced services require that latency is kept to a minimum.

  • 2022-02-09

    The pursuit of better and better performance

    The digitalisation of society has led to a constant pursuit of better performance. Through a new research project, Computer Science at Karlstad University wants to help speed up the process.

    Waiting for changes in the major operating systems Linux and Windows is time-consuming. Research is now turning to new technologies that enable ways of getting around this issue.

  • 2021-09-07

    Test environment for 5G, the mobile communication system of the future, is now opened

    DigitalWell Arena and Karlstad University have, together with Telia, built a test environment for businesses, entrepreneurs and others who are developing innovative new services.

    5G is the fifth generation of mobile communication systems, which enables higher capacity and bandwith, as well as shorter response time and latency. The improvements facilitate the development of services within healthcare, industry and gaming.

  • 2021-06-24

    International project to improve the internet connection for everyone

    Karlstad University and Deutsche Telekom are collaborating on a project intended to improve the internet connection for users. The goal is for the technology to be incorporated into every mobile phone within five years.

    Mobile phones use 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi to access the internet. The project called MultiAccess will tie them together in a flexible way and thus improve the connection.  

  • 2021-06-08

    Multiscale models help solve huge problems

    Knowing how long stored carbon dioxide stays in the ground or how the groundwater flows below the ground surface are difficult questions to answer. Mathematical calculations often become so complicated that computers cannot handle them.

    This kind of research began in the 1970s when oil and gas were to be extracted in the North Atlantic. Omar Richardson, a new doctor of mathematics at Karlstad University, has in his dissertation "Multiscale models and simulations for diffusion and interaction in heterogeneous domains" researched how mathematical models can provide answers to complicated questions.

  • 2021-04-12

    Research profile High Quality Networked Services in a Mobile World (HITS) has been concluded

    The overall goal for HITS was to contribute to the development of high-quality networked services for a mobile world through world-class research and industrial collaboration. The project started in September 2014 and concluded in 2020 with excellent results.

    Within the HITS research profile, researchers from Computer Science at Karlstad University collaborated with the following partners from the Swedish IT industry to find new high-quality network services for a mobile world – Clavister, Ericsson, Icomera, Sandvine, and Tieto.

    The project’s every target and intermediate target was achieved with excellent results. We contributed to the development of state-of-the-art technology and products. We also bolstered research and education in Computer Science and Computer Engineering at Karlstad University.