• 2018-07-03

    High quality of PhD programme in computer science

    UKÄ, Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslerämbetet), has evaluated the quality of PhD programmes in computer science at Swedish higher education institutions. The PhD programme in computer science at Karlstad University is reviewed to be of high quality in the evaluation.

    "During the last three years, our PhD programme has grown remarkably, just like other aspects of our activities. The PhD students are involved in all three of our research areas, that are computer networking, privacy and security and software engineering", says Karl-Johan Grinnemo, subject representative of computer science at Karlstad University. "The PhD students get to take part in applied science through our collaboration projects, that are carried out together with national and international actors from the industry, public sector and academia.

  • 2018-07-03

    New project to define Internet access

    Computer Science at Karlstad University is part of a new project where the Internet Foundation (IIS) and Netnod are gathering operators, technicians and other stakeholders in order to take a common approach in defining Internet access. The purpose is to make it easier for users and service providers to be aware and agree upon what is expected of the access one is paying for.

    More and more aspects of society are increasingly dependent upon a stable Internet connection. This is especially relevant to emergency services and health care, where it may be a question of life or death. Where the importance of Internet access increases, the importance of knowing what is included when purchasing an Internet access also increases.

  • 2018-06-28

    Digitalisation, medicine and health in focus

    The International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018, was held on 18–21 June at Karlstad University. Around 100 international researchers and other experts in the area of medical and health technology participated in the symposium to present their own research and exchange knowledge and experience with others.

    “IEEE CBMS is a top-ranked conference and this is the first time it is held in Sweden,” says Bridget Kane, Docent in Information Systems at the Karlstad Business School. “We received a lot of positive feedback from the participants during the conference, both regarding its content and organisation.”

    IEEE CBMS 2018 is the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems and the conference is held annually in June. The conference gathers researchers and other experts from a number of different fields connected to medical and health technology.

  • 2018-05-31

    Snits lunch on machine learning and artificial intelligence

    Just over a year ago, the Next unit was established at the IT company CGI, where work is being done on emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. During a lunch lecture for IT students at Karlstad University one of the co-workers at CGI Next, Christer Enfors, tried to sort out the differences between these two concepts – which is what? Where are the boundaries between the two? What should they be used for? And will they take our jobs?

    Artificial intelligence, AI, is intelligence displayed by machines, while machine learning is a way of creating this kind of intelligence. Machine learning, ML, is about systems that learn to produce answers through input by active practice. AI is a much wider concept and it requires further components than machine learning. Chat bots and virtual assistants are both examples of artificial intelligence.

  • 2018-05-17

    Internetstiftelsen grants funding for two IT projects at Karlstad University

    Two IT projects at Karlstad University will receive funding from Internetstiftelsen (The Internet Fund). One project will focus on improving fifth generation mobile networks, 5G, and the other on further developing the anonymity service TOR.

    In total, five projects have been granted funding and a share in the 1,4 million SEK that Internetstiftelsen provides. Since its start in 2004, nearly 75 million SEK have been distributed to projects that in one way or another contribute to a positive development of the Internet. In order to apply for funding, the projects have to be independent and non-commercial and applicants may be both individuals and organisations.

  • 2018-04-27

    International conference on digitalisation, medicine and health

    Between June 18 and 21 Karlstad university will be hosting the 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, IEEE CBMS 2018. And there is a great interest – more than 200 contributions have been submitted. Selecting amongst the papers is hard work for the international committee of the conference. Bridget Kane, associate lecturer in informatics at Karlstad Business School, is organising the arrangement and she is pleased with all the interest shown.

    CBMS stands for Computer-Based Medical Systems, and the conference brings researchers from a variety of fields together: computer science, informatics and engineering, as well as experts in medical technology active within both academia and the medical sector.

    During the conference a wide array of topics will be discussed, such as e-health, big data, biomedical informatics, medical records systems, virtual reality in the teaching of medical students, sensor systems for neonatal care, analyses of medical data and many others.


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