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Exposure during pregnancy's first trimester to mixtures of suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals found in consumer products is related to lower IQ in children after age 7, according to a study by researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Karlstad University, Sweden, published Environment International in October.
The launch of the 5G network is approaching and the expectations are great. Both individuals and businesses are looking forward to higher speed, minimal delays, and the possibility of handling a greater number of connected devices simultaneously. But how do we make optimal use of the potential offered by 5G technology?
Three scholarly articles written by researchers in Computer Science at Karlstad University have been accepted to IEEE CloudNet, a large international conference on cloud networks in Coimbra, Portugal. “It is unusual that a research group has three articles included in a conference at this level,”says Andreas Kassler, Professor of Computer Science.
Students, alumni, and representatives from local IT and technology businesses competed in the Karlstad Programming Contest on 5 October.
It is unusual for a Bachelor’s essay to be of such high quality that it qualifies for presentation in an international conference. But Jonatan Langlet, a Master’s student in Computer Engineering, has proven that it is possible.
Javid Taheri has been promoted to a professor. Through his promotion, Computer Science acquires even more scientific competence in cloud computing. Javid’s field of research includes, among other things, fog computing that is the next big paradigm in the computing world. Through fog computing, cloud services can be extended to the very edge of networks; this makes it ideal for applications that require real-time interactions.
The Karlstad Programming Contest 2019 will be arranged October 5th, at Karlstad University. Teams of a maximum of three contestants is challenged to solve different kind of programming problems.
The last two weeks the CCS, Centre for Climate and Safety at Karlstad University has been visited by two experts on natural disaster modelling from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA. Jesse Rozelle, the Acting Branch Chief for FEMA HQ’s Actuarial and Catastrophic Modeling Branch, and Casey Zuzak, a Senior Risk Analyst for Hazus and the Natural Hazards Risk Assessment Program (NHRAP) are in Karlstad in connection to a research project funded by the Swedish Ci
Last May the site visits to the universities were made, and now the report on cluster nine has been submitted. The Treklöver partners for quality development at Karlstad University, Linnaeus University and Mid-Sweden University have each submitted a report on the respective university.
Researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, will, within an Interreg Consortium, analyze travel services from a traveler's perspective. The project is funded by the EU regional development fund Interreg Baltic Sea Region. "The purpose of the project is to study vulnerable travel groups and their perceived experience of existing services," says researcher Per Echeverri.
Is it possible to improve the performance of mobile data communication through a combination of technologies such as WiFi with 4G and 5G? This is what Stefan Alfredsson, senior lecturer in Computer Science, would like to find out in his research. It is hard to imagine life without a mobile phone. It is our primary access point to social media and the authorities and offers a constant link to entertainment, shopping, and important community services.
In Brazil, 63% of the population receives primary health care at home, and the introduction of digital aids has revolutionized healthcare. Forms that were usually completed by hand can now be easily filled out using a mobile application. At the same time, there are requirements that patient data must be processed securely.
Apps have become an important part of our lives. They guide us to the right address, tell us to exercise more, and provide us with information about other things that we need help with in our everyday lives. In order to be able to do so, they register where we are, what we say, and what we do. But can we really trust the apps with our personal information?
Recently, one of the world's prime conferences in service research, QUIS16, was arranged at Karlstad University. Several of the founders of the research field shared their stories on how it all started and valuable insights, and provided good advice for continued research and development.
Doctor Natalie Holmes, organic electronics researcher at the University of Newcastle in Australia, is currently spending two months at Karlstad University as a visiting researcher.
Mobile broadband gives 30% lower performance than normal broadband. This is shown in a new study presented by Karlstad researcher Mohammad Rajiullah at The Web Conference 2019, a top-ranked (A*) conference held on the 13th –17th May in San Francisco, USA. Smartphones and mobile broadband have revolutionised web use.
Seke Chainda, a student in the Biology Master's Program at Karlstad University, has been named Global Swede of 2019. On May 21 he was celebrated, together with other Global Swede students, at a ceremony at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. On May 21 the distinction Global Swede was conferred on twenty-six international top students from Swedish institutions of higher education.