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  • 2019-10-10

    They are the top programmers in Karlstad

    Students, alumni, and representatives from local IT and technology businesses competed in the Karlstad Programming Contest on 5 October. After the contest, team Bug Repellent, consisting of Dan Wolff, Klara Jonsson, and Sigrid Österling Sicking (all of them from Altran), were pronounced winners after having solved five tasks.

    For a third time since the contest was initiated in 2012, Dan Wolff was a member of the winning team.

  • 2019-10-08

    New perspectives on business model innovation in water and sanitation service provision

    There are many barriers to overcome when entering the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) markets. In a new thesis, Caroline Saul has studied the roles of business models and business model innovation in providing and scaling water and sanitation services in low-income countries - she hopes that the thesis can serve as a reference for organisations looking to change or create business models for service provision in low-income countries or wish to tap into these markets.

    “785 Million people lack access to basic drinking water services, and 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, while the waste of an additional 2 billion people enters the environment untreated. The aim of the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation is to reduce these numbers, and significant resources are being invested worldwide in bringing these numbers down. However, doing so is not purely a technical, logistical, or humanitarian challenge.

  • 2019-10-01

    Bachelor’s essay presented in Cambridge

    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. On 23 September, he went to Cambridge and presented an article based on the Bachelor’s essay that he completed in the spring.

    Jonatan has developed a programmable switch, a traffic forwarder, which can analyse network traffic and identify what type of traffic it is. Is it for instance a chat message, a video conference, or someone trying to hack their way into your computer?

    “The traffic forwarder, the switch, recognises if incoming data is a video conference and can prioritise it and decrease delays. If the traffic is a hacker attack, the switch can shut down access or alert the IT department of the company,” says Jonatan Langlet.

  • 2019-09-26

    Javid Taheri is a new professor of Computer Science

    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. Fog computing is a prerequisite for the realisation of smart cities, for instance, where digitalisation creates better living environments, saves more resources, and better addresses people’s needs.

  • 2019-09-19

    Are you Karlstads' best programmer?

    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. Students, alumni and representatives from local IT and technology businesses, all are welcome to compete about the title as Champion of programming in Karlstad.

    The Karlstad Programming Contest is a leg of the Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC), which is held simultaneously at different universities and university colleges in the Nordic countries. Teams of a maximum of three contestants are challenged to solve about a dozen programming problems in five hours. The problems are to be solved without external help, just with a computer, literature and the skills from the contestants. The code will be corrected by an automatic system.

  • 2019-09-17

    Visit from the US Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA

    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 Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB and conducted by CCS-researcher Dr. Tonje Grahn in close collaboration with FEMA.

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