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  • 2020-10-12

    Excessive data access from apps – a threat to individual privacy

    Nurul Momen, doctoral student at the Department of Computer Science at Karlstad University, has investigated whether apps’ data access takes user integrity into account.

    Let’s say, purely hypothetically, that there is an app for washing your hands. You start it for the first time and an interface shows on the screen saying: “Permission required to access water”. You press “Allow” and use the app to wash your hands. When you are done, you put the phone back in your pocket. But now you are not sure whether you remembered to revoked the permission to access water. Is it still running?

  • 2020-10-12

    Analysis method crucial for correct results in coronavirus research

    Researchers in analytical chemistry at Karlstad University have published an article on the analysis of how the coronavirus attaches to receptors in the human body. They argue that existing research in the field has drawn incorrect conclusions due to simplified calculation methods.

    “We were interested in using our new advanced method of calculating interactions on surfaces, which Patrik Forssén, doctor of data processing, developed in collaboration with us to contribute to a better understanding of the infection mechanisms of Covid-19”, says Torgny Fornstedt, professor of analytical chemistry. “However, we were not able to perform Covid-19 experiments at short notice, including taking into account all safety aspects, and we also needed a test case for research applications.”

  • 2020-10-07

    Automation of the heavy metal industry

    Digitalisation has proven to be an effective way to reduce the number of errors in the production stage. The new technology has mainly been used in, for example, the car manufacturing industry. In a new project, researchers at Karlstad University are looking at the really heavy metal industry where manual work is still common.

    Forging processes in the heavy metal industry consist of many manual processes where an error may result in costly stops in production. Automating the various steps with the help of mechanical and materials engineering, secure data processing and the Internet of Things is the main focus of the research project “Smart Forge – sustainable production through AI controlled forging oven”.

  • 2020-10-01

    EU award shows good conditions for researchers at Karlstad University

    The HR Excellence in Research Award granted by the European Commission is proof that we are successful in creating a stimulating working environment and excellent conditions for our researchers. The award also guarantees our commitment to fair and transparent recruitment, as well as favourable professional development for researchers.

    - Our application, which has now been granted, will be used to make it clear to researchers outside of Sweden that Karlstad University is a safe and well-organised university that allows researchers to develop under excellent conditions, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte.

  • 2020-09-29

    The researcher's best tips for the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

    September 29, is the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. The day is instituted by the UN to take an international approach to the consequences of food waste and possible solutions to reach the goal in Agenda 2030. Researchers at CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, hope that the day will lead to involving more households.

    "The idea of ​​the day is to remind and engage all people in the world in the ongoing work to achieve goal 12.3 in Agenda 2030 - to halve the food waste by reorganizing our food production and consumption," says Helén Williams, Associate Professor of Environmental and Energy systems at CTF.

  • 2020-09-28

    Karin Wahl-Jorgensen named next Ander Visiting Professor at Karlstad University

    With the inaugural lecture “Community journalism in the coronavirus pandemic: The importance of places and platforms in covering local news”, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen begins her one-year tenure as Ander Visiting Professor of Geomedia studies at Karlstad University.

    Karin Wahl-Jorgensen is Professor of Media Studies at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, and her lecture is based on a project where she has conducted in-depth interviews with British local journalists. The projectfocuses on these journalists’ experiences of working during the pandemic, and how their professional practices changed at the same time.

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