[29 Feb 2016] Unique partnership paves the way for socioeconomic growth in Uganda Two universities in Uganda are launching a unique partnership with the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. The intention is to enhance the ICT capacity in Uganda and enable socioeconomic development. Particular areas of interest include e-health, e-teaching and entrepreneurship. One of the main objectives is to educate ten doctoral students and facilitate exchange of students, researchers, and teachers between the countries.
[22 Feb 2016] How should IT be used to govern organizations? In addition to his primary occupation as a researcher at the Department of Applied IT, Johan Magnusson frequently serves as an expert on issues of IT, business and digitalization. He is often seen participating as a speaker at conventions; plus, he is a regular columnist. In his research, Johan places considerable emphasis on the dilemmas of IT governance, which several organizations face.
[9 Dec 2015] Sara Ljungblad participates at Robot Day and is filmed by UR.
[27 Nov 2015] Recently Marco Fratarcangeli at the Division of Interaction Design received a research grant from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) worth 2.5 million SEK, for his research in computer animation where he is developing a new technique.
[12 Nov 2015] Since the summer of 2015, Fredrika Lagergren Wahlin is the new Head of the Department of Applied IT. Arriving from the Department of Political Science, she thinks there is much in common between the fields.
[3 Nov 2015] Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever, and provides a platform for academic research and education, fostering interaction with Sweden's leading technology companies. The program addresses research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. Software is the main enabler in autonomous systems, and is an integrated research theme of the program. WASP's key values are research excellence and industrial relevance.
[26 Oct 2015] Gerhard Fischer is the director of the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design, professor at the Department of Computer Science, and a fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science, all at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
[10 Sep 2015] Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström is senior lecturer at the Division of Communication and Cognition at the Department of Applied IT. Nataliya's research area is intercultural communication, with a focus on communication within health care.
[25 Aug 2015] Abdul Rahim Nizamani won the Cognitive Science Society Prize for Best Student Paper
[17 Aug 2015] "Data science" is about how to process, analyse and extract knowledge from very large quantities of data, "big data". The area is growing with the speed of the data sets themselves and the IT Faculty is going to start a new master's programme in data science in 2017.