Research at the Department of Applied IT is carried out at and between the different division and in research centers linked to the department. The research is largely interdisciplinary and the department contains several disciplines.
Research is carried out in collaboration with industry and public organisations and has high relevance to industry, government and society at large. The various research groups of the department have broad cooperation with other parts of both Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg as well as with other universities, nationally and internationally.
Meet some of the reserachers at the Departments of Applied Information Technology.
We, a team of researchers, designers and PhD students, want to question technology-driven research and instead seek to understand robotic solutions in relation to human needs and everyday practices.
Meet Sara Ljungblad, Assistant Professor, and the research group at Applied Robotics Research in Gothenburg.
Social media and digital rights are the two main areas of research for Mathias Klang, associate professor of informatics. "My research area concerns the way we attempt to control technology, while the technology at the same time is controlling us," says Mathias.
Elisabeth Ahlsén is professor of neurolinguistics and is investigating the connection between language and brain at the Department of Applied IT. Much of Ahlsén's work concerns persons with brain damages, where she wants to contribute with greater insight into how language and communication work. This pursuit involves both medical aspects – neuro – and behaviour.”
Crowdsourcing is a method where people are encourage to contribute to the solution of a task or problem, often by using the Internet. This distributed problem solving is open for anybody to engage in. Most often we hear about crowdsourcing in relation to IT projects, but Professor Jens Allwood has used the method to document, preserve and develop a small endangered language in Nepal.
Read more about the project financed by the Swedish research Council
Wolmet Barendregt conducts research on children's game playing, how we can support learning with design and include the children in the design process. Is it possible to create suitable and amusing educational computer games? Can you use qualities from other types of games? And what do the children really think of these kinds of games? Read more about Wolmet Barendregt's research.
Professor Staffan Björk is a games researcher within the field of interaction design. It is a relatively new field, which means that Staffan is pursuing research to develop an essential common terminology for this field. But naturally he is also involved in finding the best games opportunities adapted for new technology. Read about Staffan and his research at the IT Faculty's web.
Professor Jan Ljungberg at the Department of Applied IT is investigating the significance of the digital revolution for our society, and in particular how companies and authorities should navigate their way through changing conditions.
"To achieve a sustainable society, humanity is dependent on its ability to learn and adapt" says Professor Ilan Chabay. We already possess most of the knowledge and technology needed to eliminate the threat of climate change and the question at hand is what to do next. Link to news.
Alexandra Weilenmann has appeared frequently in media in recent years due to her studies on the use of different kinds of mobile technology. At the moment she is studying hunting teams and their use of modern communication technology; how elderly people deal with their mobile phones; and possibilities of using mobile phones before, during, and after visiting a museum. Read the interview at the IT Faculty's web.
The reserach is mainly carried out at and between the different divisions as well as within research centres.
Chalmers has eight areas of advance where the aim is to bring together research, education and innovation across departmental boundaries and to co-operate with bodies and organisations outside Chalmers. The Department of Applied IT is involved in two of these areas Information and Communication Technology and Transportation.