Photos from the KTH President's visit

Published Mar 13, 2019

Thursday 7 March, KTH's President Sigbritt Karlsson and Deputy President Mikael Östling visited EECS. The full program included tour of laboratories, research demos and a round table discussion with the Head of School's group and three Heads of Department.

The annual visit

Every year, KTH's President Sigbritt Karlsson and Deputy President Mikael Östling visit all schools within KTH. The purpose is to give the management a better picture of what is happening at KTH and give the schools the opportunity to tell about their ongoing projects and discussions.

During the afternoon 7 March, EECS offered a trip through some of our strong research fields. Speech, Music and Hearing (TMH) began by demonstrating and presenting the projects "Deep learning for conversational speech synthesis", "Face-to-face interaction with a social robot" and "Machine learning for folk music".

The group then visited the Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPE) lab and listened to the presentation of the projects "Full-scale prototype of a new submodule for future modular multilevel converters" and "Modular Multilevel Converter Prototype".

The final stop was at the division Space and Plasma Physics (SPP) with presentations of various space projects and examples of hardware from different collaborations. The group also got a presentation of the student satellite MIST before it was time for a needed coffee break.

The afternoon ended with a round table discussion with the Head of School's group and three of our Heads of Department; Hans Edin, Hedvig Kjellström and Thomas Sjöland. The agenda was as follows:

  • The continued reorganisation of EECS
  • The program structure reform
  • Streamlining and coordination of KTH-joint processes.

Thank you all participants from EECS!

Division of Speech, Music and Hearing (TMH)
Joakim Gustavsson , Professor and Head of Division
Eva Szekely , researcher
Jonas Beskow , Professor and Deputy Head of Division
André Pereira , researcher
Bob Sturm , Associate Professor

Division of Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPE)
Lars Nordström , Head of Division and Deputy Head of School with responsibility for Faculty Development and Recruitment
Nicholas Honeth , Laboratory Manager
Stefanie Heinig , Ph.D. student
Luca Bessegato , Ph.D. student
Lina Bertling Tjernberg , Professor

Space Plasma Physics (SPP),
Per Arne Lindqvist , Head of Division and researcher
Tomas Karlsson , Deputy Head of Division and Associate Professor
Gabriel Giono , Postdoctor
Agnes Gårdebäck , Teaching assistant
​​​​​​​Christer Fuglesang ​​​​​​​, Director of KTH Space Centre and Professor at School of Engineering Sciences (SCI)

EECS Management
Jens Zander , Head of School
Christina Zander , Head of Professional Support
Ann Lantz , Deputy Head of School, Director of First and Second Cycle Educatio
​​​​​​​ Lars Nordström , Deputy Head of School with responsibility for Faculty Development and Recruitment
Hans Edin , Head of Department, Electrical Energy Engineering (EEE)
Hedvig Kjellström , Head of Department, Intelligent Systems (IS)
Thomas Sjöland , Head of Department, Computer Science (CS)

Event organizers in collaboration with the management
Annica Johannesson ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​, Service Coordinator
Annika Wendell ​​​​​​​, Service Coordinator
​​​​​​​Johanna Järnfeldt ​​​​​​​, Communications manager