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  • Congratulations Mihhail Matskin!

    Mihhail Matskin, your paper "Locality-Aware Workflow Orchestration for Big Data” written in cooperation with Norwegian colleagues at SINTEF and NTNU has been selected as Best Conference Paper at the MEDES 2021 conference. The paper was written as a part of the Horizon 2020 project - DataCloud. Could you tell us a bit about the project and the paper?

  • Here’s why RPL Summer School was a success

    The good reviews of the RPL Summer School are no coincidence. Member of the organising committee, Fereidoon Zangeneh, shares some key insights about the success.

  • Learning algorithms is an ever-increasing part of modern engineering

    Learning algorithms have already shown great promise to deliver high-performing solutions to complex dynamic problems ranging from walking robots to games. They are set to play an ever-increasing role in modern safety-critical infrastructure such as smart grids and intelligent transportation. However, their emergence in safety-critical systems is not without problems.

  • Prize-winning research will develop the energy markets of the future

    Maximising social welfare and further integrating renewable energy sources into the energy system. This is the potential of two capacity calculation methods primarily focusing on facilitating the cross-border integration of electricity trading.

  • Improved wireless communication can boost launch of autonomous vehicles

    Collaboration with Princeton University merges machine learning with cellular networks, making cars safer and more energy efficient. Together with experts in machine learning and wireless communication, KTH postdoc José Mairton Barros Da Silva Júnior work on a project that will accelerate the development of safe and reliable autonomous vehicles.

  • Using AI and visualisation to create knowledge insights

    How can AI be used as a tool to train new brain surgeons? And can operating theatres become more sterile with the help of visualisation? Mario Romero’s research is multi-faceted and often surprising.

  • KTH-based technology makes offshore wind power more accessible

    Scibreak, a small startup company originating from the labs of KTH, has developed technology that can build a robust and reliable offshore power grid. This has caught the attention of industry giant Mitsubishi Electric.

  • Benoit Baudry on his years as the director of CASTOR

    Benoit Baudry's term as director of the CASTOR Software Research Centre has ended. We have talked about his four years on the job.

  • The hidden computational role of dopamine in the brain

    Neuromodulators in the brain shape our ability to learn much better than previously thought

  • Better data analysis can improve treatment of Parkinson’s disease

    More accurate data help understand how extensive local brain networks are affected in patients.

  • Top three courses at KTH – and what makes them popular

    The application period for the fall semester of 2023 is closed. KTH's most popular freestanding courses within lifelong learning handle the hot topics of Python programming, ethical hacking and cybersecurity.

  • KTH's new supercomputer is the fastest in Sweden

    KTH's new supercomputer Dardel is the fastest in Sweden, according to TOP500, which lists the world’s 500 fastest computer facilities. The supercomputer also ranks fifth among the most sustainable,according to the latest Green500 list.

  • Two days on the latest within software

    The software research centre CASTOR organised its second conference on 31 August to 1 September at KTH Nymble. Software researchers, engineers, and students gathered to discuss cutting-edge technology, current software design challenges and software-defined networking.

  • Frustration over parking fines led to action

    A frustration with parking fines led to the development of a parking app that can read signs and help avoid fines. Now KTH students Maximillian Claesson, Industrial Engineering and Management, and Zakarias Hedefalk, Computer Science, are aiming for European markets.

  • Designing video games at the world's largest VR studio

    Former student Hedvig Reutersvärd on why the most boring course turned out to be the most useful, what it's like to work at the world's largest VR studio and her best career advice for KTH students.

  • Four scientists on the future of AI

    Research in Artificial Intelligence was in focus when researchers and partners from Saab and Ericsson gathered for two days at CASTOR Software Days to discuss the research in the field.

  • KTH Students compete to become the best hackers in the world

    535 teams participated in this year's qualifiers for the world's most prominent hacking championship, with only 12 advancing to the finals at the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas. The team includes six KTH students.

  • A new comprehensive approach is needed in wireless research

    Challenges in the industry are increasing as we move towards a digitalised society where everything needs to be connected. The competition for the rare earth metals required in our batteries is intensifying, the question of energy supply has come to the forefront, and there is also a significant equity aspect, with a large part of the world's population still lacking access to 5G mobile devices and the internet.

  • Space electronics in focus at Space Rendezvous

    Cosmic radiation causes electronics sent to space to break down just by being there. But there are KTH projects that make a difference, and they are in focus during the Space Rendezvous, which will be held on 2 November in Kista.

  • New master's programme in sustainable digitalisation

    High requests from both students and staff at KTH resulted in the new master's programme being established at record speed. It is now open for applications, with study start in August 2024.

  • Elevated credibility in AI-generated information

    A new graph database management system is under development at KTH. Using graph technology in combination with artificial intelligence (AI), the system could assist in planning everything from healthcare to smart cities with a built-in trust feature.

  • Meet Emil Björnson, new professor at EECS

    Emil Björnson, newly appointed professor of wireless communication at the Division of communication systems, congratulations on your new position! And congratulations on the IEEE fellow award!

  • Her first poster led to a victory at the EECS Winter Conference

    Han Xue, Division of Electronics and Embedded Systems and winner of the Poster Exhibition at the EECS Winter Conference. Tell us a bit about your research.

  • "I'm not done!"

    Carl-Mikael ”Bellman” Zetterling, this year you have been at KTH for 30 years, how did you end up at KTH?

  • Congratulations Esteban!

    Esteban won the best PhD thesis award of the Control Systems division of the EEA Club and the GdR MACS from the French CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). We talked to Esteban about his background, his research and his goals for the future.

  • Two awards for the Division of Software and Computer Systems

    We talked to Daniel Lundén and Hamid Ghasemirahni who have both recently been awarded for their research.

  • KTH and partners to develop critical parts of next generation 6G networks

    KTH has joined forces with Ericsson and eight other partners to solve one of the key challenges of new 6G networks, predictable end-to-end connections between users, processes, and digital representations in the cyber world.

  • Students hacked cars – amazing results

    Imagine someone being able to unlock your car without keys – how would you feel? This proved to be entirely possible as students in Computer Science hacked cars.

  • Researchers performed unique computer simulations

    One of the most extensive data simulations ever was carried out a few weeks ago by researchers at KTH. The test is unique because the research group is the only one in Sweden to have access to Europe's new supercomputer LUMI.

  • "The ambition is to strengthen Kista as Europe's ICT cluster"

    The Senseable Stockholm Lab (SSL), a research collaboration between KTH, MIT and the City of Stockholm, has found a new home in the EECS and the new premises in Kista, inaugurated in September. We chatted with the Lab’s new KTH academic director Anne Håkansson.

  • 28 ideas that will attract new students

    A new initiative with 28 ready-to-go ideas for high school projects aims to evoke interest in technical studies. Prospective students are encouraged to write about social robots, brain function, data analysis and cyber security.

  • Meet the winner of SEB Tech Talent of the year 2022 – Celine Helgesson Hallström

    Curiosity, motivation and a broad mix of subjects gave Celine Helgesson Hallström, student in the master’s programme in Machine Learning, the SEB’s award for Tech Talent of the year 2022.

  • Jan Scheffel voted Teacher of the year

    "He makes teaching both educational and fun. His teaching motivates and challenges students to take their learning seriously and strive to be good students," his students say.

  • Johan designs next-generation mobile networks

    The former student's most valuable lesson from KTH, his biggest fear as a student, and most importantly; what it’s like being an antenna engineer.

  • The Degree Project Fair 2022 – a success

    42 companies, 12 research groups and almost 300 KTH students met at the annual Degree Project Fair at KTH Kista. It was bursting with energy when the students met companies such as ABB, Ericsson and IBM to find suitable degree projects.

  • KTH researchers developing new approaches to robotics

    Robotics has the potential to unlock large benefits for society, but new applications, such as assistive robotics functions in healthcare require fundamental breakthroughs in how robots reason and interact with the world. Associate Professor Florian Pokorny leads two new research projects that push the boundaries of data-driven robotics.

  • "Without the Electrum lab, we would never have been able to start"

    The increasing electrification of various parts of our society goes far beyond securing electricity supplies. It is also about minimising losses and developing an infrastructure that, among other things, helps our electric cars to be charged faster.

  • "A unique research environment"

    The Electrum lab in Kista enables research in microelectromechanical systems, known as MEMS, to grow exponentially.

  • AI to help Stockholmers with their energy use

    New technology to be developed by KTH can help residents and property owners becoming more climate smart.

  • Interactive show between humans and drones

    The interaction between humans and drones was studied in the Reaktor Hall at KTH for two days.

  • Researchers found leak in cryptographic algorithm

    New and better methods are needed to protect sensitive data from hackers. This is the conclusion KTH researchers made when they managed to break an implementation of CRYSTALS-Kyber, a post quantum cryptography algorithm considered resistant to quantum computer attacks.

  • Studying traffic flows in Kista to reduce emissions

    To better understand emissions from traffic, researchers will use big data and AI to study traffic flows in Kista. The hope is to create transport solutions that generate lower emissions and reduce the climate footprint.

  • New clothing design mimics muscles used when singing

    Researchers develop garment that can emulate what it feels like when someone is singing, breaking new ground in making performing arts more interactive and immersive.

  • Students design computer games in class

    Do you want to learn how to develop your own computer game? Or are you curious about what the market strategy looks like in the computer game industry? Maybe you'd rather create graphics? Then this course is for you.

  • Get to know the doctoral student Sylvie 

    In a series of articles, we will introduce the faculty employees. First out is Sylvie Koziel, a doctoral student at the Division of Electromagnetic Engineering and Fusion Science (EMF). Learn about her background, research and why she admires the Swedes.

  • Energy solution in sight for remote regions

    New solution can achieve sustainable electricity supply both in remote regions and cities. A self-sustaining sustainable solution for energy in Arctic Communities has been devised by Qianwen Xu, Assistant Professor of Electric Power Engineering. The solution is on IVAs 100-list 2023 and can improve sustainable electricity supply in remote regions.

  • Students given a crash course in disaster medicine

    Packing wounds, carrying injured people, and dealing with theatrical blood are not part of a computer engineer's everyday life. But for the students developing a game to practice tactical medicine, it is. At least for one day.

  • Get to know the doctoral student Lukas

    We will introduce the school's faculty employees in a series of articles. This is Lukas Bähner, a doctoral student at the Division of Electromagnetic Engineering and Fusion Science (EMF) – whose ambition is to take the Sun's power to Earth.

  • Emerging digital platforms force waste management rethink

    Crowd-sourced waste disposal services push the legal and ethical boundaries on who should take care of our waste.

  • The visit to NYC gave him new colleagues and new insights for his research

    A desire to strengthen his knowledge, meet new people, and create new connections for his research led Corrado Capriata to a seven-month research exchange.

  • New tool reduces static Java code violations

    SORALD fixes rule violations raised by SonarQube, one of the most popular static code analysers used by developers.

  • Swedish Microwave Days offers unique possibilities

    The Swedish Microwave Days will be an excellent opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about the latest developments in microwave, millimeter wave, THz or antenna technology. Professor Oscar Quevedo-Teruel looks forward to networking opportunities between academia and the microwave and antenna industry.

  • Scalable Production of Spider Silk Nanowires

    Researchers from KTH have successfully up-scaled the process for producing and releasing spider silk nanowires. They used liquid bridge-induced assembly to create over 12 million of 10 μm long nanowires suspended in solution in about 20 minutes. The nanowires can easily be functionalized by both pre-and post-formation and are successfully used to support cell adhesion as well as integrated into 3D cell aggregates.

  • Reducing global misuse of antibiotics with digital dipsticks

    Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health today, but we still overtreat many infections with antibiotics—urinary tract infections being one of the most common. A digital dipstick created by the KTH spin-off company UTI-lizer can diagnose infections on the spot to help decrease the threat.

  • Earlier diagnosis of cancer with Lucky Loop

    If you have a cyst, you want the doctor to be able to tell you how severe it is. But until now, this has been more complex than it sounds. The new start-up Lucky Loop will help diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier.

  • Pontus Johnson on Tech50 list

    Pontus Johnson, Professor at the Centre for Cyber Defence and Information Security, has made Tech50's list of the most influential people in tech in 2023.

  • Four codes that can change the future of energy use and cancer treatments

    Over the next four years, researchers at KTH will optimize four codes that can have significant impact on global energy use and the treatment of cancer patients. But competition is fierce between researchers in Europe, Japan, China and the US.

  • Mikael Östling is elected to ECS as the first Swedish fellow

    Mikael Östling is back as a full-time professor at EECS in KTH Kista after six years as the Deputy President at KTH. As the only Swede, he is now appointed a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). From before, Östling is also a fellow of the IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Campus art installation captures the richness of basic software actions

    Art can be a powerful projector of breakthrough science. During the 2022 Nobel Week Lights, an annual lights festival taking place during the Nobel Week, KTH launched an artwork called un|fold, which captures the richness of a simple software action.

  • EECS researchers awarded prestigious fellowships

    EECS captures four out of five elevations to IEEE fellow awarded to Swedish academia.

  • A new pilot initiative to simplify handling of data

    The need to be able to share, analyse and store data is growing. In March 2022, the president of KTH gave the green light to establish a new data hub aimed to boost data stewardship competence at KTH. To create a system everyone at KTH can use, the hub will partly be modelled on the Senseable Stockholm Lab, a collaboration on data-driven research between the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the City of Stockholm. ”Our goal is to find IT services that work for researchers throughout KTH and external parties that exist in different constellations”, says Kristin Halverson, data-steward coordinator at KTH.

  • Nobel in Africa discusses predictability in Science

    The Nobel Symposium “Predictability in Science in the age of AI” brings together leading experts in AI and sciences to discuss and explore various issues, including the limits of the Big Data approach.

  • KTH sound experts add new dimension to the understanding of our universe

    New initiative helps astronomers not only to observe the universe, but also to listen to it.

  • Researchers on the transformation towards sustainable energy

    Can economic growth be sustainable, is the transition to a fossil-free future achievable and what is the biggest change researchers want to see by 2040? These are some of the questions that were answered at the KTH Energy Dialogue.

  • Finding pathways to better understanding

    Ragnar Thobaben’s areas of expertise are information theory and communication theory. In many ways, research in these areas has laid the foundations for the communication society of today and is now helping to address fresh challenges in emerging areas.

  • Researchers can help cut down global data center power consumption

    Researchers have discovered a way to reduce power consumption in data centres significantly. They offload computation by converting particular types of commodity Network Interface Cards into processors.

  • How you speak matters – not only what you say

    The Stockholm region competition of the Forskar Grand Prix took place during ForskarFredag on 30 September. Sanne van Waveren from the department of robotics, perception and learning took second place. Read about her experience in communicating with a general audience.

  • Towards complexity-aware-decision-making for robots

    Is it possible to optimise robots' decision-making so that decisions are good and simple? Yes, doctoral student Elis Stefansson's research has shown that. Now, he has won the Outstanding Student Paper Prize 2022 by the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Hybrid Systems. This prize is given annually at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.

  • This is EECS’ contribution to ForskarFredag

    Friday, 30 September, is the time for ForskarFredag at Vetenskapens Hus. Representants from EECS will be competing in presentation technology, lectures in swallowable microsystems and presenting students' projects created in advanced graphics and electrical engineering.

  • How to predict a conversation

    The SIGIDAL best paper award went to Erik Ekstedt and Gabriel Skantze from Speech, Music and Hearing (TMH). Their model learns to predict what will happen in the next two seconds of the conversation. The research improves the interaction between humans and conversational systems, such as social robots or voice assistants.

  • From implantable medical devices to spintronics-based systems

    The use of new implantable medical sensors in the body requires new ways of supplying them with energy. Ana Rusu’s group develops smart and energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems towards miniaturized and life-long, power-independent biosensors.

  • Award winning algorithm research

    Jan van den Brand is the winner of the 2021 EATCS Distinguished Dissertation Award. Read about his algorithm research, the news in this field and which problems he would like to solve in the future

  • Fast communication with spintronics is possible, models show

    One step closer to better and faster communication in 5G and 6G has been taken. Ericsson and KTH will now evaluate the technology for two years, and the hope is to get closer to a prototype that can be used in just a few years.

  • Understanding the inexplicable in AI gave Stefan the award

    Research on understanding the inexplicable reason why AI works so well gave Stefan Neumann, a postdoc in the division of Theoretical Computer Science, the Heinz Zemanek Award. The award is granted biannually for excellent degree dissertations in informatics and related areas.

  • They enable safer and more efficient autonomous vehicles

    Truls Nyberg and José Manuel Gaspar Sánchez put their heads together and came up with an algorithm that facilitates safer roads. In their award-winning paper, they show how to safely deploy autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the public space.

  • KTH researchers behind breakthrough set to halve data centre energy consumption

    Researchers at KTH have found a way to improve the efficiency of the world’s internet servers. By co-ordinating data traffic, they have succeeded in increasing the speed of computations and data transfers. Their software has the potential to halve the energy consumption of data centres.

  • Awarded by Google for his research on cyber security

    "Our research outcome has the potential to impact millions of users by discovering security vulnerabilities in real-world applications." Musard Balliu has been awarded by the Google Research Scholar Program, focused on funding world-class research conducted by early-career professors. We have talked to him about his research in cyber security and what this means for him.

  • Research on transitioning to renewable energy sources wins SER Junior Prize

    Analysing the challenges in the transition from conventional to renewable energy sources gave Stefan Stankovic, a doctoral student at KTH, the SER Junior Prize.

  • They won in competition with NASA

    We have talked to Oskar Zetterström and Pilar Castillo-Tapia, authors of the winning paper at the EuCAP 2022, Europe’s flagship conference on antennas and propagation. Their paper had tough competition, with, for example, a paper co-authored by TU Delft and NASA-JPL/Caltech amongst its competitors.

  • GeneDisco Challenge

    We talked to Stefan Bauer who is organising a Machine Learning for Drug Discovery Workshop and GeneDisco Challenge, Friday 29 April.

  • Can the brain keeps useful information while ignoring unuseful noise

    Imagine you're in a stadium reporting on a game. It's a loud environment which you don't want to transmit. But when you're interviewing a player, then you do want to transmit. Wouldn't it be great if you could automatically switch on or off the microphone based on the type of information, i.e. noise vs the interview?

  • Research on generating a faster iteration and a more personal voice for digital assistants

    Shivam Mehta, doctoral student at the Division of Speech, Music and Hearing, congratulations on winning the Poster exhibition at the EECS Winter Conference.

  • Project from EECS increases road safety

    We talked to Dilian Gurov about his Vinnova funded project "AVerT2: Automated Verification and Testing" – a collaboration between KTH and Scania – which will help increase road safety. Read more about Dilians research and the project in the interview.

  • Researchers unlock the secret to the brain's working memory

    New insights from brain science can lead to the development of artificial intelligence possessing cognitive abilities similar to humans.

  • New technique boosts accuracy and efficiency in probabilistic programming

    Programming can be a time-consuming and error-prone task. KTH researchers propose an automated technique that relieves developers of manual processes.

  • Making data accessible - despite server and network issues

    A software developed by KTH has enabled cloud services to be easier to build and more resilient to failures. “I wanted to make fault-tolerant systems easy to build and use, contrary to what is often perceived of such systems,” says Harald Ng, PhD student at KTH.

  • Research behind the efficiency of mobile phone networks - one of the most highly cited

    The research behind using mobile phone masts with many small electrically steerable antennas has been included in Clarivate's annual Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2023 list. ”This is of course very exciting and honourable. Even if only my name is mentioned in this context, it is a team effort where many PhD students, postdocs and colleagues have contributed,” says Emil Björnson, Professor of Wireless Communication.

  • Joint forces for a cyber campus

    There is a significant skills shortage in the cyber security area in Sweden. This has led Pontus Johnson, professor at KTH’s Center for Cyber Defense and Information Security, to push for a new cyber campus with several actors, including the Swedish Armed Forces.

  • Total climate impact of properties in focus in new study

    The building stock has a significant long-term climate impact. Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have observed this when investigating the climate impact of recently constructed residences in Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm. They discovered that some properties are associated with 50 percent more emissions than others.

  • Funding boost on blood clot prevention

    Vinnova grants 4 MSEK for the development of next-generation Venous Thromboembolism prevention.

  • Contribute to KTH research

    If you live in Stockholm, you can now take part in a research project within the Senseable Stockholm Lab that investigates security.

  • Honoured for his work in cyber security

    Gunnar Karlsson from the Department of Network and Systems Engineering recently received the Headquarters Medal of Merit from the Swedish Armed Forces for his commitment to training cyber soldiers and specialist officers.

  • Research wants to change fetal monitoring at birth

    Researchers at KTH and KI want to reduce the risk of organ failure in children during labour. Therefore, they have started a programme, "Continuous lactate measurement and preventive hypoxia during delivery".

  • AI in coding awarded for impact

    For a long time, coding was tediously manual, but in 2009, Martin Monperrus, Professor of Software Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and his team realised that built-in AI could help make suggestions. That tool has changed the lives of millions of user software developers.

  • 500 000 articles on ethical hacking analysed 

    More investment in cybersecurity is needed. This is the conclusion after analysing 500,000 articles on academic databases on ethical hacking. 

  • New cybersecurity analysis solution leads to significant reduction in energy consumption

    By offloading calculations for complex cybersecurity analyses to network accelerators, energy consumption can be reduced by over 30 times, according to Mariano Scazzariello, a postdoctoral researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. This is an essential piece of the puzzle as internet traffic continues to grow, requiring more and more power for processing. ”It indicates a shift towards more sustainable practices," he says.

  • Emil is KTH's first cybersecurity engineer

    Following the completion of his master's thesis on behavioural biometrics, Emil Lantz is graduating as KTH's first cybersecurity engineer. ”It feels really good to finish,” he says.

  • Phishing will increase with AI – and so will the likelihood of being scammed

    Phishing has been a problem for a long time, both for individuals and businesses. AI and language models like ChatGPT will increase the number of phishing attempts and make them even better. ”Within one to two years, anyone can create personalised scam emails, which will become a significant problem for businesses and individuals. It will be easier to be scammed", says Fredrik Heiding, research assistant at Harvard and PhD student at KTH.

  • How to stop cyber-attacks with honeypots

    In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber warfare, defending against human-controlled cyberattacks requires innovative strategies. A recent study conducted by students at KTH delves into the realm of cyber defence, explicitly focusing on the placement of honeypots – deceptive traps designed to mislead potential attackers. This investigation aims to shed light on cyberspace's most effective defence strategies.

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