The department's founder honoured
Professor Emeritus Erik Sandewall has had a pioneering role at Linköping
university and our department, as the first professor in computer science in
Sweden, and one of the founders of the department. The traces left behind and
the road ahead are visualised in a statue that was raised to honour Erik
Sandewall and the birth of computer science in Sweden.
First year of the new MSc programme
The first group of students on the pioneering 5 year Computer Science and Software Engineering program have now finished their first academic year. The program has attracted a large number of applicants also for the second intake and several new courses with a focus on project-based learning are being developed.
Human-Robot Interaction for Semi-Autonomous Assistive Robots
The PhD dissertation by Marcus Mast addresses current shortcomings of
autonomous service robots operating in domestic environments by considering the
concept of a semi-autonomous robot that would be supported by human remote
operators whenever the robot cannot handle a task autonomously.
Master Thesis Prize 2013
The annual prize for the best Master and Bachelor thesis defended in 2013 was
awarded by Computer Society during a ceremony where the DataSaab society also
awarded stipendia to high school students and teachers. Three theses by Simon
Andersson (IDA), Martin Danelljan (ISY), and Lina Lagerberg jointly with Tor
Skude (IDA), won this year's prize in a tight competition.
The thesis nominations this year were as follows:
Simon Andersson, Magnus Suther and Albin Englund (in the Bachelor thesis category), Daniel Carlsson, Martin Danelljan, Lina Lagerberg and Tor Skude, Fredrik Säveros, Javier Marian Santos, and Eriks Zaharans (in the Master thesis category). The full text of all the theses can be found in the LiU e-press.
Daniel de Leng winner of SAIS Master's Thesis Award 2014
Daniel de Leng, now a PhD student at IDA, is the winner of the Swedish AI
Society's prize for best AI Master's Thesis 2014. The title of the thesis is
"Extending semantic matching in DyKnow to handle indirectly-available streams".
Supervisors were Fredrik Heintz and Patrick Doherty and examiner Professor
John-Jules Meyer, at Utrecht University.
Performance-aware Component Composition for GPU-based Systems
Recent disruptive changes in computer hardware (transition to multi-/manycore
and heterogeneous architectures) have led to a crisis in computer software;
programming for modern parallel systems is tedious, error-prone and hardware
In his PhD thesis, Usman Dastgeer investigates component-based programming techniques to specify and process parallel programs structured into components. A component models a computation with an interface that describes how this computation can be used/invoked, and it encapsulates, usually, multiple implementations that model different ways to carry out that computation on same or different types of execution units, such as CPU cores or GPUs. As part of his thesis work, he designed and implemented three prototype frameworks to demonstrate how such components can suitably be specified, and how automated implementation selection and memory management mechanisms can lead to better programmability, portability and performance.
Celebrating women in computer education programs
The annual national conference for female students in ICT educational programs
(Datatjej) was held in Linköping with the participation of 120 girls from 12
universities. The program covered networking events, technical talks and a
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