Best Student Paper Award at RTAS 2015
Amir Aminifar has got the Best Student Paper Award at the 21st IEEE Real-Time
and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS), that has been held
in Seattle, USA. RTAS is a major event, highly selective, and among the most
prestigious in the area.
Amir's paper addresses one of the most interesting issues in the context of modern cyber-physical systems, namely how to bridge the gap between the control theoretical and the computer engineering view of designing efficient control systems. Proposing a solution that globally captures the control theoretical and real-time scheduling aspect, this work is a step towards resource efficient implementations of high quality and safe control applications.
On combinatorial optimization
Some optimization problems are practically unsolvable; the algorithms we have
at disposal have enormous running times. Other problems, however, can be solved
Why is it like this? What properties is it that make problems easy to solve, or conversely, difficult to solve? Questions of this type are studied by Hannes Uppman in a recent PhD thesis at IDA about the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems.
D40IT20 jubileum conference
Among the speakers at the D40IT20 jubileum conference there were several alumni
including John Wilander at Apple who travelled from Cupertino, Helena Mischel
from Microsoft, Ulrik Lindblad from SP devices and Petter Weiderholm from
Spotify. There were also presentations by Prof. Tracy Hammond from Texas A&M
University with interests in AI, haptics and situational awareness, and concept
learning, as well as Erik Kruse, marketing strategist from Ericsson who gave an
impression of tomorrow's connected world.
The program was completed with entertainment, cake, and mingle among students, alumni, and faculty members.
Best student Thesis award
The annual prize for Master and Bachelor level theses was awarded in the context of the Jubileum celebration of D40-IT20 with LiU alumni and students from D, IT, and U five year programs. The wining candidates, among five nominated were Viktor Löfgren and Klervie Toszé.
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