[22 Sep 2014] The computer programs used in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are highly specialised. They can for example fly airplanes, play chess or assemble cars in controlled industrial environments. However, a research team from Gothenburg, Sweden, has now been able to create an AI program that can learn how to solve problems in many different areas. The program is designed to imitate certain aspects of children's cognitive development.
[17 Jun 2014] On the 12th of June the traditional Spring Ceremonies were held at the IT Faculty. This year there was one ceremony for the students at the BSc programmes, and another for the master students.
[14 May 2014] SubRosa is a persuasive ambient display system designed to reduce sound levels in areas used for quiet study. PhD-student Pawel Wozniak, toghether with other staff, at the Department of Applied IT, have constructed a high-fidelity prototype that visualises ambient noise levels, in this case as a rotting tomato.
[28 Feb 2014] The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the programming and designing of mobile applications.
[17 Dec 2013] On the 13th of December Christian Stöhr held his dissertation on governance of the commons.
[16 Dec 2013] Researchers Olof Torgersson, Wolmet Barendregt and Eva Eriksson are granted 4 000 000 SEK from Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond. The project Touch AT! - Designing interactive assistive touch technologies for children with intellectual disabilities aims to investigate how interactive assistive touch based technologies for children with intellectual disabilities (ID) in grade 6-9 in the Swedish Compulsory school for children with learning disabilities (särskola) can be designed.
[12 Dec 2013] Volvo and Chalmers joined forces to investigate the challenges and possibilities with Big data in this business case. The focus was on how to get insight in future business by analyzing existing internal and external data and thereby predicting the future. Together they addressed data from two angels from a business and operational point of view managed by Volvo together with a sense making and adoption point of view managed by Chalmers represented by Pawel Woźniak from the Department of Applied IT.
[9 Dec 2013] Marisa Ponti is a member of the interdisciplinary research group that was granted 12,325,000 million SEK from Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (9.1 million SEK + around 2.5 million SEK co-founding by the University of Gothenburg) to investigate crowdsourcing in scientific practices in three large online communities.
[3 Oct 2013] The Department of applied IT now invites applicants for three full time, tenured positions as senior lecturers.
[13 Aug 2013] The Kurzweil Prize for Best AGI Paper is given to the paper of the highest overall quality. The prize goes to the paper "Computational Versions of Kolmogorov Complexity Based on Cognitive Models" by Claes Strannegård and Abdul Rahim Nizamani from the Department of Applied IT together with Anders Sjöberg and Fredrik Engström.