Inaugural lecture by Professor Holmström Olsson

All are welcome to attend the February 15 inaugural lecture by Professor Helena Holmström Olsson of the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. The lecture, titled Digitalization Disrupts: Software, Data and AI, will be followed by a reception on Niagara’s 7th floor.

When and where:
Friday, February 15, at 13:15-14:00 in Niagara lecture hall B1. The lecture is followed by a reception at 14:00-15:00 on Niagara’s 7th floor. 

Abstract:
Digitalization is rapidly transforming not only software-intensive companies but all companies and society at large. Typically, digitalization is understood as using software and data to offer significantly improved products, pure software products as well as digital and data-driven services with the intent to create new revenue opportunities and replace traditional business models with new business models. However, despite the many opportunities, most companies fail in building new core capabilities and they struggle with transitioning towards new digital ways-of-working. This talk explores the opportunities and challenges associated with digitalization. It also provides guidance on how to avoid disruption and instead reap the benefits of a transformation that we have only seen the beginning of.

Bio:
Helena Holmström Olsson is a Professor of Computer Science at Malmö University, Sweden. She got her PhD from University of Gothenburg in 2004. Her research is conducted in close collaboration with industry and as a senior researcher and project leader at Software Center. Her research interests include business and software ecosystems, data driven development, autonomous systems and software engineering for AI systems. She publishes her research in leading journals within the field of software engineering.

Read a staff news feature story (in Swedish) about Helena 

Link to the event’s calendar page

List of Helena’s publications

Helena’s page on the University website

 

On Thursday: Tangible and Embodied Interaction exhibition in Niagara

How might we interact with technology in the future? What might novel teaching methods for children look like? Welcome to find out at Tangible and Embodied Interaction, an annual exhibition by students in the Interaction Design bachelor’s program.

When and where:
Thursday January 17 between 11:00 and 14:00
Niagara 5th Floor, C-Section, Malmö University

For more information, please contact David Cuartielles

Media technology students present their theses

From techno stress and #MeToo to memory aids and targeted advertisement. The subjects vary widely as bachelor students from the Faculty’s two media technology programs (Produktionsledare: media and Medieproduktion och processdesign) present their theses on January 16 and 17. All are welcome to attend.

When and where:
Wednesday January 16, starting at 9:15 in NI:A0502, Niagara building
Thursday January 17 from 9:15 in NI:A0513, Niagara building

Link to presentation program (pdf)

For more information, please contact Maria Engberg

Lars Holmberg to talk about AI-guided health technology

On December 11, Lars Holmberg, researcher at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology and IOTAP, will present in Swedish at a short lecture event titled Akademisk dubbelkvart. The other presenter at the Storm event is Anders Kottorp, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Society.   

Carl Johan Orre will moderate the event, which focuses on the intersection between health, everyday technologies and artificial intelligence. The two 15-minute presentations will be followed by a discussion about possibilities to combine health technologies and artificial intelligence.

When and where:
Tuesday December 11 at 13:00, at Storm, Gäddan, Citadellsvägen 7, Malmö

See Storm’s event page for more information

Helena Holmström Olsson to talk at Akademisk kvart

Tomorrow at 12:30, Professor Helena Holmström Olsson at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology will hold a short lecture at the Malmö City Library as part of the University’s Akademisk kvart series.

The title of Helena’s talk, which she will do in Swedish, is Organisationer utan chefer — Alternativa organisationsformer och datadrivet ledarskap (in English: Organisations without managers—Alternative organisational forms and data-driven leadership).

When and where:

Wednesday November 28 at 12:30-13:00
Malmö City Library (from the entrance go left and to the 2nd floor), Kung Oscars väg 11.

Helena’s lecture will be published afterwards on the Malmö University Youtube-channel

Jay David Bolter to talk about augmented and virtual reality

On November 14, guest professor Jay David Bolter will hold a talk at the University’s after work lecture series I huvudet på en professor. His talk Augmented and Virtual Reality-enhancing our understanding of cultural heritage will be held in English.

Jay David Bolter is the Wesley Chair of New Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently a guest professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.

When and where:
Wednesday, November 14, from 5-6 pm
(doors open at 4:30pm)
The Niagara 2nd floor café, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University

I huvudet på en professor is a series of after work-lectures held in Swedish. Jay’s talk will be about 30 minutes, followed by a panel discussion with a PhD-student and ending with an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Beer, wine, alcohol-free drinks, coffee, tea and snacks can be purchased at the event.

More information about his lecture

Sara Leckner to talk about attitudes towards commercial use of personal data

On Wednesday November 7 at 13:15, Sara Leckner will hold a talk in Swedish at the Faculty of Odontology titled Digitala fotspår – svenskarnas attityd till kommersiell användning av beteendedata.

All are welcome to attend the talk, which will be held in the Aula at Tandläkarhögskolan, Carl Gustafs väg 34, Malmö  

Here is an abstract of the lecture (in Swedish):
I kölvattnet av Cambridge Analytica-skandalen och införandet av nya dataskyddsförordningen (GDPR) under våren 2018 är företagens registrering och hantering av användargenererad internetdata ett aktuellt ämne. Den här föreläsningen presenterar studier som undersökt svenskarnas inställning till insamling av personliga data och diskuterar orsakerna till och konsekvenserna av, de digitala fotspår vi lämnar på nätet.

Conversation about open access research publishing

On October 25, Malmö University Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham and the University Library will organize an afternoon conversation, held in Swedish, about how the University can facilitate the transition to open access publishing. 

When and where:
Thursday October 25 at 13:00-16:00 in Niagara lecture hall B1

The program includes:

  • a presentation by Mikael Laakso from Hanken School of Economics in Finland, who is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Communication. He will talk about the economics of open access publishing, options for researchers and possible strategies for Malmö University; 
  • a presentation by Beate Eellend, who is Open Access Coordinator at the Swedish Royal Library and who will describe the national strategy for open access to research publications;
  • a panel discussion with Rebecka Lettevall, Dean of the Faculty of Culture and Society, Per Jönsson, Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Applied Mathematics, Beate Eellend, Mikael Laakso and Sara Kjellberg, Malmö University Library Director. The panel will discuss current issues around open access publishing with a focus on the situation for Malmö University researchers today and going forward;
  • and a fika pause.

Read more (in Swedish) about the event

RSVP to the event here

David Cuartielles hosts exhibition at Storm on Oct. 18-19

In connection with his October 18 doctoral thesis defense, David Cuartielles, IOTAP researcher and co-founder of the open-source electronics platform Arduino, hosts an exhibition at Storm. The exhibition is open on Thursday October 18 from 9:00-16:30 and on Friday October 19 from 9:00-16:00.

The Platform-things Exhibition outlines the Arduino platform‘s history and gives many examples of how it has been transformed into interactive technology all around the world.

See the Storm event page for a full program

Read more about the exhibition in the Malmö University event calendar

Honorary doctors lecture

This year’s two honorary doctors at the Faculty are tech-investor and entrepreneur Hampus Jakobsson and Professor Michel Godefroid from Universite Libre de Bruxelles. Both will hold their honorary doctorate lectures during the week of the Conferment and Inauguration Ceremony. More information below. 

More information about Hampus Jakobsson’s lecture

More information (in Swedish) about Michel Godefroid’s lecture

Helena Holmström Olsson at Malmö University’s AW-lecture series

On October 4, Helena Holmström Olsson will take the stage at the University’s after work lecture series I huvudet på en professor. Helena’s talk, which will be held in Swedish, is titled Mjukvara –  tjänsteinnovation för en bättre värld? (Software – service innovation for a better world?)

When and where:
Thursday, October 4, from 5-6 pm
(doors open at 4:30pm)
The Niagara 2nd floor café, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University

Watch a short teaser film about the lecture and read a synopsis here

I huvudet på en professor is a series of after work-lectures held in Swedish. Helena’s talk will be about 30 minutes, followed by a panel discussion with a PhD-student Lars Holmberg, and ending with an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.

Beer, wine, alcohol-free drinks, coffee, tea and snacks can be purchased at the event.

Software Technology Exchange Workshop at Malmö University

On October 17 and 18, Swedsoft organizes the Software Technology Exchange Workshop (STEW) at Malmö University. Helena Holmström Olsson at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology is one of the keynote speakers. Her talk is titled Delivering Value: Using the Right Technique for the Right Purpose.

The themes for the 2018 STEW conference are Open source and Artificial intelligence/Machine learning in software development. Other keynote speakers include Charlotta Falvin, Nithya A. Ruff and Staffan Truvé.

Registration closes on October 4.

See the Malmö University calendar for more information about the conference  

Detailed program for STEW 2018 is available here

Link to STEW conference registration page

 

Join a national election debate about research politics

Swedish public radio SR’s science show Vetenskapsradion is arranging a national political debate about research politics. It will be broadcasted live tomorrow Friday (August 31) at 14.03 from Kulturhuset in Stockholm. The debate editors have invited you as researchers pose questions for the panel participants. You can either ask your question by sitting in the audience or by emailing in advance to publik.vet@sverigesradio.se.

The debate will be in Swedish. You can of course pose any questions, but here are some basic question areas that the editors have in mind: 

  • Är satsningar på jättelika projekt för forskningsinfrastruktur, som ESS och SciLife Lab, rätt väg att gå för Sverige eller riskerar det att låsa resurserna för mycket och leda till att svenska forskare missar viktiga möjligheter?
  • Ska politikerna ägna sig åt tydlig styrning av forskningen eller ge forskarna och lärosätena fria tyglar att själva hitta vägen till genombrotten?
  • Hur ska forskningen möta akuta samhällsutmaningar som klimatförändringarna och antibiotikaresistensen?
  • Hur beskriver politikerna själva sina visioner för forskningen?

The participating politicians (and party affiliations) are : 

  • Erik Bengtzboe (M)
  • Fredrik Christensson (C)
  • Helene Hellmark Knutsson (S), research minister
  • Niclas Malmberg (MP)
  • Aron Modig (KD)
  • Christer Nylander (L)
  • Linda Snecker (V)
  • Robert Stenkvist (SD)

IOTAP lecture: Integrating ‘Things’ into Pervasive Computing: Research Challenges and Issues

On September 4, Dr. Mohan Kumar, professor in computer science at Rochester Institute of Technology, will give a lecture titled Integrating ‘Things’ into Pervasive Computing: Research Challenges and Issues.

WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, September 4 at 15:15 to 17:00, in Niagara room NI:A0513.

Kumar’s research interests are in pervasive and mobile computing and parallel and distributed computing. This lecture is part of the research center Internet of Things and People’s lecture series, IOTAP Keynote.

More information about Mohan Kumar’s research is available on his RIT webpage

Malmö students researched computational sensing at Rochester Institute of Technology

Kristoffer Linderman (left), Gustaf Bohlin (centre) and a group of students from across the United States were enrolled in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Computational Sensing.

For 10 weeks during the summer, Kristoffer Linderman and Gustaf Bohlin, undergraduate students in the Computer Science and Application Development programme at Malmö University, participated in a computational sensing research programme at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in upstate New York.

The Malmö students’ participation in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programme is a recent expansion of a longstanding partnership between Malmö University and RIT and aims to give undergraduate students a chance to try their hand at research.

While there have been regular semester-long staff exchanges and research collaborations between Malmö University and RIT for several years, Linderman’s and Bohlin’s participation this summer marks the first time that students from Malmö University have participated in research at RIT.

Gustaf Bohlin (left) and Kristoffer Linderman (centre) with RIT associate professor Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm (right), from the College of Liberal Arts. Photo: RIT University News.

In their research project, Linderman and Bohlin worked on developing a recommendation system that uses cameras and machine learning to analyse how viewers of online video react physically to the content. The project was conducted under the guidance of RIT associate professors Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm, from the College of Liberal Arts, and Reynold Bailey, from the Department of Computer Science. Bo Peterson, Thomas Pederson and Dipak Surie from Malmö University participated as external evaluators during the final presentation of the project.

Read more about the student research exchange on the RIT University News website

Join the Malmö hackathon for Baltic museums

On September 25, Malmö University co-organizes a hackathon to inspire and generate IT-enabled solutions for Baltic museums and tourist attractions. Baltathon is a part of the project BalticMuseums: LoveIT, a collaboration between museums, tourist attractions, IT specialists and research institutions from Baltic countries.

Programmers, designers and specialists are invited to join the Baltathon event. The hackathon is held between 10.00 and 16.00 in the Storm lab in the Gäddan building on Citadellvägen 11 in Malmö. The event is free. Lunch and fika will be provided. RSVP is necessary to participate. Sign up here no later than September 1.

Inspirational warm-up tours of Malmö Museums
In the weeks before the Baltathon event, participants are also invited to warm-up tours of Malmö Museums on September 11 and 16 at 10.00. During the tours, museum pedagogues will guide participants through attractions such as the U3 submarine, the Malmöhus Castle and the Aquarium

Read more about Baltathon events on the project website

More information on the Malmö Baltathon event is available on the Facebook page

Strategic Media Development master thesis presentations

On Thursday August 30, all are welcome to attend the master thesis presentations by students in the Strategic Media Development master’s program. The presentations will be held Niagara room NI:A0502.

Program:
09:15 — Introduction by Maria Engberg

09:30-10:30 — Presenter: Johanna Dreyer. A Case Study of Small AI Companies: Business Model Innovation in the Era of Artificial Intelligence. Opponent: Carla Macotela. Faculty questions: Maria Engberg.

10:45-11:45 — Presenter: Linnea Åkerberg. Privacy management in a digital age: A study of alternative conceptualizations of privacy in digital contexts. Opponent: Johanna Dreyer. Faculty examiner: Daniel Spikol

12:00-13:00 — LUNCH

13:00-14:00 — Presenter: Carla Macotela. Digital features for the social integration of immigrants of Sweden: A participatory design study. Opponent: Linnea Åkerberg. Faculty examiner: Sven Packmohr.