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Professor of Computing Science receives honorary fellowship

Bo Kågström, senior professor of Computing Science at Umeå University has been appointed Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow of 2016. He is being honoured for contributions to the understanding of matrix pencils and for leadership within the European high performance computing comm...

Linus Hägg has defended his licentiate thesis

Linus Hägg has defended his licentiate thesis entitled ”Quasi-Arithmetic Filters for Topology Optimization”.

Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion has defended her licentiate thesis

Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion has defended her licentiate thesis entitled ”Energy-efficient Resource Provisioning for Cloud Data Centers”.

Robot automatically harvests pepper

On February 15th-17th, 2016 the SWEEPER consortium held its 3rd general meeting at the University of Umeå in Sweden. Partners presented their progress after the first year of research and development.

Alumni from Umeå University behind world-renowned game

In Summer 2015, Coldwood took the gaming world by storm when the game Unravel was presented at the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 in Los Angeles. The character Yarny and the scenery from Västerbotten have been received warmly by critics and players alike. The creating studio Coldwood, with its bas...

New methods for more energy-efficient internet services

Billions of people use the internet, which requires huge data centres and results in an enormous energy consumption. In her doctoral dissertation at Umeå University, Mina Sedaghat has developed techniques and algorithms to manage and schedule the resources in these large data centres at a lesser cos...

Improved tools for structured matrix computations

To design and analyse a model of a mechanical system such as an electrical network or a chemical reaction process is often a complex problem that requires high-quality mathematical theories and computational tools. The parameters and data are often influenced by the various types of disturbances and...

Computers can perceive image curves like artists

Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Bo Li demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and furthermore to recognise objects. He defends his dissertation on 27 November ...

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