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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 ...

NLAFET – a high-profile computing research project funded with nearly €4 million

Umeå University together with three international partners have been funded with nearly 4 million euros (3,907,375) for a front-line research project focusing on novel methods and software for the future supercomputer systems. The project named NLAFET is one of the high-profile extreme-scale computi...

New method to predict the workload for online services

How can overloads on the Internet be prevented? Cloud computing means that more server space can be rented from large computing resources. Ahmed Hassan has developed algorithms for automatic addition and removal of server resources for a web service based on demand. He defends his dissertation at Um...

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew has defended his PhD thesis

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ”Autonomous Cloud Resource Provisioning: Accounting, Allocation, and Performance Control”.

Andrii Dmytryshyn awarded SIAM Student Paper Prize 2015

Andrii Dmytryshyn, PhD student at the Department of Computing Science, has been awarded the SIAM Student Paper Prize 2015.

BIT Circus 2015 in Umea

BIT Circus 2015 will take place at Umeå University, August 26-27, 2015.

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