Kick-off for DISA-researchers August 22

August 10th, 2017

Welcome back after a nice long summer holiday!

Our Linnaeus University Center – DISA has been up and running for about seven months now and a lot has happened, several workshops with researchers from different disciplines, with external partners, new publications, submitted proposals and much more.. Everyone’s been busy with getting things up and running so we haven’t had a proper kick-off – but now its time.

A warm welcome to all researchers involved in DISA to join in for our Kick-off

When? Tuesday August 22 at 15.00-17.00

Where? Videum Science Park, Växjö. Building: Echo

For more information and to register see attached invitation.

See you soon!

Diana

Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT)

June 13th, 2017

International conference devoted to quantum theory, experiment and technology at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 12-15, 2017. This is the 18th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects).

This year there will be a special session on Quantum-like access to big data, organizers: A. Khrennikov and M. Melucci on Thursday June 15th between 9.00-10.30.

For more information about the conference see the conference website or contact Andrei Khrennikov, Professor of Mathematics

//Diana

First publication within DISA is now available!

June 8th, 2017

Thomas Holgersson, professor in statistics and a part of DISA, he had the first publication affiliated with DISA accepted.The article Towards a Multivariate Innovation Index has be published in Economics of Innovation and New Technology 2017.

Abstract: This paper argues that traditional measures of innovation as a univariate phenomenon may not be dynamic enough to adequately describe the complex nature of innovation. Consequently, the purpose is to develop a multidimensional index of innovation that is able to reflect innovation enablers and outputs. The index may then be used (i) to assess and quantify temporal changes of innovation, (ii) to describe regional differences and similarities of innovation, and (iii) serve as exogenous variables to analyze the importance of innovation for other economic phenomena. Our index is defined in a four-dimensional space of orthogonal axes. An empirical case study is used for demonstration of the index, where 44 variables are collected for all municipalities in Sweden. The index spanning the four-dimensional innovation comprises size, accessibility, firm performance, and agglomeration. The proposed index offers a new way of defining and analyzing innovation and should have a wide range of important applications in a world where innovation is receiving a great deal of recognition.

//Diana

Astroparticle physics and Big Data within DISA

June 2nd, 2017

One of the seven areas within DISA is Astroparticle physics and the research group are mainly focusing on the project ALTO at the moment. ALTO is a project the research group is developing for a wide-field Very High Energy (VHE) gamma-ray detector to be installed at very high altitude in the Southern hemisphere. The main work within the group is focused on:

  • The design of the detection tanks and of the full array.
  • The construction of a prototype detection unit on the Växjö campus, including choice of the photo-multipliers, of the scintillator and Cherenkov units optimization, and of the electronics needed to digitize the photo-multiplier signals.
  • The optimization of the array trigger.
  • The preparation of storage, transport and online and offline analyses of the “Big Data” generated by the experiment which will take data 24h per day with no interruptions.

The ALTO research team at the spot where a prototype one detector element will be built. From left to right: Satyendra Thoudam, Yvonne Becherini, Jean-Pierre Ernenwein, Michael Punch

 

During the period May- September 2017 the group has an invited Guest Professor from University of Marseille, Jean-Pierre Ernenwein.

For more information on ALTO see the university website or the project website. If you have any questions about the project, please contact the project leader Yvonne Becherini.

//Diana

Co-chairing at BESC2017

May 29th, 2017

BESC 2017 is the 4th International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing and will take place in AGH – University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland / 16-18 October, 2017. BESC 2017 aims to become a premier forum for researchers and industry practitioners from data mining, artificial intelligence, statistics and analytics, business and marketing, finance and politics, and behavioral, economic, social and psychological sciences can meet, present and together identify future research directions.

Our own Koraljka Golub, Accociate Professor and involved in the DISA work in Digital Humanities will be Co-chairing the track for Digital Humanities during the conference.

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Closer cooperation with Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)

May 17th, 2017

The Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) is building closer cooperation with Computer Science at BTH since both of our universities have similar profiles and we can benefit by working together. At the moment we are discussing a joint proposal to the KK-foundation for a PhD-school with close partners from the industry, as partners in this proposal we will also find other partners. We are also planning at least one project proposal together before the summer.. so stay tuned… Read the rest of this entry »

5 new PhD students wanted!

May 15th, 2017

Linnaeus University Center for Data Intensive Science and Applications (DISA) has taken the first steps to build new competencies to the newly established research environment by opening up five positions for PhD students.

  • Physics with specialization in “Big Data in Astroparticle Physics”
  • Computer Science with specialization in Software and Information Quality
  • Computer Science with specialization in Visual Analytics
  • Computer Science with specialization on eHealth
  • Computer Science with specialization on formal methods and Security

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Welcome to the new DISA-blog

May 5th, 2017

We have decided to start a new blog so that we can keep you updated on what is going on within DISA, this gives us a chance to share more information and smaller news than by only using the lnu-website. in order for this to be an active platform we like you to help us creating the information flow. Let me know what you would like to hear more about!

/Diana