IOTAP positively evaluated

The IOTAP Research center was evaluated by external reviewers during spring 2018.   The result from the reviewers showed that the research center received the rating Excellent or Very Good for the clear majority of the criteria that were evaluated. The reviewers’ concluded that “continued operations are recommended“. Following that, the vice-chancellor of MAU decided to grant the research center IOTAP for five more years.   Moreover, the seven-year project IOTAP Research Profile has been half-time evaluated by the KK Foundation during spring 2018. The KK Foundation states that “… the research profile “Internet of Things and People” is very […] Continue reading

Majid Ashouri | New IOTAP PhD Student

Majid Ashouri is new PhD student at Computer Science and Media Technology department at Malmö University and is also a member of the IOTAP research center working on the project entitled “Cloud vs. Edge Computing for IoT Applications”. Majid obtained his M.Sc. degree in Information Technology (Computer Networks) from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. He also has professional experience working in research and industrial projects regarding Vehicular Networks and Optical Transport Networks.

Majid, which are your research interests?

My research interests are broadly in the area of Distributed Systems, and IoT related problems particularly in Edge Computing, Vehicular Networks, and Wireless […] Continue reading

Internet of Things – next digital revolution

There is little doubt that the internet has changed the world. The next step in the revolution is that our things are connected with each other. In a couple of years, it’s expected that, 100 billion devices will be connected to the Internet, which can affect humanity more than the Internet itself, says Paul Davidsson. His research team looks at the link between technology and human and how new technologies affect our behavior.

In the interview he points out, among other things, that our houses are getting smarter, and how self-driving cars quickly will break through. “But most of all, […] Continue reading

On-line Model for Transportation Planning

Banafsheh Hajinasab defended successfully her PhD thesis: A Dynamic Approach to Multi Agent Based Simulation in Urban Transportation Planning (link to thesis page in MUEP) June 15 at Malmö University. Opponent was Professor Kay Axhausen, ETH Zürich.

 In the dissertation, Banafsheh Hajinasab presented a simulation model that, with good accuracy, can predict our daily commuting and traveling.

 “My model is based on open data which is available online and therefore can be automatically updated”, says Banafsheh Hajinasab.

Banafsheh Hajinasab
Banafsheh Hajinasab

Open data may in this case refer to changes in bus traffic or higher prices, […] Continue reading

Three Postdoc Positions in IoT

Three postdoc positions in Computer Science with focus on Internet of Things have been announced. The positions mainly concern software architecture, information security and privacy, and machine learning.

Last date for applications is 24 June 2018.

» Software Architecture for the Internet of Things (REK 2.2.1-2018/124)

» Information Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things (REK 2.2.1-2018/125)

» Machine Learning for the Internet of Things (REK 2.2.1-2018/126)

The positions are part of the Internet of Things and People (IOTAP) research profile, a seven-year project which is a collaboration between the IOTAP research center at Malmö […] Continue reading

Data-Driven Systems: New graduate school strengthens cooperation between industry and Malmö University

The industrial graduate school Data-Driven Systems is awarded about SEK 11 million by the Knowledge Foundation. The aim is to increase the research competence in the companies that are involved, but also to strengthen cooperation between academia and industry.

“Rather than doing traditional contract research, this is about co-production in that academia and industry together create new knowledge,” says Paul Davidsson, professor of computer science and director of the Internet of Things and People research center at Malmö University.

Work and studies in parallel

The graduate school has an overall budget of about SEK 30 million, it runs for three […] Continue reading

Dangers and opportunities with the development of connected gadgets

In the latest episode of the podcast “Forskaren och jag”, Paul Davidsson, director of the Internet of Things and People research center, is interviewed.

Online gadgets, smart things or the Internet of Things. Dear child has many names. But are there only advantages that people are becoming increasingly dependent on gadgets that require connection? According to Professor Paul Davidsson, there are both disadvantages and opportunities with this development. Hear his thoughts about the future, which to some extent is already here.

» Listen to the episode here, in Swedish: #15 Paul Davidsson: professor i datavetenskap och Internet of Things-forskare

Blerim Emruli | New IOTAP Postdoc

The challenge of making sense of big data. That is one of the research challenges that engages Blerim Emruli, postdoc in computer science, Malmö University. At IOTAP, Emruli will focus on understanding how to explore and model the data but also investigate the flexibility and adaptability of the delivered solutions.

Blerim, which are your research interests?
My research interest is in the field of artificial intelligence that is a prominent branch of computer science, which enables devices, computers and machines to unleash intelligent behaviour.

Minister visit | Helene Hellmark Knutsson visited Malmö University and IOTAP Research Center

Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Minister of Higher Education and Research, visited Malmö University together with the chairman of Malmö City Council, Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh and Vice Chancellor of Malmö University, Kerstin Tham. In the IOTAP research lab, they learned how researchers are working on Internet of Things. They also had an opportunity to learn more about the Pelars platform, which was demonstrated by PhD student David Cuartielles. The Pelars platform can be used to study how teachers understand how students learn math and technology.

» This is part of a longer text (in Swedish) by Charlotte Orban.

The visit […] Continue reading

Workshop invitation | The Future of Transports: Opportunities and Challenges using IoT

Transports in the future will most certainly make use of the Internet of Things (IoT) to realize new services and products. For instance, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), shared mobility, self-driving/autonomous vehicles, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, are already starting to reshape the transportation system.

We invite you – as policymaker, researcher or technology developer – who have ideas about, experience of, or interest in how IoT technology can support and advance the development of future transport systems.

Together, we will be visionaries about the future of smart transport, identifying new and interesting research opportunities. We will discuss what transport scenarios can be […] Continue reading