Agnes Tegen | New IOTAP PhD student

The IOTAP Research Center at Malmö University has a tradition of interdisciplinary and involving researchers from different backgrounds and expertise. This is one of the reasons why PhD student Agnes Tegen decided to start as a PhD student at IOTAP. In her PhD project she will bring a user experience perspective and explore ways to design intelligent IoT systems.

Agnes, which are your research interests?

My main research interests related to Internet of Things and People are about embedded intelligence, distributed artificial intelligence, sensor-intensive systems and machine learning. I’m also interested in the users’ perspective of technological solutions and I’m convinced […] Continue reading

Shahram Jalaliniya wants to create new possibilities using technology

While some people are still amazed that we can carry a computer in our pocket, Shahram Jalaliniya is looking for the next step in wearable technology. As a postdoc researcher at the Internet of Things and People research center, he wants to find new ways for us to work with computers, and for computers to work with us.

“My research explores eye-based interaction with smart objects, a totally different design space from the classical human-computer interaction.”

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During his recent PhD studies at IT University of Copenhagen, Shahram designed a wearable system for surgeons in […] Continue reading

Engineer and run IoT-based systems through emergent configurations | New PhD student at IOTAP

A strong connection between research and industry. That is one of the reasons why Fahed Alkhabbas, PhD student in computer science, came to Malmö University. At IOTAP, Alkhabbas will focus on emergent configurations—that is, how “things” temporarily connect and cooperate to achieve some kind of goal. Continue reading

Security and privacy in IoT—New post-doc at IOTAP

Ahmed Elmesiry recently started his post-doc at IOTAP and he will focus on privacy and security within Internet of Things applications, such as smart homes.

Ahmed, what is your research interest?

My research interests lie at the intersection of three main areas: machine learning, applied cryptography, and distributed systems. My work has broadly combined principles of the design, analysis, and implementation of security and privacy for real-world systems and future services. Over the past years, my interests have evolved to include topics in intrusion detection systems, secure e-payment systems, secure mobile agent systems, pervasive computing, and privacy enhancing technologies in a […] Continue reading

User-centered development in IoT — New PhD candidate at IOTAP

Malmö University’s focus on society was one of the reasons why Brian Katumba applied for a PhD at IOTAP. Starting in May, Katumba will focus on adapting user-centered development methods to IoT product development.

Brian, what is your research interest?

I am interested in the holistic view of software and systems engineering research. I am specifically interested in product development methods, product requirements, and how users and other stakeholders can be involved in the different development phases of a product. Academia in collaboration with industrial research and development is something I treasure!

Why is this research important?

With the Internet […] Continue reading

“To develop information systems is more an art than science”

For more than two decades, Prof. Nancy L Russo has been researching how computing technologies can improve organizational processes and practices. Her expertise is in information system development, an area whose methods are changing with the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. In the fall of 2015, Nancy Russo will team up with IOTAP.

Russo’s field of interest is Information Systems, which is about using information and computing technologies to improve the processes and practices of any organization. The distinction between individual and organizational use of technology, however, is nowadays less than clear given that we bring individual technologies […] Continue reading

Post-doc with interest in smart grids and artificial intelligence

IoT research that focuses on people brought Radu-Casian Mihailescu to Malmö. In April, he joined IOTAP as post-doc in computer science. His main research interest is at the intersection of artificial intelligence and so-called smart grids.

Radu, why is there such a strong interest in IoT?

There is no doubt in my mind that the proliferation of intelligent objects in our surrounding environment will bring about fundamental changes to society. This poses a wide variety of challenges, but also opportunities for innovation.

First, I see huge opportunities for people and businesses to make more timely and better informed decisions based on a […] Continue reading