Sergei Dytckov | New PhD student at IOTAP

Coming closer a future where machines help to improve quality of life across all possible aspects is the main research challenge that engages Sergei Dytckov, PhD student at Internet of Things and People, Malmö University. At IOTAP, Sergei will focus on research related to simulation and optimization of on-demand transport. Sergei, what is your research interest? I have quite a wide profile of interest. I would characterize my research interest as smart robotics meaning intelligent devices that may autonomously operate in a complex ever-changing environment. It is a combination of multiple fields: Internet of Things, Machine Learning and Computer Hardware. Continue reading

Celebrate Malmö University

Come and celebrate that Malmö University is now a full university, on Friday, August 31. Among a lot of interesting happenings, there will be a seminar including an IOTAP program at 15–17 in the Niagara building. For more information, see the article Vad är nyttan av forskning? Universitetet som aktiv samhällspartner. Continue reading

Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele | New researcher at IOTAP

How technology can change humans’ experiences and perceptions is the main research challenge that engages Arezoo Sarkheyli-Hägele, assistant professor in Computer Science, Internet of Things and People, Malmö University. At IOTAP, Arezoo will focus on research related to situation recognition in dynamic environments (including people) such as smart offices or smart homes. Arezoo, what is your research interest? I am enjoying working on cognitive and intelligent systems to generate assistance systems for human users. This makes it possible to advance our situation awareness, improve our perception of the environment, and deal with inability like limited human skills or experiences. The[…] Continue reading

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 Malmö University 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 Knowledge Foundation during spring 2018. The Knowledge Foundation states that “… the research profile ‘Internet of Things and People’ is very well[…] 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[…] Continue reading

Internet of Things – the 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 latest episode of the interview series Fjärde uppgiften, Paul Davidsson, director of the Internet of Things and People research center, is interviewed. In the interview[…] Continue reading

On-line Model for Transportation Planning

Banafsheh Hajinasab successfully defended her PhD thesis, A Dynamic Approach to Multi-Agent Based Simulation in Urban Transportation Planning, on 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. Open data may in this case refer to changes in bus traffic or higher prices, information that is immediately available. Computational models are often used to analyze the impact[…] 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 Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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 was reported[…] Continue reading