NTNU’s research within ICT must have both national and international significance. Our strategy within ICT is organized according to methods for advanced and creative research. Researchers should have the freedom to do in-depth studies within their research fields. At the same time, NTNU can utilize a wide range of academic and scientific expertise – from physics to philosophy – to develop interdisciplinary products.
IFAC World Congress: Adjunct Professor Glenn-Ole Kaasa et al. receive the "Best Application Paper Award"
The IFAC World Congress, held only every third year, took placed in Milano from Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, 2011. This major event attracted more than 2000 international participants. The prestigious “Best Application Paper Prize” was awarded to the paper Drilling Seeking Automatic Control Solutions co-authored by Adjunct Professors Glenn-Ole Kaasa and John-Morten Godhavn, Alexey Pavlov and Nils Lennart Rolland. Intelligent automated drilling is a quickly emerging research area, and the Department of Engineering Cybernetics was recently awarded a major research project by the Research Council of Norway. In collaboration with Statoil, IRIS and the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics, the project will aim at investigating new solutions for automation of underbalanced drilling.
The development of this new application is the result of a couple of years of research conducted in collaboration between Wireless Trondheim and NTNU, primarily the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME). - The Campus Guide project at IME is a perfect example of how research and research-based teaching can lead to innovation, says Dean Geir Øien.
The project has involved scientists from across a wide range of specialties, ranging from pure technology development to user input. Both master students and research fellows have taken part in the work. According to Dean Geir Øien, the project fits perfectly into the Faculty's strategic plan. As with NTNU's overall strategy, it emphasizes on the greater integration of research, research-based education and innovation, often in collaboration with industry.
The purpose of this application is to help students, graduates, staff and visitors to find their way around the 13, 000 rooms located on the Gløshaugen campus. Wireless Trondheim aims at extending the beta feature to the campuses of Dragvoll and Øia, as well as commercializing the product by next year. The feature is designed for smartphones running on both IPhone and Android but a web version is also available for tablets or laptops.
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3 May 2011. The Research Council of Norway has granted NOK 2 million over four years to the JoinGame network. Alf Inge Wang, from our department, is the project leader of the JoinGame network. The grant from the Research Council of Norway has been given through the VERDIKT-program.
A four year grant gives JoinGame a long time perspective for its work, and Alf Inge looks forward to what the future might bring. JoinGame was created in 2007, and currently has members from more than 170 different institutions (both industry and academia), which work with computer games in Norway.
Alf Inge says that computer games is an industry for the future, with great potential for growth. The primary goal of JoinGame is to provide a meeting place where the growing number of small, enthusiastic companies can share ideas, research and trends.
The new EU-ICT Research at NTNU aims at selecting pieces of information to increase participation of the scientific staff affiliated with IME Faculty and the Multidisciplinary Research Area ICT. Outline:
- a digest dedicated to opportunities within EU funding in the most relevant research areas for IME researchers
- a concise overview about activities and events aiming at familiarizing you with the various programs
- a quick-guide to the NTNU's internal procedure before/after submitting your proposal
- insider's stories and presentation of ongoing EU projects within ICT at NTNU
Pål Sætrom holds both a MSc in Computer Science and a doctoral degree in Bioinformatics from NTNU. He obtained his doctoral degree while working as a scientist for two companies (Fast Search & Transfer AS and Interagon AS). Pål Sætrom later joined John J. Rossi’s RNA interference (RNAi) and HIV-therapy lab at City of Hope’s Beckman Research Institute in California.
Pål returned to NTNU in 2007 on a personal career fellowship from NTNU’s strategic research area in Medical Technology. He joined the DNA Repair Research Group at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine (IKM), holding at the same time an adjunct associate professor position at the Department of Computer Science.
The long-term goal of Pål Sætrom's research is to develop and use computational models to predict how changes in gene regulation can control development and cause disease.