Department of Information Technology

department of information technology

There are computers all around us. Our research is focused on making them less noticeable, do more and make our everyday life run smoothly.

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Dissertation, Daniel Jansson

Dissertation, Frédéric Haziza
Licentiate seminar at 13.15. Pavel Bauer "Parallelism and Efficiency in Discrete-Event Simulation"

October 14-15 the workshop Swedish e-Science Academy 2015 will be held at Arlanda.

Right now the CIM Workshop on Machine Learning is held here in building 2. Oct 8-9.

Wang Yi, Professor in Embedded Systems, has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea, as one of the 248 new members in 2015. He thereby becomes part of a select group of European researchers who have all been chosen based on their prominent work in their respective fields of research. More information. (In Swedish.)

Congratulations to Niklas Zennström, who received the award "Alumnus of the Year 2015". Niklas Zennström studied several courses and did his master thesis project in the nineties at the departments that today are part of our department, the Department of Information Technology. Mats Daniels examined his thesis "Access Evolution Project," which was completed in 1997. This work laid a foundation for Zennström's later work (including Kazaa and Skype) and is an excellent example of the value of using technical expertise in a social context. The master thesis is a study of the consequences of different technological improvements in the access network for organizations and especially economic consequences of various proposals.

See press release from Uppsala University. (In Swedish.)

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Do you want to understand how information technology works, be a part of the IT development and create the technology of tomorrow? At the Department of Information Technology you study in an international environment with teachers who are leading researchers within their fields.We cover a wide range of issues, from construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data, to information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts.
Find out more about our exchange studies and master's programmes.


The activities are grouped into five themes: Computer Systems, Computing Science, Scientific Computing, Systems & Control and Visual Information & Interaction. Each of these themes is in itself a major subject area, where we both conduct basic research and have projects with links to applications in for example Engineering, Biology, Medicine, Economy and Psychology. The broad scientific foundation is reflected in a large number of collaborations across academic disciplines as well as with industry and the public sector. Find out more about our research.

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Updated  2015-11-27 11:07:54 by Anneli Folkesson.