The Department of Information Technology facilitates research into an immeasurable number of exciting questions and areas. Below we present interviews with a few of the fantastic individuals behind that research.
Åsa Cajander is a researcher in human-computer interaction and maintains that the architects of IT systems need to become better at taking into account the interaction between technology and society.
“I want to make sure that the work people do continues to be good for them even when it is digitised, and I want to lend a hand with methods to ensure that this occurs," says Åsa Cajander, Associate Professor in Computer Science with specialisation in Human-Computer Interaction.
Gunilla Kreiss is more than happy to zero in on mathematical algorithms, but she also needs to know that her models will come to practical use. Through calculations of physical phenomena, she aims to merge ideas with reality.
“It’s true that the numerical calculations I make on the computer come out as digits, but those digits don’t have anything to do with real life until someone else uses them,” says Gunilla Kreiss, Professor of Numerical Analysis.
More and more devices are developed into sensors interacting with products, environments and services, not least humans. Time has come for information technology to more closely fit people's needs on both an individual and societal level, says Edith Ngai, researcher in computer systems.
How do various drugs affect cells? What genetic alternations are hidden in the tissue of tumours? Using new image processing methods, researchers are able to analyse large amounts of samples faster and more efficiently than ever before. One of the most advanced tools in image analysis is built on the research of Carolina Wählby, Professor of Quantitative Microscopy.