Uppsala University Department of Information Technology


See all upcoming seminars in LäsIT and seminar web pages at the homepage for the PhD studentseminars, TDB, Vi2, Theory and Applications Seminars (TAS) @ UpMARC., Department of Mathematics and The Stockholm Logic Seminar.

Vi2 Seminar
Monday 18 Feb
Raphaela Heil: Exploration of Capsule Networks
Location: ITC 4307, Time: 14:15

Abstract: Capsule Networks were first proposed by Sabour et al. in late 2017. The authors presented a comparably shallow architecture that is described to be striving for translation equivariance and requiring less training data than CNNs. In this seminar I will give a brief introduction to Capsule Networks and report on my explorations in applying them to word spotting for historical manuscripts.

Vi2 Seminar
Monday 18 Feb
Tanja Heuer: Privacy and Participatory Design for Social Robots
Location: ITC 4307, Time: 15:15

Abstract: I am a visiting PhD Student working here for two month in the Social Robotics Lab. My PhD project focuses on Privacy and Participatory Design for Social Robots. Nowadays, an important topic is big data. The more data is collected, the more information can be provided. Data leaks, data theft or security holes are daily in the news and in general users don't know very much about the potential risks and because of this don't care about it. Participatory design is a way to involve users into the development process to ensure that the needs and the usefulness are fulfilled. Additionally, the user has the ability to be made aware of potential risks and how to deal with it. On Monday I want to present and discuss my latest research and I am looking forward to interesting input.

Docs seminar + Docent lecture
1 March
Andreas Johnsson (Ericsson Research): Intelligent performance management in the world of 5G
Location: ITC 1111, Time: 14:15-15:00

Chairperson: Per Gunningberg

Representative of the Associate Professorship Board: Carolina Wählby

5G and networked systems beyond, including cloud infrastructures and Internet of Things, will support new applications and services in areas such as entertainment, transportation, industry, mining, and healthcare. Many existing and future services will be delivered over the network under strict service-level agreements, which translates into high requirements on management of networks and other infrastructure. Performance management and service assurance are especially challenging areas due to system complexity in terms of observability, scale, heterogeneity, and dynamicity.

This presentation will discuss fundamentals of performance management of distributed services with strict quality requirements. Focus will be on service assurance, which can be described as a continuous cycle, where the first step is to observe the environment and thereby produce accurate and timely measurement data from the network. In the second step the vast amount of data is analysed, using statistical methods such as machine learning, to produce insights and knowledge. Finally, in the third step an action is taken to ensure high-quality service delivery. The presentation ends with research challenges for performance management, with focus on machine learning as an approach for making management and network infrastructure more intelligent.

The lecture is an obligatory teaching test for those applying for admittance as docent (associate professor) and it should be possible for students and others with basic academic education in the relevant field to follow it. The lecture will last for 45 minutes and afterwards the audience may ask questions. The lecture will be given in English.

Disputation | Dissertation
8 March
Anton Axelsson: Knowledge elicitation as abstraction of purposive behaviour
Location: Sal IX, Universitetshuset, Time: 13:15

Anton Axelsson will present and defend his PhD thesis Knowledge elicitation as abstraction of purposive behaviour.
Opponent: Professor John Flach, Wright State University, Departments of Psychology and Biomedical Industrial Human Factors Engineering.
Supervisors: Anders Arweström Jansson, Mats Lind och Annika Wallin.

DiVA includes an abstract and the full text of the thesis.

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