An interdisciplinary form of co-operation at the Department of Information Technology
The role of an Arena
An arena brings together researchers from different divisions who share a common interest, facilitating easy collaboration without requiring additional administrative units.
Within its defined field of activities, an arena is intended to:
- promote research that will cross division boundaries
- serve as a catalyst in creating research constellations and contribute to a dynamic research environment
- enable collective efforts to launch new lines of research into shared areas of interests
- help to identify and form research constellations that may be eligible to seek funding for major research projects
Active Research Arenas:
Automated reasoning focuses on making computer programs autonomous and reason logically, allowing computer programs to automatically find solutions for a wide range of problems. The Automated Reasoning Arena will serve as a platform to promote multidisciplinary collaboration, coordinate research activities in this area, and make the research on automated reasoning more visible, within the university as well as externally.
The objective of Data Science is to extract knowledge from data. To this aim, we develop and apply concepts and methods rooted in different disciplines (mathematics, statistics, computer science and data engineering) to tackle interdisciplinary data analysis problems.
Machine Learning is about making predictions based on past experience. The Machine Learning Arena at the department of information technology is situated at the intersection of computation and algorithms research, theoretical insights in learning and inference, and case studies of learning and pattern recognition in various fields.
The Cyber Security arena is a research group working in the domain of security informatics using techniques from computational linguistics, machine learning, visualization, artificial intelligence as well as ethical and philosophical views on security. The arena is located at the department of information technology at Uppsala University.
Modern society faces many critical challenges, including pollution, energy consumption, waste, transportation, and healthcare. The Smart City Arena brings together researchers from different divisions to create a multidisciplinary initiative focusing on IT for a smart society. We collaborate with governments and industries to address critical challenges in smart cities, sustainable development, and to improve quality of life.