The Department of Information Technology conducts education and research in Computer Science and Information Technology. 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.
Below you will find a number of presentations of our various research areas.
The Automatic Future
At the Department of Information Technology, research is conducted on how technical systems can be safely and efficiently automated in different areas, but also on what the human role should be in these systems and how to maintain control over highly automated systems.
How is it that the supermarket you shop at can give you deals on baby diapers even before your child has been born? Or that your favorite search engine often suggest the phrase you intended to search for after you've barely started typing? Data mining in large data sets, popularly known as Big Data, makes it possible.
Internet of Things
Your physician calls you, they have noticed a change to your general health and your physician wants to bring you in for some tests. The sensors in your watch, your clothes and your cell phone that continuously monitor your body temperature, your breathing, your heart rate and even your balance has communicated with your hospital?s healthcare system, and after analyzing your data it sent an alert to your physician. A few years ago this was science fiction, but not anymore.
IT and Medicine
In healthcare, as in many other parts of our society, the use of information technology has grown significantly and is showing no signs of stopping. Patients can now access their medical records over the Internet, a doctor may perform keyhole surgery from across the globe assisted by robots, and millions of cells can quickly be analyzed using computer clusters in the search for effective drugs against cancer.
How is it that a fifteen year old mobile phone can stay on for a week without charging, while a modern smartphone barely make it through the day? There are several reasons, the comparatively large and bright screen being one of them, but the main one is perhaps that it is possible to do so much more with a smartphone than with an old mobile phone, making it consume significantly more power.