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
- The Cybersecurity arena is a research group working in the domain of security informatics using techniques from computational linguistics, machine learning, visualisation, artificial intelligence, as well as ethical and philosophical views on security.
- 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.
- Smart City: 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 smart society. We collaborate with governments and industries to address critical challenges in smart cities, sustainable development, and to improve quality of life.
- Sustainability: Research, education, and outreach on sustainability are spread all over the divisions and research groups of the Department of Information Technology. The purpose of this arena is to coordinate all this into a single window into these activities.