CSC – School of Computer Science and Communication CSC in brief – Facts and figures about CSC CSC research and education CSC is one of Sweden’s most advanced and successful research and education institutions in Information Technology. CSC works with education and research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and at Stockholm University in: • • • • • Computer Science, Media Technology, Human-Computer Interaction, Speech Technology and Music Acoustics, High Performance Computing and Visualization. CSC – basic figures • About 380 people work in this dynamic environment. • About 100 graduate students. • 1500 undergraduate students are enrolled in our education programmes. • About 6000 students participate in our about 300 courses each year, ranging from basic level to research level. CSC – indicators for 2012 • Student satisfaction level – 3.5 (on a scale from 1 (very bad) to 5 (very good)) • The number of first-hand applicants for master of engineering programmes – 658 • The number of first-hand applicants for master programmes – 186 • Revenue for research and education at the research level – SEK 135 million • Number of reviewed articles – 109 • Number of lecturers with a licentiate or doctoral degree – 84% (total), 84% (men), 69% (women) CSC – indicators for 2012 • Number of female lecturers that have a PhD degree – 69% • Number of male lecturers that have a PhD degree – 89% • Number of foreign lecturers – 23% (total), 25% (men), 23% (women) • Number of industry-employed doctoral students – 11 • Number of incoming students who have started their exchange studies – 111 (total), 90 (men), 21 (women) • Number of outgoing students who have started their exchange studies – 52 (total), 38 (men), 14 (women) CSC Departments • TCS – Theoretical Computer Science • CB – Computational Biology • CVAP – Computer Vision and Active Perception • MID – Media Technology and Interaction Design • TMH – Speech, Music and Hearing • PDC – Center for High Performance Computing • HPCViz – High Performance Computing and Visualization CSC Departments CSC TCS – Theoretical Computer Science CB Computational Biology CVAP - Computer Vision and Active Perception MID – Media Technology and Interaction Design Speech, Music and Hearing PDC – Center for High Performing Computing HPCViz - High Performance Computing and Visualization CSC Departments more in-depth CB – Computational Biology The department of Computational Biology does research in the fields of systems biology, computational neuroscience, neurocomputing, computational biomechanics, biological physics, theoretical biology, genome evolution and gene regulation. The department has been involved in planning the EU Flagship project The Human Brain Project. CVAP – Computer Vision & Active Perception The department of Computer Vision and Active Perception performs research in computer vision and robotics, developing methods for analyzing images in the same manner humans perceive and understand their surroundings. The research can be used to develop vision used for manmachine interaction. TCS – Theoretical Computer Science The mission of the Theoretical Computer Science group is to carry the culture of theoretical computer science, and to develop and disseminate new, interesting and useful theory in computer science. TCS is concerned with the foundations of efficient and correct algorithms, and deals with the tractability of computational problems. Applications include computational biology, cryptography, natural language tools, and complex technical systems. Research has been conducted on for example electronic voting systems. MID – Media Technology and Interaction Design The MID group at CSC is an interdisciplinary research group consisting of the two previous research groups Media Technology and Graphical Production and Human Computer Interaction. The group has its roots in computer and behavioural science, graphic technique and media technology, and today has faculty that represents e.g. anthropology and psychology, computer science and media technology, interaction design, film and literature science, as well as media and communication science. TMH – Speech, Music and Hearing • Music Acoustics Group The research in the music acoustics group runs in three main streams; • instrument acoustics, especially strings; • the science of music performance; and • the acoustics of the human voice, in singing and for medical applications. While running in parallel for periods, they often merge and interact. An experimental approach has long been characteristic of the research. TMH – Speech, Music and Hearing • TMH Hearing Technology Group The research of the hearing technology group aims to improve hearing impaired persons ability to perceive speech and other sounds and to understand what is being said. The challenge lies in trying to apply the fundamental knowledge of human hearing and perception to "intelligent" electronic aids for changing circumstances in everyday life. PDC – Center for High Performance Computing PDC operates leading-edge, high-performance computers on a national level. PDC offers easily accessible computational resources that primarily cater to the needs of Swedish academic research and education. PDC also takes part in major international projects to develop high-performance computing for the future and stay a leading national resource in parallel computing. HPCViz – High Performance Computing and Visualization The HPCViz department is concerned with the development of new concepts for improved usage of high performance computer systems, including modeling and simulation, as well as analysis and synthesis of (typically) visual data. Research Centres at KTH CSC • CESC - Centre for Sustainable Communications • CAS – Centrum för Autonoma System • COT – Centrum för Opera och Teknik • Green Leap Research Centres at KTH CSC CSC CESC – Centre for Sustainable Communications CAS - Centre for Autonomous Systems COT – Center for Opera and Technology Green Leap Other active research centre cooperations at KTH CSC CSC is an SBI, Stockholm Brain Institute, partner, concerning the calculation platform, and hosts the Swedish Neuro Information Node within INCF. • SBI - Stockholm Brain Institute • INCF - International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility • SBC – Stockholm Bioinformatic Center Other active research centre cooperations at KTH CSC Active research centre cooperations at KTH, CSC SBI - Stockholm Brain Institute INCF - International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility SBC – Stockholm Bioinformatic Center Education at CSC What CSC can offer in terms of programs Education programs CSC gives two five-year programs in Swedish leading to the degree Master of science of engineering: • Computer science and engineering • Media technology. Admission numbers for 2012 • Computer Science: 452 first choice applicants for 160 student places (lowest admission grade: 19.4 where 22,5 is the highest grade*) • Media Science: 138 first choice applicants for 60 student places (lowest admission grade: 19.65 where 22,5 is the highest grade*) * 20 is the highest (average) grade, but this number can be increased with extra courses Research Areas at CSC CSC Computer Science Media Technology and Interaction Design Speech and Music Communication Computer Science Comprises: • CVAP – Computational Vision and Active Perception Laboratory • CAS – Centre for Autonomous Systems • CB – Computational Biology • TCS – Theoretical Computer Science • HPCViz – High Performance Computing and Visualization Conducts research within computer science on a broad scale. Media Technology & Interaction Design • Originates in computer and behavioural science, as well as graphic technology and media technology. • The faculty represents for example anthropology and psychology, computer science and media technology, interaction design, film and literature science, as well as media and communication sciences. Speech and Music Communication • Covers topics ranging from theoretical development of speech production models, through phonetic analyses to practical applications of speech technology. • Includes the Centre for Speech Technology (CTT). • Research runs in three main streams: - instrument acoustics, especially strings, - the science of music performance, - the acoustics of the human voice, in singing and for medical applications. Research at CSC Examples of research conducted at CSC KVA – The Royal Swedish Academy of Science Being elected a member of the Academy constitutes exclusive recognition of successful achievements. Members from CSC in Mathematics • Johan Håstad Members from CSC in Engineering sciences • Jan-Olof Eklundh • Danica Kragic-Jensfelt Johan Håstad – highly cited researcher who raises KTH’s overall ranking The science articles produced by a researcher may affect the ranking of an entire seat of learning at the world’s large ranking lists, such as the Shanghai Jiao Tong topic ranking. Johan Håstad is a so-called highly cited researcher, due to the fact that during many years he has published articles in influential journals that have produced many citings. Håstad har accumulated a considerable number of points for KTH Royal Institute of Technology on the influential Shanghai list. Small visionary projects – a new way of initiating research Danica Kragic (left) is responsible for the research at the CSC school and small visionary projects is one step in her aim to increase the collaboration between different departments at the school. Small visionary projects enable multidisciplinary research. Researchers from different departments at the CSC school collaborate to make use of each other’s competencies. One requirement is to include researchers from at least two different departments in a project. Small visionary projects give researchers the opportunity to initiate projects without too laborious preparations and without burdening projects with too much administration. In this way these projects can work as incubators for different ideas that researchers can continue working with on a larger scale later on. Danica Kragic is one of 22 members in Sweden’s young academy Sweden has had a new scientific academy – Sweden’s young academy. – Finally, young scientists have their own forum: we will work across disciplines with science as well as structural issues. We also promise to take an active part in social debates, says professor Helene Andersson Svahn, the first chairman of Sweden’s young academy. Sweden’s young academy was founded on 27 May 2011. Behind the initiative stands The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) which aims to make Swedish research more dynamic by recruiting selected young scientists of scientific excellence.