On Monday the 4 th November, Tor Gillberg defended his PhD thesis Fast and accurate front propagation for simulation of geological folds. The defense took place at 13:15 in Storstua at Simula.
A scientific paper written for the Simula-hosted Certus Centre project has won the award for best paper at this year's Miami MODELS-conference.
The College of Information Science and Technology at the Hainan University in Haikou, the capital of the Hainan province of China, is hosting NorNet Core’s second international site! This is the first non-European site for NorNet Core. International sites make it possible to examine and evaluate the connectivity of the Norwegian networks with other countries.
Certus will organise a training program for software industry professionals in Norway 21-22 November, 2013. These courses aim to promote application of state of the art software engineering research in the Norwegian software industry. We welcome professionals from the Norwegian software industry to attend these courses.
On Friday 18. October, Pål Grønsund defended his PhD thesis Cognitive Radio from a Mobile Operator’s Perspective: System Performance and Business Case Evaluations. The defense took place at 13.15, Storstua, Simula.
Master students have more than 50 topics to choose from at Simula!
PhD student Sunil Nair at the Software Engineering department, Simula, won the semi final for his presentation "Fasten your seatbelts! Safety is not guaranteed!" at Researcher Grand Prix Oslo 24. september. Researcher Grand Prix Oslo is an event where 10 researchers are given 4 minutes each on stage to present their research in front of a wide audience. Afterwards the researchers are judged by the audience, and a panel of judges.
A cable cut took out the network infrastructure in Larvik during the parliamentary elections 9 September 2013. Larvik takes part in the trials with e-voting, and internet connectivity in the voting locations is therefore critical for a smooth-running election process. When the local network was unavailable, the Nornet Edge nodes were able to take over and provide the necessary connectivity.
On Wednesday 28 August, Haakon Riiser successfully defended his PhD thesis “Adaptive Bitrate Video Streaming over HTTP in Mobile Wireless Networks." The defense took place at Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu.
The General Meeting of 12 June 2013 has appointed new members to the board. We welcome the new members and thank the members that have completed their terms.
On Monday 10 June, Tomas Kupka defended his PhD thesis "On the HTTP segment streaming potentials and performance improvements". The defense took place at "Storstua", Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu.
The Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics (NSCM) is organized annually by the Nordic Association for Computational Mechanics (NoACM), which represents the Nordic and the Baltic countries in the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).
On Wednesday, 24, April, Sabita Maharjan successfully defended her PhD thesis Game Theoretic Approaches for Next Generation Networks. The defense took place at 13:15, Storstua, Simula Research Laboratory, Martin Linges vei 17.
On Monday 4 March, Paul B. Beskow successfully defended his PhD thesis Parallel programming models and run-time system support for interactive multimedia applications. The defense took place at 4 March - 12:15, Kristen Nygaards sal (5370), Ole-Johan Dahls hus, Gaustadalléen 23B .
This is the first issue of Certus Highlights, a newsletter that will be issued 3 - 4 times each year. Certus Highlights will feature popularized articles on research results and challenges that are addressed in the Certus Centre for Research-based Innovation. We hope you will find it interesting and entertaining!
Good news for the Internet: a team of Europe's best Internet researchers have come together to make the Internet faster, without having to invest in more capacity. They have noticed that many Internet sessions don't need more bandwidth to go faster, they need less delay, also known as latency. They already have a number of ideas up their sleeves to cut delay. These merely require smarter code in your operating system (e.g. Linux or Windows) or in network equipment. This is definitely a case where working smarter not harder will pay dividends - smart software tweaks, not just heavy investment in more hardware capacity.
Bagadus, a soccer analytics system developed in the Media Performance Group, is mentioned in several national and international sites.
The Media Performance Group has formally committed to a long-term scientific cooperation with the German Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) MAKI (Multi-Mechanismen-Adaption fur das künftige Internet)
On Wednesday 12 December 2012, Wenjie Wei successfully defended his PhD thesis Effective Use of Multicore-based Parallel Computers for Scientific Computing. The defense took place at 13:15, in room “Storstua” at Simula Research Laboratory, Martin Linges vei 17, Fornebu.
Congratulations to Andreas Petlund and the Media performance department who are co-ordinating the EU project RITE, and welcome to the project group gathered at Simula for project kick-off meeting 22–23 November. This is the first project in the 7. EU framework program co-ordinated by Simula. Please read on for more information.