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.
On Friday, 9, November, Razieh Behjati successfully defended her PhD thesis A Model-Based Approach to the Software Configuration of Integrated Control Systems. The defense took place at 13:15 in Storstua, Simula Research Laboratory.
In recognition of the academic and industrial impact of Leon Moonen’s work on code smell detection and software quality assurance, he has, for the second year in a row, received the Most Influential Paper Award from the international Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE).
On Monday, 15th of October, Aiko Yamashita successfully defend her PhD thesis “Assessing the Capability of Code Smells to Support Software Maintainability Assessments: Empirical Inquiry and Methodological Approach”. The defense took place at 13:15, Simula Research Laboratory, Room: “Storstua”, Martin Linges vei 17, Fornebu.
On Friday 28 September, Nina Elisabeth Holt successfully defended her PhD thesis Empirical Evaluations on the Cost-Effectiveness of State-Based Testing: Industrial Case Studies and Extensible Tool. The defense took place at 13:15 in Storstua, Simula Research Laboratory.
On Tuesday 18 September, Muhammad Zohaib Iqbal successfully defended his PhD thesis Environment Model-based System Testing of Real-Time Embedded Systems. The defense took place at 13:15 in Storstua, Simula Research Laboratory.
Simula’s proposal for a new Centre of Excellence (Senter for fremragende forskning) has reached the final round of the Research Council’s selection process. The initiative, named FIDUS, addresses the robustness of communication networks, such as the Internet and mobile phone networks. Whether the initiative will be awarded the prestigious status, remains to be seen when the conclusions are announced in November.
On Friday 3 August, Rajwinder Kaur Panesar-Walawege successfully defended her PhD thesis Using Model-Driven Engineering to Support the Certification of Safety-Critical Systems. The defense took place at 13:15 in Storstua, Simula Research Laboratory.
On Monday 18 June, André Massing defended his PhD thesis Analysis and Implementation of Finite Element Methods on Overlapping and Fictitious Domains. The defense took place at 13.15, Simula Research Laboratory, Storstua, Martin Linges vei 17, Fornebu.
On Thursday 7 June, Åshild Grønstad Solheim defend her PhD thesis Topology Agnostic Methods for Routing, Reconfiguration and Virtualization of Interconnection Networks. The defense took place at 13:15 in Storstua, Simula Research Laboratory.
On Friday April 27, Sigrid Kaarstad Dahl successfully defended her PhD thesis Numerical simulations of blood flow in the left side of the heart.
In a national evaluation of research in ICT, 62 research groups from 13 Norwegian institutions were scored on a scale from one to five. Of these, only five groups were awarded the highest score (5), showing that they have “international leadership, visibility, and vision”. Two of these groups are located at Simula Research Laboratory, two are at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen, and one is at Department of Engineering Cybernetics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
A team of researchers at Simula and UCSD recently secured a highly competitive FRINATEK grant from the Research Council of Norway. The project, entitled User-friendly programming of GPU-enhanced clusters via automated code translation and optimization, will be led by professor Xing Cai in Simula’s department of Computational Geosciences. In total, the project will last for four years and has been awarded a funding of 9.4 million Norwegian kroner.