14 July 2019
3D printing with moon dust
On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon – on a surface covered with moon dust. Now, 50 years later, scientists are developing technology that will make 3D printing with moon dust possible. Why? To be able to build a moon station for further space travel, without transporting heavy materials from Earth.
4 July 2019
Using AI to individualise care for heart patients in Halland
A growing elderly population puts great demands on our increasingly complex healthcare system. Ineffective decision-making can lead to a poorer quality of care for the patients, as well as escalating care costs. By using AI models based on clinical data from patients, doctors can be better informed about their patients and make fact-based and individual care decisions. Awais Ashfaq at Halmstad University is the AI researcher behind these models.
26 June 2019
Halmstad University starts a new collaborative research project with Volvo Group for more efficient electromobility
By applying artificial intelligence (AI) to predictive maintenance of electric-powered buses we can significantly prolong their lifetime. Halmstad University and Volvo Group have received SEK 15 million from Vinnova for the collaborate research project EVE (Extending life of Vehicles within the Electromobility era). The project’s goal is to facilitate the development of electromobility services and the transition to fossil free roads.
25 June 2019
Adapting new city districts for autonomous vehicles through EU funded research
Halmstad University, together with ten other organisations in seven different countries, has received funding for a new research project for the development of smart cities. The project aims to facilitate the planning and development of new city districts so that they are adapted for electric autonomous vehicles.
11 June 2019
Graduation week filled with joy and drive
Last week was Halmstad University’s graduation week with the graduation fair Utexpo and the big graduation ceremony at Halmstad Arena.
28 May 2019
How can we better manage all collected data?
Sensors in houses, cars, gadgets – and on humans – generate huge amounts of data every second. In order to process, analyse and react to the results of collected data, the demands on computer performance increases. Part of the solution is a so-called manycore architecture , a hardware architecture that contains several hundred, or even a thousand, processor cores, which improves the capacity of a computer. In a recently published doctoral thesis from Halmstad University, methods and tools are presented that can help both hardware and software developers to design the next generation of computers.
6 May 2019
International cross collaboration to help dementia patients
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning – thinking, remembering, and reasoning – which complicates daily routines for dementia patients. In a European initiative called Remind, Halmstad University collaborates with organisations from nine different countries to develop technical solutions that can help patients with dementia and their relatives in everyday life. In a newly produced video seminar, Halmstad researchers present the Remind project.
3 May 2019
Victory in research competition for quality assurance of patient data
Researchers from Halmstad University and Lund University have won an AI competition announced by the US Food and Drug Administration, FDA. The purpose of the competition was to develop a system for tracing mislabelled cancer patient data.
25 April 2019
Research for fewer power outages
The results of his research enable power distribution companies to change from reactive to predictive maintenance. This reduces the risks of long outages annoying the customers as well as costly and time consuming repair actions for the distribution companies. Hassan Nemati has developed methods that can extract information from available data in smart distribution grids.
15 April 2019
Halmstad is the Student City of the Year 2019/2020!
Halmstad has been chosen to be the Student City of the Year 2019/2020 by the Swedish National Union of Students (SFS). The award was handed over during a festive ceremony at Halmstad University on April 11.