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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 6
000
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 man
-
machine
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 c
omputer
s
cience.

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
P
roduction 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,

-
t
he 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.