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Strategic initiative for international leadership in AI and software

Research project The Kempe Foundations have issued a grant for 10 postdoctoral fellows in artificial intelligence (AI) and software at Umeå University.

The investment is an important part of an ongoing initiative to recruit six international top researchers as professors and guest professors at Umeå University, four of them in artificial intelligence and two in the software area.

Head of project

Project overview

Project period:

2020-01-01 2022-12-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Computing Science

Research subject

Computing science

Project description

The recruitments are mainly funded by The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) and the additional grant of the Kempe Foundations help to recruit researchers of the highest scientific quality.

The initiative spans a wide range of research areas within AI, such as data analysis, machine learning, data and knowledge representation, and reasoning systems with direct links to, for example, confidentiality and mobility. The software investment complements with a focus on automated software development and software security.

External finance: The Kempe Foundations, SEK 7.000.000.