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To benefit digitalization

In a connected world, computations must be understood and redone from scratch – new types of complex systems needs to be programmed. At LTH there are researchers working on ensuring that the Internet of Things sensors, placed in our houses, cities and bodies, become faster and more secure. Many researchers are taking new approaches to mathematical problems and creating algorithms for facial recognition, computer vision and ground-breaking graphics.

Some researchers are maximising the benefits of big data and tailoring computations that e.g. increase knowledge about our immune system or visualise 3D maps in real time.

There are researchers who are building multi-tasking antennas, developing tomorrow’s 5G technology or shrinking the size of the smallest components in electronics. Others are participating in the creation of super-efficient computers that carry out parallel computations – in quantum computers or using muscle protein in biological computers.

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems are hot fields of research, especially at LTH. We have researchers who are developing sighted and self-correcting industrial robots, while others are designing organic changeable software. Our IT researchers are developing solutions that enrich the lives of the elderly and the disabled. On LTH campus, labs are used to test and develop both virtual reality and augmented reality.

Digitalization is changing our society fundamentally – which is why LTH collaborates with researchers throughout the University on how working life, economic models and legislation needs to be updated in order for humanity to benefit from the great possibilities which digitalization holds, to create a better society.