Chalmers University of Technology was founded in 1829 following a donation by William Chalmers, director of the Swedish East India Company, and was transformed into an independent foundation in 1994. Chalmers has developed leading research in the areas of life sciences, materials science, information technology, micro-and nanotechnology, environmental sciences and energy. Chalmers’ annual turnover is 350 million EUR, out of which 69% are related to research. Around 68% of the research funding is acquired in competition from external sources. Some 2600 employees work and 11000 students study in Chalmers’ 17 departments.
Chalmers has been involved in EU funded research projects since 1989 and is on a continuous basis involved in approximately 155 industrial and educational research projects within different EU programs, mainly the Framework Programmes. The annual EU funding for research is 15 M€. The Chalmers parts within FP6 (142 projects) had a contract value of 45 M€. Chalmers is the beneficiary in over 200 accepted projects in FP7, and the coordinator or single beneficiary of around 40 of these. Out of these contracts, Chalmers is the host for 14 ERC grants. In total over the years Chalmers has participated in some 580 Framework Programme projects and has been the coordinator of 80 FP projects.
Description of the group:
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is strongly international, with about 70 faculty and 70 PhD students from about 30 countries. CSE provides a dynamic research environment and has groups of world renown in a number of fields. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical underpinnings to applied systems development. There is extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry. Industrial collaborators in Sweden include Volvo, Saab, Ericsson and RUAG Space, as well as many smaller ICT companies. The department offers education in a broad range of subjects: Algorithms, Computer Architecture, Computer Security, Dependable Computer Systems, Distributed Systems, Formal Methods, Integrated Electronic System Design, Language Technology, Logic, Networks and Software Engineering.
Prof. Patrik Jansson
Computer Science & Engineering
Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden