Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers, a world-renowned technical university founded in 1829, has internationally recognized research in the areas of life sciences, materials science, information technology, micro-and nanotechnology, environmental sciences and energy with about 14000 people, including 2500 employees, carried out in 13 academic departments. Chalmers has been involved in EU funded research projects since 1989 and is on a continuous basis involved in approximately 160 projects within different EU programmes, mainly the Framework Programmes. The annual EU funding (2016) for research is 23 M€. The Chalmers parts within FP7 have a contract value of 121 M€. Chalmers is the beneficiary in 270 projects in FP7, and the coordinator or single beneficiary of 52 of these contracts. Out of these contracts, Chalmers is the host for 17 ERC grants. As for Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, Chalmers is the beneficiary in 31 MCA projects in FP7: 13 ITNs (coordinator for 2); 3 Intra-European Fellowships; 10 Career Integration Grants; 3 IRSES; 2 IAPPs. In Horizon 2020 Chalmers is participating in 93 projects with a contract value of 52 M€, whereof 5 ERC grants, 21 MSCA grants (10 ITNs) and 22 projects in the Transport challenge. Chalmers has participated in more than 700 Framework Programme projects and is the coordinator of 20 Horizon 2020 projects including the Graphene Flagship.

Chalmers’s involvement in these major initiatives is a result of the prominent research at the Computer Science and Engineering Department. This department is internationally strong in a wide range of areas critical for “AI at the edge and hardware for AI” including machine learning and AI, Data Science, algorithms, computer architecture and VLSI design, formal methods, software engineering, programming languages, distributed systems, security, and dependable computing. It engages more than 150 research faculty members and PhD students.

The Chalmers AI Research center (CHAIR) is a major investment of the Chalmers Foundation to consolidate and substantially increase the expertise in AI and related technologies. Through close collaboration with industry, CHAIR is building a strong regional ecosystem of AI research and industrial applications. Part of this task is the recruitment of internationally acclaimed experts and rising stars, starting an AI PhD school and conducting cutting-edge collaborative projects that benefit industry and society. It is also establishing strong connections to AI research hubs across the world.  CHAIR also brings together Chalmers researchers from different research areas to support educational efforts in AI. The Centre is funded by Chalmers Foundation and is open to collaborations with industry and the public sector.

Chalmers is a non-profit foundation university. Chalmers Foundation is the owner of Chalmers University of Technology which has the legal status, under Swedish Law, as an incorporated company. Chalmers Foundation appoints the University board. The mandate includes promoting and encouraging the continuous development of Chalmers towards excellence in research, education and technology transfer.

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