Thursday, December 15, 2011

PhD and Research Programmer Openings at Rice and Texas A&M

New announcements have just been posted for four PhD positions and one research programer positions funded by a new NSF project lead by Professor Taha.  The positions are hosted by Rice and Texas A&M Universities, but participants will spend significant periods of time at Halmstad University.  Please forward these announcements to strong candidates.  Note that the two deadlines are as early as January 6th.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Accelerating Robotic Innovation

Rice University made a press release regarding the newly awarded NSF CPS project to support our research on accelerating robotic innovation.  Articles about this news also appear on the Halmstad University website, and in reports by R&D MagazineUltimate West U, and PhysOrg.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

John McCarthy

It was sad learn about the passing of John McCarthy this week.  I got into research when I became fascinated by the LISP language while taking a class on programming languages at Kuwait University.  The festschrift honoring McCarthy contained several papers and personal stories about him that piqued my interest in LISP and my respect for him.

A terrible loss for computing.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Invited talks at DSLRob and WS4C

Acumen was the the subject of the invited talk at both DSLRobt and WS4C workshops. DSLRob focused on domain specific languages for robotics applications, whereas WS4C focused more broadly on cyber-physical systems.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Halmstad University Article

The official English version of the article about our research has been posted recently on Halmstad University's website. The article describes several examples of cyberphysical systems, and highlights the importance of this new research area.