Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IT University; Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University

Postal address: Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik (D&IT), Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B at Chalmers & Hörselgången 11 (Jupiter building) at Lindholmen
Fax: +46 (0)31 16 56 55
Web page: http://www.chalmers.se/cse/EN/

Contact persons: Professor Devdatt Dubhashi, phone: +46 (0)31 772 1046; and Associate Professor K. V. S. Prasad, phone: +46 (0)31 772 1021

The department was founded in 2002 by a fusion of the two divisions of Computing Science and Computing Engineering. The Department is jointly organised by Chalmers and Göteborg University, under the organization of the IT University faculty board. The two divisions contain in all about twenty research groups. It is strongly international, with 76 faculty and 55 PhD students from 30 countries. It 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. The department has extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry. Industrial collaborators in Sweden include Volvo, Saab, Ericsson and Saab Ericsson Space, as well as the many smaller IT companies associated with Chalmers.
About 150 courses on Bachelors and Masters level are offered in a broad range of subjects: Algorithms, Computer Security, Dependable Computer Systems, Distributed Systems, Formal Methods, Integrated Electronic System Design, Interaction Design, Language Technology, Logic, Networks, Programming Languages and Software Engineering.

South Asia related research

Devdatt Dubhashi K V S Prasad
Prof. Devdatt Dubhashi and Dr. K.V.S. Prasad

Prof. Dubhashi and Dr. Prasad have both strong Indian connections, with an extensive network of contacts in major institutions, universities and industry research centres in India. They are seeking funding to set up joint work and research exchanges. They both participated in SASNET’s workshop on ”The role of South Asia in the internationalisation of Higher Education in Sweden” held at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm 28–29 November 2006 (full information about the workshop). Dr. K.V.S. Prasad was one of the key speakers in Session No. 4 on ”Best strategies for marketing Higher Swedish Education in South Asia, and for sending students to Higher Education in South Asia?”.
During Session No. 1 on ”Recruitment of South Asian students in hard sciences in Sweden”, Prof. Devdatt Dubhashi made a presentation about ”Chalmers experience with students from India”. Read Dr. Dubhashi’s presentation (as a pdf-file)
On April 18, 2008, Dr. Prasad participated in a meeting with Lars Eklund and Sidsel Hansson from SASNET. The meeting was held at Chalmers. More information. new

CSE receives a major grant from STINT for collaboration with India new

In April 2007, the Division of Computing Science received SEK 800 000 as an Institutional Grant from STINT for ”long term collaboration” with the Kanwal Rekhi Institute for Information Technology (KRESIT) and the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mumbai. The persons in charge at Chalmers are Dr. Dubhashi and Dr. Prasad, while at IIT Mumbai it is Prof. Krithi Ramamritham, Vijay and Sita Vashee Chair Professor and Dean, Research and Technology.
KRESIT and CSE are two closely related units at IIT Mumbai, and are widely recognised as THE premier center for Computer Science research and education in India, with world class faculty and student bodies.

In addition, CSE has a network of premier Indian and international partners as follows:


• Yahoo! Research Barcelona and Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Spain. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Director.
• ”La Sapienza”', Rome, Italy. Alessandro Panconesi, Leader intelligent internet research group.
• Data Mining and Web Search Group Computer and Automation Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Andras Benczur, Head.

Indian Partners:

• Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Professor Priti Shankar
• School of Technology and Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. Professor Jaikumar Radhakrishnan
• Computer Science, Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai. Professor Madhavan Mukund
• IIIT Hyderabad. Professor Rajeev Sangal
• Persistent Systems, Pune. Dr. Anand Deshpande, CEO
• GM Lab, Bangalore. Dr. S. Ramesh.
• NRCFOSS at Anna University-KBC, Chennai. C. N. Krishnan, Director

Three major research themes have been identified:

– Algorithms for Information Networks
– Secure and Dependable Computing
– Language Technology

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