The participants on the IT course for new arrivals to Sweden provided by KTH have graduated and are now ready for a job market that is hungry for programmers. Aiham Alkaseer hadn’t even finished the course when he was snapped up by IT consultant Xlent.
More students have completed an introductory course in programming since it was presented in gender-neutral language. Now the researchers behind the change want to try and reshape other courses at KTH, too.
As smartphone use surges, consumers are just beginning to realise their devices are not quite as secure as they thought. A Swedish research team is working on a way to secure mobile operating systems so that consumers can be confident that their data is protected.
A total of six CSC student projects where produced for, and presented at, the Gamex 2013 fair between 31 October and 3 November. The projects form part of the course "Advanced Graphics and Interaction AGI13", where the goal is to combine at least one advanced interaction technique with one advanced graphics technique to produce an original system and present it publicly to a large and diverse audience.
Samer Al Moubayed, a researcher from the department for Speech, Music and Hearing at CSC, has been awarded the 7th Christian Benoît award for his work on the Furhat back-projected robot head. The award is given biannually by the Christian Benoît Association, in memory of the French scientist Christian Benoit, a pioneer in the field of face-to-face speech communication.