ICT is arguably the technology area that has had the strongest impact on society during the past 60 years. The technology is visibly present in our use of computers, smartphones, information search, robotics, and intelligent agents, but has an even greater impact as an enabling technology for a large number of application areas, such as medicine and healthcare, energy production and distribution, finance, public management and transport logistics to name a few.
NTNU Digial covers the complete range of research and education in Information and Communication Technologies at the university, from computer science and engineering through control engineering, robotics, wired and wireless communications to electronics and materials. The ICT research and education activities at NTNU are distributed on several of our faculties, although the main hub is at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.
The focus of NTNU Digital is to strengthen generic ICT-disciplinary research at the university. This implies supporting research that can be vital for future applications; emerging and potentially disruptive ICT technologies. The core research areas can be shared across diverse applications, and it is an ambition to achieve a beneficial cross-fertilization by bringing together researchers from different application areas but with commonalities in method and theory.
NTNU Digital has identified four focus areas: AI/Machine learning; Security and reliability; Computations and Autonomous systems.
A significant focus has been put on the AI/Machine learning area. Telenor has supported the establishment of the Telenor-NTNU AI lab which was officially opened March 8. Visit the Telenor-NTNU home page for more information about the lab and current events.