ICT Basics

Webtek is basic research within ICT, and holds a special position in the Strategic Area of ICT.

ICT Basics

Webtek is basic research within ICT, and holds a special position in the Strategic Area of ICT.

Large potensial
ICT is used in almost all public and private sectors to improve services and products.

About 41 per cent of all planned new developments involve ICT. Most people have some kind of relation to mobile phones, online newspapers, online banks, computer problems, Lotto, computer games, reorganisations, and the many visions of the future portrayed by the media

Poor investments
Unfortunately, recent history has shown that there have been many poor investments in this sector. Large computer systems have not worked as intended. Online banking must become safer and more reliable. The next generation of mobile phones has been postponed. In our view, one important cause of these problems is a lack of technological competence in society.

Cooperation with business
Our plans have been developed in cooperation with the industry and with authorities. There is general agreement that NTNU meets high international academic standards, and that the academic composition bodes well for the ICT technology of the future. A shared aim of industry, authorities, and NTNU is to maintain and preferably strengthen NTNU's international position.

Fields of research
The broad academic base at NTNU makes it possible to cover all aspects of ICT in research and education.

  • Computer supported co-operation
  • Information resources
  • User interface
  • Software and system services
  • Information transport and networks
  • Electronics and hardware

NTNU’s research within electronics, computers, information science, mathematics, etc. is not limited to the mentioned fields in ICT webtek. For information about the complete offer for research and education within ICT, please go to the website for the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME).

Director
Professor Arne Sølvberg

Programme committee

  • Professor Arne Sølvberg
  • Professor Kjell Bratbergsengen
  • Professor Torbjørn Svendsen
  • Professor Bjarn Helvik
  • Associate Professor Andrew Perkins
  • Professor Tormod Njølstad

Further Information
What is the Strategic Area ICT at NTNU?

Contact
Professor Arne Sølvberg (+47) 73 593438

Language Technology

The Programme for Language Technology (LT) is an interdisciplinary unit with participants from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.

Language Technology

The Programme for Language Technology (LT) is an interdisciplinary unit with participants from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.

The LT programme will coordinate and initiate language technology activities connected to NTNU. The main external partners are SINTEF and Telenor.

Machines with language skills
Language technology is about getting machines to “understand” a natural language like Norwegian, and behave as if they are proficient in language.

Areas of research
The language technology program at NTNU mainly encompasses:

  • Speech technology (speech recognition, speech synthesis, automatic dictation)
  • Question systems based on natural language
  • Linguistic dialogues between human and machine
  • Machine based translation
  • Meaning based information retrieval
  • Automatic sentence analysis and production
  • Development of machine-readable dictionaries for use in language technology

Director
Professor Torbjørn Nordgård, Department of Language and Communication Studies (NTNU)

Programme committee

  • Professor Torbjørn Svendsen (Department of Telecommunications, NTNU)
  • Researcher, Dr. Knut Kvale (Telenor F&U)
  • Researcher, Dr. Erik Harborg (SINTEF)
  • Professor Jon Atle Gulla (Depertment of Computer and Information Science, NTNU)
  • Professor Wim van Dommelen (ISK, NTNU)
  • Associate Professor Arild Faxvaag (Rheumatology, NTNU)

Further Information
Courses in Language Technology (Norwegian)

Contact
Professor Torbjørn Nordgård (73 596301)

Learning with ICT (LICT)

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Learning with ICT (LICT)

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Director
Leif Martin Hokstad, the LIKT-programme

Programme Committee

  • Professor Kristian Seip, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences (Leader)
  • Professor Soilikki Vettenranta, Dept. of Educational Science
  • Professor Rolv Bræk, Dept. of Telematics
  • Professor May Britt Postholm, Dept. of Education
  • Professor Per Morten Schiefloe, Dept. of Sociology and Political Science
  • Professor Torlaug Løkensgard Hoel, Programme for Teacher Education
  • Director Bente Brunsgård, Telenor Fokus
  • Associate Professor Ove Haugaløkken, Programme for Teacher Education
  • Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg, Department of Computer and Information Science

Further information
What are the strategic research areas at NTNU?

Contact:
Researcher Leif Martin Hokstad (73 550298)

Information Security

Information security is to an increasing degree crucial for the implementation and acceptance of new information systems into our society.

Information Security

Information security is to an increasing degree crucial for the implementation and acceptance of new information systems into our society.

Open systems
The use of open systems is especially challenging, for example within health, finance and trade, public and private administration, media and entertainment, communication and transportation, and within the ICT industry itself.

Web technology
The challenges for analysis and construction of technology for information security will increase dramatically when the number of users, functionality, distribution, and sharing of resources increase. Internet-based web technology encompasses many of these challenges and indicates a pressing need for extensive research within this field.

Field of research
The basis for technology and methods (analysis, design, and construction) for information security includes:

  • Hardware-based mechanisms (electronics security, core modes, signal generation)
  • Cryptology (primitives, protocols, and models)
  • Software (language/mechanisms/methods/tools)
  • System mechanisms (functionality in operating systems, database systems, communications protocols, networks)
  • Methodology (formal logic, evaluation criteria, threat and vulnerability analysis, revision, and best operating practise and sets of rules)

Director
Professor Stig Frode Mjølsnes, Department of Telematics

Programme committee

  • Associate Professor Aslak Bakke Buan, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor Svein Johan Knapskog, Department of Telematics and Q2S CoE
  • Professor Torbjørn Skramstad, Departmen16.06.2005
  • Associate Professor Øystein Nytrø, Department of Computer and Information Science
  • Professor Jan Hovden, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Director Alf Hansen, Uninett Fas
  • Professor Einar J. Aas, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Forskningssjef Eldfrid Øfsti Øvstedal, SINTEF IKT

Further Information
Home page of Information Security(Norwegian)

Contact
Professor Stig Frode Mjølsnes(73 550459)

ICT in Public Sector (eGovernment)

The eGovernment program aims to strengthen existing research and to establish new research and education within ICT in the Public Sector at NTNU.

ICT in Public Sector (eGovernment)

The eGovernment program aims to strengthen existing research and to establish new research and education within ICT in the Public Sector at NTNU.

This will be achieved by coordinating and stimulating activities; utilizing interdisciplinary means, a broad approach, and technology- and problem competence within eGovernment research in the many environments both at NTNU, and across public and commercial organizations.

The Program will from the start focus on areas anchored in the eNorge 2009 plan, specifically how ICT is relevant relative to the following areas:

  • A democratic knowledge society which ensures participation possibilities for all
  • Simpler cooperation between citizens, businesses and the public sector
  • A more appropriately governed society
  • Effective and efficient development, evolution and maintenance of public IT-solutions
  • Practical implementation of ICT solutions in the public sector

Director
Professor John Krogstie, IDI, NTNU

Mor information
Mor information can be found in here

Working comittee

Health Informatics (NSEP)

Medicine and ICT Health informatics aims to strengthen existing research and to establish new research and education within health informatics at NTNU. This will be achieved by coordinating and stimulating activities, taking an interdisciplinary and broad approach, and by employing technology and problem expertise in health informatics research in the many environments of NTNU, SINTEF, Central Norway Regional Health Authority, KITH (Norwegian Centre for Informatics in Health and Social Care), the Norwegian Patient Register, St. Olav's Hospital Trust, HEMIT (Regional Health IT-service), and industry.

Health Informatics (NSEP)

Medicine and ICT Health informatics aims to strengthen existing research and to establish new research and education within health informatics at NTNU. This will be achieved by coordinating and stimulating activities, taking an interdisciplinary and broad approach, and by employing technology and problem expertise in health informatics research in the many environments of NTNU, SINTEF, Central Norway Regional Health Authority, KITH (Norwegian Centre for Informatics in Health and Social Care), the Norwegian Patient Register, St. Olav's Hospital Trust, HEMIT (Regional Health IT-service), and industry.

Background

The Research Council of Norway established earlier a national R & D centre for electronic patient records at NTNU (NSEP - the EPJ centre). The Research Council considers electronic patient records to be the biggest challenge facing the health sector in the development and use of information and communication technology. The EPJ centre was awarded an annual grant of NOK five millions per year over five years. A continuation of this funding for NOK 3 millions per year for 2010-2011 is being received from the health sector. In addition, a large portfolio of research projects are supported by the Norwegian Research Council and by international sources of financing.

Directorate

  • Director Associate Professor Arild Faxvaag, Faculty of Medicine
  • Co-director Professor Pieter Jelle Toussaint, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering

Council

  • Herlof Nilssen, Helse Vest (chair)
  • Berit Brattheim, Høgskolen I Sør-Trøndelag (HIST)
  • Finn Drabløs, Faculty of Medicine
  • John Krogstie, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
  • Aksel Tjora, Faculty of Social Science and Technology Management

Further Information
Health Informatics homepage

Bioinformatics

The programme for bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary cooperation between research environments in medicine, biology, and informatics, from the Faculty of Medicine (DMF), the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT), and the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME) at NTNU.

Bioinformatics

The programme for bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary cooperation between research environments in medicine, biology, and informatics, from the Faculty of Medicine (DMF), the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology (NT), and the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering (IME) at NTNU.

Bioinformatics is a new discipline in the interface between molecular biology and informatics. The field is a prerequisite for newer areas of research, such as genome research, rational pharmaceutical design, and proteomics. Much of the bioinformatics research at NTNU is linked to the national FUGE plan and to NTNU’s BIOEMIT project.

FUGE-prosjekter knyttet til bioinformatikk

  • The norwegian bioinformatics-platform NTNU/DMF (in collaboration with Interagon) NTNU/NT
  • The norwegian microarrayconsortium NTNU
  • Norwegian Arabidopsis Research Centre , NARC

Program for bioinformatikk er også knyttet til det strategiske satsingsområdet Medisinsk teknologi.

Director
Førsteamanuensis Finn Drabløs, Inst. for klinisk og molekylær medisin, NTNU

Coordinator
Førstekonsulent Ruth Hagen Rødde, Fakultet for naturvitenskap og teknologi, NTNU

Programkomité

  • Professor Kjell Bratbergsengen, Inst. for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap, NTNU (komiteleder)
  • Siviløkonom Erik Must, Fondsfinans ASA
  • Avdelingsdir. professor dr.med. Per Magnus, Divisjon for epidemiologi, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt
  • Professor Arne Halaas, Inst. for datateknikk og informasjonsvitenskap, NTNU
  • Professor Astrid Lægreid, Inst. for klinisk og molekylær medisin, NTNU
  • Professor Atle Bones, Inst. for biologi, NTNU
  • Post.doc Mette Langaas, Inst. for matematiske fag, NTNU
  • Professor Catharina Davies, Inst. for fysikk, NTNU
  • Professor Bjørn Alsberg, Inst. for kjemi, NTNU

Mer informasjon
Website for the programme for bioinformatics

Contact
Associate professor Finn Drabløs , (73 598842) Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU

Computational Science and Visualization

The research programme is established to meet a rising demand for competence in research activities that needs high performance computing.

Computational Science and Visualization

The research programme is established to meet a rising demand for competence in research activities that needs high performance computing.

Research areas
Examples of research areas that use high performance computing are reservoir simulations, seismology, marine technology, molecular dynamics, chemical process technology, structural engineering, materials technology, bioinformatics, and medical diagnostics. Common for all these areas is that they typically involve interdisciplinary activities: physical modelling, mathematical analysis, numerical analysis, and algorithm development, resource demanding calculations, visualisations, and securing quality in the simulation results.

The goal of the research programme

  • Meet national needs within the application of HPC and visualisation within basic research and industrial development
  • Promote and develop special competence within HPC and visualisation with a base in NTNU's core areas
  • Provide access to adequate, dependable, and cost effective computing power for users at NTNU and in other national institutions
  • Secure advanced user support for users at NTNU
  • Educate researchers with competence in computation science

Co-directors

  • Assoc. Prof. Jørn Amundsen, Co-Director (Director - Infrastructure)
  • Prof. Einar Rønquits, Co-Director (Director - Numerical Methods)

Coordinator

Programme committee

  • Associate Professor Egil Tjåland, Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geophysics
  • Professor Syvert Nørsett, Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Professor Lasse Natvig, Department of Computer and Information Science
  • Professor Asle Sudbø, Department of Physics
  • Professor Bjørnar Pettersen, Department of Marine Technology
  • Professor Hugo A. Jakobsen, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Associate Professor Jostein Halgunset, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Children's and Women's Health
  • Professor Per-Olof Åstrand, Department of Chemistry

Arrangements and Information
Opening of new HPC center at NTNU, november 30th.Article about NOTUR IIWinter School, Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo, Norway, March 5-10, 2006: AUTOMATION OF COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICAL MODELLING / TURBULENT FLOW SIMULATION LECTURES: Johan Hoffman, NADA, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Stockholm. Anders Logg, Toyota Technological Institute at ChicagoNOTUR 2005 Gathering - May 30 31, 2005EMG 20058th European Multigrid Conference on Multigrid, Multilevel and Multiscale Methods Scheveningen, The Netherlands, September 27 - 30, 200516 th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics Nordic Association for Computational MechanicseScience in Norges Forskningsråd

Contacts:
Infrastructure: Assoc. Prof. Jørn Amundsen (+47 91897897)
Numerics: Einar Rønqusit (73593518)
Visualization: Torbjørn Hallgren (+4773593679)
Use of calculation facilities: Bjørn Lindi (+47 91841871)
General inquiries: Jon Kummen (+47 90821195)