Minnesanteckningar arbetsplatsmöte 2013-12

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Minnesanteckningar arbetsplatsmöte 2013-12
Workplace meeting
11th of December 2013
New employees
John Folkesson, Assistant professor, CVAP
Carl Henrik Ek, Assistant professor, CVAP
Stefano Markidis, Assistant professor, HPCViz
Leif Nordlund, Business developer, PDC
Mediated Communication
- summary 2013
Henrik Artman, PA
Performance Indicators and
Doctoral Ladder
Level of Achievement 30% 50%
80%
Course credits At least 20 ECT credits Approx 40 ECT credits (including compulsory courses) Approx. 55‐60 ECT credits Thesis Presentation Thesis disposition, Background, Research Question, Theoretical Focus, Methods, Projected Results Monograph
Thesis by Publication
Cohesive text that is equivalent to half of a completed thesis or near‐complete body of empirical material Draft of and introductory summary chapter + 2 articles (published in a peer review journal/suitable for publishing in by an academic publisher). Equivalent to a Licentiate thesis or almost all empirical material has been collected. Draft of the thesis manuscript with cohesive and readable chapters A coherent draft of the
thesis' summary chapters ‐
+ min. 3 texts published/able to be published by an academic publisher and a complete manuscript for a 4th article. Presentation of thesis disposition for department colleagues, presentation should focus on future research Time for Presentation 10‐15 months Progression up the doctoral wage ladder First pay month after completion of the presentation. (13‐18 months of study at 80% employment) Presentation equal to a Licentiate defense. Presentation should include a discussant (with at least a PhD or higher) who is not a member of the Phd student's supervision group. The presentation should focus on what has been completed and possible future paths for the student's research. 22‐26 months
A seminar with an opponent. Preferrable that the opponent is not from the Department, holds a doctorate and is a qualified lecturer. The discussion should focus on what has been completed and give constructive critique on areas of the thesis which could be improved. 36‐40 months
(28‐32 months of study at 80% employment) (46‐50 months of study at 80% employment) First pay month after completion of the presentation. (In the case of a licentiate thesis, the PhD student is to follow the rules for "completing a licentiate thesis") First pay month after a date for the Final Seminar has been booked and confirmed by the selected opponent. The opponent should have the manuscript at least 6 weeks before the Final Seminar. Meant to act as…
Common ground for performance
Promoting seminars and dissertations in a timely manner
Follow-up on the time line
Articulated quality and volume assessments
Goal: Consistency of quality concepts and volume measures
when assessing theses
To work in following situations:
• A document to have in supervisory discussions
• Common ground for assessing thesis work
• Recommendation advice
5 PhD courses
Pearls of MID (Anders Hedman)
Phenomenology in Interaction Design (Kia Höök)
Reflexivity in HCI (Elina Eriksson)
User-modelling and Graphical Interfaces (Cristi Bogdan)
User Experience (Kia Höök)
Internal PhD-confernce
Presentations of work in progress
Discussion-panel
Keynote speaker
Party
PhD-retreat
A retreat for PhD-candidates only!
Workshop on ”getting things happen!”
Supervisory-panel
All PhD-candidates had the opportunity to individually discuss
with two seniors (outside of the supervisory group)
Focus on research questions or other aspects the PhDcandidate thought important
All PhD-candidates were also offered a “development talk”
with Ann / EvaLotta
Doctoral Program in Computer Science
Highlights 2013
Dilian Gurov and Henrik Artman
Missions
1. Develop a framework for course initiation,
implementation and funding.
2. Set up well-structured and informative web
information.
3. Develop principles and mechanisms for the
quality process.
Program Council
Faculty
• Dilian Gurov (TCS)
• Erik Fransen (CB)
• Patric Jensfelt (CVAP)
• David House (TMH)
• Erwin Laure (PDC)
PhD. Students
• Pawel Herman (CB)
• Raveesh Meena (TMH)
• Karl Palmskog (TCS)
• Francisco Vina (CVAP)
• Michael Schliephake (PDC)
Course Curriculum
Three new courses developed or under
development, funded from the program:
1. Masterpieces in TCS
2. Computational Topics in Phylogeny Inference
3. Interactive Entertainment Technology
Not quite a curriculum yet…
DRinCS 2014
DRinCS 2014
Biannual doctoral workshop
16th-17th of January, 2014, Värmdö, Sweden
Link: http://drincs.csc.kth.se/drincs14/
Program:
• discussions of current research for students enrolled in the
doctoral program
• stimulating invited talks
• social activities
Doctoral Ladder Policy
Common rules and criteria for advancement based on course
credits, publications, etc.
Advancement tied to promotion seminar
Criteria relate to goals of doctoral education
• acquire new knowledge
• plan research
• present own work: problem, approach etc.
Effective from March 1, 2014
Doctoral Ladder Policy
UKÄs utvärdering av Data/IT/Media: åtgärder
Olov Engwall
Medieteknik: mål för mål
Bristande, Hög kvalitet, Mycket hög kvalitet
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
Mycket hög kvalitet på mål 3
Master: Media management
Datateknik: Mål för mål
1.
Kunskap om det valda teknikområdets vetenskapliga grund och beprövade
erfarenhet samt insikt i aktuellt forsknings- och utvecklingsarbete: Bristande
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
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5
6
Tidigare utbildning med andra examensmål
• Fem av arbetena med brister på mål 1 är av studenter som följt den gamla
studieordningen (inskrivna före 2007).
• Fem av de sju arbetena som brister har gjorts av studenter som inte läst
någon kurs i vetenskapsteori och metod.
Åtgärder:
• Kurs i vetenskapsteori obligatorisk
• Endast exjobb som uppfyller kraven för
nuvarande exjobbskursen kan ingå i examen
270
300
8%
17%
10% 15%
40%
25%
35%
50%
Annat huvudområde
Återstående två arbeten med brister har gjorts inom ett
masterprogram med ett annat huvudområde (Industriell Ekonomi).
Åtgärd:
PA för Datateknik ska i förväg godkänna samtliga
specifikationer för examensarbeten som ska
genomföras inom ett annat huvudområde än
datateknik för att säkerställa det datatekniska
innehållet.
Oklar fördjupning och vetenskaplig grund
Alla arbeten som uppvisar bristande kvalitet har gjorts av studenter
som antingen har en oklar fördjupning eller har valt att fördjupa sig
mot ämnen där skolan inte bedriver aktiv forskning.
Det är/var möjligt för studenter att ta sig igenom programmet utan att
få insikt i forskning och vetenskap.
Åtgärder:
• Spåren i masterprogrammet i Datalogi struktureras fr.o.m. 2015 om så att de
nära anknyter till minst en forskargrupp.
• Alla exjobbsuppgifter ska innehålla en beskrivning
• av deras koppling till vetenskaplig forskning
• vad i studentens tidigare utbildning som säkerställer tillräcklig
områdeskunskap
Studenter utan examen
Studenter som inte slutfört utbildningen är överrepresenterade bland
dem som fått omdömet bristande kvalitet på detta, och andra, mål.
8%
300
17%
10%
40%
270
25%
50%
35%
6%
56
%
39
%
15%
Åtgärd:
• Poänggräns och krav på avslutade kurser för att
påbörja examensarbete skärps, så att
examensarbetet är det sista, eller ett av de allra
sista, momenten som studenten gör före
examen.
Oklara förväntningar
Alla studenter har inte vetat vad som förväntas av ett examensarbete.
Alla handledare har inte vetat vad som förväntas av ett
examensarbete (vetenskaplighet kontra teknisk färdighet)
Åtgärder:
• Praktisk träning i Vetenskapsmetod-kursen
• Kandidatarbetet som förberedelse
• Reflektionsseminarier i programsammanhållande kurs
• Grupphandledning för peer-review
• Check-lista med mål före, under och efter
examensarbetet
• Tydliggörande av arbetsfördelning handledare-examinator
Pedagogisk utveckling
Översyn av CSCs masterprogram:
• Datalogi (enligt tidigare)
• Rektor ger 500 kkr: “fem masterprogram blir tre”
KTHs pedagogiska utvecklare på CSC:
• 2 st ansökningar till 2 st platser.
• Skolchef beslutar i samråd med ECE och prodekanus.
CSCs pedagogiska utvecklingsprojekt:
• 7 st ansökningar om totalt 740 kkr till budget om 500 kkr
• Utvärdering av bedömargrupp
• Besked i februari
CSC lärardag under VT 2014 – teman bl.a.
• Diskussion om Masterprogram
• Handledning av examensarbeten
KTH pedagogical price for 2013 goes to…..
Linda Kann
Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation teoretisk datalogi
Staben / Staff
75 % of staff changed since 2012.
Developing routines, support for
managers and managerial structure
Investigating our school’s need for IT-support
Request from KTH management
Three different consultants
Interviews
Written material
Internal IT-unit´s material
HR / HR
Systemgrupp / IT
Ekonomi / Finance
Final report mid Jan
Decision on way forward late Jan
Staff already moved to central IT-dep.
(individually initiated)
IT-manager Johan Berglund (farewell cake
15.00 today). No new manager until
decision on new organization.
WIKS/Windows support personnel. All
support requests on Windows handled by
central IT-dep.
Re-organized
- responsibilities
- centralized
Now: final accounts (2013)
Staben / Dean’s office
Kommunikation /
Communications
Re-organizing
One person -> less capacity
Servicecenter /
Service Centre
Fine tuning
47 days old
Utbildningskansli/
Student Service
Manger on parental leave.
Carina Edlund temp. manager
International coordinator in Feb
When you need support/have questions
Contact dean’s office
[email protected]
(General contact –
works for all matters)
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Feedback
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
ekonomi-[dep.]@csc.kth.se
[email protected]
[email protected]
Now available for booking
HR News
Maria Widlund
Employee survey 2013
Thanks for your answers!
Response rate:
CSC 69% (target 80%)
KTH 63% (target 70%)
The result will be presented to you in the beginning
of 2014.
Salary review 2013
• Employed at KTH, Oct. 1 2013.
• Union negotiations with SACO and ST, almost
done…
• Valid from Oct. 1 and hopefully in salary
payment this month (Dec).
• Information about new salary, from your
manager beginning next week (?).
Welcome to the Employee at CSC day
New employees meet up with new colleagues
When? On January 28, 2014
For new employees: 09.00-12.00
• Introduction from the Dean
• Useful information from the Deans office
• Useful information as a PhD student
For all employees: 10.30-11.30
Seminars
More information in coming Numero
New projects in autumn 2013
TRADR
Search and rescue robotics
2014-2017
KTH, ETHZ, CTU, TUD, DFKI,
ROMA, TNO, Rescue authorities
in Ge, It, Ne
Our part:
• Multiagent collaboration
• Flexible autonomy levels
• 2 PhD students at CVAP
CHROMA
Yiannis Karayiannidis, CVAP
Cooperative Human Robot Object Manipulation via
Adaptive learning control – CHROMA
Projektbidrag - Unga Forskare
4 years ~ 3.98 MSEK
NT: Signals & Systems
Physical Human-Robot Interaction:
Human and Robot exchange forces through a jointly-held
object
Uncertainties in:
Human intention and compliance
object’s related characteristics
Cooperative Human Robot Object Manipulation via Adaptive learning control – CHROMA
Development of a framework based on:
• adaptive control
• haptic sensing and proprioception
• that enables concurrently:
• efficient human-robot collaboration
• estimation and learning of the
•
constraints imposed by the human
FOVIAL
Hedvig Kjellström, CVAP
FOVIAL: FOrensic VIdeo AnaLysis
- finding out what really happened
Recently growing amount of available
surveillance video.
Possible to gather evidence from surveillance
video when investigating crimes or the causes of accidents:
forensic video analysis.
Forensic video investigations are now carried out manually.
-Huge and very tedious effort; e.g., 60 000 hours of video in
the Breivik investigation in Norway.
FOVIAL: FOrensic VIdeo AnaLysis
- finding out what really happened
Amount of data constantly growing – in future investigations,
it will no longer be possible to go through all the evidence
manually.
The solution: automate parts of the process.
We propose to design a semi-automated forensic video
analysis tool with a human in the loop.
User chooses a certain event, e.g., a certain individual getting
off a train, and the system returns all earlier observations of
this individual, or all other instances of people getting off
trains, or all the events that may have caused or are
correlated with the given "person getting off train" event.
Multi-agent Multimodal Interaction
Spatial attention in haptic and auditory
simulations
Eva-Lotta Sallnäs MID
Multi-agent Multimodal Interaction
Spatial attention in haptic and auditory simulations
Applicants: Eva-Lotta Sallnäs Pysander and Roberto Bresin
Funding: Swedish Research Council, 2014 – 2016
A basic form of human interaction is the physical cooperation that is needed to do a
manual task together with another person.
This kind of cooperative mechanical control is needed for tasks whose complexity may
exceed the capacity of one individual.
RQ: Does the superior temporal resolving capacity of the audio and haptic modalities
enhance interaction in a multi-user setting, and can that give a real-time temporally
distributed haptic and auditory focus of attention apart from a visual one?
Aim: Study how the temporal resolving capacity of different combinations of modalities
affects spatial attention, and communication patterns in multi-user settings.
Method: Analysis by means of haptic motion tracking system, eye-tracking technology
and content analysis.
Improved Energy Counseling and Energy
Habits by Quantified Self Assisted Advisory
Björn Hedin, MID
Improved Energy Counseling and Energy
Habits by Quantified Self Assisted Advisory
4 MSEK, 2014-01-01 – 2017-06-30
Björn Hedin, Daniel Pargman, Henrik Artman, Jorge Zapico
from the mid-team MID4S (MID for sustainability)
Quantified Self – cf “Wellstep” step competition, but track
energy habits instead of steps
Self-motivation + group pressure
Combined with professonal
advisory service from the
“Municipal Energy Councelors”
Personalized spatially-aware dialogue systems
Johan Boye, TCS
PI: Johan Boye
VR: 3.2 MSEK, 4 years
Long term research goal:
Natural-language interaction between human and machine in
a changing spatial context
Shorter term: Personalized navigation services
Enriching geographical databases by crowdsourcing using
natural language
3 x Green Leap
Teo Enlund, Green Leap/MID
Ett bilfritt årVardagslivet med lätta elfordon
5 miljoner, 2 år
MID, CESC, Transport Lab
Green Leap
Gestaltning för ett energieffektivt
campusliv i Albano
5 miljoner, 2,5 år
CESC, ABE, Arkitekturskolan,
Stockholms universitet
Green Leap
Hållbara Livsstilar kartläggning, segmentering, scenarios
3,7 miljoner, 2,5 år
MID, ITM Maskinkonstruktion
IIIEE Lunds universitet
Green Leap
David House (TMH)
SpeDial
Funding agency: EU FP7 two-year SME-project
Partners: Sweden, Greece, Portugal and Canada
Objectives:
• Automatically detect problematic interactions in
deployed dialogue systems
• Automatic dialogue system enhancement
• Detection of age, arousal, certainty, gender
from acoustic features
• Clustering of user types
SWE-CLARIN: Swedish language technology for the
humanities and social sciences
Governance and coordination
• SWE-CLARIN will implement Swedish national
participation in CLARIN
Infrastructure
• SWE-CLARIN will build the Swedish part of the CLARIN
infrastructure
Content
• SWE-CLARIN will create (or upgrade) key resources and
tools necessary for the national CLARIN infrastructure
VR Operation Grant, 9 Service Centers
5 years, approx. 50 MSEK
Martin Johansson (TMH)
Coordination of Attention and Turn-taking in
Situated Interaction
PI: Gabriel Skantze
VR-HS, 4.5 MSEK, 5 years
1. Record humans engaged in situated
three-party dialogue
(e.g. Desert Survival Task)
2. Use data to build a computational
model that can predict the current
focus of attention and speaker shifts
3. Test model by replacing one
of the speakers with a robot
head (Furhat)
Sten Ternström
Extensive UNIfied-domain SimulatiON
of the human voice
 Physics-based simulation
of human voice production
 Parallel development of mechanical replicas
and numerical models
 Develop a unified computational domain for
solids-fluids-acoustics
 Contribute to the human atlas
 TMH + HPCViz + CB = one partner (KTH),
plus Barcelona × 2, Grenoble, Erlangen
7 research groups / 428 person-months / 3 M€ from EU
March 2013 – Feb 2016
Sten Ternström, Project coordinator, WP1; Olov Engwall WP7 leader; Örjan Ekeberg
Numerical modelling of the non-vibratory
biomechanics of human voice production
 Build a “slow” 3D model of the biomechanisms
that define the shape of the larynx and the
oropharyngeal tract: vocal folds, epilarynx,
epiglottis, velum, tongue, jaw, teeth, lips
 Will simulate laryngeal posturing and vocal tract
articulation as required for speech
 Supplies more detailed boundary conditions for
the “fast” aero-acoustic model of EUNISON
Vetenskapsrådet 2014-2016, 3 years, 3 MSEK
P.I. Sten Ternström, co-applicants Örjan Ekeberg & Olov Engwall
Sketching Audio Technologies
using Vocalizations and Gestures
 Develop a system that will let sound designers sketch
new sounds using their own voice and gestures as
tools
 Partners: Univ of Venice (lead), IRCAM in Paris, KTH
CSC TMH, and Genesis S.A. (a French company in
sound design)
 KTH to study and quantify what people do
when they imitate non-verbal sounds with their voice
SkAT-VG: EU FET-Open 2014-2016, total 2.44 M€, 640 k€ for KTH CSC.
Sten Ternström leads WP2+WP3, Pétur Helgason, Roberto Bresin
LUCIA
Welcome to celebrate Lucia
on December the 13th, at 14:30
Lindstedtsvägen 3, level 4.
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WISH YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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