Just before Christmas the good news finally arrived. Our application to start the sixth Linnaeus University Centre (LNUC) has been granted.
DISA@LNU will have its roots in Computer Science and Media Technology where substantial parts of the excellence connected to data intensive research are located. One of the strengths of the DISA@LNU is that it brings together competences and researchers from all faculties at the university. An additional strength is the close connection that we have with the industry and other organizations.
Exploring new ways to collect, analysis, visualize and use large amounts of data are at the focus of the new research center. The work aims to mobilize both university researchers and different stakeholders from industry and the public sector to meet current social challenges that could be solved using big data techniques and solutions. The hope is to develop new approaches and use them to enable practical innovation in application fields.
The coming months will be filled with hard work to get DISA@LNU and its different projects up and running. These projects will be in the different focus areas; physics, engineering, IT, computational social sciences, digital humanities and eHealth.
Thanks to all of you who have been a part of the hard work to make this come through!