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Sten F. AndlerSten Andler
Information Fusion from Databases, Sensors and Simulations - a Research Program in Cooperation with Industry
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Building 3 Auditorium - 3:30 PM
(Refreshments at 3:00 PM)

Professor Sten F. Andler, will talk about Information Fusion from Databases, Sensors and Simulations - a Research Program in Cooperation with Industry. The University of Skövde is embarking on a research program, funded by the Knowledge Foundation, Sweden, in the area of Information Fusion from Databases, Sensors and Simulations. Information fusion entails the combination of data from multiple sources, to generate information that cannot be derived from the individual sources. There are several reasons for focusing on this. The area is of strategic importance for industry, defense, and public administration areas such as health care. A large number of industrial partners are supporting and participating in the development of the area. This work is related to two former programs, Mechatronic Systems and Learning Systems, previously funded by the Knowledge Foundation. Several research groups at the University of Sk�vde are active in different aspects of information fusion, adding to the strength to the program. The program covers the entire spectrum from sensors to decision support, i.e., from technical to human (cognitive and organizational) aspects, where decisions need to be based on different sources of information or where time is a critical factor and the decision support needs to be of highest possible quality, given the available information. Examples of the latter are when a company needs to act before a competitor does, or when a fighter pilot needs to act before his adversary does, i.e., when it is necessary to get inside the competitor's decision loop.

Sten F. Andler is a Professor of Computer Science at University of Sk�vde and Program Director of the Research Program in Information Fusion, a recent major grant from the Swedish Knowledge Foundation. Prof. Andler has previously served three years as Dean of Science at the University. Prof. Andler was affiliated with the IBM Almaden Research Center and IBM Software Solutions, San Jose, CA, for fourteen years, and shorter periods at University of California at Berkeley and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.

Prof. Sten F. Andler received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1979 from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, also in 1979. His interests are in the areas of distributed systems, real-time systems, databases, operating systems, and information fusion. In addition to the newly formed Information Fusion Program, Prof. Andler leads a research group in Distributed Real-Time Systems (DRTS), with interests in distributed real-time systems, active real-time databases, real-time operating systems, scheduling, monitoring, testing, and software engineering. Prof. Andler is a Member of the ACM, the IEEE Computer Society, and INCOSE, including several Technical Committes and Special Interest Groups. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering: A NASA Journal.

IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Karen Moe