KTH Royal Institute of Technology is home to students, researchers and faculty who investigate fundamental aspects of software technology and software engineering. Within KTH the software research activities cover four main areas:
- Quality assurance – Here they develop new techniques for automatic software testing and fault injection, to harden software systems.
- Cyber security – Security research explores new solutions to protect against attacks on the software-hardware interface, in network protocols, as well as in source code.
- Distributed systems – The distributed systems group investigates novel algorithms and advanced technology to scale data storage, data analysis and data processing on top of large distributed networks.
- Embedded systems – Here the focus is on methods to offer correctness and performance guarantees in constrained computation environments.
KTH describes that through strong software research, students and faculty aim at balancing scientific excellence and societal impact. Here collaborations with industry and the public sector provide a key ingredient towards this balance. These collaborations let researchers know about the problems to build software systems, something that is essential to develop relevant and meaningful scientific contributions. Through the focus on collaboration it is also possible to transfer the latest software techniques from the labs into the software services that run our society.
“KTH is very happy to join the Swedsoft network and to contribute to a national effort for digital innovation. We look forward to finding new collaborations with other Swedsoft members to strengthen Swedish software development and research” says Benoit Baudry, Director of CASTOR – Software Research Center, KTH
Software research is also an area important for several departments within KTH. Research are for instance taking place in departments that span networking, mechatronics, energy, control, robotics and telecommunications. These research efforts are structured in several research centers such as CASTOR, ICES, Digital Futures, Swedish e-Science Research Center, KTH Visualisation Studio, and PDC for High Performance Computing.
“We are happy to welcome KTH to Swedsoft and are looking forward to involve them even more” says Gabriel Modéus, Secretary General, Swedsoft