ELLIIT tech talks

ELLIIT has recorded an ambitious seminar series on digitalization and societal challenges from an ICT perspective. All four ELLIIT campuses have been involved, and the production stars the well-known Swedish research communicator and comedian Johan Wester. Topics are based on visions from the 2030 Technology Foresight.

A new theme will be published here every other Tuesday at 12.00 until the 21st of March 2023. A detailed schedule of upcoming themes can be found at the end of the page.

For more information, please contact Fredrik Tufvesson, Co-director ELLIIT (fredrik.tufvesson(at)eit.lth.se)

0, ELLIIT tech talks, introduction
1. Industry 4.0
2. AI, large-scale algorithms, ML, deep learning, and XAI
3. Intelligent assistants and tools
4. Mobile processing architectures and devices
5. Next-generation software technology 1 (will be released 13/12)
6. Big data and network science (will be released 27/12)
7. Design for security, privacy, and trust 1 (will be released 10/1)
8. Design for security, privacy, and trust 2 (will be released 24/1)
9. Autonomous vehicles and robots (will be released 7/2)
10. Next-generation software technology 2 (will be released 21/2)
11. Digital business models and legal aspects (will be released 7/3)
12. Communications and networks beyond 5G: sensors, IoT, and cloud (will be released 21/3)

0, ELLIIT Tech Talks, introduction

Published 2022-10-18

Åsa Zetterberg, director TechSverige
Johan Frithiof Karlberg, CIO Lund municipality
Fredrik Tufvesson, Co-director ELLIIT
Johan Wester, host

How is the digitalization of Swedish industry going? What is happening in the public sector? Is Sweden a forerunner or not? What is needed going forward? In this episode, we give an introduction to ELLIIT tech talks, and why digitalization is vital for Sweden as a nation of knowledge and innovation.

Introduction to ELLIIT tech talks,
Johan Wester och Fredrik Tufvesson


Conversation about digitalization in Sweden with Johan Wester, Åsa Zetterberg, Fredrik Tufvesson and Johan Fritiof Karlberg.

1 Industry 4.0

Published 2022-10-18

Charlotta Johnsson, Professor of Control
Maria Kihl, Professor of Internet Systems
Jonas Birgersson, IT-entreprenur
Johan Wester, host

Introduction to the theme industry 4.0 Fredrik Tufvesson, Johan Wester

Maria Kihl, The world is full of clouds, and there will be more

Charlotta Johnsson, Vilka är pusselbitarna i smart industri? What are the pieces of the puzzle in smart industry?

Conversation about Industri 4.0 with Johan Wester, Maria Kihl, Charlotta Johnsson and Jonas Birgersson


2 AI, machine learning and large scale processing

Published 2022-11-01

Fredrik Heintz, Professor of Computer Science, LiU
Claes Lundström, Research Director, Sectra
Gunnar Cedersund, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, LiU
Jonas Björk, Professor of Epidemiology, LU
Johan Wester, Host

Introduction to the theme AI, machine learning and large scale processing
Fredrik Tufvesson, Johan Wester



Fredrik Heintz, Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

The use of AI and machine learning in different areas increase, but how can we ensure that we have ethical, reliable and privacy-preserving AI? Fredik Heintz guides us to how to avoid bias, get sufficient data for training and ensure that our privacy is preserved even when we use AI together with health data.

Gunnar Cedersund, Digital twins in health care

What exactly are digital twins, and how can we use them in the healthcare of the future? Gunnar Cedersund explains how it works. How we can make a digital model of ourselves and test different treatments on our personal artificial twin before the treatment is performed in reality.

Conversation about large scale data processing with Johan Wester, Fredrik Heintz, Claes Lundström, and Jonas Björk



3. Intelligent assistants and tools ​

Published 2022-11-15

Bo Bernhardsson, Professor of Automatic Control
Kalle Åström, Professor of Mathematics
Charlotta Falvin, Board Professional
Johan Wester, Host

Introduction to the theme Intelligent Assistants and Tools
Fredrik Tufvesson, Johan Wester




Kalle Åström, Mapping and positioning with images, sound and radio

With the help of information from satellites, radio waves, images and sound, we can soon let robots catch a hair in the air, but how does it work? How can we really figure out where things are? Professor Kalle Åström explains how different positioning techniques work, what we can use them for and the mathematics behind.

Bo Bernhardsson, Navigation and radio channel estimation, – A story about a PhD Thesis

Professor Bo Bernhardsson explains radio-based navigation. We dive into the background of a doctoral thesis by the former PhD student Anders Mannesson. What does it mean to do a PhD, how does a thesis come about, what does it contain, and what was the problem that Anders solved?

Conversation about intelligent assistants and tools with Johan Wester, Bo Bernhardsson, Kalle Åström and Charlotta Falvin




4. Mobile Processing Architectures and Devices ​

Published 2022-11-29

Yousra Alkabani, Associate professor in computer architecture
Liang Liu, Associate professor in Integrated Circuit Design
Anders Berglund, Entrepeneur,
Johan Wester, Host

Introduction to the theme Mobile Processing Architectures and Devices
Fredrik Tufvesson, Johan Wester




Liang Liu, System-architecture-device codesign to bridge theory and practice

Associate professor Liang Liu leads us through the world of digital processing. What are the trends and requirements and how can we actually meet the processing demands of 6G and AI without running out of power using efficient techniques such as hybrid computing and in-memory computing?

Yousra Alkabani, Acceleration: From the General to the Specific

Accelerators can have many meanings, but what are accelerators for digital processing and how can we take advantage of them in order to improve performance by orders of magnitude? Associate Professor Yousra Alkabani discusses accelerators, data flow graphs and how application specific solutions can be used to meet processing requirements of the future.

Conversation about Mobile Processing Architectures and Devices with Yousra Alkabani, Liang Liu, Anders Berglund, and Johan Wester





13 December
5. Next-generation software technology, Johan Sanmartin Berglund, Sverker Sikström, Emma Söderberg
Johan Sanmartin Berglund, Din röst talar om när du är sjuk?; Your voice tells you when you are ill?
Emma Söderberg, Ögonrörelser ger oss effektivare programmering; Eye movements give us more effective programming

27 December
6. Big data and network science, Erik G. Larsson, Ingrid Hotz, Zhen Cheng, Andreas Kristensson
Zheng Chen, When Complex Networks Meets Decentralized Machine Learning; När komplexa nätverk möter decentraliserad maskininlärning
Ingrid Hotz, Big data science from numbers to insight; storskalig data, från siffror till insikt

10 January 2023
7. Design for security, privacy, and trust, Christian Gehrmann, Elena Pagnin, Ulrika Evertsson
Christian Gehrmann: Varför lämnar hackarna inte våra system i fred och vad kan vi göra åt det? Why won’t the hackers leave our systems alone and what can we do about it?
Elena Pagnin: Enhancing Data Authentication; Förbättrad autenticering

24 January
8. Design for security, privacy, and trust, Johan Thunberg, Mark Dougherty, Katrin Sjöberg
Mark Dougherty, Analysis of Electromagnetic Emissions from IoT Devices; Analys av elektromagnetisk strålning från IoT-enheter
Johan Thunberg, Trafiksäkerhet för kommunicerande och samarbetande bilar; Traffic safety for connected and cooperating cars

7 February
9. Autonomous vehicles and robots, Daniel Axehill, Lars Nielsen, Ingar Brinck
Lars Nielsen, Autonoma fordon och kritiska manövrar, Autonomous vehicles and critical maneuvers
Daniel Axehill, Hur kan en robot göra genomtänkta rörelser? How can a robot make thoughtful movements?

21 February
10. Next-generation software technology, Vi Tran, Jürgen Börstler, Anders Henriksson
Vi Tran, Software Testing – Who watches the watchers; Mjukvarutestning – Vem övervakar övervakarna?
Jürgen Börstler, Att bygga stora mjukvarusystem — snabbare, billigare och bättre? Building large software systems — faster, cheaper and better

7 March
11. Digital business models and legal aspects, Per Runeson, Christian Kowalkowski, Gunnar Cedersund
Per Runeson, Öppen källkod och öppna data; Open source and open data
Christian Kowalkowski, Digitalisering och tjänstefiering; Digitalization and servicification

21 March
12. Communications and networks beyond 5G: sensors, IoT, and cloud, Ove Edfors, Fredrik Tufvesson, Hugo Tullberg
Fredrik Tufvesson, 6G – vad ska vi med alla dessa G till? 6G – what do we use all these G’s for?
Ove Edfors, Stora Intelligenta ytor, Large Intelligent surfaces