Research centres

Research centres are structured, long-term collaborations in strategically important areas. The Department of Information Technology currently hosts a number of important research centres:

  • Center for Image Analysis (CBA – Centrum för bildanalys) conducts and promotes research in computerised image analysis and perceptualisation. CBA actively supports interdisciplinary collaboration, facilitates knowledge exchange, and encourages the adoption of image processing techniques in life sciences, medicine, digital humanities, and many other research fields, at Uppsala University, in Sweden, and worldwide.

  • eSSENCE is an e-Science collaboration for the development of computational methods and software for simulating and managing large data sets in physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, social sciences, and humanities.

  • UPPMAX (Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science) is Uppsala University's resource for high-performance computing, large-scale data storage, and expertise in high-performance computing.

  • UPMARC (Uppsala Programming for Multicore Architectures Research Center) developed insights into parallel programming and demonstrated its effectiveness by prototypes for real-world problems.

  • WISENET (Uppsala Center for Wireless Sensor Networks): 2007 – 2014.

  • HEdCom was a collaborative nexus for research groups in disciplinary didactics for higher education at Uppsala University.

  • ARTES (A network for Real-Time research and Education in Sweden): 1997 – 2007.

  • ASTEC (Advanced Software Technology): 1995 – 2005.

  • PSCI (Parallel and Scientific Computing Institute): 1997 – 2005.

  • NITA (Nationellt IT-användarcentrum): The aim was to provide a hub around which various stakeholders in the ICT community revolve, with the goal of promoting the conscious use of IT in Sweden. NITA's activities covered several sectors of society: researchers, the public sector, business, and everyday life.

  • Uppsala STS (Science and Technology Studies Center): The Department of IT previously hosted this multidisciplinary centre for research on the links between science, technology, and society.