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Margaret Berger and our Post Doctoral Fellow Axel Tidemann will represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest semi final tonight. Margaret Berger had a big win in the Norwegian final with the song I Feed You My Love.
Margaret Berger and Axel Tidemann is nr. 13 out in the 2nd part of the Eurovision Song Contest semi final in Malmö today. The show will be aired at both NRK1 and NRK.no from 21:00 tonight.
We wish Margaret Berger and Axel Tidemann the best of luck, and hope to see them in the final on May 18th!
I Feed You My Love (YouTube, by NRK)
In the latest issue (93) of ERCIM News, you can read the Software and Hardware - Intensive Activities for Supporting Creative Learning article by Michail Giannakos (in photo) and Letizia Jaccheri from our department.
Extensive articles of this work will be presented in June at the ACM conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C) and the International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC).
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Laboratory was opened on Friday 26th of April. The ceremony was an informal opportunity for NTNU, Sintef and Vegvesenet staff to meet and exchange ideas over cake and coffee. The lab cooperation also involves the Gemini centre for applied artificial intelligence.
Keith Downing announced that the lab's research will be present at the upcoming Researchers' Night event this autumn, displaying new intelligent traffic solutions.
Anders Kofod-Petersen honoured Pauline Haddow for establishing the collaboration with Vegvesenet. The collaboration was initiated by Agnar Aamodt, and Pauline Haddow fomalized it and followed it through, with help from Agnar.
Photos from the lab opening (Flickr)
Thursday last week, Hanne Engen from BEKK consulting and Brynjulf Owren (Vice Dean of Education at IME) awarded the BEKK Fagpris 2013 to the best project in TDT4290 Kundestyrt prosjekt (Customer Driven project).
Lars Smørås Høysæter, Aleksander Aas Sjåfjell, Ida Katrine Børstad Thoresen, Kristin Tønnesen, Magnus Hertzberg Ulstein and Nicklas Sørlie Utgaard received the BEKK Fagpris 2013 Award for their project project XOXOmail - Formal and secure messaging on a mobile platform.
The winners each received an iPad Mini and a tour to the BEKK Fagdag (conference).
On Wednesday, the staff at the Department of Computer and Information Science gathered to celebrate Mads Nygård's 60 years birthday.
Photos from the event (Flickr)
The Art and Technology village in Experts in Teamwork (EiT) presented their projects on Wednesday this week. This year the EiT village cooperated with external partners; Adressa, Sintef and Sør-Trøndelag fylkeskommune, to create software for art as cultural heritage.
Four groups held presentations:
Experts in Teamwork is a course in which students apply their academic competence in an interdisciplinary project to learn cooperative skills relevant for the real world. The Art and Technology village was internationally oriented, involving students from Russia, Germany, Norway, and Ethiopia.
Photos from the EiT presentation (Flickr)
The IDI Open 2013 programming contest took place at NTNU this Saturday. A total of 122 teams had registered for the programming competition, and this year an onsite team won!
There were 10 problem sets this year. The "D" and "E" problems were solved by almost everyone! Problem "A" was the next one in line of the easy problem sets, followed by "G", "B" and "J" respectively. The only team who solved the "I" problem set was the cqfd team (Tor Gunnar Houeland and Andreas Oppebøen). They won the IDI Open competition this year!
Of the students onsite, 2b||!2b (Christer Bru, Jean Niklas L'orange and Vegard Edvardsen) won, followed by ogralotag (Lars Sættem and Benjamin Bjørnseth) and randomnames.get(randomGenerator.nextInt(randomnames.size())) (Jørgen Nordmoen, Trond Østensen and Ola Martin Tiseth Støvneng) in third place. The top three student teams all solved six problem.
Details can be found at the IDI Open high score list.
IDI congratulate the winners, and hope all the contestants had fun programming :-)
Photos from the IDI Open 2013 event (Flickr).
The department has increased its scientific output per scientific staff member in 2012. The average publication point score in 2012 was 1,30 compared to 1,15 points in the previous top year 2010.
The total score for the department in 2012 was 153,6 publication points - a significant increase from the 136,9 points scored in 2011. We did not beat the record (159,8 publication points) from 2010, but this is partly due to a staff reduction from 139 man-years in 2010 to 117,9 man-years in 2012.
The numbers are from the NSD database which shows the publication point score divided by the number of staff members (scientific, adminstrative and technical) at the respective departments.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Trond Giske, opened the new Norwegian Acadamy for Intellectual Property (NAIP) on Tuesday this week. The ceremony took place at our department, and it was attended by Minister Trond Giske, Rector Torbjørn Digernes and Pro Rector Johan Hustad, among other guests.
Trond Giske also presented the new Stortingsmelding nr. 28 «Unike ideer, store verdier - om immaterielle verdier og rettigheter», a document that will lay the foundation for Norway's way of handling intellectual property in the years to come.
Afterwards the participants visited the new AppLab at NTNU. Trond Giske, Torbjørn Digernes, Johan Hustad and the guests were introduced to the Kahoot! mobile game developed by Professor Alf Inge Wang.
Wang had made an intellectual contest about intellectual property, rights and patents - with a few questions from the new "Stortingsmelding nr. 28". Pro Rector Johan Hustad won, closely followed by Minister Trond Giske.
Online, the student union for informatics students, has published a new recruitment video to help with the recruitment of more new informatics students. The video was casted, filmed and edited by members of Online.
We greatly appreciate Online's effort to help us get more people to apply for the informatics programme of study, and we are happy to include the new recruitment video in the bachelor in informatics web page.