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Since november 2006.


2015 Disputations

Disputation Anca Deak

Disputation Anca Deak

26 November, Anca Deak completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree.

Anca's trial lecture was titled: Test-driven development - does it really ensure quality? (pdf)

She defended her PhD thesis:
Understanding the Influence of Human Factors on Testing Activities in Software Producing Organizations (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Professor Tor Stålhane supervised her PhD work at the Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSE) research group. Co-supervisor have been Professor Guttorm Sindre and Adjunct Professor Torgeir Dingsøyr.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Senior Lecturer Sigrid Eldh (Ericsson AB, Sweden), Professor Bjørnar Tessem (University of Bergen, Norway), and Professor Eric Monteiro (NTNU). Eric Monteiro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 03.12.2015
Disputation Meng Zhu

Disputation Meng Zhu

28 September, Meng Zhu completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Alf Inge Wang has supervised his PhD work at the Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSE) research group. Co-supervisors have been Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg and Project Manager Oddvar Risnes (Telenor).

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Senior Professor Walt Scacchi (University of California, USA), Associate Professor Kendra M.L. Cooper (The University of Texas at Dallas, USA), and Adjunct Associate Professor Konstantinos Chorianopoulos (NTNU). Konstantinos Chorianopoulos was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Meng's trial lecture was titled: Tool Support for Teacher-led Development of Serious Video Games for Primary Education

He defended his PhD thesis:
Model-Driven Game Development Addressing Architectural Diversity and Game Engine-Integration (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 02.10.2015
Disputation Erik Smistad

Disputation Erik Smistad

24 September, Erik Smistad completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Adjunct Assocciate Professor Frank Lindseth has supervised his PhD work at the Algorithms, HPC, and Graphics (AHG) research group. Co-supervisors have been Associate Professor Anne C. Elster and Adjunct Professor Toril A. Nagelhus.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Associate Professor Tina Kapur (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA), Adjunct Professor Wolfgang Wein (ImFusion GmbH, Germany), and Professor Theoharis Theoharis (NTNU). Theoharis Theoharis was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Erik's trial lecture was titled: Medical Image Registration

He defended his PhD thesis:
Medical Image Segmentation for Improved Surgical Navigation (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 28.09.2015
Disputation Elena Parmiggiani

Disputation Elena Parmiggiani

21 September, Elena Parmiggiani completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro has supervised her PhD work at the Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSE) research group. Co-supervisor have been Professor Jon Atle Gulla and Adjunct Professor Vidar Hepsø.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Associate Professor Steven Jackson (Cornell University, USA), Professor Helena Karasti (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden), and Professor Dag Svanæs (NTNU). Dag Svanæs was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Elena's trial lecture was titled: What Can Studies of Infrastructuring Learn from Participatory Design and Vice-Versa? (pdf)

She defended her PhD thesis:
Integration by Infrastructuring: The Case of Subsea Environmental Monitoring in Oil and Gas Offshore Operations (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.09.2015
Disputation Orestis Gkorgkas

Disputation Orestis Gkorgkas

12 June, Orestis Gkorgkas completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg has supervised his PhD work at the Data and Information Management (DIF) research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Jon Atle Gulla and Senior Researcher George Tsatsaronis.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Assistant Professor Demetris Zeinalipour (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), Associate Professor Katja Hose (Aalborg University, Denmark), and Associate Professor Trond Aalberg (NTNU). Trond Aalberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Orestis's trial lecture was titled: Skyline Query Processing (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Database content exploration and exploratory analysis of user queries (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo: Heri Ramampiaro


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 17.08.2015
Disputation Tosin Daniel Oyetoyan

Disputation Tosin Daniel Oyetoyan

26 June, Tosin Daniel Oyetoyan completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Reidar Conradi has supervised his PhD work at the Software Engineering (SE) research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Letizia Jaccheri, Senior Lecturer Carl-Fredrik Sørensen, and Research Scientist Daniela Cruzes.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Researcher Antonia Bertolino (Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione, Italy), Associate Professor Xavier Franch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), and Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg (NTNU). Hallvard Trætteberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Tosin's trial lecture was titled: Improving quality of applications through monitoring - approaches and experiences (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Dependency Cycles in Software Systems: Quality Issues and Opportunities for Refactoring (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Tosin is the final member joining the team of 27 PhD candidates who have completed a PhD with Professor Reidar Conradi as the main supervisor. We congratulate both Tosin and Reidar.

Tosin's Committee and supervisors

Photos: Mohsen Anvaari


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 29.06.2015
Disputation Hong Guo

Disputation Hong Guo

8 June, Hong Guo completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg has supervised her PhD work at the Information Systems (IS) research group. Co-supervisor have been Professor Alf Inge Wang and Professor Maria Letizia Jaccheri.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Associate Professor Anke Dittmar (University of Rostock, Germany), Associate Professor Junia Anacleto (University of British Columbia, Canada), and Professor Dag Svanæs (NTNU). Dag Svanæs was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Hong's trial lecture was titled: User involvement in game design: To what extent is user-centred design with iterations of prototyping and evaluation used in game design?

She defended her PhD thesis:
Concepts and Modelling Techniques for Pervasive and Social Games (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 16.06.2015
Disputation Nafiseh Shabib

Disputation Nafiseh Shabib

5 June, Nafiseh Shabib completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor John Krogstie has supervised her PhD work at the Information Systems (IS) research group. Co-supervisor have been Professor Jon Atle Gulla, Adjunct Associate Professor Babak Amin Farshchian, and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Professor Francesco Ricci (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy), Professor Rajendra Akerkar (Western Norway Research Institute, Norway), and Associate Professor Pinar Özturk (NTNU). Pinar Özturk was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Nafiseh's trial lecture was titled: Context Awareness in Recommender Systems

She defended her PhD thesis:
Novel Approaches to Group Recommendation (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.06.2015
Disputation Simone Mora

Disputation Simone Mora

1 June, Simone Mora completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Monica Divitini has supervised his PhD work at the Software Engineering (SE) research group. Co-supervisor has been Adjunct Associate Professor Babak Farshcian (SINTEF).

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Professor Paloma Díaz Pérez (University Carlo III of Madrid, Spain), Assistant Professor Michael Stephen Horn (Northwestern University, USA), and Professor Guttorm Sindre (NTNU). Guttorm Sindre was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Simone's trial lecture was titled: Design guidelines for multi-display environments in command and control centers (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Leveraging sensing-based interaction for supporting reflection at work: the case of crisis training (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 08.06.2015
Disputation Saptarshi Purkayastha

Disputation Saptarshi Purkayastha

15 April, Saptarshi Purkayastha completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro has supervised his PhD work at the Information Systems (IS) research group. Co-supervisors have been Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg and Professor Kristin Braa (University of Oslo).

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Professor Ola Henfridsson (Warwick University, UK), Professor Virpi Tuunainen (Aalto University, Finland), and Professor Pieter Toussaint (NTNU). Pieter Toussaint was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Saptarshi's trial lecture was titled: Health records in the cloud: possibilities and challenges (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
The Genus of Information Infrastructures: Architecture, Governance & Praxis (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 21.04.2015
Disputation Anh Nguyen Duc

Disputation Anh Nguyen Duc

10 April, Anh Nguyen Duc completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Reidar Conradi has supervised his PhD work at the Software Engineering (SE) research group. Co-supervisors have been Senior Lecturer Carl-Fredrik Sørensen, Research Scientist Daniela Cruzes, and Adjunct Professor Torgeir Dingsøyr.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Associate Professor Carolyn Seaman (University of Maryland, USA), Associated Professor Marco Torchiano (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), and Professor Guttorm Sindre (NTNU). Guttorm Sindre was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Anh's trial lecture was titled: Application of economic models in software maintenance (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Supporting coordination of software development across organizational boundaries (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo: Carl-Fredrik Sørensen


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 14.04.2015
Disputation Stefano Nichele

Disputation Stefano Nichele

On 18 February, Stefano Nichele completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Gunnar Tufte has supervised his PhD work at the Computer Architecture and Design (CARD) research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Helge Langseth and Adjunct Associate Professor Jørn Amundsen.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Professor Andrew M. Tyrell (University of York, UK), Associate Professor Kyrre Harald Glette (University of Oslo, Norway), and Professor Keith Downing (NTNU). Keith Downing was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Stefano's trial lecture was titled: The Coevolution of robot controllers (“brains”) and morphologies (“bodies”) - challenges and opportunities (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Evolvability, Complexity and Scalability of Cellular Evolutionary and Developmental Systems (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.02.2015

2014 Disputations

Disputation Kai Olav Ellefsen

Disputation Kai Olav Ellefsen

On 5 Desember, Kai Olav Ellefsen completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Keith Downing has supervised his PhD work at the Intelligent Systems research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Pauline Haddow and Professor Agnar Aamodt.

The committee appointed to assess his thesis, trial lecture and defence consisted of; Senior Lecturer John Bullinaria (The University of Birmingham, United Kingdom), Professor Tom Ziemke (University of Skovde, Sweden) and Associate Professor Gunnar Tufte (NTNU). Gunnar Tufte was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Kai's trial lecture was titled: A comparison of the factors affecting brain evolution and computer evolution (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
The Evolution of Learning - Balancing adaptivity and stability in artificial agents (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.12.2014
Disputation Odd Erik Gundersen

Disputation Odd Erik Gundersen

On 1 and 2 December Odd Erik Gundersen completed his two trial lectures, and on 2 December he completed his thesis defence for the degree of Doctor philosophiae.

The assessment committee for the defence were: Professor Thomas Roth-Berghofer (University of West London, United Kingdom), Dr Robert Engels (ESIS Norge AS, Norway) and Professor Helge Langseth (NTNU). Professor Helge Langseth was also the administrator for the event.

The Odd Erik’s chosen trial lecture topic was:
Reproducible AI Research: Current State, Challenges and the Path Forward

The assigned trial lecture topic was:
Scalable machine learning methods for streaming data

Odd Erik Gundersen defended his doctoral thesis:
Enhancing the Situation Awareness of Decision Makers by Applying Case-Based Reasoning on Streaming Data (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 03.12.2014
Disputation Mujahed Omar Qasim Eleyat

Disputation Mujahed Omar Qasim Eleyat

1st of October, Mujahed Omar Qasim Eleyat completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Lasse Natvig has supervised his PhD work at the Computer Architecture and Design research group. Co-supervisors have been CTO Christophe Spaggiari (Miriam AS) and Associate Professor Jørn Amundsen.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Associate Professor Pedro Trancoso (University of Cyprus), Dr. Thomas Husslein (OptWare GmbH, Germany), Associate Professor Henrik Andersson (NTNU) and Professor Svein Erik Bratsberg (NTNU). Svein Erik Bratsberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Mujahed's trial lecture was titled: Programming Models for Multi-core Systems (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Accelerating the Regina Network Flow Simulator on Multi-core Systems (pdf)
Slides (pdf)
 

 

Eleyat,  his committee, and supervisor


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 02.10.2014
Disputation Muhammad Asif

Disputation Muhammad Asif

18th of August, Muhammad Asif completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor John Krogstie has supervised his PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Guttorm Sindre and Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Jan Damsgaard (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), Senior Researcher Jacqueline Floch (SINTEF IKT, Norway) and Adjunct Associate Professor Anders Kofod-Petersen (NTNU). Anders Kofod-Petersen was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Muhammad's trial lecture was titled: Persuasive computing - its diffusion and behavioural change (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Personalization of Mobile Services (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 20.08.2014
Disputation Lillian Hella

Disputation Lillian Hella

10th of June, Lillian Hella completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor John Krogstie has supervised her PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Co-supervisor has been Adjunct Associate Professor Babak Farshchian.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Herve Panetto (Université de Lorraine, France), Professor Andreas L. Opdahl (University of Bergen, Norway) and Adjunct Assosiate Professor Sobah Abbas Petersen (NTNU). Sobah Abbas Petersen was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Lillian's trial lecture was titled: Ontologies for Big Data (pdf)

She defended her PhD thesis:
Mobile Personalisation Enabled by Semantic Web Technology - Ensuring Quality in Ontology Building and Ontology Reuse (pdf)
Slides (pdf)
 


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 12.06.2014
Disputation Puneet Sharma

Disputation Puneet Sharma

27rd of May, Puneet Sharma completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Torbjørn Skramstad has supervised his PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Co-supervisor has been Associate Professor Ali Alsam (HiST).

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Docent Reiner Lenz (Linköping University, Sweden), Professor Marina Bloj (Bradford University, United Kingdom) and Professor Theoharis Theoharis (NTNU). Theoharis Theoharis was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Puneet's trial lecture was titled: Applications of eye-tracking in vision research (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Towards three-dimentional visual saliency (pdf)
Slides (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 02.06.2014
Disputation Massimiliano Ruocco

Disputation Massimiliano Ruocco

23rd of May, Massimiliano Ruocco completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro has supervised his PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Co-supervisors have been Associate Professor Roger Midtstraum and Associate Professor Randi Karlsen (UiT).

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Ramesh Jain (University of California, USA), Associate Professor Claudia Hauff (TU Delft, the Netherlands) and Associate Professor Trond Aalberg (NTNU). Trond Aalberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Massimiliano's trial lecture was titled: Search in casual-leisure situations (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Geo-Temporal Mining and Searching of Events from Web-based Image Collections (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photos from the disputation (on Flickr) by Heri Ramampiaro.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 26.05.2014
Disputation Jostein Jensen

Disputation Jostein Jensen

29th of April 2014, Jostein Jensen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Torbjørn Skramstad supervised Jostein's  PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Senior Scientist Martin Gilje Jaatun (SINTEF ICT) and Professor John Krogstie (NTNU) have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Günther Pernul (Universität Regensburg, Germany), Professor Simone Fischer-Hübner (Karlstad University, Sweden) and Professor Guttorm Sindre (NTNU). Guttorm Sindre was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Jostein's trial lecture was titled:
Privacy and Privacy-Enhancing Technologies for Big Data Analytics (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Federated Identity Management in the Norwegian Oil and Gas Industry
Slides from the presentation (pdf)

Photo: Per Håkon Meland


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 05.05.2014
Disputation Muhammad Ali Norozi

Disputation Muhammad Ali Norozi

4th of April, Muhammad Ali Norozi completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Øystein Torbjørnsen has supervised his PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Co-supervisors have been Professor Jon Atle Gulla and Professor Sven-Olaf Hvasshovd

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Birger Larsen (Ålborg University Copenhagen, Danmark), Senior Researcher Fabrizio Silvestri, Yahoo Labs, Spain) and Professor Svein Erik Bratsberg (NTNU). Svein Erik Bratsberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Muhammad Ali's trial lecture was titled: Learning to rank (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
The Contextual Features in Schema-Agnostic Enviroment (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo by Paavo Arvola


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 07.04.2014
Disputation Rikke Amilde Løvlid

Disputation Rikke Amilde Løvlid

9th of December in 2013, Rikke Amilde Løvlid completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Pinar Öztürk supervised Rikke's  PhD work at the Artifical Intelligence research group. Professor Agnar Aamodt and Professor Pauline Haddow have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate her thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Tom Ziemke (University of Skövde, Sweden), Dr. Tatiana Kalganova (Brunel University, United Kingdom) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Rikke's trial lecture was titled: State of the art in biohybrid robotics

She defended her PhD thesis:
Internal Models as Echo State Networks - Learning to Execute Arm Movements (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 16.01.2014
Disputation Tore Bruland

Disputation Tore Bruland

8th of November in 2013, Tore Bruland completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Jon Atle Gulla supervised Tore's  PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Björn Gambäck and Professor Lars Hellan have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), Professor Philipp Cimiano (Universität Bielefeld, Germany) and Associate Professor Anders Kofod-Petersen (NTNU). Anders Kofod-Petersen was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Tore's trial lecture was titled: Parsing applied to sentiment analysis

He defended his PhD thesis:
Building World Event Representations From Linguistic Representations (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 14.01.2014
Disputation Naimdjon Takhirov

Disputation Naimdjon Takhirov

7th of November in 2013, Naimdjon Takhirov completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Trond Aalberg supervised Naimdjon's  PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Professor Ingeborg Sølvberg and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor José Borbinha (Lisbon Technical University, Portugal), Senior Researcher Dr. Diana Maynard (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom) and Professor Svein Erik Bratsberg (NTNU). Svein Erik Bratsberg was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Naimdjon's trial lecture was titled: State of the art in event detection

He defended his PhD thesis:
Extracting Knowledge for Cultural Heritage Knowledge Base Population (pdf)

Photos from Naimdjon's disputation (Flickr, by Heri Ramampiaro)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 14.01.2014
Disputation Wei Wei

Disputation Wei Wei

3rd of October in 2013, Wei Wei completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Jon Atle Gulla supervised Wei's  PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg and Executive Officer Terje Brasethvik have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Associate Professor Paolo Rosso (Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia, Spain), Assistant Professor Bei Yu (Syracuse University, USA) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Wei's trial lecture was titled: Figurative Language in Subjective Texts: Irony and Metaphor Detection

He defended his PhD thesis:
Mining Online Text Data for Sentiment and News Impact Analysis (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 14.01.2014

2013 Disputations

Disputation Rune Havnung Bakken

Disputation Rune Havnung Bakken

26th of August, Rune Havnung Bakken completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Torbjørn Skramstad supervised Rune's  PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Associate Professor Jan H. Nilsen and Adjunct Associate Professor Bjørn Sæther have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Thomas B. Moeslund (Aalborg University, Denmark), Professor Saïda Bouakaz (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France) and Professor Richard E. Blake (NTNU). Richard E. Blake was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Rune's trial lecture was titled: Social signal processing

He defended his PhD thesis:
Improving real-time human pose estimation from multi-view video (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 29.08.2013
Disputation Bian Wu

Disputation Bian Wu

25th of June, Bian Wu completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Alf Inge Wang supervised Bian's  PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Associate Professor Sara Brinch and Associate Professor Harald Øverby have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Sara de Freitas, (Coventry University, UK), Associate Professor Simon McCallum (Gjøvik University College, Norway) and Associate Professor Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland (NTNU). Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Bian's trial lecture was titled: The role of gamification in physical rehabilitation

He defended his PhD thesis:
Theoretical Foundation for Lecture Games (pdf)

Photo: Alf Inge Wang


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 26.06.2013
Disputation Robert Neumayer

Disputation Robert Neumayer

8th of March, Robert Neumayer completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg supervised Robert's  PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Associate Professor Trond Aalberg, Professor Jon Atle Gulla and Associate Professor Krisztian Balog (UiS) have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Associate Professor Djoerd Hiemstra (University of Twente, The Netherlands), Associate Professor Olga Vechtomova (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Robert's trial lecture was titled: Extracting of entities from microblogs and populating them to knowledge bases; the problems of big data (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Semantic and Distributed Entity Search in the Web of Data (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photos from Robert's disputation (Flickr).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 11.03.2013
Disputation Lars Fredrik Høimyr Edvardsen

Disputation Lars Fredrik Høimyr Edvardsen

21st of February, Lars Fredrik Høimyr Edvardsen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Ingeborg Torvik Sølvberg supervised Lars'  PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Associate Professor Trond Aalberg and Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Ray R. Larson (University of California, Berkley), Professor Edie Rasmussen (University of British Columbia) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Lars' trial lecture was titled: On use of external web-based information sources to populate and validate the metadata of research data files: The problems of big data

He defended his PhD thesis:
Using the structural content of documents to automatically generate quality metadata (pdf)

Photos from Lars' disputation (Flickr).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 22.02.2013
Disputation Simon Jonassen

Disputation Simon Jonassen

5th of February, Simon Jonassen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Svein Erik Bratsberg supervised Simon's  PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Associate Professor Magnus Lie Hetland and Adjunct Associate Professor Øystein Torbjørnsen have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Alistair Moffat (The University of Melbourne), Assistant Professor Christina Lioma (University of Copenhagen) and Professor Kjell Bratbergsengen (NTNU). Kjell Bratbergsengen was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Simon's trial lecture was titled: Hardware Developments and Algorithm Design: What should be done to IR algorithms to meet current, and possible future, hardware trends? (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Efficient Query Processing in Distributed Search Engines (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photos from the event (Picasa) by Svein Erik Bratsberg.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 06.02.2013

2012 Disputations

Disputation Min Shi

Disputation Min Shi

11th of Desember, Min Shi completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Keith Downing supervised Min's PhD work at the Intelligent Systems research group. The PhD work has been co-supervised by Professor Agnar Aamodt and Associate Professor Pinar Öztürk.

The committee appointed to evaluate her thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Professor Peter J. Bentley, (University College London, UK), Professor Jim Tørresen (University of Oslo, Norway) and Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro (NTNU). Heri Ramampiaro was the administrator of the committee.

Min's trial lecture was titled: Bio-inspired algorithms mimicking biological networks (other than neural networks) to create intelligence in computers.

She defended her PhD thesis:
An Exploration and Optimization of Cooperative Coevolution (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 12.12.2012
Disputation Jan Christian Meyer

Disputation Jan Christian Meyer

10th of Desember, Jan Christian Meyer completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Anne Cathrine Elster supervised Jan Christian's PhD work at the Algorithms, HPC and Graphics research group. Professor Lasse Natvig and Adjunct Associate Professor Jørn Amundsen have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee appointed to evaluate his thesis, trial lecture and defense consisted of; Senior Research Scientist Emmanuel Jeannot (INRIA Bordeaux, France), Associate Professor John Markus Bjørndalen (University of Tromsø, Norway) and Adjunct Associate Professor Frank Lindseth (NTNU). Frank Lindseth was also the administrator of the assessment committee.

Jan Christian's trial lecture was titled: Computer Performance in a Historical Perspective: Driving Forces and Future Challenges and Possibilities.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Performance Modeling of Heterogeneous Systems (pdf)

Jan Christian Meyer completed the disputation on his birthday - so Happy Birthday, Dr. Meyer!

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 12.12.2012
Disputation Torstein Elias Hjelle

Disputation Torstein Elias Hjelle

30th of November, Torstein Elias Hjelle completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro supervised Torstein's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Associate Professor Knut-Helge Ronæs Rolland and Principal Researcher Vidar Hepsø (Statoil) have co-supervised the PhD work.

Torstein's trial lecture was titled: A critical examination of global infrastructure, boundaries and work.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Knowledge Intensive Work in Oil and Gas: A Case Study (pdf)

Photos from Torstein's PhD Defence (Flickr).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 03.12.2012
Disputation Knut Arne Strand

Disputation Knut Arne Strand

20th of November, Knut Arne Strand completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Arvid Staupe supervised Knut Arne's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Professor Torbjørn Skramstad and Associate Professor Geir Magne Maribu (HiST/AiTEL) have co-supervised the PhD work.

Knut Arne's trial lecture was titled: What does research say about the reasons for why throughput in e-learning in higher education is lower compared to campus based learning and the means to increase this throughput?

He defended his PhD thesis:
Concurrent Design Approach to the Design of Customized Corporate E-Learning (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 22.11.2012
Disputation Geir Solskinnsbakk

Disputation Geir Solskinnsbakk

16th of November, Geir Solskinnsbakk completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Jon Atle Gulla supervised Geir's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg and Adjunct Professor Roar Fjellheim (IFI) have co-supervised the PhD work.

Geir's trial lecture was titled: Combining formal and informal representations in information systems development (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Contextual Semantic Search Navigation (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 20.11.2012
Disputation Vigdis Heimly

Disputation Vigdis Heimly

5th of October, Vigdis Heimly completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro supervised Vigdis' PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Pieter Jelle Toussaint and Senior Adviser Jim Yang (KITH AS) have co-supervised the PhD work.

Vigdis' trial lecture was titled: Ethical issues in Medical informatics Research

She defended her PhD thesis:
Electronic collaboration across organizational borders in the health care sector: Design and deployment from a national perspective (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 08.10.2012
Disputation Gustav Aagesen

Disputation Gustav Aagesen

7th of September, Gustav Aagesen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor John Krogstie supervised Gustav's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Guttorm Sindre and Associate Professor Øystein Nytrø have co-supervised the PhD work.

Gustav's trial lecture was titled: The service concept in e-government and the citizen’s role therein (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Multi-channel Provisioning of Public Services (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 10.09.2012
Disputation Stig Ole Johnsen

Disputation Stig Ole Johnsen

10th of May, Stig Ole Johnsen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Torbjørn Skramstad supervised Stig's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Eric Monteiro, Professor Britt-Marie Drottz Sjøberg and Professor Jørn Vatn have co-supervised the PhD work.

Stig's trial lecture was titled: Communicating Risk on individual-, system- and societal level to an entire population.

He defended his PhD thesis:
An Investigation of Resilience in Complex Socio-Technical Systems to Improve Safety and Continuity in Integrated Operations (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.05.2012
Disputation Mikhail Fominykh

Disputation Mikhail Fominykh

24th of April, Mikhail Fominykh completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Assoicate Professor Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland supervised Mikhail's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Professor Alf Inge Wang, Assistant Professor Torbjørn Hallgren and Associate Professor Mikhail Morozov have co-supervised the PhD work.

Mikhail's trial lecture was titled: Co-creation design of content for learning communities: Exploring the research and technological challenges. This may include the challenges of using virtual worlds or other social media in the co-creation design process (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Collaborative Work on 3D Educational Content (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Pictures from the defence
By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 25.04.2012
Disputation Tor Erlend Fægri

Disputation Tor Erlend Fægri

13th of March, Tor Erlend Fægri completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Adjunct Assoicate Professor Torgeir Dingsøyr supervised Tor's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Professor Eric Monteiro and Chief Scientist Tore Dybå have co-supervised the PhD work.

Tor's trial lecture was titled: Trends within Software Process Improvement (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Collaborative learning in software development: An investigation of characteristics, prerequisites and improvement (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photo: Torstein Hjelle


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.03.2012
Disputation Nattiya Kanhabua

Disputation Nattiya Kanhabua

24th of February, Nattiya Kanhabua completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg supervised Nattiya's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Professor Jon Atle Gulla and  Associate Professor Heri Ramampiaro have co-supervised the PhD work.

Nattiya's trial lecture was titled: Supporting exploration and serendipity in information retrieval (pdf)

She defended her PhD thesis:
Time-aware Approaches to Information Retrieval (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photos from the event by Heri Ramampiaro (Picasa)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 29.02.2012
Disputation João Batista Rocha-Junior

Disputation João Batista Rocha-Junior

30th of January, João Batista Rocha-Junior completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg supervised João's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Professor Jon Atle Gulla,  Adjunct Associate Professor Jon Olav Hauglid, Research Scientist Akrivi Vlachou og Post Doctoral Fellow Christos Doulkeridis have co-supervised the PhD work.

João's trial lecture was titled: Quering and Managing Social Data (pdf)

He defended his PhD thesis:
Efficient Processing of Preference Queries in Distributed and Spatial Databases (pdf)
Slides (pdf)

Photos from the event (Flickr) by Heri Ramampiaro, Naimdjon Takhirov and Kai T. Dragland


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 08.02.2012

2011 Disputations

Disputation Basit Ahmed Khan

Disputation Basit Ahmed Khan

15th of Desember, Basit Ahmed Khan completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Adjunct Professor Mihhail Matskin supervised Basit's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Rolf Bræk and Professor Monica Divitini have co-supervised the PhD work.

Basit completed his PhD work at the FABULA research project, which was funded by the Reseach Council of Norway's VERDIKT programme.

 

Basit's trial lecture was titled: Digital Ecologies: Theory and Applications.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Applying Multi-Agent Software System to Support Citywide Mobile Learning (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 16.12.2011
Disputation Norvald Hegelstad Ryeng

Disputation Norvald Hegelstad Ryeng

28th of November, Norvald Hegelstad Ryeng completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg supervised Norvald's PhD work at the Data and Information Management research group. Professor Svein Erik Bratsberg and Senior Staff Engineer Olav Sandstad have co-supervised the PhD work.

Norvald's trial lecture was titled: Methods for Storing Data in Distributed Systems and Cloud.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Improving Query Processing Performance in Large Distributed Database Management Systems (pdf)

Photos from the disputation (Picasa).

Photos: Heri Ramampiaro


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 01.12.2011
Disputation Ole Andreas Alsos

Disputation Ole Andreas Alsos

24th of November, Ole Andreas Alsos completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Dag Svanæs supervised Ole's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Øystein Nytrø and Associate Professor Arild Faxvaag have co-supervised the PhD work.

The committee for the disputation were: Professor Jan Stage from Aalborg University and Associate Professor Monique W. Jaspers from the University of Amsterdam. Professor Letizia Jaccheri from our department was the administrator for the event.

Ole's trial lecture was titled: Human computer interaction research issues in computer games.

Ole defended his PhD thesis:
Mobile Point-of-Care Systems in Hospitals:Designing for the Doctor-Patient Dialogue (pdf)

Photos from the trial lecture and thesis defense (Flickr).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 29.11.2011
Disputation Nils Brede Moe

Disputation Nils Brede Moe

21st and 22nd of September, Nils Brede Moe completed his trial lectures, and on 22nd of September he completed his thesis defence for the degree of Doctor philosophiae.

Nils' first trial lecture was titled Future of Global Software Development – Opportunities and challenges of combining insourcing and offshoring and the second trial lecture was titled The role of different testing techniques in change-driven development.

The committee for the defence were: professor Kurt Schneider (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Dr. Outi Salo (Nokia Corporation), and professor Torbjørn Skramstad (NTNU) which also  coordinated the event

Nils defended his doctoral thesis:
From Improving Processes to Improving Practice - Software Process Improvement in Transition from Plan-driven to Change-driven Development (DiVA)

Photos of the committee and the candidate (Flickr).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.09.2011
Disputation Dragana Laketic

Disputation Dragana Laketic

26th of August, Dragana Laketic completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Pauline Haddow supervised the first half of the PhD, and Associate Professor Gunnar Tufte supervised the second half of Dragana's PhD work at the Computer Architecture and Design research group. Adjunct Associate Professor Snorre Aunet co-supervised the first half of the PhD, and Professor Trond Ytterdal the last part of the PhD work.

Dragana's trial lecture was titled: The pros and cons of bio-inspiration applied to hardware engineering.

Dragana defended her PhD thesis:
A Novel Framework for Achieving Adaptation in Man-Made Systems Inspired by the Organisation of Living Systems (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 30.08.2011
Disputation Truls Amundsen Bjørklund

Disputation Truls Amundsen Bjørklund

9th of June, Truls Amundsen Bjørklund completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Adjunct Professor Bjørn Olstad supervised Truls' PhD work at the Algorithms, HPC and Graphics research group. Associate Professor Magnus Lie Hetland and Adjunct Associate Professor Øystein Torbjørnsen have co-supervised the PhD work.

Truls' trial lecture was titled: Issues in building and running a search engine in the cloud.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Column Stores versus Search Engines and Applications to Search in Social Networks (pdf)

Photo: Magnus Lie Hetland


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 10.06.2011
Disputation Jon Espen Ingvaldsen

Disputation Jon Espen Ingvaldsen

26th of May, Jon Espen Ingvaldsen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Jon Atle Gulla supervised Jon's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Kjetil Nørvåg and Chief Engineer Steinar Carlsen have co-supervised the PhD work.

Jon's trial lecture was titled: Complex Event Processing (CEP): Concepts, methods, technologies and tools, examples of applications that rely on and may benefit from CEP and impacts of CEP on business processes.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Semantic Process Mining of Enterprise Transaction Data (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 06.06.2011
Disputation Nils Grimsmo

Disputation Nils Grimsmo

27th of May, Nils Grimsmo completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Adjunct Professor Bjørn Olstad supervised Nils' PhD work at the Algorithms, HPC and Graphics research group. Adjunct Associate Professor Øystein Torbjørnsen has co-supervised the PhD work.

Nils' trial lecture was titled: Present a survey of modern parallel databases in cloud computing. Emphasize the following two topics:1) The effects and handling of relaxed consistency, and 2) The application of semi-structured data.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Bottom Up and Top Down - Twig Pattern Matching on Indexed Trees (pdf)

Photo: Nina Grimsmo


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 30.05.2011
Disputation Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen

Disputation Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen

23rd of May, Kirsti Elisabeth Berntsen completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro supervised Kirsti's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Monica Divitine and Professor Morten Levin have co-supervised the PhD work.

Kirsti's trial lecture was titled: Global consequences of information system innovation on service work.

Kirsti defended her PhD thesis:
IS supported service work: A case study of global certification (pdf)

Photo: Torstein Elias L.Hjelle


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 24.05.2011
Disputation Stein Løkke Tomassen

Disputation Stein Løkke Tomassen

11th of May, Stein Løkke Tomassen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Jon Atle Gulla supervised Stein's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Dr. Gunnar Auran and Dr. Robert Engels have co-supervised the PhD work.

Stein's trial lecture was titled: Enabling the Web of Entities: Scalability and Data Quality Problems of  the Semantic Web.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Conceptual Ontology Enrichment for Web Information Retrieval (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 13.05.2011
Disputation Shang Gao

Disputation Shang Gao

7th of April, Shang Gao completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor John Krogstie supervised Shang's PhD work at the Information Systems research group. Professor Guttorm Sindre and Professor Andreas Opdahl have co-supervised the PhD work.

Shang's trial lecture was titled: Agile modeling - a contradiction or opportunity?

Shang Gao defended his PhD thesis:
High Level Modeling and Evaluation of Multi-Channel Services

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 11.04.2011
Disputation Odd Petter Nord Slyngstad

Disputation Odd Petter Nord Slyngstad

1st of April, Odd Petter Nord Slyngstad completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Reidar Conradi supervised Odd Petter's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Professor Torbjørn Skramstad and Chief Scientist Tore Dybå have co-supervised the PhD work.

Odd Petter's trial lecture was titled: Current trends and frameworks for model-driven approaches to software development.

Odd Petter defended his PhD thesis:
Component-Based Software Engineering: Modern Trends, Evolution and Perceived Architectural Risks (pdf)

Photo: Sari C. Cunningham


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 04.04.2011
Disputation Salah Uddin Ahmed

Disputation Salah Uddin Ahmed

11th of March, Salah Uddin Ahmed completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Letizia Jaccheri supervised Salah's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Professor Guttorm Sindre and Professor Kristin Bergaust have co-supervised the PhD work.

Salah's trial lecture was titled: Analysing computer-related works of art: methodological and  theoretical considerations.

Salah defended his PhD thesis:
Extending Software Engineering Collaboration: towards the Intersection of Software and Art (pdf)

Photo: Torstein Elias L.Hjelle


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.03.2011
Disputation Gasparas Jarulaitis

Disputation Gasparas Jarulaitis

2nd of March, Gasparas Jarulaitis completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Eric Monteiro supervised Gasparas' PhD work at the Design and Use of Information Systems research group. Senior Advicer Knut-Helge Ronæs Rolland and Professor Letizia Jaccheri have co-supervised the PhD work.

Gasparas' trial lecture was titled: Strengths and weaknesses of 'local' and 'practice' approaches within information systems research for the study of integration.

Gasparas defended his PhD thesis:
Characterising integration in practice: A case study of collaborative infrastructure (pdf)

Photo: Torstein Elias L.Hjelle


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 03.03.2011

2010 Disputations

Disputation Thorvald Natvig

Disputation Thorvald Natvig

20th of December, Throvald Natvig completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Anne C. Elster supervised Thorvald's PhD work at the Algorithms, HPC, and Graphics research group.

Thorvald's trial lecture was titled: MPI-3 and future high performance computing (HPC).Give an overview and discuss how the proposed MPI-3 standard will address demands of performance and resiliency in future HPC.

Throvald defended his PhD thesis:
Automatic Run-Time Communication and I/O Optimizations (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 21.12.2010
Disputation Gry Seland

Disputation Gry Seland

7th of December, Gry Seland completed her trial lecture and thesis defense. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Dag Svanæs supervised Gry's PhD work at the Design and Use of Information Systems research group. Associate Professor Øystein Nytrø and Associate Professor Hallvard Trætteberg have co-supervised the PhD work.

Gry's trial lecture was titled: Describe and discuss the role of methods in systems development theory and practice.

Gry defended her PhD thesis:
Role-Play Workshops as a User-Centred Design Method for Mobile IT (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 13.12.2010
Disputation Geir Kjetil Hanssen

Disputation Geir Kjetil Hanssen

30th of November, Geir Kjetil Hanssen completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Reidar Conradi supervised Geir's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group. Adjunct Professor Tore Dybå and Professor Eric Monteiro have co-supervised the PhD work.

In photo from left to right: Associate Professor Mohammad Ali Babar, Geir Kjetil Hanssen, Professor Torbjørn Skramstad, and Professor Helen Sharp. Photo: Leendert Wienhofen.

Geir Kjetil's trial lecture was titled: Knowledge Engineering applied to Software Engineering – past, present and future.

Geir Kjetil defended his PhD thesis:
From Agile Software Product Line Engineering Towards Software Ecosystems (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 03.12.2010
Disputation Magnus Jahre

Disputation Magnus Jahre

12th of October, Magnus Jahre completed his trial lecture and thesis defense. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Lasse Natvig supervised Magnus' PhD work at the Computer Architecture and Design research group, with Dr.ing. Torstein Heggebø and Professor Mads Nygård as co-supervisers.

The trial lecture, The use of GPUs for High-Performance Computing, had a record breaking number of attendants, as students from both the Parallel Computing and the Heterogeneous and Green Computing courses attended the trial lecture.

Magnus Jahre defended his PhD thesis:
Managing Shared Resources in Chip Multiprocessor Memory Systems (pdf)

Photos from the trial lecture (Flickr)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 13.10.2010
Disputation Andreas Aas

Disputation Andreas Aas

28th of September, Andreas L. Aas completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Torbjørn Skramstad have supervised Andreas' PhD work at the Design and Use of Information Systems research group. Professor Tor Stålhane and Dr. Lars Bratthall have co-supervised the work.

Andreas Aas defended his PhD thesis:
Industrial Application of Human Factors Safety Standards (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 04.10.2010
Disputation Line Kolås

Disputation Line Kolås

3rd of September, Line Kolås completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Arvid Staupe and Professor Torbjørn Skramstad have supervised Line's PhD work at the Intelligent Learning Arenas research group. Associate Profesor Lars Vavik was a co-superviser for the PhD work.

In photo from left to right: Arvid Staupe, Line Kolås, and Torbjørn Skramstad.

Line Kolås defended her PhD thesis:
Implementation of Pedagogical Principles into the Software Design Process of E-learning Applications (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 09.09.2010
Disputation Birgit R. Krogstie

Disputation Birgit R. Krogstie

Monday 21st of June, Birgit R. Krogstie completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Monica Divitini has supervised Birgit's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group.

Birgit's PhD work was inter-disiplinary and crossed three different fields of expertice. The selection of committee members for the disputation were selected to reflect these fields.

As we want more women in Computer Science research it was a happy coincedence that almost all persons involved (the candidate, the supervisor, the administrator, and the members of the committee) were women.

Birgit Krogstie defended her PhD thesis:
The work-reflection-learning cycle in software engineering student projects: Use of collaboration tools (pdf)

In photo from left to right: Professor Monica Divitini (supervisor), Dr. Jocelyn Armarego (committee member), Birgit R. Krogstie, Professor Ove Kr. Haugaløkken (co-supervisor), Professor Barbara Wasson (committee member), and Professor Letizia Jaccheri (administrator).

Photos from the event (Flickr).

Related news:

Gruppebilde


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 22.06.2010
Disputation Øyvind Hauge

Disputation Øyvind Hauge

17th of June, Øyvind Hauge completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Reidar Conradi has supervised Øyvind's PhD work at the Software Engineering research group.

Øyvind Hauge defended his PhD thesis:
Adoption of Open Source Software in Software-Intensive Industry (pdf)

Photo: Torstein Hjelle


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 22.06.2010
Disputation Marius Grannæs

Disputation Marius Grannæs

9th of June, Marius Grannæs completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Lasse Natvig has supervised Marius' PhD work at the Computer Architecture and Design research group.

Marius Grannæs defended his PhD thesis:
Reducing Memory Latency by Improving Resource Utilization (pdf)

Photo: Lasse Natvig


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 14.06.2010
Disputation Fredrik Orderud

Disputation Fredrik Orderud

27th of May, Fredrik Orderud completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Adjunct Professor Bjørn Olstad supervised Fredrik's PhD work at the Algorithms, HPC, and Graphics research group.

Fredrik Orderud defended his PhD thesis:
Real-time Segmentation of 3D Echocardiograms Using a State Estimation Approach With Deformable Models (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 28.05.2010
Disputation Boye Annfelt Høverstad

Disputation Boye Annfelt Høverstad

14th of May, Boye Annfelt Høverstad completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Keith Downing supervised Boye's PhD work at the Self-Organizing Systems research group.

Boye Annfelt Høverstad defended his PhD thesis:
Exploring Structural and Dynamical Factors in the Evolution of Artificial Neural Networks (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 26.05.2010
Disputation Martin Thorsen Ranang

Disputation Martin Thorsen Ranang

5th of February, Martin Thorsen Ranang completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Tore Amble supervised Martin's PhD at the Logic and Language Technology research group.

In photo from left to right: Professor Jon Atle Gulla, Martin Throsen Ranang, and Professor Janne Bondi Johannessen.

Martin Thorsen Ranang defended his PhD thesis:
Open-Domain World-Level Interpretation of Norwegian: Towards a General Encyclopedic Question-Answering System for Norwegian (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 08.02.2010

2009 Disputations

Disputation Thomas Østerlie

Disputation Thomas Østerlie

Friday 21st of October, Thomas Østerlie completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Letizia Jaccheri supervised Thomas' PhD at the Software Engineering group.

Thomas defended his PhD thesis:
Problems and Solutions Maintaining and Integrated System in a Community of Volunteers (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 26.10.2009
Disputation Axel Tidemann

Disputation Axel Tidemann

Friday 16th of October, Axel Tidemann completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate Professor Pinar Öztürk supervised Axel Tidemann's PhD at the Self-Organizing Systems group.

Axel Tidemann defended his PhD thesis:
A Groovy Virtual Drummer: Learning by Imitation Using a Self-Organizing Connectionist Architecture (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 19.10.2009
Disputation Jo Skjermo

Disputation Jo Skjermo

10th of September, Jo Skjermo completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Keith Downing and Assistant Professor Torbjørn Hallgren supervised Jo Skjermo's PhD at the Algorithms, HPC, and Graphics research group.

Jo Skjermo defended his PhD thesis:
Generation, Rendering and Animation of Polygon Tree Models (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 11.09.2009
Disputation Ole Christian Eidheim

Disputation Ole Christian Eidheim

29th of May, Ole Christian Eidheim completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. He will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Keith Downing supervised Ole's PhD at the Self-Organizing Systems research group.

Ole Christian Eidheim defended his PhD thesis:
New Approaches for Representation and Segmentation of Organs in CT and MR scans (pdf)

Photo: Private


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 04.06.2009
Disputation Anita Ashok Gupta

Disputation Anita Ashok Gupta

28th of May, Anita Ashok Gupta completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Reidar Conradi supervised Anita's PhD at the Software Engineering research group.

Anita Gupta defended her PhD thesis:
The Profile of Software Change in Reusable vs. Non-Reusable Industrial Software System (pdf)

Photos from the event (Flickr).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 02.06.2009
Disputation Lillian Røstad

Disputation Lillian Røstad

27th of January, Lillian Røstad completed her trial lecture and thesis defence. She will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate professor Øystein Nytrø supervised Lillian's PhD at the Design and Use of Information Systems group.

In photo from left to right: associate professor Dag Svanes, professor Svein Johan Knapskog, professor Ravi Sandhu, Lillian Røstad, associate professor Øystein Nytrø, and associate professor Silvana Quaglini.

Lillian Røstad defended her PhD thesis:
Access Control in Healthcare Information Systems (pdf)

Photos from the PhD defence.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 29.01.2009
Disputation Sven Ziemer

Disputation Sven Ziemer

19th of January Sven Ziemer completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Sven completed his PhD at the Software Engineering group, supervised by professor Tor Stålhane.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Trade-offs for Web Apllication Development; Understanding and Improving Current industrial Practices (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 20.01.2009

2008 Disputations

Disputation Geir Kjetil Ferkingstad Sandve

Disputation Geir Kjetil Ferkingstad Sandve

12th of September Geir Kjetil Ferkingstad Sandve completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Geir Kjetil carried out his PhD at the Algorithms, HPC, and Graphics group, supervised by professor Arne Halaas.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Potentials and limitations of motif-based binding site prediction in DNA (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.09.2008
Disputation Olaf Rene Birkeland

Disputation Olaf Rene Birkeland

2nd and 3rd of September Olaf Rene Birkeland completed his trial lectures, and on 3rd of September he completed his thesis defence for the degree of Doctor philosophiae.

The committee for the defence were: professor Brian Vinter from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, associate professor Arne Maus from the University of Oslo, and professor Mads Nygård which also was coordinator for the event.

Olaf Rene Birkeland defended his doctoral thesis:
Searching large data volumes with MISD processing (Diva link)

Photos from the event (Flickr).

Update: It-maur kan utrette mirakler (adressa.no, in Norwegian).


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 04.09.2008
Disputation Heine Kolltveit

Disputation Heine Kolltveit

20th of June Heine Kolltveit completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Heine completed his PhD for the Database Systems group, supervised by professor Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Efficient Commit Processing in High-Availability Main-Memory Databases (pdf)

Photos from the event.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 20.06.2008
Disputation Nicolae-Zoran Constantinescu-Fülöps

Disputation Nicolae-Zoran Constantinescu-Fülöps

16th of May Nicolae-Zoran Constantinescu-Fülöps completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doctor scientiarum degree. Professor Richard Blake supervised the doctoral work, which was carried out for the Knowledge-Based Systems group.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
A Desktop Grid Computing Approach for Sientific Computing and Visualization (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 19.05.2008
Disputation Jörg Cassens

Disputation Jörg Cassens

5th of May Jörg Cassens completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doctor scientiarum degree. Professor Agnar Aamodt from the Knowledge-Based Systems group, supervised Jörg's doctoral work.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
Explanation Awareness and Ambient Intelligence as Social Technologies (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 05.05.2008
Disputation Asbjørn Djupdal

Disputation Asbjørn Djupdal

24th of April Asbjørn Djupdal completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. The PhD was completed at the Computer Architecture and Design group, with associate professor Pauline Haddow as supervisor.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Evolving Static Hardware Redunancy for Defect Tolerant FPGAs (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 25.04.2008
Disputation Yun Lin

Disputation Yun Lin

3rd of April Yun Lin completed her trial lecture and thesis defence, and she will eventually be awarded the Doktor ingeniør degree. Yun Lin is the last of a long serie of doctoral students supervised by professor Arne Sølvberg from the Information Systems group.

She defended her doctoral thesis:
Semantic Annotation for Process Models: Facilitating Process Knowledge Mangement via Semantic Interoperability (pdf)

Persons in photo from left to right: Letizia Jaccheri, Antonio Olivé, Yun Lin, Arne Sølvberg, and Colette Rolland (one of the first woman professors in computer science)

Congratulation to Yun and to our Dean.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 04.04.2008
Disputation Waclaw Kusnierczyk

Disputation Waclaw Kusnierczyk

28th of March Waclaw Kusnierczyk completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doktor ingeniør degree. Waclaw's doctoral work was carried out at the Knowledge-Based Systems group, supervised by professor Agnar Aamodt.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
Augmenting Bioinformatics Research with Biomedical Ontologies (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 31.03.2008
Disputation Yngve Dahl

Disputation Yngve Dahl

10th of December Yngve Dahl completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Associate professor Øystein Nytrø from the Design and Use of Information Systems group, supervised Yngve's PhD.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Ubiquitous Computing at Point of Care in Hospitals: A User-Centered Approach (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 14.01.2008

2007 Disputations

Disputation Jon Arvid Børretzen

Disputation Jon Arvid Børretzen

17th of December Jon Arvid Børretzen completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Jon Arvid carried out his PhD work at the Software Engineering group, under professor Reidar Conradi's supervision.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Software Fault Reporting Processes in Business-Critical Systems (pdf)


By: Roger Midtstraum     Published: 19.12.2007
Disputation Jørgen Løland

Disputation Jørgen Løland

4th of December Jørgen Løland completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Svein-Olaf Hvasshovd at the Database Systems group supervised Jørgen's PhD.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Materialized View Creation and Transformation of Schemas in Highly Available Database Systems (pdf)


By: Roger Midtstraum     Published: 04.12.2007
Disputation Siv Hilde Houmb

Disputation Siv Hilde Houmb

30th of November Siv Hilde Houmb completed her trial lecture and thesis defence, and she will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Siv Hilde completed her PhD under supervision from professor Tor Stålhane at the Software Engineering group.

She defended her PhD thesis:
Decision Support for Choice of Security Solution: The Aspect-Oriented Risk-Driven Development (AORDD) Framework (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 30.11.2007
Disputation Inger Dybdahl Sørby

Disputation Inger Dybdahl Sørby

22nd of November Inger Dybdahl Sørby completed her trial lecture and thesis defence, and she will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Øystein Nytrøe from the Design and Use of Information Systems group has been the supervisor for Inger's PhD.

She defended her PhD thesis:
Observing and Analyzing Clinicians' Information and Communacation Behaviour: An Approach to Requirements Engineering for Mobile Health Information Systems (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.11.2007
Disputation Glenn Munkvold

Disputation Glenn Munkvold

21st of November Glenn Munkvold completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doctor scientiarum degree. Professor Monica Divitini supervised Glenn's doctoral work at the Software Engineering group.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
Making IT Work in Practice: Integrating the ERP-based Nursing Record with Nursing Work (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.11.2007
Disputation Pavel Petrovic

Disputation Pavel Petrovic

16th of November Pavel Petrovic completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Keith Downing from the Self-Organizing Systems group, supervised Pavel's PhD work.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Incremental Evolutionary Methods for Automatic Programming of Robot Controllers (pdf)

Photo: Tore Bruland


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 19.11.2007
Disputation Finn Olav Bjørnson

Disputation Finn Olav Bjørnson

14th of November Finn Olav Bjørnson completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Finn Olav's PhD was supervised by professor Reidar Conradi from the Software Engineering Group.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Knowledge Management in Software Process Improvement (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.11.2007
Disputation Peter Boros

Disputation Peter Boros

11th of October Peter Boros completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doktor ingeniør degree. Professor Richard Blake supervised Peter's doctoral work at the Knowledge-Based Systems group.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
Object Recognition: Modelling and the Interface to a control Strategy for Matching (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 15.10.2007
Disputation Sigve Hovda

Disputation Sigve Hovda

1st of October Sigve Hovda completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Bjørn Olstad supervised Sigve's PhD, which was carried out for the Algorithms, HPC, and Graphics group.

He defended his PhD thesis:
New Doppler-Based Imaging Methods in Echocardiography with Applications in Blood/Tissue Segmentation (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 01.10.2007
Disputation Simon Thoresen

Disputation Simon Thoresen

20th of August Simon Thoresen completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Richard Blake from the Knowledge-Based Systems group, was Simon's supervisor for the PhD.

He defended his PhD thesis:
An effecient solution to inexact graph matching with application to computer vision (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 21.08.2007
Disputation Anders Kofod-Petersen

Disputation Anders Kofod-Petersen

1st of June Anders Kofod-Petersen completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doctor scientiarum degree. The doctoral work was carried out at the Knowledge-Based Systems Group, under supervision by professor Agnar Aamodt.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
A Cased-Based Approach to Realising Ambient Intelligence among Agents (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 05.06.2007
Disputation Haakon Dybdahl

Disputation Haakon Dybdahl

3rd of May Haakon Dybdahl completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Haakon completed his PhD for the Computer Architecture and Design group, supervised by professor Lasse Natvig.

Appearing from left to right on photo: Haakon Dybdahl, Gjessing, Gonzalez, and Pauline Haddow.

He defended his PhD thesis:
Architectural Techniques to Improve Cache Utilization (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 03.05.2007
Disputation Cyril Banino-Rokkones

Disputation Cyril Banino-Rokkones

27th of March Cyril Banino-Rokkones completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doktor ingeniør degree. The doctoral work was carried out at the Computer Architecture and Design group, under supervision from professor Lasse Natvig.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
Algorithmic and Scheduling Techniques for Heterogeneous and Distributed Computing (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 29.03.2007
Disputation Jennifer Sampson

Disputation Jennifer Sampson

21st of March Jennifer Sampson completed her trial lecture and thesis defence, and she will eventually be awarded the PhD degree. Professor Arne Sølvberg from the Information Systems group, supervised Jennifer's PhD.

She defended her PhD thesis:
A Comprehenshive Framework for Ontology Alignment Quality (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.03.2007

Disputation Frode Sørmo

9th of February Frode Sørmo completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doctor scientiarum degree. Frode completed his doctoral work at the Knowledge-Based Systems group, with professor Agnar Aamodt as supervisor.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
Case-Based Tutoring with Concept Maps (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 16.02.2007

2006 Disputations

Disputation Hao Ding

Disputation Hao Ding

23rd of September Hao Ding completed his trial lecture and thesis defence, and he will eventually be awarded the Doktor ingeniør degree. Professor Ingeborg Sølvberg from the Information Management group, supervised Hao Ding's doctoral work.

He defended his doctoral thesis:
A Semantic Search Framework in Peer-to-Peer Based Digital Libraries (pdf)


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 23.11.2006
Disputation Hien Nam Le

Disputation Hien Nam Le

10th of November, Hien Nam Le completed his trial lecture and thesis defence. 14th of November, he was awarded the PhD degree by the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. Professor Mads Nygård supervised Hien's PhD at the Database Systems group.

Hien defended his PhD thesis:
A Transaction Processing System for Supporting Mobile Collaborative Works (pdf)

Photos from the dissertation.


By: Kai Torgeir Dragland     Published: 10.11.2006
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