Informatics: Nanoelectronics and Robotics
We are currently seeing a rapid development in computer technology. One example is the increasing supply of small handheld devices with new and exciting features. The demand for electronics in such products is becoming more challenging both in terms of speed, flexibility, size and power consumption.
An important prerequisite for new products is steady progress in basic semiconductor technology and increased ability to utilize technology in system design and use of improved signal processing.
Both the consumer products and the industrial systems benefit from this development. Miniature electronic devices are everywhere and are appearing in ever-new varieties adapted to the application area. Typical examples are today's mobile phones that have evolved into wireless, flexible multi-function terminals and advanced robots that replicate and take over human functions.
For the technology to be accepted by as many people as possible, we need more intelligent and natural interfaces for such devices - anything with a screen and keyboard. This requires sophisticated systems for analyzing signals from small, distributed sensors (for pressure, acceleration, temperature, sound, image, etc.) and for the control of movement in various types of actuators and robots.
Additional admission criteria:
Previous studies in mathematics at upper secondary school or university level are required. Documentation must be submitted together with the application, and candidates will be evaluated individually. If the academic level you have achieved in some subjects is not evident from the documentation, please include more detailed information about the courses you have completed.