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M.Sc. (Tech.) Lauri Viitasaari will defend the dissertation "Integration in a Normal World: Fractional Brownian Motion and Beyond" on 28 February 2014 in lecture hall M1, Otakaari 1, Espoo. The dissertation is about stochastic integration with respect to Gaussian processes. The dissertation extends knowledge on integration with respect to certain well-known processes and generalizes some known results to cover also other processes. Opponent: Professor David Nualart, University of Kansas, USA
The public examination of the doctoral dissertation of M.Sc. (Tech.) Ronny Wahlström will be held on the 21th of February 2014 at noon at Aalto University School of Chemical Technology. The title of the dissertation is "Enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose in aqueous ionic liquids”. Opponent: Prof. Antje Spiess, RWTH Aachen (RWTH Aachen University), Germany. Supervisign professor: Prof. Reija Jokela, Aalto University School of Chemical Technology, Department of Chemistry.
Wei Lu's  M.Sc. (Econ.), doctoral dissertation in International Business and Management Localization of Human Resource Management Practices in China: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis Approach will be examined at the Aalto University SChool of Business on Friday 7 of February, 2014 from 12 o'clock onwards (Main building, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Hall, (C350), 3rd floor, Runeberginkatu 14-16).
Ann E. Towns, Henrik Zetterberg, Staffan I. Lindberg and Sebastian Westenhoff. These are the names of the four researchers from the University of Gothenburg who have been appointed within the career programme Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The programme was initiated by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and provides long-term funding for promising young researchers in all disciplines.
Researchers Olof Torgersson, Wolmet Barendregt and Eva Eriksson are granted 4 000 000 SEK from Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond. The project Touch AT! - Designing interactive assistive touch technologies for children with intellectual disabilities aims to investigate how interactive assistive touch based technologies for children with intellectual disabilities (ID) in grade 6-9 in the Swedish Compulsory school for children with learning disabilities (särskola) can be designed.
Researchers in Gothenburg have been using 3D technology from the film industry to analyze the everyday movements of stroke patients. The results, which are reported in a doctoral thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy, indicate that computerized motion analysis increases our knowledge of how stroke patients can improve their ability to move through rehabilitation.
The Annual Lecture on Global Collaboration - opening of the Global Week. SIDA'S DG speaks on the theme: "Challenges for development cooperation in a new global context".