Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden's largest individual research program ever. WASP's mission is to build a world leading platform for academic research that interacts with leading companies in Sweden to develop knowledge and competence for the future. Its key values are "research excellence in autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry".

The program addresses research on autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. Software is the main enabler in autonomous systems, and is an integrated research theme of the program. WASP's key values are research excellence and industrial relevance.

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of autonomous systems and software. The curriculum provides the foundations, perspectives, and state-of-the-art knowledge in the different disciplines taught by leading researchers in the field. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.

WASP looking for seven Ph.D. students

We are currently looking for seven Ph.D. students in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Communication Technology to join WASP. The concerned research projects are: 

  • Security and Privacy of Autonomous Systems in the Home
  • Reinforcement learning endowed multi-robot planning and control under temporal logic tasks
  • Learning Dynamical Systems
  • Embedded Optimization for Real-Time Machine-Learning
  • Principled Integration of Logic Reasoning and Deep Learning
  • Autonomous Time-Critical Cloud
  • Trustworthy Internet of Things 

Project descriptions, qualifications and application


For general questions concerning WASP, contact:
Fredrik Heintz, the Director of WASP Graduate School, LiU

For general questions concerning WASP at KTH, contact:
Bo Wahlberg, professor at KTH School of Electrical Engineering

Drones could change life for foresters

WASP's PhD student Håkan Carlsson was one of the winners at Venture Cups in 2016. Carlsson's idea revolves around drones and how one can use them to inspect forest holdings and determine their value. The innovation is called Tree mapping and could mean substantial savings for the timber trade industry. 

Meet Rui Oliveira

Meet one of WASP's industry-employed PhD-students Rui Filipe De Sousa Olivera from Scania.

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