PhD-student Simone Gimaldi was awarded with 30 000 SEK from Ericsson research foundation to make a researchvisit to Dr. Song Han and his research team at the University of Connecticut.
Simone who is a PhD-student within the research action ASIS (Autonomous Sensors for Industrial Wireless Sensor Network) will visit Dr. Song Han at the Computer Science and Engineering Department at University of Connecticut (UCONN), USA. UCONN was founded in 1881 and have today more than 30 000 students. Dr. Song Han is a leading reseracher within realtime communication in wireless networks and STC research centre would like to establish cooperation with Dr Han and his research group.
The goal with Simones research visit in October is to work on a joint publication and it will be a starting point of a new collaboration between the two universities.
Facts about Ericsson Research Foundation:
The foundation was created May 5, 1946, to honor Ericsson's founder Lars Magnus Ericsson, on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Its purpose is to promote scientific research by giving grants to scientists and MSc students at Swedish universities and institutes, who wants to do research in Electrical Engineering, in a wide sense that is of interest to Ericsson. "Research" is normally defined as "MSc thesis and above". Grants are sometimes given to students at Swedish Universities who want to do their MSc thesis abroad, very seldom for studies or other activities before that level. Most grants go to PhD students and doctors.
The amount of the grants varies between SEK 15 000 and SEK 50 000. The total dividend amount is in the range of a half to one million SEK per year. The grants have usually been intended as partial financing of a research visit to a foreign university or for participation in a conference, to make a presentation of an accepted paper.