LO visited Simula last week
Aslak Tveito, Director of Simula, gave the visitors a general introduction to Simula before they were told more about our three main activities: research, education and innovation. Marianne Aasen, Director of Simula School of Research and Innovation, talked about education, especially digitalisation in continuing education. She explained among other things how Simula teaches teachers how to use programming in their own classroom, which the visitors found interesting. There were also good discussions around start-up companies when Ottar Hovind, Director of Simula Innovation, presented Simula Innovation and the Simula Garage.
The research part was presented by Kyrre Lekve, Deputy Director of Simula, and Professor and Chief Research Scientist in the Machine Intelligence Department Pål Halvorsen. Pål talked about Diagnostic Decision Support in the Gastrointestinal Tract as an example of Simula’s research, where they research and develop complete, high-high-performance end-to-end systems. Based on the societal challenges, systems for both live colonoscopy and wireless video endoscopy (camera capsules) using various types of machine learning were presented, and the promising experimental results were discussed.
You can read more about the visit on Frifagbevegelse.no (in Norwegian)
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) is decidedly the largest and most influential workers' organisation in Norway. LO has a strong position in society and has set its stamp on society's development for more than 100 years. (www.lo.no)