Abo Akademie

I spent my internship abroad at the Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research (IAMSR) headed by Professor Christer Carlsson, who is a Professor of the Management Sciences at the Åbo Akademi University. IAMSR is a research institute with the objective to study and develop the theory and applications of knowledge based systems in management. The research is carried out in cooperation with major Finnish companies, which makes the research relevant and verifiable with respect to, both, the theoretical foundations and the usefulness of the systems technology developed. The institute has research positions for research fellows, visiting scholars and project researchers. During my stay the personnel included about 30 researchers, research assistants and students working in several programs.

 

 

The institute is located in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) House which is one of the units in the Turku Science Park - one of the largest technology centers in Finland with more than 300 companies and research institutes and more than 13,500 people working in these organizations. In total there are more than 25,000 students and 400 professors in the science park area, and some 200 doctoral dissertations are submitted annually.

As part of the research programs, IAMSR is carrying out theory-driven and applied research in knowledge based support systems, cognitive maps and hyperknowledge, software agents, approximate reasoning and fuzzy logic, data-mining, self-organizing maps, scenario work and real options theory. During my stay I had an opportunity to participate in seminars, invited talks and meetings with partners from industry and researchers from various institutions which was hugely advantageous to my research project employing “metaheuristic approaches to multiobjective job scheduling in cloud computing systems”.

 

Jakub Gąsior

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