Nora Annual conference 3rd and 4th June 2021 - Save the date!

NORA's annual conference will be held 3rd og and 4th June 2021. The conference will feature many exciting keynotes, discussions and an opportunity to update yourself on the lates development on the AI front. Save the date!

Early registration will open soon. More information will follow. Save the date!

Stavanger focuses on artificial intelligence

The University of Stavanger strengthens its research on artificial intelligence through the Stavanger AI Lab, which was launched on 6th November 2020.

(In Norwegian)

NORA webinar: Big data for mental health research

Curious about big data and machine learning for mental health research? Join Thomas Wolfers and NORA for this exciting webinar about the idea of personalized or precision medicine for complex disorders or diseases . 

Date and time: 4th December, 2 p.m.
Registration: Register your participation here

Bridging the AI gap - meet NORA's latest employee

Imagine writing an article about AI every day for 500 days continuously. That is what NORAs latest employee, Alex Moltzau, has done. A champion of collaboration and an AI enthusiast at heart, Alex is on a mission to make AI work for the good of the society. 

New competence center for high performance computing (HPC)

Does your workplace need to make calculations based on large amounts of data, but you lack both competence and infrastructure? Now a new Norwegian competence center can offer help.

(In Norwegian)

A blogpost about Music and AI - by professor Alexander Refsum Jensenius

Last week I was interviewed about music and artificial intelligence (AI). This led to several different stories on radio, TV, and as text. The reason for the sudden media interest in this topic was a story by The Guardian on the use of deep learning for creating music. They featured an example of the creation of Sinatra-inspired music made using a deep learning algorithm.

MMIV Conference 2020 - Enabling imaging technology to transform patient care

December 9-10, 2020
The main theme of the conference is ‘Enabling imaging technology to transform patient care’. International and local researchers are presenting novel imaging technologies, neuroimaging, molecular imaging and multiparametric MRI in cancer and neurological disease.

The conference will be held at Bikuben conference center in a hybrid format.

Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop 2021

January 18-20, 2021
Deep learning is an emerging subfield in machine learning that has in recent years achieved state-of-the-art performance in image classification, object detection, segmentation, time series prediction and speech recognition to name a few. This workshop will gather researchers both on a national and international level to exchange ideas, encourage collaborations and present cutting-edge research. The workshop is being organised by the UiT Machine Learning group, UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Norwegian Computing Center.


Join NORA.startup

NORA.startup is NORA’s innovation network. Through cooperation between academia, incubators and start-up companies NORA.startup is building a national innovation network for research-based innovation.

NORA.startup is one of several initiatives within NORA. It is a national networking arena for and by  the research and startup community in Norway in the field of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics, with a high degree of technical and academic competence and expertise.

Read more about NORA.startup here, and apply for membership if you meet the criteria.

Join NORA's research school

NORA is in the process of establishing a research school for PhD students at our partner institutions.  Membership is open for any PhD student with a project related to artificial intelligence, machine learning and/or robotics. 

Through membership in NORA Research School you will be able to create a unique network with peers at 9 of Norway´s leading universities and research institutions. You will also be the first to receive relevant information about and the opportunity to participate in courses, lectures and events.

Read more about the research school and become a member by following this link.
You can be a member of several research schools simultaneously, and there are no obligations, costs or commitments to being a member.​

Apply for funding
While many researchers are waiting for the first round of open calls from Horizon Europe program to be published, there are many great funding opportunities available to consider for 2021 from The Research Council of Norway. Take a look: 

Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal
Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals: NOK 1 918 000 000
Funding scale: NOK 4 000 000-12 000 000
Duration: 36-72 months
Funding is intended to support scientific renewal and development in research that can help to advance the research front. This call targets researchers who have demonstrated the ability to conduct research of high scientific quality and applies to all disciplines and research areas.

Researcher Project for Young Talents
Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals: NOK 378 000 000
Funding scale: NOK 4 000 000-8 000 000
Duration: 36-48 months
Funding is intended to give talented researchers under the age of 40 the opportunity to pursue their ideas and lead a research project. This call is targeted towards researchers in the early stages of their careers, 2–7 years after defence of an approved doctorate, who have demonstrated the potential to conduct research of high scientific quality.

Large-scale Interdisciplinary Researcher Project
Amount of funding presumed available for this call for proposals: NOK 1 070 000 000
Funding scale: NOK 12 000 000-25 000 000
Duration: 48-72 months
Funding is intended to advance the research front by providing larger-scale allocations to interdisciplinary projects. The Research Council will provide support for researchers from different subject areas to work together to generate new knowledge that would not be possible to obtain without interdisciplinary cooperation.
Full list here:
UiT The Arctic University of Norway - Associate Professor / Professor in Machine Learning
The Department of Physics and Technology has 1-2 permanent positions as professor/associate professor in Machine Learning.
Application deadline: 15th December 2020

University of Bergen - Associate professor in Information Science
There is a vacancy for a permanent associate professor position in information science at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies.
Application deadline: 10th January 2021

University of Bergen - PhD position in Information Science - AI
At the Department of Information and Media Studies, University of Bergen, there is a vacancy for a doctoral candidate in information science.
Application deadline: 8th January 2021
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