Data analysis is a process of gathering, modeling, and transforming data with the goal of highlighting useful information, suggesting conclusions, and supporting decision making. Data analysis has multiple facets and approaches, encompassing diverse techniques under a variety of names, in different business, science, and social science domains. Our expertise in the field of data analysis covers the following subjects.
SINTEF Digital Software
Software represents the pen and paper of our digital age. In its “ISTAG” report, the EU Commission has highlighted the relevance of software to the European economy and society as a whole, and has termed it a Key Enabling Technology (KET).
We specialize in tool, methodologies and technologies that promote inclusion of and collaboration among the stakeholders in ICT implementation and digitalization processes. We have a long and broad experience in developing and evaluating welfare technology, ICT-based welfare services and electronic health information systems and services. We are also developing technology for crisis handling, museums and information systems to protect cultural heritage, and for the oil industry.
Community noise is an environmental problem in our modern society. The best way to diminish this nuisance is through good planning, noise minimisation, and taking account of people's reactions to noise. SINTEF is developing tools for predicting noise levels from most community noise sources. Our main goal is the development of prediction tools for use in noise planning and noise monitoring.
The monitoring of critical environmental parameters is particularly important as part of the sustainable development of contemporary society. For example, current levels of marine resource exploitation demand accurate monitoring methods in order to support appropriate management strategies. The same applies to the major pressures exerted on the environment by the shipping and oil- and gas industries. SINTEF ICT is active as a driving force in this field and collaborates both with industry and the public sector to develop methods and technologies for accurate and effective environmental monitoring. Our project activities include;
Information security involves ensuring that information is only available to those who are authorized to see it (confidentiality), that the accuracy of data is maintained (integrity), and that IT systems and other facilities are present and usable when and where they are needed (availability). It's all about bringing the right information to the right people at the right time.
SINTEF develops software dedicated for research. By having software developers who daily work closely with scientists and clinicians theories, algorithms and new technology are rapidly developed, integrated and tested in the medical environment.
We are now living in a digital, service-based economy. Over the last decade, industries and all other sectors have adopted more service- and user-oriented approaches, placing customers at the centre and basing their communications with them regarding provision and use on the connectivity provided by the internet.
The vision of smart cities is to facilitate better-informed and optimal preparation and use of the infrastructure services by means of ICT. This provides a potential for significant savings both in terms of cost and energy consumption, which is necessary to ensure sustainability of the modern society.
Software represents the pen and paper of our digital age. In its “ISTAG” report, the EU Commission has highlighted the relevance of software to the European economy and society as a whole, and has termed it a Key Enabling Technology (KET). As a KET, software is defined as essential to wealth generation and socioeconomic development due to its ability to accelerate innovation in industry, business and the public sector, and for its contribution to social innovation.
Faster, better and cheaper are challenges that IT companies face every day. The customer's expectations shall be met in a world where constant change in environment, organization and technology are the rule rather than the exception. A solution for meeting these challenges is to share knowledge and experience – utilize what others have already learned. This may seem self-evident, but experience shows that many people struggle to get started and to maintain focus on continuous improvement.
SINTEF ICT works with technology providers across all application areas. We transfer applied ICT research to products and services in close collaboration with technology providers and end-users. In the case of some companies, we work as an extension of their own research and development departments either by contributing valuable specialist expertise, or by providing independent research, development and innovative input. For other companies, we work together with the technology provider to supply complete research and development services, including implementation involving end-users. In such cases we expect the technology provider to take responsibility for final integration and commercialisation of the product. In many cases our pool of applied knowledge within generic fields allows us to cross-fertilise between applications and market sectors, creating new opportunities and valuable ideas. We also endeavour to address more difficult challenges by building multidisciplinary research teams using the best researchers from both within and outside SINTEF.
In its National Transport Plan, the Norwegian government has a stated objective to deliver a transport system that is resource-efficient, easily accessible, safe and environmentally friendly. Information and communication technology represents an important means of achieving these goals.
Welfare Technology can help people in their daily lives. Examples include intelligent aids such as cleaning robots, sensors embedded in clothing, and smart homes. Welfare technology is closely linked to Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), but whereas AAL focuses on "addressing the needs of an aging population", Welfare Technology also addresses other users such as the disabled, schools, day care centres and workers in general.
The 15th workshop of SweConsNet, the Network for Sweden-based researchers and practitioners of Constraint Programming
Giantleap aims to increase lifetime and reliability of fuel cells in buses
The goal of the SmartPower project is to demonstrate the usefulness of modern optimisation methods for demand respons applications in energy market. To this end, we develop a prototype for optimised Power Matching/load balancing in large scale Smart Grids, a highly complex optimisation problem.
Norwegian researchers make European air traffic more efficient
Many major European airports are unable to expand. This means that aircraft departures, arrivals and surface movements will have to be speeded up. A Norwegian system designed to make all airport movements more efficient is tested in Hamburg, and at Arlanda in Stockholm and Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
Optimal fixture scheduling
With help from SINTEF, the northern Norwegian company Profixio is aiming to become a world leader in fixture scheduling for handball, football and volleyball tournaments.