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News Article | April 24, 2017
Site: www.sciencemag.org

From the 80-kilogram Great Dane to the 1-kilogram tiny teacup poodle, there seems to be a dog for everyone. Now, the largest genetic analysis to date has figured out how those breeds came to be, which ones are really closely related, and what makes some dogs more susceptible to certain diseases. "They show that by using genetics, you can really show what was going on as [breeders] were making these breeds," says Elinor Karlsson, a computational biologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester who was not involved with the work. After dogs were initially domesticated—likely between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago—people picked the best hunters, house guards, and herding animals to be their best friends, depending on their needs. There were dogs for war and for cuddling, for fur and meat, and for being good companions. Today dogs come in 350 or so breeds, each with specific traits and behaviors. Many arose in the past 200 years. Some studies have defined the genetics of a relatively small number of breeds, but none has been comprehensive enough to show how and when most came into existence. "The whole period in between [domestication and today] has been a black box," Karlsson says. Elaine Ostrander and Heidi Parker, geneticists at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and their colleagues spent 20 years going to dog shows, writing dog fanciers, and getting help from all corners of the world to collect DNA samples; in some cases they used already collected data. They weren’t interested in determining how and when dogs were domesticated, but how all the breeds developed. Their sample now includes 1346 dogs representing 161 breeds, or not quite half of all kinds of dogs. By comparing the differences at 150,000 spots on each dog's genome, they built a family tree. "The scope of the analysis is very impressive, [a] tour-de-force on breed evolution," says evolutionary biologist Robert Wayne of the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not involved with the work. Almost all the breeds fell into 23 larger groupings called clades, the team details today in . Although genetically defined, the clades also tended to bring together dogs with similar traits: Thus boxers, bulldogs, and Boston terriers—all bred for strength—fall into one clade; whereas herders like sheepdogs, corgis, and collies fall into another; and hunters like retrievers, spaniels, and setters fall into a third. The grouping of different breeds that share particular jobs suggests that ancient breeders likely bred dogs for specific purposes, choosing to care for those that were best at guarding or herding. Then, in the past 200 years, people subdivided those larger groups into breeds. But the data also show how some breeds helped create others, as they share DNA with multiple clades. As one of the earliest small dogs, the pug, which hailed from China, was used in Europe from the 1500s onward to shrink other breeds. Thus, pug DNA is part of many other toy and small dog genomes, Parker explains. "This is very exciting!” says Peter Savolainen, an evolutionary geneticist at the Royal Institute of Technology in Solna, Sweden, who was not involved with the work. “It shows how attractive traits from one breed [have] been bred into new breeds." Having these clades will help veterinarians spot potential genetic problems, Parker says. For example, before vets couldn't really understand why a genetic disease called collie eye anomaly, which can distort different parts of the eye, and shows up in collies, border collies, and Australian shepherds, also occurs in Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers. But the genetic analysis shows that this retriever has either collie or Australian shepherd ancestors that may have passed on the defective gene. "Mixing has resulted in the sharing of specific genomic regions harboring mutations which cause disease in very different breeds," Wayne says. Wayne and Karlsson both stress that to provide more details, the researchers should work to compare whole genomes—the entire 2.5 billion bases. And as Savolainen points out, the work "is a very good first step into the origins of all dog breeds, but half of all breeds are still missing." Ostrander and Parker say they see this publication as a midpoint, not an endpoint. "We had reached a point where we could begin to do some of the things we wanted to do," Ostrander explains. "By no means are we done."


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Stockholm, May 22, 2017 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Bioservo Technologies AB’s shares (short name: BIOS) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Bioservo Technologies belongs to the health care sector and is the 43rd company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2017. Bioservo Technologies is a Swedish company developing muscle strengthening devices based on its patented robotic SEM™ technology. Its lead product, the SEM Glove™, strengthens the users’ grip and either compensates where power is lacking or adds extra force and endurance. Bioservo Technologies was founded in 2006 as a result of a collaboration between the Karolinska University hospital and the Royal Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit www.bioservo.se. ”We are both delighted and proud to reach this milestone, which together with the share issue is an important step to further strengthen our position,” said Erik Landgren, CEO of Bioservo Technologies. “As a listed company, we have a seal of approval when entering the commercial phase in the beginning of next year. I would like to thank the whole team and everyone around us who have supported us to get to where we are today.” “We welcome Bioservo Technologies to Nasdaq First North,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Bioservo Technologies operates in an exciting field and we look forward to supporting them on their continued journey as a publicly traded company.” Bioservo Technologies AB has appointed FNCA Sweden AB as the Certified Adviser. *Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq First North Denmark is regulated as an alternative marketplace). It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at Nasdaq First North are subject to the rules of Nasdaq First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius. The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Stockholm, May 22, 2017 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Bioservo Technologies AB’s shares (short name: BIOS) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Bioservo Technologies belongs to the health care sector and is the 43rd company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2017. Bioservo Technologies is a Swedish company developing muscle strengthening devices based on its patented robotic SEM™ technology. Its lead product, the SEM Glove™, strengthens the users’ grip and either compensates where power is lacking or adds extra force and endurance. Bioservo Technologies was founded in 2006 as a result of a collaboration between the Karolinska University hospital and the Royal Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit www.bioservo.se. ”We are both delighted and proud to reach this milestone, which together with the share issue is an important step to further strengthen our position,” said Erik Landgren, CEO of Bioservo Technologies. “As a listed company, we have a seal of approval when entering the commercial phase in the beginning of next year. I would like to thank the whole team and everyone around us who have supported us to get to where we are today.” “We welcome Bioservo Technologies to Nasdaq First North,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Bioservo Technologies operates in an exciting field and we look forward to supporting them on their continued journey as a publicly traded company.” Bioservo Technologies AB has appointed FNCA Sweden AB as the Certified Adviser. *Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq First North Denmark is regulated as an alternative marketplace). It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at Nasdaq First North are subject to the rules of Nasdaq First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius. The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Stockholm, May 22, 2017 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Bioservo Technologies AB’s shares (short name: BIOS) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Bioservo Technologies belongs to the health care sector and is the 43rd company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2017. Bioservo Technologies is a Swedish company developing muscle strengthening devices based on its patented robotic SEM™ technology. Its lead product, the SEM Glove™, strengthens the users’ grip and either compensates where power is lacking or adds extra force and endurance. Bioservo Technologies was founded in 2006 as a result of a collaboration between the Karolinska University hospital and the Royal Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit www.bioservo.se. ”We are both delighted and proud to reach this milestone, which together with the share issue is an important step to further strengthen our position,” said Erik Landgren, CEO of Bioservo Technologies. “As a listed company, we have a seal of approval when entering the commercial phase in the beginning of next year. I would like to thank the whole team and everyone around us who have supported us to get to where we are today.” “We welcome Bioservo Technologies to Nasdaq First North,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Bioservo Technologies operates in an exciting field and we look forward to supporting them on their continued journey as a publicly traded company.” Bioservo Technologies AB has appointed FNCA Sweden AB as the Certified Adviser. *Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq First North Denmark is regulated as an alternative marketplace). It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at Nasdaq First North are subject to the rules of Nasdaq First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius. The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.


News Article | May 22, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Stockholm, May 22, 2017 — Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) announces that the trading in Bioservo Technologies AB’s shares (short name: BIOS) commenced today on Nasdaq First North in Stockholm. Bioservo Technologies belongs to the health care sector and is the 43rd company to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq’s Nordic markets* in 2017. Bioservo Technologies is a Swedish company developing muscle strengthening devices based on its patented robotic SEM™ technology. Its lead product, the SEM Glove™, strengthens the users’ grip and either compensates where power is lacking or adds extra force and endurance. Bioservo Technologies was founded in 2006 as a result of a collaboration between the Karolinska University hospital and the Royal Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit www.bioservo.se. ”We are both delighted and proud to reach this milestone, which together with the share issue is an important step to further strengthen our position,” said Erik Landgren, CEO of Bioservo Technologies. “As a listed company, we have a seal of approval when entering the commercial phase in the beginning of next year. I would like to thank the whole team and everyone around us who have supported us to get to where we are today.” “We welcome Bioservo Technologies to Nasdaq First North,” said Adam Kostyál, SVP and Head of European listings at Nasdaq. “Bioservo Technologies operates in an exciting field and we look forward to supporting them on their continued journey as a publicly traded company.” Bioservo Technologies AB has appointed FNCA Sweden AB as the Certified Adviser. *Main markets and Nasdaq First North at Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq First North is regulated as a multilateral trading facility, operated by the different exchanges within Nasdaq Nordic (Nasdaq First North Denmark is regulated as an alternative marketplace). It does not have the legal status as an EU-regulated market. Companies at Nasdaq First North are subject to the rules of Nasdaq First North and not the legal requirements for admission to trading on a regulated market. The risk in such an investment may be higher than on the main market. Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 89 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland, Nasdaq Riga, Nasdaq Stockholm, Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing and Nasdaq Broker Services are respectively brand names for the regulated markets of Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S, Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd., Nasdaq Iceland hf., Nasdaq Riga, AS, Nasdaq Stockholm AB, Nasdaq Tallinn AS, AB Nasdaq Vilnius, Nasdaq Clearing AB and Nasdaq Broker Services AB. Nasdaq Nordic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Copenhagen, Nasdaq Helsinki, Nasdaq Iceland and Nasdaq Stockholm. Nasdaq Baltic represents the common offering by Nasdaq Tallinn, Nasdaq Riga and Nasdaq Vilnius. The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about Nasdaq and its products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond Nasdaq's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Nasdaq's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.


News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: phys.org

Researchers working at the Aalto University and at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH in Stockholm have developed a new method for measuring the number of single walled carbon nanotubes and their concentration in a carbon nanotube layer. The novel method is based on measurement of the Raman spectrum together with precise measurement of mass and optical absorbance. The dependence of the number of the CNTs on the phonon scattering intensity is observed. This method opens an opportunity for the quantitative mapping of sp2 bonded carbon atom distribution (i.e. those atoms that form the carbon nanotubes with bonds to three other carbon atoms) in the CNT layers with a resolution limited by the focused laser spot size. The carbon nanotube (CNT) has a structure of a rolled single layer of graphene, where each carbon atom is bonded with three other carbon atoms. Basically the nanotube can be considered as one large molecule. The length of a CNT varies from one to one hundred micrometers while its diameter is of the order of one nanometer CNT based materials are intensively studied due to a number of novel and unique properties that make them potentially useful in a wide range of applications. Extremely thin CNT layers offer outstanding properties like excellent flexibility, optical transparency, high electrical conductivity, extremely small weight, and low processing costs. Optical and electrical properties of a CNT layer can be varied with changing, e.g., the diameter and length of nanotubes or the amount of carbon nanotubes in the layer. 'CNT layers can be used for fabrication of transparent electrodes, fuel and solar cells, supercapacitors, etc. Therefore, a measurement technique for the number of carbon nanotubes in the CNT layer is very useful,' says Irina Nefedova, one of the researchers in this project, who defended her thesis of electrical and optical properties of carbon nanotubes in March 2017 at Aalto University. Explore further: Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future More information: Ilya V. Anoshkin et al. Single walled carbon nanotube quantification method employing the Raman signal intensity, Carbon (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2017.02.019


News Article | May 30, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) appoints Erik Ekudden as Group CTO and Head of Technology & Architecture, effective July 1, 2017. Ekudden will lead the company's technology strategy with a focus on driving the evolution of the network as the platform to secure the success of Ericsson's service provider customers. As Group CTO and Head of Technology & Architecture, based in Stockholm, Sweden, Ekudden will be responsible for building on Ericsson's strength in technology to support new and existing customers, focusing on innovation to transform the networks for the future. Börje Ekholm, Ericsson President and CEO, says: "Ericsson continues to move with speed in revitalizing our technology leadership. Erik has broad experience from the technology area, most recently from seven years in Silicon Valley. He is uniquely qualified to support customers and partners, prepare for the opportunities and challenges of the next wave of technology shifts around 5G, IoT, and digitalization." For the past seven years, Ekudden has been responsible for Ericsson's technology strategies and industry activities. He has been based in Silicon Valley, immersing himself in the industry, deepening Ericsson's engagement with strategic customers and partners, and driving a forward-looking research agenda. Ekudden joined Ericsson in 1993, holding various positions within research and development. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Ekudden says: "With the development of 5G, we are building a platform for innovation that will create new business models for consumers and enterprises. We see a fundamental shift in networks technology, which will be unprecedented in terms of speed and low latency. My mission will be to define the technology direction of Ericsson and to work closely with customers to design and operate those technologies in the most effective and efficient way. We will do this with a particular focus on the distributed cloud and evolution of mobile systems globally." Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on www.ericsson.com. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c8e8ffc4-1605-4483-b3b6-15109902b53c


The EIT Digital 'Security Operations Center for Critical Infrastructures' Innovation Activity focuses on protecting critical infrastructures against so-called advanced persistent threats. These threats are executed over a long period of time by skilled attackers with significant resources at their disposal. Dr. György Dán, Associate Professor at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the leader of this EIT Digital Innovation Activity said: "Our mission is to provide improved resilience for critical infrastructures and for society in general against cyber-attacks. This can be achieved through developing a cloud-based security operations centre - SOC - as a service and a corresponding business model for selling it. The SOC's customers are operators of various critical infrastructures, such as, communications, energy, heat, water and gas. The service will be integrated in the existing operations and offerings of the EIT Digital partners participating in this innovation activity." Typically, the attackers try to execute their attacks in a way that the true cause of the infrastructure malfunction cannot be detected. The Security Operations Center helps to reveal an attack before it reaches its goal, and will inform the client within 30 minutes after detecting the attack. Dr. Dán continued: "The SOC will improve the detection capability by collecting in real-time log data from legacy devices, analysing streaming data and making security sensors more resilient against attacks. The response capability is further improved as the Security Operations Centre personnel is able to collect log data on demand for the root cause analysis and forensics after the attack is detected." Provided as a service, the infrastructure operator gets access to the state-of-the-art threat intelligence, latest computing technologies and the expertise of a team of cyber security experts for continuous threat protection. The Security Operations Center for Critical Infrastructures Innovation Activity is one of the 13 Innovation Activities of the Digital Infrastructure action line of EIT Digital for 2017. The Digital Infrastructure action line focuses on enabling digital transformation by providing secure, robust, responsive, and intelligent communications and computation facilities for the markets. Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology acts as the lead partner in the Security Operations Center for Critical Infrastructures Innovation Activity and focuses on machine learning in its work. From the other partners, Finnish F-Secure contributes via its cloud based security monitoring architecture and acts as a business champion. Italian Engineering Ingeneria Informatica focuses on streaming operators' processing activities and the Hungarian Budapest University of Technology and Economics on log collection together with fellow-Hungarian EvoPro . EIT Digital Innovation Activities deliver new products or services, create startups and spinoffs to commercialise outputs from projects, and encourage the transfer of technologies for market entry. EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley. For more information visit: http://www.eitdigital.eu/  Follow us on Twitter: @EIT_Digital Follow as on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EITDigital


The EIT Digital 'Security Operations Center for Critical Infrastructures' Innovation Activity focuses on protecting critical infrastructures against so-called advanced persistent threats. These threats are executed over a long period of time by skilled attackers with significant resources at their disposal. Dr. György Dán, Associate Professor at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the leader of this EIT Digital Innovation Activity said: "Our mission is to provide improved resilience for critical infrastructures and for society in general against cyber-attacks. This can be achieved through developing a cloud-based security operations centre - SOC - as a service and a corresponding business model for selling it. The SOC's customers are operators of various critical infrastructures, such as, communications, energy, heat, water and gas. The service will be integrated in the existing operations and offerings of the EIT Digital partners participating in this innovation activity." Typically, the attackers try to execute their attacks in a way that the true cause of the infrastructure malfunction cannot be detected. The Security Operations Center helps to reveal an attack before it reaches its goal, and will inform the client within 30 minutes after detecting the attack. Dr. Dán continued: "The SOC will improve the detection capability by collecting in real-time log data from legacy devices, analysing streaming data and making security sensors more resilient against attacks. The response capability is further improved as the Security Operations Centre personnel is able to collect log data on demand for the root cause analysis and forensics after the attack is detected." Provided as a service, the infrastructure operator gets access to the state-of-the-art threat intelligence, latest computing technologies and the expertise of a team of cyber security experts for continuous threat protection. The Security Operations Center for Critical Infrastructures Innovation Activity is one of the 13 Innovation Activities of the Digital Infrastructure action line of EIT Digital for 2017. The Digital Infrastructure action line focuses on enabling digital transformation by providing secure, robust, responsive, and intelligent communications and computation facilities for the markets. Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology acts as the lead partner in the Security Operations Center for Critical Infrastructures Innovation Activity and focuses on machine learning in its work. From the other partners, Finnish F-Secure contributes via its cloud based security monitoring architecture and acts as a business champion. Italian Engineering Ingeneria Informatica focuses on streaming operators' processing activities and the Hungarian Budapest University of Technology and Economics on log collection together with fellow-Hungarian EvoPro . EIT Digital Innovation Activities deliver new products or services, create startups and spinoffs to commercialise outputs from projects, and encourage the transfer of technologies for market entry. EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley. For more information visit: http://www.eitdigital.eu/  Follow us on Twitter: @EIT_Digital Follow as on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EITDigital


News Article | February 23, 2017
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Professor Julia Hirschberg has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to an engineer. Hirschberg was cited by the NAE for her "contributions to the use of prosody in text-to-speech and spoken dialogue systems, and to audio browsing and retrieval." Her research in speech analysis uses machine learning to help experts identify deceptive speech, and even to assess sentiment and emotion across languages and cultures. "I am thrilled to be elected to such an eminent group of researchers," said Hirschberg, who is the Percy K. and Vida L.W. Hudson Professor of Computer Science and chair of the Computer Science Department, as well as a member of the Data Science Institute. "It is such a great honor." Hirschberg's main area of research is computational linguistics, with a focus on prosody, or the relationship between intonation and discourse. Her current projects include research into emotional and deceptive speech, spoken dialogue systems, entrainment in dialogue, speech synthesis, text-to-speech synthesis in low-resource languages, and hedging behaviors. "I was very pleased to learn of Julia's election for her pioneering work at the intersection of linguistics and computer science," Mary C. Boyce, Dean of Engineering and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, said. "She works in an area that is central to the way we communicate, understand, and analyze our world today and is uncovering new paths that make us safer and better connected. As chair of Computer Science, she has also led the department through a period of tremendous growth and exciting changes." Hirschberg, who joined Columbia Engineering in 2002 as a professor in the Department of Computer Science and has served as department chair since 2012, earned her PhD in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where in the 1980s and 1990s she pioneered techniques in text analysis for prosody assignment in text-to-speech synthesis, developing corpus-based statistical models that incorporate syntactic and discourse information, models that are in general use today. Hirschberg serves on numerous technical boards and editorial committees, including the IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee and the board of the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). Previously she served as editor-in-chief of Computational Linguistics and co-editor-in-chief of Speech Communication and was on the Executive Board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), the Executive Board of the North American ACL, the CRA Board of Directors, the AAAI Council, the Permanent Council of International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP), and the board of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). She also is noted for her leadership in promoting diversity, both at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Columbia, and for broadening participation in computing. Among her many honors, Hirschberg is a fellow of the IEEE (2017), the Association for Computing Machinery (2016), the Association for Computational Linguistics (2011), the International Speech Communication Association (2008), and the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (1994); and she is a recipient of the IEEE James L. Flanagan Speech and Audio Processing Award (2011) and the ISCA Medal for Scientific Achievement (2011). In 2007, she received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and in 2014 was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Hirschberg joins Dean Boyce and many other Columbia Engineering colleagues who are NAE members; most recently elected were Professors David Yao (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research) in 2015, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic (Biomedical Engineering) in 2012, and Mihalis Yannakakis (Computer Science) in 2011. On February 8, the NAE announced 84 new members and 22 foreign members, bringing its total U.S. membership to 2,281 and foreign members to 249. NAE membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, including significant contributions to the engineering literature, and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education.

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