Academic Work


All scientific publications of SICS are listed in SODA. SODA is the online repository for publications from Swedish ICT.

Every year, SICS researchers publish approx. 85 scientific publications, including reviewed articles in international scientific journals, conference and workshop proceedings, book chapters, and technical reports. In addition to publications, SICS researchers disseminate their results to fellow academic researchers by organizing and participating at academic conferences and workshops. The industrial partners of SICS benefit from SICS prominent position in the international research community with front line research and international expertise within reach.

An academic career with industrial challenges

SICS provides an opportunity for researchers to combine an academic career with exposure to industrial challenges. About 70 researchers have received their Ph.D. degree based on project work carried out at SICS and approximately 20 Master's students carry out their thesis work at SICS every year. Many SICS researchers move on to either academia or industry, taking a unique and valuable combination of skills and experience with them. Over the years, 18 professors have been recruited from SICS, and hundreds of researchers have moved on to pursue careers in industry.

In 2013, 64 out of 113 scientists held a Ph.D. degree at SICS.

Senior researchers

SICS provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to combine an academic career with exposure to industrial challenges. Within the framework of SICS research agenda, the senior researchers have great opportunities to develop their own areas of interest. They are responsible for the funding of their own projects and typically lead research groups or laboratories at SICS. 64 of SICS senior researchers are Ph.D.s, five of them share their time as professors at KTH or Stockholm University.

PhD students

25% of SICS researchers are Ph.D. students at Swedish or international universities. They are employed by SICS and conduct their research in SICS funded projects.

Guest researchers and scholarships

Every year SICS attracts guest researchers and post docs from universities abroad, mainly from Europe, USA, China, Iran, and Egypt. We have young researchers on ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship and Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship. Likewise, our own researchers go abroad as guest researchers to broaden their view, get new contacts and develop their expertise.

Master's Thesis students

Apart from the 130 researchers employed by SICS, about 20 students do their Master's Theses work in SICS projects. If you would like to be one of those students, please read the Expertise pages carefully and find out in which lab your field of interest belongs, before contacting the lab manager.