Welcome to WISI, Petter Källström, our new FPGA developer!
Who are you?
I am 37 years old and was born in Nykoping, south of Stockholm. When I was fifteen I moved to the countryside around Kungsbacka, a small town just outside Gothenburg, where I lived till I started university, whereupon I moved to Linkoping. Outside of work I am involved in developing socially sustainable societies, starting with social and racial integration in my own neighbourhood, where I am part of a group that tries to initiate activities for the citizens; among other things dance and cooking classes. I am a lindy hop dancer myself and have been dancing since 2011. I also enjoy spending time at my summer house by the Baltic Sea.
What is your background?
I studied math at Linkoping University before I decided that I would rather enrol on their Civil Engineering programme in Computer Engineering. At this time I also played in the university brass band for a while. After my degree I became a PhD student in 2010, studying Digital Arithmetic, which I am currently doing at 30 %.
What made you interested in working at WISI?
Some years ago I was in contact with WISI on behalf of the university, and we collaborated on some projects. When I heard you were looking to hire I thought I might be the right person for the job. My favourite course to teach during my PhD studies has actually been about FPGA development, and it is what I am the most interested in.
What will you be doing here?
I will be responsible for FPGA development at WISI, which basically means developing a specific type of software. Hopefully I will also be holding FPGA seminars for students in the future, staying in contact and maintaining a dialogue with the university.