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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 26 February 2021)




Abel Souza
Adam Dahlgren Lindström

PhD student working on multimodal machine learning with an interest in language grounding.

Ali Rahmanian
Amber Zelvelder

PhD student in the XAI  team.  Research focus: RL, optimization, XAI, Neural Networks, etc.

Anders Backman

Been active in the computer graphics/virtual reality area since 1998. Part time employed as a teacher at the department. Rest of the time I spend at Algoryx, a company I was part of starting 2007.

Andrea Aler Tubella

Research interests: logic, mathematical foundations of computer science, responsible AI development. Working on concrete tools to explain, audit and develop intelligent systems responsibly.

Andreas Sandström
Andreas Theodorou

Responsible AI researcher at Umeå University

Andrii Dmytryshyn
Angelika Schwarz
Anna Jonsson

Doing research on formal methods for language processing: N-best trees extraction from a weighted tree automaton and semantic graph representations in the form of graph grammars.

Anna Laura Huckelba

I'm interested in the intersection between psychology and artificial intelligence.

My current project involves examining how intelligent systems can help individuals manage stress.

Annakarin Resoluth
Anne-Lie Persson
Aso Bozorgpanah
Carina Gustafsson

Financial coordinator

WASP-HS – The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (

Carl C Kjelgaard Mikkelsen

Please contact me only using my email address at the Department of Computing Science:

Cezara Pastrav
Charles Meyers
Christian Kammler

I do research in one or more projects within AI at Umeå University.

Cristian Klein
Cyril Bos
Diego Calvanese
Eddie Wadbro
Ellinor Hansson
Emil Häglund
Eren Yildiz

I'm working on a socially aware chatbot AI which is able to interact with people naturally like humans do

Erik Elmroth

Research in autonomous distributed systems, cloud and edge computing. Member of the Executive Committee of The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) and the eSSENCE lead group

Esteban Guerrero Rosero

My specific interests are related to Artificial Intelligence (AI). I characterize, design and develop software multi-agents systems oriented to support human activities

Eunil Seo

My specific interests are related to data, services, and human beings' connectivity using ML and cloud technologies.

Francisco López Sánchez

My research interests encompass linear algebra, algorithm parallelisation, signal processing and proper hardware exploitation, whilst providing high-level software functionalities.


Frank Dignum

I perform research on socially aware AI. Our group is especially working on modeling and implementing social concepts such as norms, social practices and values. 

Frank Drewes

My research interests are formal and natural languages and their analysis, in particular in combination with other modalities such as images and video for multimodal media analysis.

Fredrik Georgsson

Quality developer. Member of the Board of Directors for SEFI (Société Européenne pour la Formation des Ingénieurs).

Hannah Devinney

Gender and Natural Language Processing. I work on methods for reducing algorithmic harms caused by biased language data. My pronouns are they/them and she/her in English.

Heini Laitinen
Helena Hjelm
Helena Lindgren

Researches and educates in the field where systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) need to collaborate with humans. Research spans basic research in AI to applications improving health.

Henrik Björklund
Jakob Ronestjärna
Jakub Jagiello
Jan Erik Moström

Teacher, Director of Studies, some research about Computer Science Education, more info at

Javad Forough
Jens Ottander
Johan Eliasson

Teaches basic programing, datastructures and algorithms, object orientation, and mobile app development. SACO work place reprecentative

Johan Tordsson

Researching distributed systems and autonomics. Previous topics include grids, clouds, data centers, and virtualization technology. Current focus are microservices and cloud native.

Johanna Björklund

I work with basic research in formal language theory and machine learning as well as applied research in semantic parsing of multimodal data.

Jonas Ernerstedt
Juan Carlos Nieves Sanchez

Associate professor (Docent) in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Deputy Programme Director of the MSc programme in AI. Member of the council for Doctoral Education in Computer Science.

Julian Alfredo Mendez

I am interested in Responsible Artificial Intelligence. I have experience in Knowledge Representation and Description Logics.

Kai-Florian Richter

Head of Spatial Cognitive Engineering group; researches cognitive aspects of human-computer-interaction and human-in-the-loop computing; AI, HCI, spatial cognition, GIScience

Kary Främling

Professor in Data Science, with emphasis in Data Analysis and Machine Learning. Head of Explainable AI (XAI) team. Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) professor.

Klas af Geijerstam
Lars Karlsson

My research interests include high-performance computing, parallel algorithms, and numerical (multi-)linear algebra.

Lena Kallin Westin

I work part time as Deputy head of department with Economy and Staffing as my main responsibilities. On the other part, I am teaching mainly on first-year courses.

Lena Palmquist

I mainly work as a student counselor for the Master of Science in Engineering program: specialisation in Interaction Technology and Design. I am also responsible for book purchases at the department.

Lennart Edblom

EU advisor, supports researchers with H2020 and HE applications. Project manager. 

Lennart Steinvall

New as Study Coordinator for the Bachelor Program in Computer Science and the Masters in CS and AI as well as free courses. Also involved as Teaching with some lectures, tutoring and assignments.

Lidia Kidane
Lili Jiang

Research group of Deep Data Mining.  Working on text understanding, machine learning based privacy preservation, information retrieval.

Loïs Vanhée

Teaching and researching in ethical and responsible AI, anxiety-sensitive planning, social simulation in crisis situation, and responsible design pedagogy.

Maarten Jensen

I do research in one or more projects within AI at Umeå University. My main focus is social simulation.

Maitreyee Maitreyee

Primary focus on modeling dialogue situations using Activity Theory for human-centric interactions between human and social robots.

Manik Madhikermi

Research engineer. Inspired to be a expert specializing in explainable artificial intelligence, machine learning and data-driven decision making.  

Marcus Westberg

Research interests include eXplainable AI (XAI), human-computer interaction and cognitive science.

Mariam Taha

I’m a PhD student in NAUSICA  group. I am studying the interaction between models spaces and databases spaces and its impact on model selection  and privacy  preserving  in data mining and  ML .

Marie Nordström
Marie Nyberg
Martin Berggren

Scientific Computing, particularily Computational Design Optimization, combining computer simulation and numerical optimization. Typical applications: antennas, microwave devices, loudspeakers.

Mats Johansson

Project coordinator, Project responsible and COO at Process IT Innovations. Specialization on energy systems, desicion support, smart industry, logistics and business development.

Mattias Åsander

Systems administrator, Linux/Windows systems

Max Malmer
Michael Minock

Research Interests: Natural Language Interfaces, Knowledge Representation and Databases.
Teaching Interests: Databases, AI, Logic, Python, Algorithms, Thesis Supervision, etc.

Michele Persiani

I'm a PhD in the Intelligent Robotics group. I develop algorithms for Intent Recognition in planning tasks. Lately I started considering theory of mind reasoning and its implications for IR.

Mickaël Zehren

Ph.D. student working on the development of a Fully Automated Mixing System, with a Focus on Electronic Dance Music.

Mikael Hansson

Communication officer at the Department of Computing Science, and the research program WASP-HS.

Mikael Lindbäck

I'm leading and coordinating the administration at the department. Vacation applications, support for e.g. NDA-agreements are other main areas. Member of the management- and crisis teams.

Minal Patil
Mirko Myllykoski

Senior Research Engineer at CS (numerical linear algebra, HPC). Application Expert at HPC2N (parallel programming, HPC, GPUs, task-based parallelism, performance modelling). 

Mohammad Reza Saleh Sedghpour

PhD student. Currently working on performance management in service mesh. My research interests are distributed systems and cloud computing. 

Monica Sörman
Monika Jingar

PhD Student at the Department of Computing Science, Interactive Intelligent Systems Group. Interests: User Modeling, Human-AI Interaction and Colaboration

Monowar Bhuyan

Assistant Professor (biträdande universitetslektor), WASP, one of the research group leaders in Autonomous Distributed Systems Lab,

Nazanin Fouladgar

I am PhD student at the XAI Research Group. My interests: Machine Learning, Multivariate TimeSeries, Explanaible AI (XAI)


Niclas Börlin
Ola Ringdahl

Agriculture and forestry robotics researcher. Director of the MSc programme in AI. Teaching several undergraduate courses, including AI. Member of the council for undergraduate education.

Paolo Bientinesi

Professor in High-Performance Computing. Interests: automatic generation of algorithms and code, numerical linear algebra, tensor operations, performance prediction, computer music.

Paul Townend

My interests include Data Centres, Cloud and Edge Computing, Decision Support, Energy-efficiency, and Dependability. I'm a member of ADS, CORE, and the WASP Graduate School Management group.

Per Levén
Per-Olov Östberg

Resource management for distributed computing and autonomous distributed systems. Machine learning, simulation, and optimization systems for AI-based planning and scheduling systems.

Petter Svärd
Prashant Singh

Prashant's research interests broadly span machine learning, optimization, distributed systems and computational biology. Modeling and optimization of complex systems are of particular interest.

René Mellema

I'm part of the Socially Aware AI group, where I work on formalizations for social concepts. Current focus is on the use of norms in social simulation.

Robin Norrman
Roger Oscarsson
Saloni Kwatra
Seyed Abbas Mousavi
Simon Ullerstam
Simon Östman
Sofie Liszka
Sourasekhar Banerjee

WASP-AI/MLX Ph.D. student. The domain of research is Distributed Machine Learning. I mainly deal with Machine Learning problems in Federated settings.

Stefan Johansson

Deputy director at Curiosum and associate professor at the Department of Computing Science.

Sudipta Paul
Sule Anjomshoae
Suna Bensch
Tarja Linjamaa
Tatyana Sarayeva

Coordinator of the WASP-HS program and Responsible AI research group.

Thomas Hellström

I do research in projects within artificial intelligence, AI, at Umeå University. My area is Intelligent Robotics.

Timotheus Kampik
Tobias Tovedal
Tomas Forsman

Systems engineer, server operations, Linux

Tommy Löfstedt

Researcher in machine learning and computer vision, often with applications in medical image analysis.

Vicenc Torra

I am working on artificial intelligence. Main research topics include data privacy, approximate reasoning, decision making.

Victoria Skeidsvoll
Virginia Dignum

Professor, Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

Scientific Director of WASP-HS (Humanities and Society). 


Xuan-Son Vu

Research interests: trustworthy ML/DL, graph learning in NLP/multimodal data. Co-authored different neural models - e.g., ppRNN (faster version of RNN), MGTN (modular), SGTN (privacy-preseving).

Yvonne Löwstedt
Zahoor Ul Islam

PhD Student at the department of computing science. Interests: Responsible Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering models, methods and tools for ethical Artificial Intelligent systems.