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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 4 December 2020)




Abel Souza, senior research engineer
Amber Zelvelder, doctoral student

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

Anders Backman, timlärare

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, postdoctoral fellow

I am a postdoctoral researcher in a WASP project focused on the formal verification of ethical principles of AI systems. 

Andreas Sandström, IT systems administrator
Andreas Theodorou, postdoctoral fellow

Responsible AI researcher at Umeå University

Anna Jonsson, doctoral student
Anna Laura Huckelba, doctoral student

Interactive and Intelligent Systems Group

Interested in the intersection between psychology and artificial intelligence.

Annakarin Resoluth, human resources administrator
Artur Lugmayr, associate professor

Creative techn., entertainment computing, multimedia, human factors, and data visualization. Solving industrial and society problems through innovation, trans-disciplinarity and visionary use of tech.

Aso Bozorgpanah, doctoral student
Carl C Kjelgaard Mikkelsen, research fellow

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

Charles Meyers, doctoral student
Christian Kammler, doctoral student

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

Christofer Englin, systems administrator
Cristian Klein, research fellow
Cyril Bos, research engineer
Eddie Wadbro, associate professor
Elias Åström, teaching assistant
Emil Häglund, doctoral student
Emilia Harr, teaching assistant
Eren Yildiz, doctoral student

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

Erik Elmroth, professor

Performs research in autonomous distributed systems. Is member of the Program Managament Groups of The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) and the eSSENCE program.

Esteban Guerrero Rosero, research fellow

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, postdoctoral fellow
Francisco López Sánchez, doctoral student

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


Frank Drewes, professor

Chair of the Research Education Committee of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Director of Studies and Examiner of the PhD programme in Computing Science.

Frans-Lukas Lövenvald, other position, teaching assistant
Fredrik Georgsson, associate professor

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

Fredrik Peteri, teaching assistant
Hannah Devinney, doctoral student

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, financial administrator
Helena Hjelm, human resources coordinator
Helena Lindgren, professor

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.

Jakub Jagiello, teaching assistant
Jens Ottander, project assistant
Johan Sundkvist, teaching assistant
Johan Tordsson, associate professor
Johanna Björklund, associate professor

Foundational research in formal language theory and machine learning; applied reasearch in semantic parsing of multimodal content.

Jonas Kirsch, project assistant
Kai-Florian Richter, associate professor

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

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.

Lars Karlsson, associate professor
Lidia Kidane, doctoral student
Lili Jiang, associate professor

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

Loïs Vanhée, associate professor

Associate professor in ethical and responsible artificial intelligence

Maarten Jensen, doctoral student

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

Manik Madhikermi, senior research engineer

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

Marcus Westberg, postdoctoral fellow
Mariam Taha, doctoral student
Mattias Åsander, system engineer

Systems administrator, Linux/Windows systems

Michael Minock, associate professor

Research: Natural Language Interfaces, Databases and Machine Learning

Mickaël Zehren, doctoral student
Mikael Hansson, communications officer
Mikael Lindbäck, administrative manager

As Administrative Director am I leading the work at USBE Office. I'm also the Sustainability Coordinator as well as responsible for the administrative parts of our quality management system.

Minal Patil, doctoral student
Mirko Myllykoski, senior research engineer
Monika Jingar, doctoral student

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

Monowar Bhuyan, assistant professor

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

Nazanin Fouladgar, doctoral student

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


Niclas Börlin, associate professor
Ola Ringdahl, senior research engineer (absent), associate professor
Paolo Bientinesi, professor

I am professor in High-Performance Computing. 

Paul Townend, associate professor
Per Levén, associate professor
Per-Olov Östberg, research fellow (absent), associate professor
Petter Svärd, senior research engineer (absent)
René Mellema, doctoral student
Robin Norrman, senior consultant
Roger Oscarsson, senior research engineer
Saloni Kwatra, doctoral student
Stefan Johansson, research fellow (absent), associate professor

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

Sule Anjomshoae, doctoral student
Suna Bensch, associate professor
Tarja Linjamaa, financial administrator
Tatyana Sarayeva, coordinator

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

Thomas Hellström, professor

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

Tobias Tovedal, project coordinator
Tomas Forsman, system engineer

Systems engineer, server operations, Linux

Tommy Löfstedt, associate professor
Virginia Dignum, professor

Professor, Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

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


Xuan-Son Vu, doctoral student
Zahoor Ul Islam, doctoral student

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