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Staff at Computing Science


Adam Dahlgren Lindström

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

Alexandre Bartel

Research in software engineering and computer security. Member of the Research Management Group Software at The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).

Ali Rahmanian

I am a PhD student at the Industrial Doctoral School.

Amber Zelvelder

I am a PhD student in the XAI team (explainable AI).  My research focus is 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 Brännström

I am studying ways for artificial intelligent systems to understand human behavior in order to improve strategic decision-making in their interactions with humans.

Andreas Theodorou

My research is focused on Responsible Artificial Intelligence.

Andrii Dmytryshyn
Angelika Schwarz
Anna Jonsson

I study how to use formal languages (e.g. programming languages) to model natural language. In particular, I am interested in graph grammars and tree automata.

Annakarin Resoluth
Anne-Lie Persson
Arezoo Hatefi Ghahfarrokhi

I am a Ph.D. student at the Industrial Doctoral School at Umeå University working on multimodal data analysis motivated by contextual advertising.


Arka Ghosh

A PhD student in the research group "AI for data management" at the Department of Computing Science. Working on applications of semantic technology over geospatial database.

Artur Lugmayr

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

Arvid Horned

 PhD student in the Responsible AI team, looking at AI and anxiety.

Aso Bozorgpanah

I am a WASP Ph.D. student and a member of "NAUSICA: PrivAcy-AWare traNSparent deCIsions" group. I am working on Explainable AI, data privacy, and machine learning.

Bodil Formark
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 am a PhD researcher in the Socially aware AI group. We are an interdisciplinary research group working on the social aspects of AI. I focus on social simulations.

Cristian Klein
Cyril Bos
Diego Calvanese

Wallenberg Guest Professor and world leading expert in Artificial Intelligence for Data Management. EurAI Fellow 2015, ACM Fellow 2019. Received AAAI Classic Paper Award 2021.

Divya Baura
Eddie Wadbro
Elias Häreskog
Elias Ågren
Ellinor Hansson
Emil Häglund
Emilia Harr
Eren Yildiz

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

Erica Raneblad
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

Eunil Seo

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

Fateme Teimouri

I am a PhD student working on adaptive automated navigation assistance system.

Filip Henningsson
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'm a Professor, leading a research group in the field of socially conscious AI. We develop models that can provide insights into how society can respond to political changes or natural disasters.

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).

Fredrik Peteri
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 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
Jan Erik Moström

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

Javad Forough
Jingwen Cai
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.

Jon Leijon
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 a PhD candidate on the Responsible Artificial Intelligence group at the Department of Computing Science. 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.
WASP Professor (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program)

Kenneth Bodin

My research concercs realtime physics simulation, machine learning and fundamental relations between physics and AI.

Lars Karlsson

I am a deputy head of department with responsibility for education and teacher recruitment. I teach on all levels and conduct research on parallel algorithms.

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.

Lina Persson

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

Linus Hägg
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 am a PhD researcher at the department of computer science and in the group "Socially aware AI". This goup is an interdisciplinary group working on the social aspects of AI, e.g. social simulations.

Madeleine Blusi

Research about artificiell intelligens  in healthcare, focus on personalisation, participation and methods for co-creation.

Magdalena Viktorsson
Maitreyee Maitreyee

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

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.

Martin Berglund
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.

Mickaël Zehren

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

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
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

I am a PhD Student in the research group Interactive and Intelligent Systems. Interests: User Modeling, Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration.

Monowar Bhuyan

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

Nazanin Fouladgar

I am a doctoral student in the research group "XAI - Explainable AI" working on explainability of deep learning models. 

Niclas Börlin
Ola Ringdahl

Research focuses on agricultural and forestry robotics: novel AI algorithms, machine learning algorithms, and software architectures.

Director of the MSc programme in AI. Teaching a number of courses.

Oscar Kamf
Paolo Bientinesi

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

Patrik Eklund

I am professor in computer science with a background in mathematics (algebra, logic, topology).

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

I'm one of the research leaders in the Autonomous Distributed Systems Lab, ADSLab, a research environment focused on resource management for distributed cloud environments.

Petra Wester

Communications Officer at the Department och Computing Science.

Petter Ericson

Postdoc in the research group for Responsible AI, working on graph problems and formal descriptions of structured data, with a strong interest in ethics, music and society.

René Mellema

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

Roger Oscarsson
Roman Iakymchuk
Sabine Houy
Saloni Kwatra

I am a WASP-AI Doctoral student and a member of the research group NAUSICA: PrivAcy-AWare traNSparent deCIsions group. Mainly, I focus on Privacy-aware Federated Machine Learning.

Seyed Abbas Mousavi
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

Reserach fellow at the Department of Computing Science and deputy director at Curiosum.

Sudipta Paul

I am a Wasp-AI PhD student. A part of the Nausica research group. My broad research topic is "Decentralized privacy across federated learning environment". 

Sule Anjomshoae

I am a PhD student at the Department of Computing Science. My research focuses on generating intelligible explanations for predictions made by machine learning algorithms.

Suna Bensch

I am an Associate Professor and develop computational methods for processing verbal and non-verbal communication and apply these in Social Robotics and Natural Language Processing.

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

I am a doctoral student and study socially intelligent systems.

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

I am a professor in social and ethical AI, and Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence. Scientific Director of WASP-HS (Humanities and Society). 


Willeke Martens
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.