Helena Lindgren was born in 1967 in Södertälje. In 1990 she graduated as an occupational therapist and in 2002 in computing science. She completed her PhD in 2007, in the area of knowledge representation and interactive reasoning with the support of clinical decision support systems.
She has combined clinical expertise with artificial intelligence (AI) research at Umeå University, for which she received the Nordea Scientific Award 2018. She is a member of SAIS, the Swedish AI Society's Board of Directors and in the WASP-AI / MLX Program Committee. She is also a member of the management team in the WASP-HS program.