Tomas Nordström was born in 1963 in Härnösand. He graduated with a degree in computer engineering in 1988 at Luleå University of Technology, where he graduated in 1995 in the same subject. From 1996 to 1999 he worked on research and development at Telia Research. For twelve years he was a senior scientist at the Telecommunications Research Center Vienna in Austria.
In 2011 he came to Halmstad University, where until 2019 he was professor of computer engineering. In 2019 he also worked as a senior researcher at Rise, focusing on the development of intelligent systems.