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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.

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Location
MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, C435 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as professor at Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation Units: Occupational Therapy, Affiliated
Location
-, - Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Helena Lindgren has a multidisciplinary background as authorized occupational therapist, work consultant in work rehabilitation and ergonomics, and computer science. She is Professor in Computer Science, primarily operating in the intersection between artificial intelligence, interaction design and cognitive science. What she is actually doing, and has been doing throughout her working life, is to develop her understanding of humans, find conditions for development of ability, match ability to the environment and build the environment social, intelligent, adaptive and inspiring.

Helena Lindgren takes particular interest in theories and methods that support the development of intelligent and autonomous systems for health care, which include and acknowledge the complexity of changing health care organisations and work processes in a larger perspective as well as the basic levels of cognitive and psychosocial functions. She takes particular interest in the following related to interacting with socially intelligent and autonomous systems and environments:

  • human-AI collaboration
  • socially intelligent agents and social norms
  • knowledge aquisition and representation
  • design of interactive and situated clinical reasoning
  • user-authored and user-driven development
  • formal argumentation and dialogues
  • cognitive tools and personalisation
  • person-adapted digital coaching
  • evaluation of tailored, adaptive knowledge-based systems

 

Research group and environment

Helena Lindgren established in 2010 the research group on user, interaction and knowledge modelling, renamed to Interactive Intelligent Systems, and in 2011 the laboratory for experimenting on topics related to interactive, intelligent, assistive and social environments.

Research is conducted in collaboration with research groups mainly in the medical and health domains and with organisations in the local, national and interational society. The ACKTUS platform for knowledge engineering and interaction design developed by the research group functions as the research infrastructure in the applied collaborative projects, in addition to platform for experimenting on new solutions for user modelling and adaptive and personalised systems.

Commissions of Trust
National / International

  • Member of the management team for Wallenberg Autonomous Systems, AI and Software Program - Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) (2020- )
  • Member of the program committee PM-AI/MLX for Wallenberg Autonomous Systems, AI and Software Program (WASP) (2018- )
  • Cluster leader for for AI & ML in the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems, AI and Software Program (WASP) (2018-2020)
  • Board member of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS) (2011- )
  • The Research Council of Norway: Panel member for evaluating research applications 2015, 2016, 2020
  • Member of the VINNOVA HORIZON 2020 LEIT-ICT reference group (2014- )
  • Member of the VINNOVA HORIZON 2020 HEALTH reference group (2015- )
  • Board member and scientific secretary of the Swedish Association for Medical Informatics (SFMI) (2014-2018)
  • Sweden's representative in the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) (2015-2018)
  • Member of Local Organisation Committee for:
    • Social Chair: IJCAI/ECAI 2018 co-located with ICML 2018 and AAMAS 2018 July 2018 in Stockholm
    • MIE 2018 in Gothenburg The European conference on Medical and Health Informatics celebrates 40 years 2018 co-located in April with VITALIS
    • ECCE 2017 The European Confefence on Cognitive Ergonomics, held in Sliperiet Umeå Sept 20-22, 2017

 

Local

  • Coordinator of Umeå University's participation in the national initiative "AI Competence for Sweden"
  • Member of the council for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems at Umeå University (RAI) (2020- )
  • Member of the council for eHealth at Umeå University (2020- )
  • Member of the advisory group for research at Department of Computing Science (2020- )
  • Chair for the advisory group for research studies at the Department of Computing Science (2018-2020)
  • Project group member for the development of Sliperiet (UMU)
  • Project group member for developing the Focus environment in the MIT-Building (UMU)
  • Advisory Board member for Research and Research Studies at the the Department of Computing Science (2009-2017)

 

UMeHealth - An Infrastructure for eHealth Research, Education and Collaboration

Helena Lindgren is coordinating UMeHealth, a research environment eHealth-related topics at Umeå University. This is done in collaboration with researchers at the Medical Faculty and the Västerbotten County Council.

Education

Helena Lindgren has been actively involved in the development of courses and education since 2002. She has developed a collaboration between computer science education and education at the medical and social science faculties on e-health and interactive intelligent environment topics. This effort is partly funded by Vice-Chanchellor's strategic funds. Student projects are conducted in collaboration with industry and societal organisations since 2015. 

IEEE Intelligent Systems
Lindgren, Helena; Kampik, Timotheus; Guerrero, Esteban; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, Taylor & Francis 2020, Vol. 27, (8) : 577-590
Fischl, Caroline; Blusi, Madeleine; Lindgren, Helena; et al.
European Journal of Ageing, Springer 2020, Vol. 17 : 281-290
Fischl, Caroline; Lindelöf, Nina; Lindgren, Helena; et al.
pHealth 2020: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health, IOS Press 2020 : 203-208
Lindgren, Helena; Guerrero, Esteban; Jingar, Monika; et al.
BMC Geriatrics, BioMed Central 2020, Vol. 20, (1)
Månsson, Linda; Lundin-Olsson, Lillemor; Skelton, Dawn A.; et al.
Cognitive Systems Research, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 58 : 278-291
Guerrero, Esteban; Lu, Ming-Hsin; Yueh, Hsiu-Peng; et al.
HAI ´19: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, ACM Digital Library 2019 : 28-36
Jingar, Monika; Lindgren, Helena
Engineering multi-agent systems: 6th international workshop, EMAS 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 14-15, 2018, revised selected papers, Cham: Springer 2019 : 181-201
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Explainable, Transparent Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems: First International Workshop, EXTRAAMAS 2019, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 13–14, 2019, Revised Selected Papers, Cham: Springer 2019 : 59-76
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
BMC Geriatrics, BioMed Central 2019, Vol. 19
Pettersson, Beatrice; Wiklund, Maria; Janols, Rebecka; et al.
Building continents of knowledge in oceans of data: The future of co-created eHealth, IOS Press 2018 : 775-779
Blusi, Madeleine; Nilsson, Ingeborg; Lindgren, Helena
Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer 2018, Vol. 54, (3) : 633-658
Guerrero, Esteban; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Sandlund, Marlene; et al.
Proceedings of the 20th International Trust Workshop, CEUR-WS 2018 : 38-49
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
6th International Workshop on Engineering Multi-Agent Systems (EMAS 2018), Stockholm, Sweden, 14–15 July, 2018
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Multi-Agent Systems: 16th European Conference, EUMAS 2018, Bergen, Norway, December 6–7, 2018, Revised Selected Papers, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg 2018 : 140-155
Kampik, Timotheus; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Building continents of knowledge in oceans of data: The future of co-created eHealth, IOS Press 2018 : 131-135
Lindgren, Helena; Lu, Ming-Hsin; Hong, Yeji; et al.
Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Springer 2018, Vol. 32, (6) : 861-885
Yan, Chunli; Lindgren, Helena; Nieves, Juan Carlos
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for Health Care: 10th International Workshop, A2HC 2017, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8, 2017, and International Workshop, A-HEALTH 2017, Porto, Portugal, June 21, 2017, Revised and Extended Selected Papers, Springer 2017 : 94-116
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Janols, Rebecka; Guerrero, Esteban; et al.
Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library 2017 : 101-104
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Lindgren, Helena
Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library 2017 : 105-112
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Yan, Chunli; Lindgren, Helena
ECCE 2017: Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2017 : 188-190
Danielsson, Karin; Lindgren, Helena; Mulvenna, Maurice; et al.
Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection, Cham: Springer International Publishing AG 2017 : 82-94
Guerrero, Esteban; Lindgren, Helena
Ambient Intelligence - Software and Applications - 8th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (ISAmI 2017), Springer 2017 : 140-148
Janols, Rebecka; Guerrero, Esteban; Lindgren, Helena
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Amsterdam: IOS Press 2017, Vol. 235 : 368-372
Janols, Rebecka; Lindgren, Helena
Agents and Multi-Agent Systems for Health Care: 10th International Workshop, A2HC 2017, São Paulo, Brazil, May 8, 2017, and International Workshop, A-HEALTH 2017, Porto, Portugal, June 21, 2017, Revised and Extended Selected Papers, Springer 2017 : 94-116
Lindgren, Helena; Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Guerrero, Esteban; et al.
Advances in Practical Applications of Cyber-Physical Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection: 15th International Conference, PAAMS 2017, Porto, Portugal, June 21-23, 2017, Proceedings, Springer 2017 : 170-182
Lindgren, Helena; Guerrero, Esteban; Janols, Rebecka
Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2017: Transforming the everyday, New York, NY, USA: ACM Digital Library 2017 : 25-30
Yan, Chunli; Lindgren, Helena
Argument & Computation, IOS Press 2016, Vol. 7, (1) : 5-33
Guerrero, Esteban; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Advances in Practical Applications of Scalable Multi-agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection: 14th International Conference, PAAMS 2016, Sevilla, Spain, June 1-3, 2016, Proceedings, Springer 2016 : 133-144
Guerrero, Esteban; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Sandlund, Marlene; et al.
DH'16: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2016 DIGITAL HEALTH CONFERENCE, New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 2016 : 1-10
Lindgren, Helena; Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Guerrero, Esteban; et al.
International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2016, Vol. 9, (3) : 389-398
Sandlund, Marlene; Lindgren, Helena; Pohl, Petra; et al.
Highlights of practical applications of agents, multi-agent systems, and sustainability: The PAAMS Collection, PAAMS 2015 : 28-39
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Lindgren, Helena
International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Elsevier 2015, Vol. 64 : 54-74
Guerrero, Esteban; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, IOS Press 2015, Vol. 210 : 739-742
Lindgren, Helena; Yan, Chunli
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Digital Health 2015 : 135-142
Lindgren, Helena; Yan, Chunli
International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Vol. 59 : 1-19
Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Multi-agent systems (EUMAS 2014), Springer 2015 : 388-397
Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
The 6th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2015), the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT-2015), Elsevier 2015 : 420-427
Nieves, Juan Carlos; Partonia, Saeed; Guerrero, Esteban; et al.
Technology, Rehabilitation and Empowerment of People with Special Needs, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2015 : 157-168
Sandlund, Marlene; Lindgren, Helena; Pohl, Petra; et al.
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Lindgren, Helena
Highlights of Practical Applications of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems: the PAAMS Collection, Springer 2014 : 89-100
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Lindgren, Helena
Elsevier 2014
Guerrero, Esteban; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
Ambient Intelligence - Software and Applications: 5th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, Springer 2014 : 161-69
Lindgren, Helena; Burström, Lage; Järvholm, Bengt
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 205 : 378-382
Lindgren, Helena; Lundin-Olsson, Lillemor; Pohl, Petra; et al.
PRIMA 2014: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, Springer International Publishing 2014 : 141-149
Nieves, Juan Carlos; Guerrero, Esteban; Baskar, Jayalakshmi; et al.
International journal on artificial intelligence tools, World Scientific 2014, Vol. 23, (01, Special issue) : 1440004-
Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena; Cortés, Ulises
Advances in Practical Applications of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems: The PAAMS Collection : 12th International Conference, PAAMS 2014, Salamanca, Spain, June 4-6, 2014. Proceedings, Springer 2014 : 303-314
Yan, Chunli; Nieves, Juan Carlos; Lindgren, Helena
VIII Workshop on Agents Applied in Health Care (A2HC) : 93-104
Baskar, Jayalakshmi; Lindgren, Helena