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Department of Computing Science


Adam Dahlgren Lindström
Adwitiya Mandal
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).

Algot Heimerson
Ali Rahmanian

I am a PhD student at the Industrial Doctoral School.

Ana Paiva
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.

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.

Anindya Sundar Das

My research focuses on building robust, explainable machine learning (ML) models for anomaly detection to ensure trustworthiness and reliability of ML models depolyed in critical applications.

Anna Jonsson

Programme coordinator for the master of science programme in computing science and engineering.

I study how to use formal languages (e.g. programming languages) to model natural language.

Anna Lindström

Project administrator for TAIGA since April 2024

Annakarin Resoluth
Anne-Lie Persson
Arka Ghosh

A WASP doctoral student and knowledge engineer in the research group "AI for data management" at the Department of Computing Science led by Prof. Dr. Diego Calvanese.

Arman Shamsgovara
Arvid Horned
Atakan Aral

Member of the Autonomous Distributed Systems Lab and Green Distributed Computing Group, WASP Faculty. Research in resource management for Edge Computing, Edge AI, and the Internet of Things.

Ayush Kumar Varshney

I am a PhD scholar in the department of Computing Sciences, Umeå University. I am a member of NAUSICA group which focuses on privacy preserving AI algorithms.

Bodil Formark

Currently, I work in the Department of Computing Science. 

Bruno Kreyssig
Carl C Kjelgaard Mikkelsen

Please contact me only using my email address at the Department of Computing Science: spock@cs.umu.se

Catherine Jo

Program Coordinator, Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanity and Society

Cem Okulmus

Research on database theory, ontology-based data access and temporal data. WASP Postdoc at the DAISY cluster.

Chanh Le Tan Nguyen
Charles Meyers
Claire Cui Bartel
Cristian Klein
Daniel Henriksson
Daniela Goretti
Daniella Holmgren
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.

Disi Lin
Divya Baura
Eddie Wadbro
Elin Larsson
Ellinor Hansson

Study administrator at the Department of Computing Science

Emil Häglund
Ennie Boberg
Eren Yildiz

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

Erik Elmroth

Research in autonomous distributed systems, cloud, and edge computing. Appointments include the Executive Committee of WASP and the eSSENCE management group. See also https://people.cs.umu.se/elmroth

Esteban Guerrero Rosero

I am an Associate Professor in Social-aware Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computer Science. I focus on Software Agents, KR, and Non-Monotonic Reasoning.

Eunil Seo

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

Fatemeh Sadjadi
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).

Gabriel Morberg
Gülçin Gedik

Project assistant working on CEEC. Interested in evaluating mixed-precision algorithmic solutions prioritizing accuracy, energy efficiency and measurement techniques for sustainable development.

Gustav Grund Pihlgren

Post doctoral researcher in the field of Explainable AI with focus on computer vision.

Hanna Nordin

Communications Officer at the research program The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS)

Hantang Zhang
Harrison Nobis
Heini Laitinen
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.

Helena Smith
Henrik Bjelkstål
Henrik Björklund

I work on methods for detecting and mitigating bias in language processing systems, such as, e.g., ChatGPT, and also with foundational research on formal languages.

Hugo Sjödin
Igor Ryazanov
Ileet Malla
Isak Öhman
Jan Erik Moström

Teacher, Director of Studies, some research about Computer Science Education, more info at people.cs.umu.se/jem

Jennifer Stenlund
Jingwen Cai
Johan Eliasson

Teaches basic programming, 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.

Juan Carlos Nieves Sanchez

Associate professor (Docent) in Artificial Intelligence (AI). 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 in the Responsible Artificial Intelligence group at the Department of Computing Science. I have experience in Knowledge Representation and Description Logics.

Kaan Kilic

Ph.D. student in the Interactive and Intelligent Systems research group. Working on employing socially intelligent systems for managing stress and improving emotional wellbeing.

Kai-Florian Richter

research on cognitive aspects of HCI, teaching in Cognitive Science; head of Spatial Cognitive Engineering group; assistant head of department & director of studies for PhD education

Kalle Vigren
Karlo Palenzuela
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)

Lars Karlsson

I am assistant head of department with responsibility for education and conduct research on efficient algorithms for matrix and tensor computations.

Leila Methnani
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.

Lena Strobl
Lenita Lindblom
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 focus on fusing data science and artificial intelligence, AI trustworthiness (e.g., privacy, fairness).  Programme Director of the MSc programme in Computing Science. 

Lina Persson

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

Linda Bresäter
Loïs Vanhée

Researcher & teacher. TAIGA co-director

Primary focus: Anxiety-Sensitive Artificial Intelligence

General interests: simulation, responsible AI, pedagogy and transdisciplinarity

Madeleine Blusi

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

Maja Fjaestad
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

Researcher in the areas of fundamental algorithms, automata theory, and the theory of machine learning. Teaches courses in this area.

Mattias Brännström
Mattias Åsander

Systems administrator, Linux/Windows systems

Michael Minock

Research Interests: Natural Language Interfaces, Knowledge Representation and Databases.
Teaching Interests: Databases, AI, Logic, Python, Algorithms, Thesis Supervision.

Mikael Lindbäck

Administrative manager with responsibilities for the support functions at the Department of Computing Science.

Miles Lundqvist
Minal Patil
Monowar Bhuyan

WASP Assistant Professor (biträdande universitetslektor), leading Cyber Analytics and Learning Group within ADSLab, https://cloudresearch.org/.

Nayereh Rasouli
Niclas Börlin
Nils Staflund
Nina Khairova

I am a professor in Computational Linguistics. The research interests cover computational linguistics, Machine Learning for Text Mining, misinformation detection, LLM, and responsible AI.

Obaidullah Zaland
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.

Ola Svahn
Oliver Larsson
Pan Lu

Postdoctoral fellow, research interests in computational electromagnetics, topology optimization, microwave imaging, finite difference time domain.

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

Head of Green Distributed Computing group, Scientific Coordinator for Horizon Europe COGNIT, Co-PI to WASP WARA-Ops, Research Leader in ADSLab, member of WASP Graduate School Management.

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.

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.

Pim Kerkhoven
Polina Kurtser

Postdoctoral associate with specialization in ML and Robotics. Skilled in Medical Devices, Agricultural Robotics and AI.

René Mellema

Within the Socially Aware AI group I work on normative reasoning for social simulation, using formal methods. I'm also interested in formal representations of social behaviour more broadly.

Robin Norrman
Rohail Gulbaz
Roman Iakymchuk

I conduct research on numerically reliable and sustainable algorithmic solutions and their application. I teach scientific computing, parallel programming, and optimization

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.

Sargam Gupta
Simon Bonér
Sonakshi Garg
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

Associate professor at the Department of Computing Science and Curiosum science center.
Deputy head of department at the Computing Science department.

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". 

Suna Bensch

I am an Associate Professor, programme director for the Bachelor programme in Computer Science, and the international coordinator at the Computing Science department. 


Sz-Ting Tzeng
Tatyana Sarayeva

AI Policy Lab Coordinator; EU Advisor, supports researchers with HEU applications

Thomas Hellström

I do research on robotics and artificial intelligence, AI.

Timotheus Kampik

I research and teach intelligent reasoning and decision-making.

Tomas Forsman

Systems engineer, server operations, Linux

Tommy Löfstedt

Docent and associate professor in computing science. Doing research in machine learning and computer vision, often with applications in medical image analysis or the life sciences.

Veronica Pålsson

Coordinator and communications officer at TAIGA - Centre for Transdisciplinary AI, a cross-faculty centre at Umeå University.

Vicenç Torra

I am working on artificial intelligence. Main research topics include data privacy, approximate reasoning, decision making.

Victoria Skeidsvoll

I am a journalist and copywriter who works strategically to communicate our education and research in different ways and through several channels. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Virginia Dignum

I am a professor in Responsible Artificial Intelligence and the Director of the AI Policy Lab. 

I am member of the UN High Level Advisory Body on AI and senior advisor to the Wallenberg Foundations.


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).

Yangyang Wen
Yanxiang Chen

Research engineer at the Department of Computing Science.

My research interests: HPC (high-performance computing), numerical algorithms, parallel programming.

Yifan Wu
Yoshihisa Kashima
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.

Zahra Kharaghani

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Computing Science, working on incremental federated machine learning.

Zhou Zhou
Zoe Falomir

WASP Associate Professor at the Computing Science Department