Current Leadership Positions

Media and information Technology

 at Linköping University

I am currently the head of the division for Media and Infomation Technology (MIT) at the department of Science and Technology at Linköping University. The division has 100 FTEs in 6 subunits covering research in computer graphics and visualization:

  • Computer Graphics and Image Processing
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Immersive Visualization
  • Visual Learning and Communication 
  • Media Design and Image Reproduction
  • Information Visualization

The divsion also hosts the C-research center which is the LiU interface to the Visualization Center C.

Visualization Center C

I am the founder and director of the Norrköping Visualization Center C, which is a unique organisation hosting activities in visualization ranging from fundamental research to public outreach and collaborations with companies and organisations. The center is a consortium with 5 different units:

  • Research and Education (Linköping University)
  • Science Center (Norrköping Municipality)
  • Cultural Cinema and Mediaproduction (Norrköping Municipality)
  • Applied Research and Devlopment (RISE)
  • Collaboration and Innovation (Norrköping Science Park)

The center has a state-of-the-art infrastructure for visualization including a dome theater seating 100 people. 

The center opened in 2010 and a 10 year progress report is availble (in Swedish).


Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program

Since 2020 I am the program director of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP). WASP is the largest research progam in the history of Sweden with a total budget of 5.5 BSEK until 2030. The vision for WASP is to promote:

Excellent research

and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry

The goal for WASP is to graduate 600 PhDs and recruit 80 world leading researchers. 

The vision, mission, strategy and instruments used in WASP are described on our home pages and detailed in the 2021 report "Paving the Way"