Current research topics

Morphological computing, Natural computing, Info-computational conceptual modelling, Foundations of information, Foundations of computing, Info-computational models of cognition, Cognition and Intelligence, natural and computational, Computing and philosophy, Computing ethics, Information ethics, AI ethics, Robotic ethics and Critical Robotics, Ethical aspects of autonomous vehicles

Morphological Computing in Cognitive Systems Morcom @ COGS (2016-current)

Project at Chalmers University of TEchnology, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR), 2016-01-01 - 2020-12-31

Morphological Computing in Cognitive Systems is an area of research at the Department of Cognition and Communication, with comparative studies of cognitive mechanisms in natural and artificial systems.

Morcom@COGS project investigates cognitive systems as information processing mechanisms of different complexity, with cognitive computation models based on physical (morphological) computation. The goal is to learn from nature how to better handle the complexity and the large amounts of data in a robust and efficient manner. The project builds on a framework of info-computational naturalism in which information is understood as a structure and computation as its dynamics. Cognition is a process that living organisms use to stay alive as individuals and species, while artificial computational systems use cognitive capacities in order to efficiently produce meaningful behaviour. Within the project, we study a generalized concept of computation as morphological process - a process of self-organization of information in a cognitive agent, natural or artificial.

Applied Robotics (2019-current)

Chalmers University with the University of Gothenburg as host institution:

Ethics4EU (2019-current)

Mälardalen University, with  TU Dublin as host institution.

PICO - Philosophy of Information and Computing (2000-current)

Project at Mälardalen University, funded initially by KKS, afterwards faculty funding.
Philosophy of Information and Computing (PICO) combines scientific, philosophical and ethic perspectives on the two fundamental phenomena: computation (the process) and information (the structure) . Different aspects of the field are intensely developing internationally within Computing and Philosophy, Foundations of Information, Computability in Europe, Natural Computing, BITRUM and ISIS research communities. Our contributions to the field up to now: organization of the E-CAP 2005, European Computing and Philosophy Conference, followed by the proceedings published in tripleC (tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation), Information and Entropy journals and number of articles and book chapters and four books within the field. In 2012 two symposia organized within AISB/IACAP Alan Turing World Congress in Birmingham, on Natural/Unconventional Computing and Social Computing/ Multiagent Systems.Two special journal issues prepared for journals Information and Entropy. In 2013 COMUTING NATURE book have been published in Springer SAPERE Series.

ITS-EASY Post Graduate School (2011-current)

Project at Mälardalen University funded by KKS.
ITS-EASY is an research school in Embedded Software and Systems, affiliated with the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) at Mälardalen University (MDH), as an integrated part of the MDH strategic research area Embedded Systems (ES).

ITS-EASY envisions to be a unique industrial research school par excellence in the Embedded Systems domain in Sweden. ITS-EASY is focused on topics of paramount importance for dominating parts of Swedish industry: Embedded Systems including Software-Intensive Systems, Dependable (reliable and safe) Systems, and Sensor Systems. The main industrial domains considered are automation, telecommunication and vehicles.

Digitalisation for a Sustainable Society - Summit of the International Society for the Study of Information - 2017

Project at Chalmers University of Technology, funded by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS.
The aim of this project was to support organisation of the summit of the International Society for the Study of Information, is4si 2017 Gothenburg.

The stage for the Gothenburg summit is set by the theme of Digitalisation for sustainable society, in light of information, computation and cognition. As our previous meetings, the summit 2017 reflects the moment we live in – a nascent movement of digitalization that has started to radically change our society, globally, in literally all its aspects. It is based on the computing technology (in all its forms, digital and analogue, that all now go under the name “digital” that stands for any kind of computational system), which in its turn is based on information and data processing, which all goes back to cognition and intelligence of a cognizing agent in order to acquire meaning.

Digitalization has a potential to fundamentally transform the way we live, our whole civilization and our identities. Often mentioned definition from the Business dictionary: Digitalization is integration of digital technologies into everyday life by the digitization of everything that can be digitized – does not tell it all. Digitization as transformation of everything into digital data is only part of the story, telling that libraries will be digitized and turned into formats easy to process by computers. Sensors of various kinds, controlling variety of processes, from traffic control to health care, education, entertainment, production, monetary flows and government will produce increasing amounts of data suitable for further processing and analytics. Finished 31/12/2017. See:

PIFF (2009-2010)

Project done at Mälardalen University in collaboration with Lund University and BTH, funded by NSHU.
Programvaruexjobb för Industri- och ForskningsFramgång (Supporting framework for Software Engineering diploma work done in collaboration between industry and research in Sweden)
Diploma degrees are awarded by academia, while diploma work is often done in collaboration with industry or a research group. The aim of the PIFF project is to improve knowledge exchange between academia, industry and research during diploma work, supporting both a student and an advisor in the different phases (planning, execution and grading/assessment) of diploma work in Software Engineering. The results of the project will be generalizable to other multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary fields.