Professor of Interaction Design,
Chalmers University of Technology
Professor of Computer Science,
Mälardalen University, Sweden
+46 70 842 55 75
My research interests are in Science of Information, Natural Computing, Morphological Computing, Cognitive Computing, Philosophy of Science, Computing and Philosophy (Info-computation) and Ethics (Ethics of technology, AI ethics, Ethics of computing and Information Ethics).
(2018-current) & Professor MDH (2013-current)
Earlier: Dean for PhD Studies at
the Department of Applied IT, Chalmers University of
Technology and Gothenburg University. (2014-2017)
Current: Tobias Holstein, Darmstadt and MDH
Former: Markus Wallmyr, MDH; Josef WideströmChalmers; Daniel Kade, MDH, Alberto Hernandez-Espinoza, UNAM, Rickard von Haugwitz, Chalmers.
As scientific theory and research methodology are the areas of my expertise, during the years, I have been consulted by many PhD students in questions of method and scientific approach, among others Rikard Land, Christina Vallin, Magnus Larsson, Stig Larsson, Carina Andersson, and Shahina Begum.
2007 Teaching Excellence Degree “Excellent lärare” at MDH
My current research is funded by the Swedish Research Council, VR.
My research project PICO - Philosophy of Information and Computing at MDH has been funded by a combination of the initial KKS grant and later on by faculty funding.
NSHU grant for PIFF
project connecting diploma work with industry and
Research organization leadership
President of the International Society for the Study of Information (2015-2017)
Immediate Past President of the International Society for the Study of Information (current)
Member of the Board of Advisors, Vice-President for Research, International Society for Information Studies (IS4IS)
Member of the Inbiosa Scientific Advisory Board, Project launched 2011 with the support of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme
Member of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
Steering Committee member of European Computing and Philosophy Organization, 2005-2010, European branch of The International Association for Computing and Philosophy
Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the international Science of Information Institute
Commissions of trust
Member of the
IT Faculty Board of University of
Chair of the
Minerva Informatics Europe Equality Award Committee
External member of The Karel Capek Center for Values in Science and Technology, www.cevast.org, a research multidisciplinary center established by the Czech Academy of Science and the Charles University, Prague.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Science of Information Institute http://www.scienceofinformationinstitute.com/about.html
Committee member of European Computing and
Philosophy Organization, European branch of The
International Association for Computing and Philosophy
Member of the Editorial Board of the Springer SAPERE Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Member of the Editorial Board of the World Scientific Series In Information Studies
Member of the Editorial Board of
the journal Information
Board of the journal Entropy
Board of the journal Philosophies Member of
Board of the journal Proceedings Member of the
Board of the Emerging
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Entropy
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Philosophies
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Proceedings
Member of the Editorial Board of the Emerging Science Journal
PhD (Phil. Dr.) Computer Science, Mälardalen University Sweden, 2006. Thesis title: Investigations into Information Semantics and Ethics of Computing. Advisors: Prof. Björn Lisper, Jan Gustafsson (Computer Science) and Lars-Göran Johansson (Philosophy, Uppsala)
PhD (Phil. Dr.) Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 1988. Thesis title: On Alpha Decay. Advisor: Academician Prof. Vladimir Paar.Licentiate in Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 1983. Thesis title: Alpha-particle Formation Mechanism and Alpha Decay. Advisor: Academician Prof. Vladimir Paar; MSc in Physics, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, 1979. Thesis title: Cluster-Vibration Model; MSc in Computer Science, The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Mälardalen University, 2002. Thesis title: Computer Science in a Theory of Science Discourse.
BITrum Scientific Committee member
Swedish Cognitive Science Society
EUCogII - 2nd European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics
Co-ordinator of Swedish national PI - Philosophy of Computing and Informatics Network, supported by KKS foundation. Network members: Ulla Ahonen-Jonnarth and Jan Odelstad from Gävle University; Björn Lisper, Peter Funk, Jan Gustafsson and Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic from MDH; Torbjörn Lager, Göteborg University and Joakim Nivre, Växjö University.
PIFF-network: Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, project leader, and Frank Lüders, Mälardalen University; Robert Feldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Martin Höst, Lund University.
Collaboration with Keith Miller and Peter Boltuc, University of Illinois at Springfield; Susan Stuart, Glasgow University, Vincent Müller, Princeton and Thessaloniki, Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford; Chaim Zins, University of Haifa. Lars-Göran Johansson, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University. Robert Feldt, BTH, Martin Höst, Lund University.
Record of previous research
[2016 – current] Morphological Computing MORCOM@COGS Swedish Research council project
[2000 – current] Research in Philosophy of Information, Computing and Philosophy, Philosophy of Computer Science and Computer Ethics. Collaboration and contacts with: Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford; Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia; Susan Stuart, Glasgow University, Pedro Marijuán, University of Zaragoza, Gang Liu, Deputy Director of Philosophy of Sci. and Tech. Div., Inst. of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Soc. Sci., Lars-Göran Johansson, Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Göran Collste, Center for Applied Ethics, Linkoping University (LiU), Wolfgang Hofkirchner, ICT&S Center for Advanced Studies and Research, University of Salzburg and Vienna University of Technology Vienna, Austria .
[1990-2000] Safety analyses and modelling of complex fissile systems, that included advanced techniques and numerical methods. This also comprised writing of Criticality Safety Handbook for ABB Atom, which is in use even today. Practical industrial application of theoretical modelling. Contact: Monica Eiborn, former head of the Department for Nuclear Non-proliferation, Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate, SKI who headed Safety and Security lab at ABB Atom during the time I was working for the company.
[1979–1989] Research in Theoretical Physics at the IRB Institute in Zagreb and Manne Siegbahn Institute in Stockholm. The cutting edge theoretical work in physics, research methods and practices, working on quantum mechanical shell model theory of alpha decay process. This will greatly influence the outlook and later research on computing theory and philosophy. Contact: Academician Prof. Vladimir Paar (Zagreb University), Frantisek Janouch, Manne Siegbahn Institute (former), Roberto Liotta (Royal Institute of Technology, KTH).
Research group membership
Member of MRTC
Research and Technology Centre)