Dr. Dr. Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic, Professor

Professor of Interaction Design, Chalmers University of Technology &

Professor of Computer Science, Mälardalen University, Sweden

Web: http://www.gordana.se

Mail: dodig@chalmers.se  & gordana.dodig-crnkovic@mdh.se

Gordana Dodig-Crnković is Professor in Computer Science at Mälardalen University and Professor in Interaction Design at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. She holds PhD degrees in Physics and Computer Science. Her current research has two foci, the first is mechanisms of computation and the connection between natural/morphological computation, information, and cognition. The second focus is on the ethics of technology and the study of value-based computational design. Dodig-Crnković interest in unconventional computing resulted in number of courses on the Masters and PhD level, while research in ethical and value aspects of technology resulted in many years of teaching of ethics for technology students, with special focus on new and emerging technologies, and in series of articles addressing ethical aspects of AI, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.


My research is in 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).




Special Issues



Professor Chalmers (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)
2008– 2013 Associate Professor MDH; 2014-2018 Associate Professor Chalmers
; 2002–2008  Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Mälardalen University, MdH, Sweden; 2000–2002 Lecturer in Computer Science, MdH; 1990–2000 Criticality Safety Analyst, Modelling/Numerical Analyses, ABB Atom, Sweden; 1979–1990 Research Assistant, Theoretical Physics, Rudjer Boskovic Institute Zagreb, Croatia

Doctoral students

Current: Carolina Uppsäll, MDH and Uppsala University & Tobias Holstein, Darmstadt and MDH

Former: Markus Wallmyr, MDH; Josef WideströmChalmers; Daniel Kade, MDH, Alberto Hernandez-Espinoza, UNAM, Rickard von Haugwitz, Chalmers.


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.

Research organization leadership

Board of Directors member of Informatics Europe

Board member of IS4SI of the Society for the Study of Information (current)

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 Gothenburg

Chair of the Minerva Informatics Europe Equality Award Committee 2020

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 AI Ethics Committee of the Chalmers AI Research Centre

Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Science of Information Institute http://www.scienceofinformationinstitute.com/about.html

Steering Committee member of European Computing and Philosophy Organization, European branch of The International Association for Computing and Philosophy http://www.ia-cap.org/administration.php

Editorial Boards

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

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

Education record

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.

Networks in academia

European Network for Gender Balance in Informatics

Informatics Europe


Retention of Women in Computer Science: Why Women Persist in Their Computer Science Majors

European Network For Gender Balance in Informatics


BITrum Scientific Committee member

SWECOG Swedish Cognitive Science Society

Research group membership

Member of MRTC (Mälardalen Research and Technology Centre)

Member of Intelligent Systems group

Member of Interaction Design research group
Interaction Design, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers