Curriculum Vitae - Niklas Lavesson

Born December 31, 1976 in Uppsala, Sweden

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Dec 2008.
  • Lic.Sc. in Computer Science, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Apr 2006.
  • M.Sc. in Software Engineering, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Jun 2003.

Academic Positions

  • Full professor of computer science, since May 2015
  • Associate professor (Universitetslektor / Docent) of computer science, May 2011 - Apr 2015.
  • Assistant professor (Universitetslektor) of computer science, Jan 2009 - Apr 2011.
  • Ph.D. student in computer science, Dec 2004 - Dec 2008.
  • Project assistant, Jun 2004 - Nov 2004.
  • Project assistant, Jun 2003 - Dec 2003.
  • Teaching assistant, Jun 2001 - Jun 2003.

All at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Publications

My work has been reported in 55 monographs, peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, and book chapters. A list of my publications is available here.

Grants and projects

Funding obtained as main applicant

  • Applications for Data-driven Multimorbidity Identification and Risk Estimation (ADMIRE)
    Pilot study, November 2010 - May 2011, Blekinge Competence Center, 240 000 SEK
    (with Johan Berglund and Claes Jogréus)
  • Prediction of the Risk of Hospitalization of the Elderly,
    2009-2010, Blekinge County Council, 250 000 SEK
    (with Paul Davidsson and Johan Berglund)
  • Classifying the Severity of Acute Coronary Syndrome by Mining Patient Data,
    2008, Blekinge County Council, 100 000 SEK
    (with Paul Davidsson)

Funding obtained as co-applicant

  • Improving KNOWledge representation for Decision Making (IKNOWDM), Knowledge Foundation, 1.9 MSEK
    (with Krzysztof Wnuk, Tony Gorschek, and Claes Wohlin) 
  • A National Research Center of IT-based Law Enforcement, 2015, Region Blekinge, 2 MSEK (1 MSEK from funding agency),
    (with Martin Boldt et al.) 
  • VITUM - VIrtual TUrbine Module demonstrator, 2015-, VINNOVA, 10 MSEK,
    (with Ola Isaksson, Tobias Larsson, et al.)
  • Scalable resource-efficient systems for big data analytics,
    2014-2020, Knowledge Foundation, 88 MSEK (30 MSEK from funding agency),
    (with Håkan Grahn and Lars Lundberg)
  • Innovative decision support for planning and scheduling medical doctors,
    2014, VINNOVA, 390 000 SEK,
    (with Marie Persson, Myrna Palmgren, Paul Davidsson, Jan A. Persson)
  • Computer-aided Support for Knowledge Improvement Concerning Serial Burglaries: Extension,
    2012-2014, ERDF via Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, 1.0 MSEK (0.5 MSEK matched funds)
    (with Martin Boldt (BTH), Mikael Nilsson (LU), The Swedish Police)
  • Model Driven Development and Decision Support,
    2013-2020, Knowledge Foundation, 95 MSEK,
    Funding distribution: 2/3 of the total budget represents matched funds,
    BTH PI: Prof Tobias Larsson 
  • Computer-aided Support for Knowledge Improvement Concerning Serial Burglaries,
    2012-2014, ERDF via Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, 5.6 MSEK (2.8 MSEK matched funds)
    (with Martin Boldt (BTH), Mikael Nilsson (LU), The Swedish Police)
  • The Internet of Things,
    2011-2012, Vinnova, 750 000 SEK
    BTH PI: Prof. Lars Bengtsson
  • PrimCare IT,
    2012-2014, EU, 25 MSEK (BTH: 2.8 MSEK)
    BTH PI: Prof. Tobias C. Larsson
  • Improved Planning of Surgery through Identification of Surgery Indicators,
    2011-2012, Blekinge County Council, 380 000 SEK
    (with Marie Persson and Marteinn Magnusson)
  • Prototype Development of an Anomaly-based Detector for Surveillance,
    2010-2012, KK Foundation, 3.34 MSEK
    (with Stefan Axelsson and Henric Johnson., partners: Consoden, EC-gruppen)
  • Modeling of Surgery Indicators by Mining Hospital Data,
    2009, Blekinge County Council, 100 000 SEK
    (with Marie Persson, Marteinn Magnusson, and Johan Berglund)
  • Classifying the Severity of Acute Coronary Syndrome by Mining Patient Data - part II,
    2009, Blekinge County Council, 450 000 SEK
  • The Use of ACG Case-Mix for Studying the Pharmaceutical Care of the Elderly,
    2009-2010, Blekinge County Council, 300 000 SEK

Additional project participation (already funded)

  • Urban Insikt,
    2011-2012, Vinnova, 750 000 SEK (BTH: 130 000 SEK)
  • ARENA 2.0 - Image-based Recognition of Vehicle Type and Registration Plate
    Project leader, Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
  • ARENA 2.0 - Efficient Route-Models
    Project initiator, Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Visualization of Anomalies in the Maritime Domain
    Blekinge Research Foundation

Supervision

Ph.D. supervision

I have supervised the following defended Doctoral theses:

  • Anton Borg, "On Predictive and Descriptive Models for Serial Crime Analysis",
    Doctoral defense on Oct 24, 2014 at BTH
    My role: Main supervisor.

  • Frederik Janssen, "Heuristic Rule Learning",
    Doctoral defense on Oct 10, 2012 at TU Darmstadt
    My role: Assistant supervisor / Koreferent.
    Main supervisor: Prof. Johannes Fürnkranz

I have supervised the following defended Licentiate theses:

  • Raja M. Khurram Shahzad

    "Classification of Potentially Unwanted Programs Using Supervised Learning",
    Licentiate defense on Apr 4, 2013 at BTH
    My role: Primary supervisor

  • Anton Borg,

    "Decision Support for Estimation of the Utility of Software and E-mail",
    Licentiate defense on Sep 21, 2012 at BTH
    My role: Primary supervisor

I am currently the supervisor of the following Ph.D. students:

  • Diego Fernando Navarro Prada, BTH, tentative start September 2015,
    My role: Assistant Supervisor 
  • Eva Garcia Martin, BTH, since January 2015,
    My role: Main supervisor and Examiner
  • Shahrooz Abghari, BTH, since February 2015,
    My role: Main supervisor and Examiner
  • Florian Westphal, BTH, since January 2015,
    My role: Assistant Supervisor 
  • Siva Krishna Dasari, BTH, since February 2014,
    My role: Main supervisor
  • Raja Khurram Shahzad, BTH, since September 2009,
    My role: Main supervisor (since April 2013), Primary supervisor (2009-2013).

The term assistant supervisor denotes an individual who complements the main supervisor. The term primary supervisor denotes an individual who, in practice, has the main responsibility for the progress of the thesis. The main supervisor denotes an individual who has the formal responsibility for the progress of the thesis.

M.Sc. supervision

I have supervised the following successfully defended M.Sc. theses:

  • Kim Hansson and Erik Hörlin, "Active Learning via Transduction in Regression Forests" (2015)
  • Filip Johansson and Jesper Wikström, "Result Prediction by Mining Replays in Dota 2" (2015)
  • Haroon Elahi, "A Boosted-Window Ensemble" (2014)
  • Javier Espinosa, "Clustering of Image Search Results to Support Historical Document Recognition" (2014)
  • Spyridon Provatas, "An Online Machine Learning Algorithm for Heat Load Forecasting in District Heating Systems" (2014)
  • Borong Shao, "A Mixture-of-Experts Approach for Gene Regulatory Network Inference" (2014)
    - co-supervisor: Prof. Veselka Boeva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
    Last updated occupation: Ph. D. student at Universität Rostock, Germany
  • Eva García Martín, "Hashtags and Followers: An Experimental Study of the Online Social Network Twitter" (2013)
    Last updated occupation: Ph. D. student at BTH
  • Ayne Assegahegne Beyene and Tewelle Welemariam, "Concept Drift in Surgery Prediction" (2012)
    - co-supervisor: Marie Persson, BTH
  • Samira Kazemi and Shahrooz Abghari, "Open Data for Anomaly Detection in Maritime Surveillance," (2012)
    - co-supervisor: Henric Johnson, BTH
    Last updated occupation (Kazemi): Volvo, Sweden
    Last updated occupation (Shahrooz): Ph. D. student at BTH 
  • Shaliz Rezaee, "E-mail Prioritization through Social Network Analysis," (2012)
  • Victor Castano, "A Framework for an Intelligent and Adaptive Planning of Rehabilitation Therapies" (2011)
    - co-supervised with Dr. Ricardo Imbert at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Winner of Telecom City Best Swedish Master's Thesis Prize 2011
    Last updated occupation: Project Engineer, Institute for Biomedical Research, Hospital Clinico San Carlos.
  • Hiva Allahyari, "On the Concept of Understandability As a Property of Data Mining Quality" (2010)
    Last updated occupation: Ph.D. student, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Waqar Ahmad and Asim Riaz, "Predicting Friendship Levels in Online Social Networks" (2010) - co-supervisor: Henric Johnson
  • Daniel Slat and Mikael Hellborg Lapajne, "Random Forests for CUDA GPUs" (2010)
    - co-supervised with Håkan Grahn
  • Philip Baback Alipour and Muhammad Ali, "An Introduction and Evaluation of a Lossless Fuzzy Binary AND/OR Compressor" (2010)
    Last updated occupation: Ph.D. student, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 
  • Cong Hoan Vu and Adeyinka Soneye, "An Analysis of Collaborative Attacks on Mobile Ad hoc Networks" (2009)
  • Raja M. Khurram Shahzad and Syed Imran Haider, "Detection of Spyware by Mining Executable Files" (2009)
    Last updated occupation (Shahzad): Ph.D. student, Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Last updated occupation (Haider): Ericsson, Karlskrona, Sweden
  • Muhammad Usman Rashid and Garapati Balakrishna, "Prevention of Spyware by Runtime Classification of End User License Agreements" (2009)
  • Fahad Khalid, "Measure-based Learning Algorithms: An Analysis of Back-propagated Neural Networks" (2008)
    Last updated occupation: Ph. D. student, Hasso Plattner Institut, Germany.
  • Dariusz Matyja, "Applications of Data Mining Algorithms to Analysis of Medical Data" (2007)
  • Kamila Aftarczuk, "Evaluation of Selected Data Mining Algorithms Implemented in Medical Decision Support Systems" (2007)
  • Michal Marcinczuk, "Pattern Acquisition Methods for Information Extraction Systems" (2007)
    Last updated occupation: Ph.D. student, Wroclaw University of Technology
  • Muhammad Tariq Mahmood. "Face Detection by Image Discriminating" (2006)
    - co-supervised with Rune Gustavsson
I have supervised the following successfully defended B. Sc. theses:
  • Erik Persson, "Multi-output Random Forests for Surrogate Model Generation" (2014)
    - co-supervised with: Petter Andersson, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems 

Other supervision

I have been the supervisor of more than 50 advanced topic projects in Computer Science and Software Engineering. I have acted as customer in a number of individual-based an group-based software engineering and security engineering development projects held within the scope of courses at BTH.

Pedagogical Education

  • Ph.D. Supervision Course - FLUS: Forskarhandledarutveckling SydOst (2010)
  • Higher Education Pedagogy - Project Course, 7.5 ECTS (2009)
    The results from the project has been reported in a journal article published in IEEE Transactions on Education)
  • Higher Education Pedagogy - Introductory Course, 7.5 ECTS (2008)
  • Pedagogy, 30 ECTS (2004)

Pedagogical Experience

Post doc courses

  • Co-teacher, Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes, 2013 - 2014
    Involvement: Planning, Implementation, Teaching

Ph. D. courses

  • Main teacher, Doctoral Course on Academic Writing, Intensive course / three days, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Aug 19-21, 2015
  • Main teacher, Doctoral Course on Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 9 ECTS, 2014-2015
  • Main teacher: Doctoral Course on Academic Writing, 6 ECTS, 2014-2015
  • Main teacher, Doctoral Course on Machine Learning and Data Mining, 7.5 ECTS, 2011 - 2013
    Involvement: Development, Management, Teaching, Examination
  • Co-teacher, Doctoral Course on Statistics for Software Engineers and Computer Scientists, 10 ECTS, 2013
    Involvement: Some development, Management, Teaching, Examination

Basic and Advanced courses

I have developed, administrated, examined, lectured, held seminars or supervised at the following courses at Blekinge Institute of Technology (current courses in bold typeface):

  • Data Science - An Introduction, CS, BAS, 4 ECTS, 2015
  • Master Thesis in Computer Science*, CS, ADV, 30 ECTS, 2014-2015
  • Master Thesis in Computer Science*, CS, ADV, 15 ECTS, 2014-2015
  • Research Methodology in Computing, CS/SE, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2014-2015
  • Research Orientation, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2013
  • Present Game Techniques, CS, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2013
  • Research Methodology, SE, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2011-2013
  • Small Group Project in Security, SE, BAS, 15 ECTS, 2011
  • Object-oriented Design, CS, BAS, 4 ECTS, 2011
  • Master Thesis in Computer Science*, CS, ADV, 30 ECTS, 2010-2011
  • Machine Learning*, CS, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2007-2010, 2011-2015
  • Adaptive and Learning Systems*, CS, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2004-2007
  • Advanced Topic in Computer Science, CS, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2006-2007
  • Advanced Topic in Software Engineering*, SE, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2006-2009
  • Intelligent Decision Support Systems, CS, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2005, 2010
  • Agent Systems, CS, ADV, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Thinking Computers: An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence*, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Java Applications, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Programming, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Object-oriented Programming, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Data Structures and Algorithms, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Interactive Web Design with Java Script, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2005
  • Programming in C-Sharp, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2003
  • Programming in C/C++, CS, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2002
  • Individual Software Engineering Project, SE, BAS, 7.5 ECTS, 2002, 2011

* = Course manager
CS = Computer Science
SE = Software Engineering
ADV = Advanced level
BAS = Basic level

Additional Pedagogical Experience

I have arranged courses and given lectures at Primary and Secondary education schools:

  • An Introduction to Open Source and Linux, for Teachers at Österängskolan, Kristianstad, Sweden, 2007
  • Summer Workshop on Java Script and Web Design, for Children aged 10-15, Education Administration (BUF), Kristianstad, Sweden, 2003-2004

Administration

Educational Administration

  • Course design and organisation of the Ph.D. Supervision Course - FLUS: Forskarhandledarutveckling SydOst together with Martin Stigmar at Linneaus University, 2013-2014
  • Member of the Plagiarism Policy Project at Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Member of Learning Community for Sustainability at Blekinge Institute of Technology
  • Member of a project group, managed by Professor Lars Lundberg, at Blekinge Institute of Technology with the aim of improving the quality of both the end product and the process behind the Master's theses in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Telecommunications, and Informatics, 2010-2011
  • Initiator for, and member of, a project group responsible for investigating the need for and requirements of a doctoral student web portal at Blekinge Institute of Technology and the standardization of generic research education course development. The members were appointed by the faculty board, 2008-2009
  • Member of a project group responsible for revising and implementing the quality system for all levels of education at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The members were appointed by the Faculty board, 2008
  • Member of a project group responsible for co-arranging the Researchers' Friday with Kreativum in Karlshamn, Sweden,  2008-2009
  • Member of the Online Education Interest Group at the School of Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2004-2007
  • Student Group Manager for the Security Engineering Program at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2006

Administrative Merits

  • Member of the planning group for a new M. Sc. program in computer science at BTH, 2015
  • Session Chair for one session and Discussion Chair for one session at the Second National Workshop on Data Science at DSV - Stockholm University, Sweden, 2014
  • Deputy profile manager (vice profilledare), KKS-profile "Scalable and Resource-efficient Systems for Big Data Analytics", 2014-2020
  • Project manager (projektledare) and Research Theme manager (temaledare), KKS-profile "Scalable and Resource-efficient Systems for Big Data Analytics", 2014-2020
  • General chair, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 2013
  • Founder and chair of SIG Computing for Historical Research (CompHis), Nov 2012
  • Member of the election committee for the university board at BTH, 2012, 2015
  • BTH Coordinator of the Ph.D. Supervision Course - FLUS: Forskarhandledarutveckling SydOst, 2011-2013
  • Area chair, 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, 2012
  • Member of the board of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS), since spring 2011
  • Examiner and Manager of the course: Master's Thesis in Computer Science, 2010-2011, 2014-
  • Project manager of Researcher's Friday; a collaboration between Blekinge institute of technology and Kreativum in Karlshamn, Sweden, 2009-2013
  • Coordinator of Ph.D. studies at Blekinge Institute of Technology, appointed by the Faculty board, 2009-2013
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of the board of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS), 2009-2011
  • Program Manager for Security Engineering (180 ECTS) at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2008 - 2010
  • Chairman of the Doctoral Student council at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2007 - 2008
  • Member of the Appointments board at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2007-2008
  • Member of the Faculty board at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2007-2008
  • Member of the Doctoral Student council at Blekinge Institute of Technology, 2006-2007

Review and evaluation tasks

Evaluations of candidates for promotions or positions

  • Assistant professor (Universitetslektor), Post-review interview, BTH, 2015
  • Post doc position, BTH, 2015
  • Associate professor (Universitetslektor/Docent), University of Halmstad, 2015
  • Post doc position, BTH, 2014
  • Assistant professor (Universitetslektor), University of Borås, 2013
  • Ph. D. student position (Doktorandtjänst), BTH, 2013
  • Ph. D. student position (Doktorandtjänst), BTH, 2010

Doctoral Defense Opposition or Grading Committee participation

Since June 2011, I have participated in the following events:

  • The doctoral defense of Sepideh Pashami,
    Örebro University, Jan 15, 2016.
    Role/Involvement: member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Achim Lilienthal 
  • The doctoral defense of Orlando P. Zacarias,
    Stockholm University, Dec 16, 2015.
    Role/Involvement: opponent
    Main advisor: Prof. Henrik Boström 
  • The doctoral defense of Tomas Olsson,
    Mälardalen University, Nov 10, 2015.
    Role/Involvement: member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Peter Funk 
  • The doctoral defense of Ronald Jabangwe,
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Jun 1, 2015.
    Role/Involvement: deputy member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Claes Wohlin 
  • The doctoral defense of Antonina Danylenko,
    Linnaeus University, Feb 27, 2015.
    Role/Involvement: member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Welf Löwe 
  • The doctoral defense of Catarina Dudas,
    Stockholm University, Mar 14, 2014.
    Role/Involvement: member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Henrik Boström
  • The doctoral defense of Rikard König,
    University of Borås, Mar 11, 2014.
    Role/Involvement: opponent
    Main advisor: Prof. Lars Niklasson
  • The doctoral defense of Björn Ståhl,
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Jan 24, 2013.
    Role/Involvement: deputy member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Lars Lundberg 
  • The doctoral defense for Efraim Laksman,
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Nov 29, 2012.
    Role/involvement: deputy member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Dr. Håkan Lennerstad
  • The doctoral defense for Frederik Janssen,
    TU Darmstadt, Oct 10, 2012.
    Role/involvement: opponent (koreferent)
    Main advisor: Prof. Johannes Fürnkranz 
  • The doctoral defense for Mahvish Khurum,
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Oct 27, 2011.
    Role/involvement: deputy member of the grading committee
    Main advisor: Prof. Tony Gorschek 

Program Committee participation (work and reviews)

Since 2009, I have been an official reviewer for and/or a member of the program committee for the following conferences:

  • PC member - European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2016) - Main Track, Riva del Garda, Italy, 2016
  • Reviewer - Thirtieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016), Barcelona, Spain, 2016
  • PC member - IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016
  • PC member - Workshop on Applications of Machine Learning, Wroclaw, Poland, 2016
  • PC member - Fifteenth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA 2016), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016
  • PC member - Annual Workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society, Malmö, Sweden, 2016
  • PC member - International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Big Data Analytics (FAB 2016), Davis, California, USA, 2016
  • PC member - International IEEE Symposium on Big Data Management and Analytics, Calgary, Canada, 2016
  • PC member - International Workshop on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data (MOD 2016), Tuscany, Italy, 2016
  • PC member - 13th Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Halmstad, Sweden, 2015
  • PC member - 9th International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies, New York City, New York, USA, 2015
  • PC member - International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Big Data Analytics, Paris, France, 2015
  • PC member - European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2015) - Main Track, Porto, Portugal, 2015
  • Reviewer - International Symposium on Learning and Data Sciences (SLDS 2015), London, UK
  • PC member - International Workshop on Machine learning, Optimization and big Data (MOD 2015), Taormina, Italy, 2015
  • PC member - European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2014) - Main Track, Nancy, France, 2014
  • PC member - Annual Workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society, Stockholm, Sweden, 2014
  • PC member - 18th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014
  • PC member - European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD 2013) - Main Track, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013
  • PC member - 12th Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Aalborg, Denmark, 2013
  • PC member - 18th International Conference on Systems Science, Wroclaw, Poland, 2013
  • PC member - 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Karlskrona, Sweden, 2013
  • Reviewer - ECAI-12 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Mobile Systems, Montpellier, France, 2012
  • PC member - 16th International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Guimaraes, Portugal, 2012
  • PC member - 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, USA, 2011
  • PC member - 11th Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Trondheim, Norway, 2011
  • PC member - 5th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information and Computing Systems, USA, 2010
  • PC member - 21st Annual International Symposium on Software Reliability Engineering, 2010
  • Reviewer - 9th AAMAS: First International Workshop on Agent Technologies for Energy Systems, Toronto, Canada, 2010
  • Reviewer - 4th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing, Tangier, Morocco, 2010
  • Reviewer - 26th Annual Workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society, Uppsala, Sweden, 2010
  • Reviewer - 13th IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2009.

Journal Article Reviewing (Invited reviews)

Since 2009, I have reviewed one or more manuscripts for the following journals:

Other

Membership in International Societies

  • Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), since May 2006

International Cooperation (examples)

Joint project application on surgery scheduling and prediction in healthcare management with: Dr. Marie Persson at BTH, Prof. Tony Gorschek at BTH, Prof. Johannes Fürnkranz at TU Darmstadt, Dr. Elena Tsiporkova at SIRRIS, Dr. Lefteris Angelis at AUTh, Prof. Sally Brailsford at Southampton, and many more.

Joint project application on enhancing privacy and security in online social networks together with: Dr. Henric Johnson at BTH, Dr. Irena Koprinska at University of Sydney, and Prof. Felix S. Wu at University of California at Davis.

In September 2010, I was the host of Associate Professor Veselka Boeva, visiting from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. Ongoing joint research studies and publications.

In May 2007, I was the host of Associate Professor Veselka Boeva and Associate Professor Galidia Petrova, visiting from Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Invited Talks, Guest Lectures, and Presentations

  • Popular scientific presentation about the progress in "Computer-aided Support for Knowledge Improvement Concerning Serial Burglaries" for the Swedish Minister of Justice (Beatrice Ask), 2012
  • Poster presentations at the Blekinge County council Research Day, Karlskrona, Sweden, 2008 and 2009
  • Joint presentation with Martin Boldt about EULA-based spyware detection at the 9th Seminar of the Swedish IT Security Network (SWITS), Karlskrona, Sweden, 2009
  • Guest lecture on Data Mining at Blekinge Competence Center, Karlskrona, Sweden, 2009
  • Poster presentation at the AAAI07 Second Workshop on Evaluation Methods for Machine Learning, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2007

Non-academic merits / interests

  • Substitute of the board of Kalvhagens Box Center, 2010-2011
  • Member of the board of Kalvhagens Box Center, 2009-2010
  • Radar observer (appointed to Chief observer), Swedish Airforce, 1997-1998
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