Department of Computer Science


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Research groups

Computing (COMP)

The research objective of the Computing group is to develop and analyse fundamental technologies that enable the performance-sensitive computer systems and applications of the future.

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Data and Artificial Intelligence (DART)

The research group focuses all areas in data, information, knowledge management, and AI. This includes management and retrieval of data and information, logical, probabilistic, and biologically-inspired methods, as well as management, storage and querying of structured data.

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Information Systems and Software Engineering (ISSE)

Our research focuses on empirical information systems, human-computer interaction (HCI), component-based software development, software process improvement, software security, and cooperation technologies.

PhD studies

PhD Student doing measurements

Supervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research. The research is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

PhD programme in information technology (IT)

Vacant positions at our department

Research projects

EU projects

Our FP7, Horizon 2020 (H2020), and EEA projects.

H2020, 2016–2020
A decision support system for self-management of low back pain (selfBACK) Agnar Aamodt
H2020, 2016–2019 Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education (UMI-Sci-Ed) Monica Divitini
H2020, 2016–2019
SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform for achieving Global Sustainability Goals (SOCRATIC) Letizia Jaccheri
H2020, 2016–2019
Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms (TULIPP) Magnus Jahre
H2020, 2016–2018
Competitive Advantage for the Data-driven Enterprise (CADENT) John Krogstie
H2020, 2015–2018
Energy-efficient high-performance exascale computing (READEX) Magnus Jahre

H2020, 2015–2018

Self-organizing heterogeneous clouds (CloudLightning) Anne C. Elster
EEA, 2014–2017
Harvesting big text data for under-resourced languages (HaBiT) Björn Gambäck
EEA, 2014–2017
Hepatocellular carcinoma stratification based on noninvasive markers (HEPMARK) Pål Sætrom
FP7, 2013–2017
Impact of climatic and non-climatic factors on oceanic food production (Ocean-Certain) Pinar Özturk

Norwegian projects

Projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR), and
the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

NFR, 2015–2020 SoS-Agile: Vitenskaplig sikkerhet i smidig utvikling Pekka Abrahamsson
NFR, 2016–2019 FUTURE LEARNING: Orchestrating 21st Century Learning Ecosystems using Analytics​ Michail Giannakos
NORAD, 2016–2019 Innovation competition: EduApp4Syria Alf Inge Wang
NFR, 2015–2018 Anbefalingsteknologi Jon Atle Gulla
NFR, 2014–2019 Next generation agile development methods (Agile 2.0) Torgeir Dingsøyr
NFR, 2014–2017 Programmable epigenetics (Epi++) Pål Sætrom
NFR, 2013–2018 Exploring New Dimensions in Big Data (ExiBiDa) Kjetil Nørvåg
NORAD, 2013–2017 Linguistic Capacity Building (NORHED) Björn Gambäck
NFR, 2013–2017 Agile development of safety-critical software (SUSS) Tor Stålhane

Industry collaboration

Research in collaboration with the industry.

2016–2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship (80% position) in Automatic Generation of a Building Information Model (BIM) Mazemap AS
2015–2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual Processing of Geological Structures Schlumberger
2016–2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship (60% position) in the COMP group ARM
2016–2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Big Data Analytics Telenor
2016–2017 Adjuct Associate Professor in the DART group Statens vegvesen
2012–2017 PhD Fellowship in Use of a Common Framework for Information Exchange within the Transport Sector Statens vegvesen


National laboratories

SFI centres

Our research centres from 2015–2023.

GEMINI centres

Gemini centres is a formalized collaboration between SINTEF and NTNU.

Strategic research areas at the IE faculty

Strategic research area at the department

Cross disciplinary collaborations


Agnar AamodtAgnar Aamodt 
Leader of the Research Committee



The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced laboratories and scientific equipment


Research is a key source for innovation. Our research has helped shape technology in ARM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Telenor solutions.



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