Strategic research areas and projects

Strategic research areas and projects

Strategic research areas and associated project

Ongoing projects



We use AI and machine learning to increase accuracy in predictions in a highly complex and ever-changing energy market. 

Energy projects


connectivity projects


Within the connectivity application area, we work with Internet of Things technology combined with an innovative use of AI. 

Connectivity projects

  • Digital twin - Digital twin for optimal design and operation of compact combined cycles in offshore oil and gas installations | Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
  • ML4ITS - Machine Learning for Irregular Time Series | Massimiliano Ruocco & Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
  • RAI - Resource-aware IoT with Enhanced Intelligence and Security | Stefan Werner
  • SIGNIFY - Sensor validation for digital twins of safety-critical systems | Pierluigi Salvo Rossi


oceans projects

Fish in the ocean

We develop and apply AI to ensure a sustainable exploration of maritime sectors, by preventing loss of biodiversity, improving fish welfare in aquaculture and secure fish farms at sea. We also develop robotics for underwater operations.

Oceans projects

  • AROS - Autonomous Robots for Ocean Sustainability | Rudolf Mester
  • CAIge - Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence based Salmon Identification and automated long-term welfare assessment in aquaculture net-pens | Rudolf Mester
  • Digital twin - Digital twin for optimal design and operation of compact combined cycles in offshore oil and gas installations | Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
  • EXPOSED - SFI Centre for Exposed Aquaculture Operations | Helge Langseth, Kerstin Bach & Keith Downing
  • GentleMAN - Gentle and Advanced Robotic Manipulation of 3D Compliant Objects | Keith Downing
  • PRAI - Predicting Riser-response by Artificial Intelligence | Helge Langseth
  • Robplan - Autonomous robot missions with AI-based planning and acting | Anastasios Lekkas


health projects


Our projects within health and medicine aim to innovate health technology and improve personalised treatments.

Health projects

  • AI-MENT – Machine learning to tailor treatments in mental health | Kerstin Bach
  • CaReScreen – A clinical decision support system for cancer rehabilitation | Kerstin Bach
  • DeepInMotion – Explainable artificial intelligent system to discover new infant movement biomarkers for early detection of disease | Heri Ramampiaro, Inga Strümke & Helge Langseth
  • DigiFrailCare – Digitisation and the use of digitised health data to improve health services for older people at risk of or with frailty | Kerstin Bach
  • Gemini center MIRA – Medical Imaging Research and AI | Frank Lindseth
  • Improved cardiac diagnostic imaging at the patients’ point of care | Frank Lindseth & Ole Jakob Mengshoel
  • LABDA – Learning Network for Advanced Behavioural Data Analysis  | Kerstin Bach
  • MI-HEAD (under NorHEAD) – Machine Intelligence in Headaches | Helge Langseth
  • My Medical Digital Twin | Frank Lindseth & Ingelin Steinsland
  • NorHEAD –Norwegian Centre for Headache Research | Heri Ramampiaro & Helge Langseth
  • Physical activity behaviour and sleep study | Kerstin Bach
  • SupportPrim – Optimizing management of musculoskeletal pain disorders in primary care | Kerstin Bach
  • SmaRTWork – A digital system for personalised return to work recommendations for sick-listed with musculoskeletal disorders | Kerstin Bach
  • UNICAN CAG – UNIte AI and CANcer | Kerstin Bach


mobility projects


Artificial intelligence is crucial element when developing autonomous vehicles. Our researchers and students work with a variety of vehicles, including cars, ships and drones.

Moreover, we aim to develop AI technology that can contribute to safer and more seamless travel across borders.

Mobility projects

  • MCSINC - Machine Sensible Infrastructure under Nordic Conditions | Frank Lindseth
  • MoST - Mobilitets-lab Stor-Trondheim | Frank Lindseth
  • SFI AutoShip - Research-based innovation centre focused on the development of autonomous ships for safe and sustainable operations | Anastasios Lekkas


digital economy

Numbers and graphs

Our AI research in finance and the digital economy aims to improve predictions of future development in financial and business markets as well improving administration and customer service in banking. 

Digital economy projects

  • EXAIGON - EXplainable AI systems for Gradual Industry adoptiON | Anastasios Lekkas & Helge Langseth
  • RICO - Robust Intelligent Control | Odd Erik Gundersen & Helge Langseth
  • SFI NorwAI - Norwegian Center for Research-based AI Innovation | Jon Atle Gulla, Kjetil Nørvåg, Helge Langseth, Heri Ramampiaro & Kerstin Bach


Basic Research

Basic research

  • BIAS - Empower the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Human Resources Management (HRM) communities by addressing and mitigating algorithmic biases | Pinar Øzturk
  • DARIO - Data Analytics for Ground Motion Monitoring. Part of European Space Agency's PRODEX programme | Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
  • ENACT - Ethical risks assessmeNt of Artificial intelligenCe in pracTice | Patrick Mikalef
  • IWIL AI - International Work-Integrated-Learning in Artificial Intelligence | Özlem Özgöbek
  • ShuttleNet - Scalable Neural Models for Long Sequential Data | Zhirong Yang
  • SOCRATES - Self-Organizing Computational substRATES | Gunnar Tufte
  • SpinENGINE - Harnessing the Emergent Properties of Nanomagnet Ensembles for Massively Parallel Data Analysis | Gunnar Tufte
  • SPrINTER - Spin-based Intermittent Computer | Gunnar Tufte

Language Technology

Language technology

  • e-Ladda Early language development in the digital age | Giampiero Salvi & Torbjørn Svendsen
  • MEGAS - Metadata generation of auto-transcribed text | Ole Jakob Mengshoel
  • NordTrans - Technology for automatic speech transcription in selected Nordic languages | Giampiero Salvi & Torbjørn Svendsen
  • SCRIBE - Machine transcription of Norwegian conversational speech | Giampiero Salvi, Torbjørn Svendsen & Ole Jakob Mengshoel
  • TEFLON - Technology-enhanced foreign and second-language learning of Nordic languages | Giampiero Salvi & Torbjørn Svendsen
  • TrustLLM - Democratize Trustworthy and Efficient Large Language Model Technology for Europe | Kerstin Bach

This article presents all our ongoing language technology projects.