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. 



connectivity projects


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


  • AI4EU - AI on-demand platform for Europe | Kerstin Bach
  • RAI - Resource-aware IoT with Enhanced Intelligence and Security  | Stefan Werner
  • ML4ITS - Machine Learning for Irregular Time Series | Massimiliano Ruocco & Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
  • SIGNIFY - Sensor validation for digital twins of safety-critical systems | Pierluigi Salvo Rossi 
  • Digital twin - Digital twin for optimal design and operation of compact combined cycles in offshore oil and gas installations | 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.


  • EXPOSED - SFI Centre for Exposed Aquaculture Operations | Helge Langseth, Kerstin Bach & Keith Downing
  • SEAVENTION - Autonomous subsea intervention | Anastasios Lekkas
  • AROS - Autonomous Robots for Ocean Sustainability | Rudolf Mester
  • GentleMAN - Gentle and Advanced Robotic Manipulation of 3D Compliant Objects | Keith Downing
  • PRAI - Predicting Riser-response by Artificial Intelligence | Helge Langseth
  • Digital twin - Digital twin for optimal design and operation of compact combined cycles in offshore oil and gas installations | Pierluigi Salvo Rossi
  • 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.


  • Back-UP - Personalised prognostic models to improve well-being and return to work after neck and low back pain | Kerstin Bach
  • InMotion - Prediction of Celebral Palsy in infants | Heri Ramampiaro
  • DeepInMotion - Explainable artificial intelligent system to discover new infant movement biomarkers for early detection of disease | Helge Langseth & Heri Ramampiaro 
  • HiPerNaV - High performance soft tissue navigation | Frank Lindseth
  • Improved cardiac diagnostic imaging at the patients’ point of care | Frank Lindseth & Ole Jakob Mengshoel
  • My Digital Twin | Frank Lindseth
  • 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
  • Gemini center MIRA: Medical Imaging Research and AI | Frank Lindseth & Trym Holter


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.


  • D4FLY - Detecting Document frauD and iDentity on the fly | Theoharis Theoharis


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. 


  • EXAIGON - EXplainable AI systems for Gradual Industry adoptiON | Anastasios Lekkas & Helge Langseth
  • SFI NorwAI - Norwegian Center for Research-based AI Innovation | Jon Atle Gulla, Kjetil Nørvåg, Helge Langseth, Heri Ramampiaro, Kerstin Bach & Ole Jakob Mengshoel


Basic Research

Basic Research

  • SpinENGINE - Harnessing the Emergent Properties of Nanomagnet Ensembles for Massively Parallel Data Analysis | Gunnar Tufte
  • SOCRATES - Self-Organizing Computational substRATES | Gunnar Tufte
  • ShuttleNet - Scalable Neural Models for Long Sequential Data | Zhirong Yang

Language Technology

Language Technology

  • TEFLON - Technology-enhanced foreign and second-language learning of Nordic languages | Giampiero Salvi & Torbjørn Svendsen
  • 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
  • MEGAS - Metadata generation of auto-transcribed text | Ole Jakob Mengshoel
  • e-Ladda Early language development in the digital age | Giampiero Salvi & Torbjørn Svendsen

This article presents all our ongoing language technology projects.