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

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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 Horizon 2020 (H2020), and EEA projects
Project Description Framework Contact
Learn2Analyze An Academia-Industry Knowledge Alliance for enhancing Online Training Professionals’ Competences in Educational Data Analytics  Erasmus +
2018 – 2021
Michail Giannakos
COMnPLAY-Science Learning science the fun and creative way: coding, making, and play as vehicles for informal science learning in the 21st century H2020
2018 – 2021
Michail Giannakos
Back-UP Personalised Prognostic Models to Improve Well-being and Return to Work After Neck and Low Back Pain H2020
2018 – 2020
Kerstin Bach
HiPerNav High performance soft tissue navigation H2020
2017 – 2021
Frank Lindseth & Faouzi Alaya Cheikh
INITIATE INnovation through bIg daTa and socIal enTreprEneurship H2020
2018 – 2020
Letizia Jaccheri
selfBACK A decision support system for self-management of low back pain H2020
2016 – 2020
Agnar Aamodt
CoupledDB High-Performance Indexing for Emerging GPU-Coupled Databases H2020
2017 – 2019
Kjetil Nørvåg
TICOH Taming Irregular Computations On Heterogeneous processors H2020
2017 – 2019
Anne C. Elster
UMI-Sci-Ed Exploiting Ubiquitous Computing, Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things to promote STEM Education H2020
2016 – 2019
Monica Divitini
SOCRATIC SOcial CReATive IntelligenCe Platform for achieving Global Sustainability Goals H2020
2016 – 2019
Letizia Jaccheri
TULIPP Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms H2020
2016 – 2019
Magnus Jahre
CADENT Competitive Advantage for the Data-driven Enterprise H2020
2016 – 2018
John Krogstie
READEX Energy-efficient high-performance exascale computing H2020
2015 – 2018
Magnus Jahre
CloudLightning Self-organizing heterogeneous clouds H2020
2015 – 2018
Anne C. Elster

Norwegian projects

Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) projects
Abbreviation Project Framework Contact
SOCRATES Self-Organizing Computational substRATES NFR
2017 – 2022
Gunnar Tufte
EarlyWarn Proactive detection and early warning of incipient power system faults NFR
2017 – 2021
Heri Ramampiaro
3DLife Emulating life in 3D with digital and experimental tissue models NFR
2017 – 2021
Pål Sætrom
IDDEAS Individualized Digital DEcision Assist System for the diagnosis and management of mental & behavior disorders in children & adolescent NFR
2017 – 2021
Øystein Nytrø
  Measuring and Understanding Visual Appearance NFR
2016 – 2021
Jon Yngve Hardeberg
BIGMED A big data medical solution for precision medicine NFR
2016 – 2020
Øystein Nytrø
SoS-Agile Vitenskaplig sikkerhet i smidig utvikling NFR
2015 – 2020
Guttorm Sindre
INPART International Partnership in Information Technology NFR
2017 – 2020
Letizia Jaccheri
CIRCit Circular economy integration in the Nordic industry for enhanced sustainability and competitiveness Nordforsk
2017 – 2020
Jingyue Li
IMPALA Machine learning prognosis for system imbalance volumes NFR
2017 – 2019
Helge Langseth
CCSF-Quality Definere nye kromatiske kontrast sensitivitetsfunksjoner for bedre kvalitetsbedømmelse og kvalitetsforbedring NFR
2016 – 2019
Seyed Ali Amirshahi
FUTURE LEARNING​ Orchestrating 21st Century Learning Ecosystems using Analytics​ NFR
2016 – 2019
Michail Giannakos
EduApp4Syria Innovation competition NORAD
2016 – 2019
Alf Inge Wang
IQ-MED Image Quality enhancement in MEDical diagnosis, monitoring and treatment NFR
2015 – 2019
Marius Pedersen
Agile 2.0 Next generation agile development methods NFR
2014 – 2019
Torgeir Dingsøyr
ExiBiDa Exploring New Dimensions in Big Data NFR
2013 – 2019
Kjetil Nørvåg
  Anbefalingsteknologi NFR
2015 – 2018
Jon Atle Gulla
  Tilgjengelige bygg for alle NFR
2016 – 2018
John Krogstie
Epi++ Programmable epigenetics NFR
2014 – 2018
Pål Sætrom
HyPerCept Color and Quality in higher dimensions NFR
2013 – 2018
Jon Yngve Hardeberg

Industry collaboration

Research in collaboration with the industry
Position Area Period Company
Postdoctoral Fellowship Visual Processing of Geological Structures 2015 – 2019 Schlumberger
Postdoctoral Fellowship
(60% position)
COMP research group 2016 – 2018 ARM
Postdoctoral Fellowship Big Data Analytics 2016 – 2018 Telenor

National laboratories

SFI and FME 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


Gunnar Tufte Gunnar Tufte 
Leader of the Research Committee




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PhD thesis archive


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



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