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 FP7, Horizon 2020 (H2020), and EEA projects
Project Description Framework Contact
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
HaBiT Harvesting big text data for under-resourced languages EEA
2014 – 2017
Björn Gambäck
Hepatocellular carcinoma stratification based on noninvasive markers EEA
2014 – 2017
Pål Sætrom
Ocean-Certain Impact of climatic and non-climatic factors on oceanic food production FP7
2013 – 2017
Pinar Özturk
AMIDST Automated analysis of massive data streams FP7
2013 – 2016
Helge Langseth
PRESIOUS Degradation assessment and restoration and of cultural heritage objects FP7
2013 – 2015
Theoharis Theoharis

Norwegian projects

Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) projects
Abbreviation Project Framework Contact
  Measuring and Understanding Visual Appearance NFR
2016 – 2021
Jon Yngve Hardeberg
SoS-Agile Vitenskaplig sikkerhet i smidig utvikling NFR
2015 – 2020
Pekka Abrahamsson
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
SOCRATES Self-Organizing Computational substRATES
(Phase 1)
2017 – 2018
Gunnar Tufte
  Anbefalingsteknologi NFR
2015 – 2018
Jon Atle Gulla
Agile 2.0 Next generation agile development methods NFR
2014 – 2019
Torgeir Dingsøyr
Epi++ Programmable epigenetics NFR
2014 – 2017
Pål Sætrom
ExiBiDa Exploring New Dimensions in Big Data NFR
2013 – 2018
Kjetil Nørvåg
HyPerCept Color and Quality in higher dimensions NFR
2013 – 2017
Jon Yngve Hardeberg
NORHED Linguistic Capacity Building NORAD
2013 – 2017
Björn Gambäck
SUSS Agile development of safety-critical software NFR
2013 – 2017
Tor Stålhane
  Spectral and 3D Image Fusion for Enriched Visualization of Cultural Heritage Assets NFR
2016 – 2017
Marius Pedersen

Industry collaboration

Research in collaboration with the industry
Position Area Period Company
Postdoctoral Fellowship
(80% position)
Automatic Generation of a Building Information Model (BIM) 2016 – 2019 Mazemap AS
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
Adjuct Associate Professor DART research group 2016 – 2017 Statens vegvesen
PhD Fellowship Use of a Common Framework for Information Exchange within the Transport Sector 2012 – 2017 Statens vegvesen

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 TufteGunnar Tufte 
Leader of the Research Committee



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

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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