at the Department of Computer Science (IDI)

Illustration of Energy Efficient Computing.

Our research addresses challenges ranging from basic research—in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, computer architecture, computer graphics, computer security, databases, human computer interaction (HCI), information systems, operating systems, software engineering, and search–to mention but a few.

Research groups

Research groups

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Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines. AI systems are able to interpret data and decide its further actions based on that interpretation.

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Autonomous Systems

Autonomous Systems Autonomous systems that are able to operate independently of human control in unknown and unstructured environments.

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security aim to become a leading academic research and education community for cyber security in Europe.

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Data Science

Data Science extracts knowledge and understanding from data using a combination of approaches from statistics, mathematics, computer science, physics, engineering as well as domain-specific knowledge.

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Digital Electrical Energy

Digital Electrical Energy is dedicated to improving efficiency and performance of electric power and energy systems for a sustainable future by embracing these developments with the innovative use of information technology, communication technology, computer science, power electronics, and cybernetics.

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Digital Enterprise

Digital Enterprise focuses on generating knowledge on the changes, implications, and consequences of digital technology design and use in organizations, organization ecosystems, the economy, businesses, and the society at large.

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Digital Twins

Digital Twins are a virtual representations of a physical asset enabled through data and simulators for real-time prediction, monitoring, control and optimization of the asset for improved decision making throughout the life cycle of the asset and beyond.

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Energy Efficient Computing Systems

Energy Efficient Computing Systems (EECS) focuses on energy efficiency as the key design challenge for future computing systems, ranging from wireless embedded client devices to high-performance computing centers.

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Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is a network system of devices containing electronics, sensors, software, communications, and actuators, with various combinations of interaction in terms of sensing, communication, computation, and control.

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Mathematics in Technology

Mathematics in Technology is interdisciplinary research where mathematical sciences are a key enabling technology. We aim to communicate the importance of mathematics in society.



SmallSat is an initiative to strengthen the small satellite and space related activities at NTNU and make them more visible.

Emerging Technologies

Emerging Technologies

Centres and Labs

National Centres and Labs


Center for Cyber and Information Security (NTNU CCIS) do research, education, testing, training and competence development within the area of cyber and information security.


Norwegian Open AI Lab (NAIL) is a hub for research, education and innovation within AI.


The Centre of Excellent IT Education (Excited) aims at bringing Norway to the forefront of innovative IT education and provide IT education for a sustainable and digital future.


Centres for Research-based Innovation (SFI)

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Centre for Geophysical Forcasting (CGF) aims to develop new geophysical capabilities and improve terrestrial geohazard risk monitoring and early warning applications.

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Norwegian Centre for Cybersecurity in Critical Sectors (NORCICS) aims to make Norway the most secure digitalized country in the world.

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The Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation (NorwAI) aims to consolidate and strengthen the Scandinavian applied AI communities.

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SFI AutoShip

Centre for Autonomous ships (SFI AutoShip) focuses on taking a leading role in the development of autonomous ships for safe and sustainable operations.

Gemini centres

Gemini centres

Gemini centres is a formalized collaboration between SINTEF and NTNU.

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