In my position as research engineer and deputy lab leader for the Reasoning and Learning Lab (ReaL), I am responsible for the day-to-day management of all hardware, software, infrastructure, and office space.
Additionally, I actively participate in and support ongoing research activities conducted by the lab's PhD students and Postdocs, and I am involved in both teaching and supervision at all levels.
AI and Autonomous Systems
Safely deploying autonomous systems in the real world is challenging. These systems often rely on sensors that produce incomplete and uncertain observations, whereas humans tend to reason in terms of more abstract objects and relations. To complicate things further, the rules dictating what behaviour is allowed are often written using these high-level representations. This highlights the need for the ability to combine reasoning and learning.
My research interests revolve around AI and autonomous systems, particularly the combination of symbolic and subsymbolic AI. During my PhD I investigated different ways to robustly monitor safe system behaviour in the context of autonomous systems by performing logic-based stream reasoning. As part of this work, I developed the DyKnow-ROS stream reasoning framework built on the Robot Operating System (ROS). Much of my work was inspired by the pioneering results from the WITAS project performed at the AIICS division and has subsequently been improved on. After my PhD I spent a few years at Saab Aeronautics where I helped initiate and acquire resources for several AI and autonomy initiatives becoming the first Point of Contact for Artificial Intelligence.
I develop and maintain Stellar, which is our AIOps environment for AI research and development. It is designed to speed up research by making it easier to test different solutions, and is intended to be used in conjunction with Berzelius. Stellar consists of a network of AI machines running AI development software and can be used as a small cluster for running experiments. Both AI Academy and ReaL make use of Stellar, and the environment has previously been used for course projects involving autonomous systems.