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Fredrik Heintz

Professor, Head of Division, Head of Unit

Professor Fredrik Heintz leads the Reasoning and Learning lab within the Division of Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Systems (AIICS).

Trustworthy artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and stream reasoning

Dr. Fredrik Heintz is Professor of Computer Science. His research focus is artificial intelligence especially Trustworthy AI, autonomous systems, stream reasoning and the intersection between knowledge representation and machine learning.

He leads the Reasoning and Learning lab within the Division of Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Systems (AIICS) in the Department of Computer Science (IDA). 

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He is also very active in education activities both at the university level and in promoting AI, computer science and computational thinking in primary, secondary and professional education. 

CV in brief

University degrees and PhD’s

  • Professor, Computer Science, September 2021, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Docent, Computer Science, January 2014. Linköping University, Sweden
  • Ph.D., Computer Science, March 2009. Linköping University, Sweden
  • M.S., Computer Science, April 2000. Linköping University, Sweden

Visiting fellowships and postdoc positions

  • Guest researcher, Dep. of Communication and Media. Aug 2019 – Jun 2020. Lund University.
  • Visiting postdoc to Professor Michael Beetz and the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group. June 2009. Munich Technical University, Germany.

Supervision of students and post-docs

Supervisor postdoc

  • Jose Luis Lima (KAW), 2021-
  • Resmi Ramachandranpillai (ELLIIT), 2021-

Main supervisor PhD Students

  • Daniel de Leng (CUGS), PhD dec 2019
  • Mattias Tiger (WASP), 2015-
  • Fredrik Präntare (WASP), 2017-
  • Johan Källström (WASP/Saab), 2018-
  • David Bergström (KAW), 2020-
  • Md Fahim Sikder (KAW), 2020-
  • Erik Nikko (WASP/Saab), 2020-
  • Dennis Malmgren (WASP/Saab), 2021

Co-supervisor PhD Students

  • Katarina Sperling (LiU/IBL), 2020-
  • Katarzyna Söderlund (WASP-HS/LU), 2020-
  • Kashyap Haresamudram (WASP-HS/LU), 2020-
  • Marie Francisco (LiU/TEMA), 2021-
  • David Landén, Lic 2011

Prizes and Awards

  • Best student paper award to his PhD student Fredrik Präntare for their paper Hybrid Dynamic Programming for Simultaneous Coalition Structure Generation and Assignment, 2020.
  • Prize for outstanding teaching effort, Linköping University, 2019.
  • Best paper award Tunable Dynamics in Agent-Based Simulation using Multi-Objective Rein-forcement Learning at Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop, 2019.
  • Best student paper award to his PhD student Fredrik Präntare for their paper An Anytime Algo-rithm for Simultaneous Coalition Structure Generation and Assignment, 2018.
  • Best experience reports and tools paper award for Computational Thinking for All - An Experi-ence Report on Scaling up Teaching Computational Thinking to All Students in a Major City in Sweden at the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), 2018.



Linda Mannila, Fredrik Heintz (2023) Introducing programming and computational thinking in grades 1-9: Sweden in an international context Programming and computational thinking in technology education: Swedish and international perspectives, p. 60-88
Kashyap Haresamudram, Stefan Larsson, Fredrik Heintz (2023) Three Levels of AI Transparency Computer, Vol. 56, p. 93-100 Continue to DOI
Peter Vamplew, Benjamin J. Smith, Johan Källström, Gabriel Ramos, Roxana Rădulescu, Diederik M. Roijers, Conor F. Hayes, Fredrik Heintz, Patrick Mannion, Pieter J.K. Libin, Richard Dazeley, Cameron Foale (2023) Scalar Reward is Not Enough Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), p. 839-841
Mattias Tiger, David Bergström, Simon Wijk Stranius, Evelina Holmgren, Daniel de Leng, Fredrik Heintz (2023) On-Demand Multi-Agent Basket Picking for Shopping Stores 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), p. 5793-5799 Continue to DOI
Johan Källström, Fredrik Heintz (2023) Model-Based Multi-Objective Reinforcement Learning with Dynamic Utility Functions Proceedings of the Adaptive and Learning Agents Workshop (ALA) at AAMAS 2023, p. 1-9

News about Fredrik Heintz

AI-generated image with a robot attempting to write the word security.

How can AI be made secure and used to create safety?

Recently, a full-day seminar on AI and Security was held at Linköping University. The seminar was organized by SWECA in collaboration with Linköping University, the County Administrative Board of Östergötland, and The Swedish Police Authority.

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Fredrik Heintz - member of the government’s new AI Commission

The Swedish government is appointing an AI Commission to strengthen Swedish competitiveness and develop the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in Sweden. One of the members is LiU professor Fredrik Heintz.

Abstract AI generated image of textboxes above electronics and the face of a robot

Developing a reliable ChatGPT for European languages

Reliable, open and sustainable – those are the qualities aimed for in a ChatGPT for European languages including Swedish. The project is carried out in collaboration with organisations from Germany, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands.

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SEK 13 million for research into solving murders using AI

Was it murder, poisoning or was the death maybe caused by disease? Researchers have now been granted SEK 13 million from the Swedish Research Council to develop a methodology to solve crimes using detailed analyses and artificial intelligence.

Professor Fredrik Heintz.

LiU and Brazil deepen collaboration in AI

Fredrik Heintz is to be one of two chairpersons of a new bilateral working group on AI between Sweden and Brazil. He hopes that the collaboration will lead to more research projects and exchanges between LiU and Brazil.

Professor Fredrik Heintz.

“A small step for research but a giant leap for utility”

Artificial intelligence is on many people’s lips thanks to Chat GPT. But is the new technology a threat or an opportunity? Or is it both? AI researcher Fredrik Heintz sees great opportunities but also challenges.

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