Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA)

The Department of Computer and Information Science is one of the largest departments in northern Europe in its field. Research activity at IDA covers artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, software and computer systems, and data science. IDA conducts administrative services for research, doctoral studies and education.

The department is a dynamic and growing environment for research and education with around 300 employees. The activity covers a wide range of areas, from core computer science to applications of science. It is oriented towards both the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

The research activity at IDA is mainly performed within four major areas, each divided into a number of subareas:

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) with the subareasof autonomous systems and robotics, knowledge representation and reasoning, ontologies and semantic web, automated planning, applied machine learning, multi-agent systems, natural language processing, and theoretical foundations of AI.
  • Cognition, interaction and design with the subareas of cognitive science, cognitive systems engineering, interaction design, service design, public safety and security, decision support, human factors, and social robotics.
  • Software and computer systems with the subareas of software engineering, embedded and cyberphysical systems, real-time systems, cyber security and resilient systems, networks and distributed systems, multimedia systems, formal methods, compilers and programming language, and parallel and high performance computing.
  • Data science with the subareas of machine learning methodology, statistics, database technology, and data analytics.

The broad research base of the department directly enriches the undergraduate and graduate education. The department gives courses within most engineering programmes, several Master programmes, as well as the programmes for innovative programming, cognitive science and statistics.

IDA also offers doctoral education in computer science, design, cognitive science and statistics. Currently, around 90 postgraduate students are active in the department’s PhD programmes.

The department was founded in 1983, but its roots can be traced to the early seventies. It is organised in six divisions.

Calendar

23 May 2024

Public defence of doctoral thesis in Computer Science: Sijin Cheng

8.30 am – 11.30 am Ada Lovelace, Building B, Entrance 27, Campus Valla

Sijin Cheng at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), defends her doctoral thesis entitled "Query Processing over Heterogeneous Federations of Graph Data". Main supervisor: Olaf Hartig, Senior Associate Professor, IDA. Opponent: Andreas Harth, Professor, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Chairman of the event: Kristian Sandahl, Professor, IDA. The event is open to the public and held in English.

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28 May 2024

Public defence of doctoral thesis in Computer Science: Fredrik Präntare

9.15 am – 1.15 pm Ada Lovelace, Building B, Entrance 27, Campus Valla

Fredrik Präntare at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), defends his doctoral thesis entitled "Dividing the Indivisible: Algorithms, Empirical Advances, and Complexity Results for Value-Maximizing Combinatorial Assignment Problems". Main supervior: Fredrik Heintz, Professor, IDA. Opponent: Carles Sierra, Professor, IIIA/CSIC, Spain . Chairman of the event: Petrus Eles, Professor Emeritus, IDA. The event is open to the public and held in English.

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31 May 2024

Faculty of Science and Engineering honorary doctorate lectures - a Nobel laureate and an astronaut

10.00 am – 12.00 pm C4, C Building, Campus Valla, Linköping

Quantum entanglement: from foundations to applications and back. Anton Zeilinger, Professor Emeritus at University of Vienna and 2022 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The lecture will be given in English. Perspectives – an astronaut’s reflections beyond Earth and the journey there. Marcus Wandt, astronaut at ESA, chief test pilot at Saab and fighter pilot. He has participated in research projects within the framework of LiU:s partnership with Saab. The lecture will be given in Swedish. Live-streamed event.

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3 June 2024

LINHAC 2024 - Linköping Hockey Analytics Conference

03 June 2024, 11.30 am - 05 June 2024, 8.00 pm Ada Lovelace,  Building B, Entrance 27; also a hybrid event

LINHAC is the largest conference in hockey analytics. LINHAC aims to bring together professionals and academics with an interest in hockey analytics. It will feature the latest research in hockey analytics in academia and companies, panel discussions with analysts, coaches, GMs, and players, industry sessions with the latest hockey analytics products, and an analytics competition for students. LiU and Linköping Hockey Club organise in collaboration with EHC, Alliance of European Hockey Clubs. 

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Public defence of doctoral thesis in Computer Science: George Osipov

2.00 pm – 5.00 pm Nobel (BL32), Building B, Level 2, Campus Valla 

George Osipov at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA), defends his doctoral thesis entitled "On Infinite-Domain CSPs Parameterized by Solution Cost". Main supervisor: Peter Jonsson, Professor, IDA. Opponent: Robert Ganian, Associate Professor, TU Wien, Austria. Chairman of the event: Stefan Holmlid, Professor, IDA. The event is open to the public and held in English.

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5 June 2024

Public defence of doctoral thesis in Computer Science: Rodrigo Saar de Moraes

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm Key 1, Key Building, Campus Valla

Rodrigo Saar de Moraes at the Dept of Computer and Information Science (IDA), defends his doctoral thesis entitled "Exploring Trade-offs in Concept Design of Integrated Modular Avionic Platform Configurations: Topology Generation, Resource Adequacy, and Dependability". Main supervisor: Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Professor, IDA. Opponent: Emil Lupu, Professor, Imperial College, London, UK. Chairman: Soheil Samii, Senior Associate Professor, IDA. The event is open to the public and held in English.

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Calendar events from 10 June 2024

News at IDA

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26 April 2024

Synthetic images can save a lot of time in healthcare

AI makes it possible to quickly and accurately mark areas to be eliminated with radiation when treating cancerous tumors. But due to lack of medical data to train AI models with, attempts are underway to train models with synthetic medical images.

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16 April 2024

Developing medical AI without sharing sensitive information

Sharing sensitive data, such as images of brain tumor patients, is complicated. This makes development of AI models for medical image analysis challenging. LiU researchers shows how such models can be trained without sharing sensitive information.

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15 April 2024

Developing artificial intelligence that benefits society

How can artificial intelligence improve, for example, health care and local and national public transport? A research group at LiU is working to develop AI for the benefit of society.

Research

Other large industrial collaborations and national strategic research areas 

More projects at IDA and centra/laboratories for collaboration 

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Just Transitions Graduate School

The aim of Just Transitions graduate school is to build knowledge and competence around how to implement just climate transition in a local context. The graduate school is based on seven doctoral projeccts and a platform for knowledge exchange.

Switching the Current

Through so-called Megagames, the project "Switching the current" aims to increase knowledge about how current design and transformation of the energy system affects the surrounding society, environment and climate.

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Changing the game of consumption

The game is a research communication project that uses large-scale social simulations, megagames, to help groups explore different interests and ideas about transformations towards sustainable consumption related to food, vacations and furnishings.

Doctoral studies

Doctoral Studies at the Department of Computer and Information Science

Doctoral studies at the Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA) are organised to cross traditional subject boundaries, and is common to the whole department.

What is it like to be a PhD student at IDA?

Subject areas

Graduate schools

Educational programmes involving IDA

Divisions

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Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Computer Systems (AIICS)

The AIICS division is part of the Department of Computer and Information Science. The division's main focus is research and teaching in artificial intelligence, its theoretical foundations and its applications.

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Database and Information Techniques (ADIT)

The Division of Database and Information Techniques is part of the Department of Computer and Information Science. The division consists of several research groups, each of which has its own research profile.

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Human-Centered Systems (HCS)

The Division for Human-Centered Systems is part of the Department of Computer and Information Science. Research and teaching are conducted in the areas of human-centered computing, cognitive science, and information systems.

Contact us

Student Office at IDA

Contact: expedition@ida.liu.se

Visiting address: Room 3F:477B, Building E, Entrance 27/29, Floor 3, Campus Valla

Opening hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12.15 and 13.00. 

Registrar at IDA

Contact: registrator@ida.liu.se

Doctoral education at IDA

Contact: Anne Moe, Coordinator

E-mail: anne.moe@liu.se

Phone: +46 13 28 14 60

Management

Staff

Address

Postal Address

Linköping University
Department of Computer and Information Science
581 83 Linköping
Sweden

Visiting Address

Building B, entrance 25 - 29
Building E, entrance 27C - 29C
Mäster Mattias väg, Campus Valla

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