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I am a Full Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Oslo Metropolitan University. At my lab, the Living Technology Lab, we study bio- and neuro-inspired intelligence through artificial life and complex systems. The Living Technology Lab is part of the OsloMet AI Lab, where I am the founder and deputy head. I am IEEE Senior Member. I hold an Adjunct Research Scientist position at the Holistic Systems Department at Simula Metropolitan, part of Simula Research Lab.

Research Interests

  • Artificial Life, Complex Systems, Evo-Devo, Cellular Automata, Evolutionary Robotics
  • Artificial General Intelligence, Biological and Artificial Neural Networks, Reservoir Computing
  • Bio-inspired and Evolutionary Computation, Unconventional Computing, Computational Neuroscience

Short CV

  • from August 2022: Professor of Digitalization and Society, Østfold University College, Halden, Norway
  • 2021 - now: Professor of Data Science, OsloMet, Oslo, Norway
  • 2020 - now: Adjunct Research Scientist, Simula Metropolitan, Oslo, Norway
  • 2017 - 2021: Associate Professor, OsloMet (formerly HiOA), Oslo, Norway
  • 2014 - 2017: Researcher, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • 2016: Visiting Researcher at Robotics, Evolution and Art Lab (REAL), ITU, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2010 - 2014: PhD in Computer Science, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • 2009: MSc in Computer Science, Univerity of Insubria, Varese, Italy


  • 2021: IEEE Brain Award runner-up at IEEE SSCI 2021
  • 2019: Young Research Talent Award by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR)
  • 2017: Best poster award at ECAL 2017
  • 2015: Publication Prize at the Dept. of Computer and Information Science at NTNU, Norway
  • 2015: Best paper award at Future Computing 2015