The field traditionally has three different main areas: architecture (how to design computers and make them function with different programs), software (how to instruct computers), and theory (primarily linked to mathematics).
Some of the sub-areas are the following: computer communication, programming language, operating system, database technology, system and program construction, artificial intelligence, network, IT security, computer graphics, and numerical analysis.
What does a computer scientist do?
Since computer science is diverse there is no one definition of a computer scientist. Generally, one can say that computer scientists analyse, construct, develop and maintain everything from smaller programs to large computer systems. It can range between individual programs to software that is part of the computer and devices that contribute with capacity and functionality. A computer scientist can also have more focus on the machine itself, if working as an IT technician or a systems administrator, or work with support, education and so on.
For obvious reasons, computer scientists work primarily within different types of IT companies. However, since computers are used in all professions and sectors, computer scientists are, because of their competence, in much demand in all types of companies as employees or consultants.
Being the sixth largest university in Sweden, Linnaeus University has established a computer science department with international reputation. Our department currently has about 40 faculty members, who have conducted research in major areas of computer science such as software engineering, visualization and visual analytics, embedded systems, adaptive systems, networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc. Our mission is to educate the next generation computer scientists to bring about scientific and technological innovations to the nation and to the world.
Research groups within computer science
AdaptWise The AdaptWise research group conducts research in self-adaptive software systems. The primary focus is on: i) runtime approaches to provide guarantees for qualities of software systems regard…
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) The CPS research group is responsible for research, teaching, and outreach activities in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems.
Data Intensive Software Technologies and Applications (DISTA) The Data Intensive Software Technologies and Applications research group studies data-intensive technologies such as machine learning and a…
Data-driven Software and Information Quality Within the research area Data-driven Software and Information Quality, the objective of Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applicati…
High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) The High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) offers computational and storage resources to help researchers to solve big computing and big data problems. Beside…
Information and Software Visualization The research group Information and Software Visualization, ISOVIS, mainly focuses on the explorative analysis and visualization of large and complex information s…
Research projects within computer science
Information Engineering Center Information Engineering Center (IEC) is a research and collaboration project at Linnaeus University. Our goal is to create new businesses, new jobs and increased competit…
Project: Development of a Master Programme in Computer Science The aim of this project is to develop our existing two-year master programme in Computer Science (with specialization in Software Engineer…
Project: Linnaeus University as a unique iSchool The core idea of this project is to establish a unique iSchool (information School) at Linnaeus University. An iSchool refers to university-level resear…
Project: Provably Secure Self-Protecting Systems (PROSSES) The PROSSES project will result in techniques and tools to create a protecting layer for software systems against attacks from the Internet.
Project: SciChallenge Using digital technologies and social media, the SciChallenge project will create a competition to engage more young people in Europe in the areas of natural science, technology a…
Project: Software Technology for Self-Adaptive Systems The purpose of this project is to increase the engineering efficiency of self-adaptive systems. The development, maintenance and operation of such…
Project: StaViCTA Stancetaking is an important factor for social interaction in human communication. This interdisciplinary project will identify how we express stance on the Internet – to create a dee…
News within computer science
- Third-cycle education in pedagogy considered to be of high quality News
- Information visualization researchers receive best poster award News
- 20 new professors lecture about their research News
- Diego’s research will make self-adaptive systems more trustworthy News
- Charilaos research will make computer systems more secure News
- With industry collaboration in focus News
Events within computer science
Staff computer science
- Alisa Lincke Doctoral student
- Andreas Kerren Professor
- Charilaos Skandylas Doctoral student
- Danny Weyns Professor
- Jesper Andersson Senior Lecturer, Head of Department
- Kostiantyn Kucher Doctoral student
- Maria Skeppstedt Postdoctoral research fellow
- Narges Khakpour Senior lecturer
- Rafael Messias Martins Postdoctoral Fellow
- Shiyan Hu Professor
- Welf Löwe Professor