Josef, Karl-Olof Lindahl

Josef, Karl-Olof Lindahl

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics Faculty of Technology
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Hello! I am Associate Professor in Mathematics at LNU. Before my present position at LNU I also worked as postdoc at Brown Univeristy, Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Santiago de Chile. 


At the moment I teach

  • Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Thinking
  • Applied Probability and Statistics
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Research methodology for mathematical sciences

I am also head supervisor for a PhD student, Björn Lindenberg, working in the field of artificial intelligence and dynamical systems. I have been head supervisor of Jonas Nordqvist who had his dissertation February 2020.


Random and Deterministic Dynamical Systems, Number Theory, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Together with Jonas Nordqvist and Björn Lindenberg we work on a project in Reinforcement Learning which addresses the question of controlling a dynamical system as to maximize the total accumulated reward over time. We are also part of a project with Kalmar Energi in optimizing the effiency of district heating plants using AI.

International collaborators are Juan Rivera-Letelier (University of Rochester), Mike Zieve (Univ. of Michigan), Charles Favre (École Polytechnique, Paris). Youssef Fares (Universite de Picardie).
Before my present position at LNU I did postdocs at Brown University, Pontífica Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
I have also worked as guest researcher at Université de Picardie, Amiens,



  • Member of the board of the faculty of technology (FTK)
  • Coordinator for degree projects in mathematics
  • Elaborator of a new program in Engineering Mathematics
  • Contact person of the theme Artificial Intelligence at LNU


Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)

Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))