Dr Johanna Björklund
Associate Professor at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University
Johanna Björklund is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University. Her research is on semantic, or human-like, analysis of multimodal data, incorporating, e.g., images, audio, video, and text. She is also a co-founder of the IT companies Codemill, Adlede, and Accurate Player, which deliver products and services for the media supply chain and count ITV, BBC, and ProSieben among their customers. Johanna received her PhD in Computer Science at Umeå University in 2007. The topic of her PhD thesis was the theory and application of tree languages. After her dissertation, she worked for a period of time at Dresden University as a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Vogler, before returning to Umeå and a position as first a junior and later a senior lecturer, becoming a Docent in 2016. Her work is supported by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Defence Research Institute, Vinnova, and various EC funding programs.