Erik Elmroth

Professor & Head of Department
Dept. Computing Science
Umeå University

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Background
PhD in Computing Science with focus on Parallel Computing and Numerical Analysis in 1995.

Tenure at the Department of Computing Science, Umeå University since 1995, currently with a position as Full Professor (previously as senior lecturer and associate professor).

Deputy Director for The High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) (1996 - 2008)

Deputy head (biträdande prefekt) of the Department of Computing Science (2003 - 2008)

Head (prefekt) of the Department of Computing Science (2009 - 2012, 2018 - onwards)

Established the Umeå University research on distributed systems, building up a group currently including 20 people.

Co-founder of the UMIT Research Laboratory.

Attracted major research grants, for example with the following highlights:

  • Cloud Control, a 20 MSEK Franework Grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR)
  • The three EU FP7 IP-projects RESERVOIR, OPTIMIS, and VISION Cloud (each with a 6-9 MSEK share for Umeå University)
  • eSSENCE - The eScience Collaboration, 102 MSEK for ten PIs as part of the Swedish Strategic Research Areas

Member of the group for establishing and running the High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N), since the start-up in 1996.

Swedish National HPC Lecturer (1997 - 1999), an appointment inititiated by The Swedish Council for High Performance computing (HPDR), and later supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and the Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (Forskningsrådsnämnden).

One year as Post Doctoral Fellow at NERSC, LBNL, University of California, Berkeley.

Visiting Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA (three months).

The SIAM Linear Algebra Prize 2000 was received for a joint paper with Alan Edelman and Bo Kågström. (For the most outstanding linear algebra paper published in English in a peer-review international journal world-wide during 1997-1999.) (A note in Swedish.)

Awarded the Nordea Scientific Prize 2011.



Department of Computing Science
Umeå University 
Erik.Elmroth@cs.umu.se