Anders Ynnerman

Professor Anders Ynnerman holds the chair in scientific visualization at Linköping University and is the director of the Norrköping Visualization Center C, and head of the research division in media and information technology (MIT). His research focuses on fundamental aspects of visualization with applications in a wide range of topics including astrophysics, biology, and artificial intelligence. He is the program director of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), which is the largest research program in the history of Sweden. He is also the initiator and leader of the WISDOME project, which is operating immersive science communication domes in five locations in Sweden, including Visualization Center C and the Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm. The WISDOME productions include fascinating interactive journeys to the end of the universe, exploration of the microcosmos and the chemistry of life as well as explanations of how computer games and visual effects are made. He is currently working on an immersive dome production which will explain how AI actually works.

Ynnerman is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2007 Ynnerman was awarded the Akzo Nobel Science award and in 2010 he received the Swedish Knowledge Award for dissemination of scientific knowledge to the public. In 2017 he was honored with the King’s medal for his contributions to science and in 2018 he received the IEEE VGTC technical achievement award.