The Cognitive Computing Group studies cognitive and computational aspects of information-technology-supported interactions between information objects and environments, physical objects and environments, and persons and social environments. Basic research is mixed with applied research.
The group has competence in computing science and cognitive science, including areas such as human–computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, interaction design, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, robotics, new media, computer-mediated communication, computer-supported learning, and information search.
The research is currently focused on cognitive tools (support for knowledge work), bridging the cognitive gaps between physical, informational and social environments, mobile interaction, and robot learning.
Members of the Cognitive Computing Group work in collaboration locally with the Department of Informatics, the Department of Psychology, the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging, UCIT (Umeå Center for Interaction Technology), ProcessIT Innovations, and Swedish Brain Power.
Examples of current projects
- SATIN-2 (Anders Broberg)
- DMSS-W - decision support in dementia care based on the Semantic Web (Helena Lindgren)
- ACKTUS - platform for knowledge modeling and research infrastructure for a number of applied research projects in the health domain (Helena Lindgren)
- MobiVib - personalised mobile system for monitoring health in the mining and construction industries (Helena Lindgren)
- As-A-Pal: Infrastructure for building smart home environments, a number of projects (Helena Lindgren)
- Complex interaction (Lars Erik Janlert)
- INTRO (Thomas Hellström)
- easyADL – Independent life despite dementia (Thomas Pederson)
- Reality-based brain–computer interaction (Daniel Sjölie)
- DMSS - decision support in dementia care (Helena Lindgren)
- ACKTUS - tool for knowledge modeling (Helena Lindgren)
- EKF - personalised system for monitoring health in the mining and construction industries (Helena Lindgren)
- Behavior and task learning from demonstration (Erik Billing)
Members of the group
Former Members and Collaborators