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Division of Computational Science and Technology

Computational Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary field that uses advanced computing methodologies to understand and solve complex problems. The division develops methods, computing environments and data analysis capabilities to solve scientific questions in a multi-disciplinary setting shaping the future of computing.

Research areas

Computational Biology and Machine Learning in Biomedicine

We are located at SciLifeLab, Sweden’s main centre for high-throughput biology, and work on computational problems in molecular biology, primarily related to evolution and genomics.

Biological Physics and Systems Biology

Research projects within the group consists of Quantum Thermodynamics and heat in open quantum systems, non-equilibrium physics on the meso-scale and inverse statistical mechanics.

Computational Brain Science

We perform research on (i) computational modelling of biological brain function and on (ii) developing theory, algorithms and software for building computer systems that can perform brain-like functions.

Numerical Methods

The research in numerical methods combines fundamental research in mathematics and computer science, with applied research in interdisciplinary projects across different research environments, with industry and society.

Parallel Computing

We investigate the possibility of extending the Message Passing Interface (MPI) to support streaming and communication-offloading models on supercomputers to support scientific applications with irregular fine-grained communication.


There are three subtopics in Visualization at KTH: visualization and data analysis, interactive virtual characters and computer game technologies and human-centered visualization.

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Recent publications

D. Araújo De Medeiros, "Emerging Paradigms in the Convergence of Cloud and High-Performance Computing," Licentiate thesis Stockholm, Sweden : KTH Royal Institute of Technology, TRITA-EECS-AVL, 2023:80, 2023.
D. Araújo De Medeiros et al., "Kub : Enabling Elastic HPC Workloads on Containerized Environments," in Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD), 2023.
I. Carannante, "Computational Modelling and Topological Analysis of the striatal microcircuitry in health and Parkinson's disease," Doctoral thesis : KTH Royal Institute of Technology, TRITA-EECS-AVL, 2023:82, 2023.


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Last changed: Nov 06, 2023