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Jakob Nordström

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E-mail: jakobn at-sign kth dot se
Telephone: +46 (0)8 790 69 19
Cellular +46 (0)70 742 21 98
Fax: +46 (0)8 790 09 30
Address: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Computer Science and Communication
SE-100 44 Stockholm
Visiting address: Osquars backe 2, 5th floor, office 4517
Office hours: By appointment

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  • I am hiring a postdoc. The application deadline is January 25, 2015.
  • I am the coordinating organizer for the workshop Theory and Practice of SAT Solving at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics in April 2015.
  • The Theory Group at KTH is arranging the 2nd Swedish Summer School in Computer Science (S3CS 2015) June 28 – July 4, 2015, with lectures by Venkatesan Guruswami and Sergey Yekhanin. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.
  • Looking for a "researchy" Master's thesis project? I have a number of proposals for projects that I would be happy to supervise. (Note, however, that these projects are intended for students registered at KTH or who are geographically close and can work on their thesis here at KTH.)

Professional activities

I am an Assistant Professor in the Theoretical Computer Science Group at the School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

During the academic years 2008-09 and 2009-10, I was a postdoc at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hosted by Madhu Sudan.

Prior to that I was a PhD student of Johan Håstad in the Theory Group at KTH CSC, where I defended my PhD thesis in May 2008. For those who would prefer not to read the whole thesis there are instead [in Swedish only] a short popular science summary and a slightly longer popular science overview of my research.

During my doctoral studies at KTH, apart from doing some teaching I was also the President of the Postgraduate Students' Council (doktorandrådet) at KTH CSC and the postgraduate student representative in the School Board (skolstyrelsen) and the Executive Group (ledningsgruppen) of KTH CSC. I also organized the informal PhD student seminars in Theoretical Computer Science.

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Published by: Jakob Nordström <jakobn~at-sign~kth~dot~se>
Updated 2015-01-14