Partner Universities, Infrastructure and Research Communities

SeRC is a national center for e-Science in Sweden formed by the four universities Kungliga Tekniska högskolan (KTH), Stockholms universitet (SU), Karolinska institutet (KI) and Linköpings universitet (LiU) around the around the two largest high performance computing centers in Sweden, the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC) at LiU and PDC at KTH, as well as the visualization centers Visualization Center C in Norrköping and the VIC studio at KTH. Funded by the Swedish Research Council, SeRC brings together a core of nationally leading IT research teams and scientists in strategic application areas. SeRC consists of several research communities, some of which are focusing on core e-Science methodology, like numerical analysis (NA), parallel software and data engineering (PSDE) and visualization (VIZ), whereas other focus on some area of application of this methodology, like brain-it (BIT), bioinformatics (BIO), molecular simulations (MOL), electronic structure (ELEC), computational fluid dynamics (FLOW) or climate modeling (CLIM). An important part of SeRC are the application experts; computer experts employed at the computer centers but working a large part of their time in the communities. Key aims of SeRC are to perform core e-Science research and to connect applied groups with core e-Science groups and computer experts.



There is a formal Steering Board with representatives appointed by each university, a smaller Management Group taking care of day-to-day business,  a Faculty Group dealing with the scientific questions, and an external Advisory Group with national and foreign representatives from industry as well as academia. A community coordinator is leading each community and reports to the Director and the Management Group. The Management Group, led by the Director, consists of people from the Steering board and Community Groups where the members may vary depending on assignments. The Faculty Group is advising the Management Group and implementing the e-Science work into the communities, including the collaborations between core and applied e-Science. In addition there is a Community Group which consists of all community coordinators and takes care of communication, administration and reporting, it is led by the SeRC coordinator.




Below follow the lists of people that are members of the different groups.


The Steering Board consists of:

Morten Dæhlen (Chairman, University of Oslo)

Anders Ynnerman (Vice-chairman, LiU)

Juni Palmgren (KI, SU)

Gunilla Svensson (SU)

Niklas Blomberg (AstraZeneca)

Björn Engquist (KTH)

Mattias Sillén (SAAB)


Dan Henningson (Director, KTH)

Erik Lindahl (Co-Director, KTH)

Olivia Eriksson (SeRC Coordinator, KTH)

as adjunct members.



The Community Group consists of:

Dan Henningson (Director)

Olivia Eriksson (SeRC Coordinator)

Lars Arvestad (Bioinformatics Coordinator)

Rodrigo Caballero (Climate Modeling Coordinator)

Jeanette Hellgren Kotaleski  (Brain-IT Coordinator) 

Jim Dowling (Parallel Software and Data Engineering Coordinator)

Lars Bergqvist (Electronic Structure Coordinator)

Philipp Schlatter (FLOW Coordinator)

Berk Hess (Molecular Simulation Coordinator)

Olof Runborg (Numerical Analysis Coordinator)

Ingrid Hotz, Tino Ebbers (Visualization Coordinator, Medical Visualization Subcommunity Coordinator)

Mark Clements (eCPC Coordinator)



The Advisory Group consists of:

Niklas Blomberg (AstraZeneca)

Björn Engquist (KTH)

Wilco Hazeleger (Netherlands eScience Center)

David Jones (University College London)

Claes Lundström (Sectra)

Rob Pennington (NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Mattias Sillén (SAAB Group)

Nicola Spaldin (ETH Zürich)


Equality and Diversity

All SeRC universities have established equality and diversity plans SeRC is following, particularly when hiring, where we e.g. use the new tenure track programs at KTH and LiU. Equality is an important aspect in the composition of the management bodies and SeRC has achieved a reasonable gender balance (26% women in leadership positions), although SeRC suffers from the significant general skew in engineering fields. SeRC researchers and SeRC Faculty are a diverse mix of researchers originating from many countries and several continents. 


SeRC people at kick-off meeting: