My name is Niklas Carlsson; I am a Senior Associate Professor (Swedish: "docent" and "bitradande professor")
Department of Computer and Information Science (IDA),
at Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden.
My work is done in the
Division for Database and Information Techniques (ADIT).
I received my M.Sc. degree in engineering physics from Umea University, Umea, Sweden,
and my Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
My thesis work was done under the supervision of
I have also
worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the
University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and as a Research Associate with
at the University of Calgary, Canada.
I hope that you will enjoy my homepage. It mainly consists
of information about my life, my research, and other interests.
Senior Associate Professor (docent and bitradande professor), Linkoping University (November 2017 - present)
Associate Professor (docent and universitetslektor), Linkoping University (March 2013 - October 2017)
Assistant Professor (universitetslektor), Linkoping University (September 2010 - February 2013)
Research Associate, University of Calgary (July 2008 - August 2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Saskatchewan (Jan. 2007 - June 2008)
In 1999/2000 I came to University of Saskatchewan (U of S) as a part of an exchange program between
U of S
High School Education
Natural Science Program, ice hockey high school, June 1996
- Ístra gymnasiet , Umeň, Sweden
Throughout my life I have always lived within walking (or biking) distance from the school
that I am attending. Both
(grade 1 through 6) and
(grade 7 through 9) are located less than five minute walk away from my parents' house.
(grade 10 through 12) and
require roughly a five minute bike ride.
Associate Professor, Linkoping University
- Department of Computer Science, (March 2013 - present)
Assistant Professor, Linkoping University
- Department of Computer Science, (September 2010 - February 2013)
Postdoctoral Research, University of Calgary
- Department of Computer Science, (July 2008 - August 2010)
Postdoctoral Research, University of Saskatchewan
- Department of Computer Science, (Jan. 2007 - June 2008)
Doctoral Research, University of Saskatchewan
- Department of Computer Science, (May. 2001 - Dec. 2006)
Bofors Defence, Karlskoga/Saskatoon
- Interior and Exterior ballistics, Gun Design & Analysis, R&D, (Sept. 2000 - Mar. 2001)
Bofors Weapon Systems, Karlskoga
- Interior ballistics, Gun Design & Analysis, R&D, (June 2000 - Aug. 2000)
Bofors Weapon Systems, Karlskoga
- Exterior ballistics, Gun Design & Analysis, R&D, (June 1999 - Aug. 1999)
Saab Dynamics, J÷nk÷ping
- Development Department of Optronic Systems, R&D, (June 1998 - Aug. 1998)
The summers between 1998 and 2000 I was working as a trainee/contract at two
Swedish high technological companies:
Bofors Weapon Systems,
At these companies, I applied and improved my problem solving skills.
When there, I developed mathematical models, implemented them into
computer software, and tested the models. I also worked as a consultant
May add info later ...
Outside research, my main interests are sports and spending time with my dog Mikko.
I have always played a lot of sports,
especially ice hockey (went to ice hockey high school, where we
had ice hockey in our schedule), floorball (innebandy)
and football (soccer), but I have
also been doing quite a bit of weight training, skiing, squash and other ball sports.
Sports Teams of Special Interest
almost all NHL teams
When I was growing up I was extremely sports orientated.
I was spending most of
my time playing sports; mainly ice hockey. My favorite team is Bj÷rkloven, the
team I played with throughout most of my youth.
These days I primarily follow the NHL.
Recent Hockey Teams
In Linkoping, I play with LHC oldtimers
In Calgary, I mostly played with the Sabres (ERHL, Calgary)
In Saskatoon, I played with a long list of teams, in various leagues
In 2009, I also participated in the
World Pond Hockey Championships,
Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada.
Between 2000/2001 and 2006/2007 I was a member of the
(a Campus Rec "franchise" that survived many generations of hockey players ...).
In our peak season 2003/2004 we were undefeated
(in both regulation and overtime) throughout the entire season, but lost the Campus Rec A final on penalty
shots. Our record that season ended up being 19-0-2-1. The next two seasons we redeemed ourselves
by winning the A championship twice. Images of our championship teams:
"The top ten similarities between playing hockey and building a better Internet"
(by Martin Arlitt; collaborator and former teammate