Jonas Ivarsson


Dept. of Applied IT, Division of
Visiting address
Forskningsgången 6
41756 Göteborg
Postal address
BOX 100 Forskningsgången 6 Lindholmen
41296 Göteborg

About Jonas Ivarsson

Jonas Ivarsson is a professor of informatics. He started in cognitive science and communication studies before moving to education. In 2013 he became a professor of education, where his research focused on the role of various technologies in developing knowledge and competence.

In 2019 he moved to Informatics at the Department of Applied Information Technology at the University of Gothenburg. There, his role is to take the lead on the emerging research on Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence—a specific approach to the interplay between humans and machines in the context of artificial intelligence. Central to this approach are questions relating to how to design AI systems to operate in the context of human users and how to design learning trajectories of humans so that they can intelligently interact with increasingly complex semi-autonomous systems.

His strategic leadership background includes serving as deputy head of department as well as research dean at the faculty of education. He has served at the board of the University of Gothenburg and as a member of the university’s coordination group for digitalization and artificial intelligence. The government has appointed Ivarsson to serve on the advisory Ethics Council of the Swedish Migration Agency.

Ivarsson is an experienced project leader and currently operates as principal investigator of the research project ’Professional Trust and Autonomous Systems’ funded by Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation.