The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences belongs to the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. The work is led by the head of department, who is supported by the deputy head of department, the head of administration and the board. The board is the link between the department and the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Head of Department Jelena Zdravkovic and Deputy Head of Department Panagiotis Papapetrou. Photo: Angela Westin/Stockholm University.
Head of Department Jelena Zdravkovic and Deputy Head of Department Panagiotis Papapetrou. Photo: Angela Westin/Stockholm University.



The department management is permanent member of the board. Other board members and alternates below are elected for three years at a time. The current board's term of office is 2021-01-01–2023-12-31.

Department management

Head of Department: Jelena Zdravkovic

Deputy Head of Department: Panagiotis Papapetrou

University lectures and researchers

Paul Johannesson

Peter Idestam-Almquist

Shengnan Han

Stefan Möller

Uno Fors

Mats Wiklund (board alternate)

Teresa Cerratto-Pargman (bord alternate)

Technical and administrative staff 

Tuija Lehtonen

Sirkku Männikö-Barbutiu (board alternate)

Doctoral student representatives

Kasper Karlgren

Thomas Vakili (board alternate)

Student representatives

Karin Jäderberg

Yrsa Linder

Vacant (board alternate)


Michael Norén (alternate)


The Unit of Act in Communication with Technology works primarily in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing and Mobile Computing Technologies. In particular, the research focuses on location-based experiences, digital game design and experiences, and technologies for artistic experiences.

Here you will find contact details to Peter Idestam-Almquist, Head of Unit.


The Unit of Information Systems conducts research and education in analysis, modeling, and management of Information Systems in disciplines such as Business Process Management, Database and Information Retrieval Technology, Enterprise Modeling, IT Management, IT Governance, Requirements Engineering, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Systems Integration, Natural Language Processing, Service Oriented Architecture, and Health Informatics.

Here you will find contact details to Janis Stirna, Head of Unit.


The Unit for Interaction Design and Learning conducts research and education in interaction design and learning, information technology for global development, and project management. The unit also develops and operates the department’s technological platforms and the university-wide information technology för learning as well as distance education.

Here you will find contact details to Harko Verhagen, Head of Unit.


The unit researches within Information Technology and Information Science methods for analysis of complex systems to create the basis for decisions, identify and quantify risks, create new services, and to improve security and trust in the digital society. The area's diversity base on mathematical modelling, Philosophy, Psychology, and Organization Theory.

Here you will find contact details to Tony Lindgren, Head of Unit.


Swedish Program for Information and Communication Technology in Developing Regions, SPIDER, is a competence and resource centre that supports the use of information and communication technology in development assistance-oriented projects with a focus on health, education and transparency.

Link to Spider's website

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