Hans Liljenström

Director of Agora for Biosystems and professor in biometry at the Dept. of Energy & Technology, SLU (Uppsala)

Hans Liljenström (born in 1956) received his MSc in engineering physics in 1982 and PhD in theoretical physics (with Prof. Clas Blomberg as supervisor) in 1987 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.  He spent a postdoc period with Prof. John Hopfield at Caltech, 1989-90, developing computational models of the olfactory cortex. In the 1990′ he worked as an associate professor in theoretical biophysics at KTH, and is since 2001 a full professor in theoretical biology and biophysics at the Dept. of Energy and Technology, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden. Liljenström is also the founding director of Agora for Biosystems, an international research center, originally under the auspices of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), but lately administered by the Sigtuna Foundation. His research interests include mathematical modeling of biological systems and processes at the cellular, network, and macroscopic system levels, in particular complex dynamics, including oscillations and chaos, as well as the link between neural and mental processes. His specialty is relating structure, dynamics and function of biological networks. Lately, his work is also including neurocognitive models of decision making, with relevance to societal transition processes. He has been working and publishing in the field of cognitive neurodynamics for 25 years, and organized a great number of conferences and workshops, including the International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics, ICCN2013, in June 2013, and the Agora Conference on Free Will in June 2017.

An interview with Hans Liljenström is available here.

Contact: hans.liljenstrom@slu.se, +46-(0)18-671728 (work) or +46-(0)73-6547977 (mobile)