Kåre Synnes, PhD, is a Professor in Pervasive and Mobile Computing at Luleå University of Technology (LTU). He is also a Guest Professor in Media Technology at Bleking Institute of Technology (BTH). He is doing research in pervasive computing and multimedia communication, lately with a focus on social computing and assistive technologies for eHealth. He is an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Distance-spanning Technology (CDT) and a member of the steering group for Enabling ICT at LTU.
He has since 1995 been involved in European projects such as FP4 MATES, FP5 Roxy, FP5 MediaSite, FP5 MobiHealth, FP6 CogKnow, FP6 Laboranova, FP7 AAliance, FP7 Dem@Care and FP7 Wattalyst. He has acted as an expert/reviewer for European projects and proposals since 2008. He has also lead many activities within EIT ICT Labs and is a member of the strategic group (north node) for EIT Raw Materials.
Kåre Synnes is finally a cofounder of the IST Prize winner Marratech AB, a direct result of the FP4 MATES project, which was acquired by Google in May 2007 to form the basis for Google+ Hangouts.
Pervasive and Mobile Computing,
Design of Interactive Environments,
Multimedia and Media Technologies,
Open and Big Data,
Learning in Virtual environments,
and Personalized eHealth.