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Charlotte Magnusson, Assistant Professor

Charlotte Magnusson

Tel: +46 46 222 40 97
E-mail: charlotte.magnusson@certec.lth.se
Fax: +46 46 222 44 31
Address: Certec, LTH, P.O. Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Position: Associate professor
Areas of interest: Haptics, expert systems, human computer interaction
Curriculum Vitæ

In Swedish

Charlotte Magnusson (Associate professor, Ph.D., MSc Engineering Physics) obtained her doctorate in mathematical physics at Lund University's Faculty of Engineering in 1991. The title of her dissertation was "Magnetic Dipole Excitations in Even-even Nuclei."

In 1992 she worked in the research and development department at HADAR, a rehabilitation center in Malmö, Sweden.

Since 1993, Charlotte has worked at CERTEC on projects centered on the needs of people with cognitive impairments and the possibilities offered by artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced computer technologies in this context. In recent years, she has become more involved in the field of haptics.

One main field of interest in AI concerns how knowledge based systems, or expert systems, may be used and developed in areas where the knowledge is mostly of a tacit or experienced nature. In order to make usable  and useworthy systems in these areas, it is of vital importance that the design of the interaction between the human and the computer be taken into account. This leads to another of Charlotte's interests – HMI (Human Machine Interaction) or HCI (Human Computer Interaction).

Information about the Social Simulator Project (including a free demo program for download).

Since 2000 Charlotte has been responsible for Certec's haptics (virtual touch) research efforts.

In 2003, Charlotte also worked with interface design in the EU project, Friendly Rest Rooms (FRR).

Charlotte is currently the coordinator of an integrated project in the European Union's Seventh Framework Program, called HaptiMap. It is in the area of information and communication technologies (ICT). The 4-year project has 13 European  partners carrying our research on haptic, audio and visual interfaces for maps and location based services. It started September 1, 2008.

She also is part of the HIPP Project Haptics In Pedagogical Practice (National project: Swedish State Inheritance Fund).

She has participated in the following EU projects, now completed:


Last modified: 11 mar 2010