Portrait of Börje F. Karlsson

Börje F. Karlsson

Principal Research Eng Lead


I am a Principal Research Eng Lead in the Data, Knowledge, and Intelligence (DKI) research group at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA).

I’ve joined MSRA in 2012 as part of the Mobile and Sensing Systems and System Algorithms research groups. I’m now a member of the Knowledge Computing group – part of DKI. My main research interests are knowledge pipelines/analytics, mobile and context-aware systems, intelligent agents, and digital entertainment, but my work also covers aspects of software engineering and testing.

Before joining Microsoft Research I was a Research Scientist at Nokia Institute of Technology (INdT), a Nokia-founded R&D lab in Brazil, where I lead its Contextual Platform group. Previously I’ve also worked as system/software architect, consultant, product owner, and development team lead on projects for companies such as Nokia, C.E.S.A.R., Motorola, 3, TIM, Radix.com, Petrobras, among others.

I received my doctorate in Computer Science from PUC-Rio, Brazil in 2010 and my BSc from UFPE, Brazil.

Community Services (recent):

* Technical Program Committee:
AAAI (2021); IJCAI (PCB, 2022-2024, SPC 2021); ACL (RR 2022, 2021, 2020); AACL-IJCNLP (2020);
IEEE/ACM MobileSoft (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014);
IFIP ICEC (20182016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2006);
ACM Multimedia – Systems track (2017);
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia’s MGIA (2017, 2015);
IEEE CPSCom (2016).

* Organizing Committee:
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia’s Symposium on Mobile Graphics and Interactive Applications (MGIA) – Co-chair 2016, chair 2014, 2013;
SBC SBGames 2013 – Tutorials co-chair;
ACM SIGGRAPH 2012 – Operations sub-committee.

* Guest co-editor: Computer & Graphics, Special Section on Recent Mobile Graphics Research, 2016/2017.

* Reviewer:
Journals: Neurocomputing (2021), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2014-2018), ACM IMWUT – Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (2017), Entertainment Computing (2016, 2015), SBC RITA (2015);
Conferences: AAAI (2019, 2017, 2014, 2010), SIGGRAPH Asia – Emerging Technologies (2018), IEEE WoWMoM (2015), Mobiquitous (2014), MobiCASE (2013).

Contact Details:

Börje F. Karlsson
Microsoft Research Asia
T2/13442, No. 5 Danling St
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R. China 100080

E-mail: [alias] borje.karlsson
[domain] microsoft.com