Portrait of Börje Karlsson

Börje Karlsson

Principal Research Eng Lead


I am a Principal Research Dev Manager in the Data, Kownledge, and Intelligence (DKI) research group at MSRA

I have been with Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) since the second half of 2012. Initially on 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, leading its Contextual Platform effort. 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:
IEEE/ACM MobileSoft (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014);
ACM Multimedia – Systems track (2017);
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia’s MGIA (2017, 2015);
IFIP ICEC (20182016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2006);
IEEE CPSCom (2016).

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

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

* Reviewer:
Journals: ACM IMWUT – Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (2017), Entertainment Computing (2016, 2015), IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (2016, 2014), SBC RITA (2015);
Conferences: AACL-IJCNLP (2020), AAAI (2019, 2017, 2014, 2009), 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