The goal of his research is to create the system of the future where phenomena in the physical world are combined with the virtual. Because we can keep in touch and experience things together with all the senses, for example, the environmental impact can be reduced as the need to travel decreases. In the #fullessing project that he leads, the vision is that everyone should have access to modern communication technology and mobile coverage, regardless of where in the country you live. The research is linked to the test beds for 5G technology that Luleå University of Technology has established, among other things to test new technology in health and care.
At the same time, technology is also a source of carbon dioxide emissions, both linked to material use and energy consumption. In the research center Cloudberry Datacenters, where Karl Andersson is the main project manager, they work to make energy use more efficient in large-scale data centers. He is also the scientific leader for the university's interdisciplinary future area, Creaternity, where research will contribute to the industry's transformation and a circular use of materials. The opportunity to run larger research projects and to collaborate with both students and the surrounding community to create benefits, is what makes him happy at Luleå University of Technology.
Karl Andersson, born in 1970 in Uppsala, defended his dissertation in 2010 at Luleå University of Technology on a dissertation that dealt with how wireless mobile technologies can work together to provide a good user experience. Today he lives in Skellefteå and likes to spend time with the family, exercise in the swimming pool or travel.