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Josef Hallberg
Josef Hallberg

Josef Hallberg

Associate Professor, Distinguished University Teacher
Luleå University of Technology
Pervasive and Mobile Computing
Computer Science
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
+46 (0)920 493177
A3305 Luleå


I was born and raised in Kungsbacka, a small town in the west-coast of Sweden. I have four siblings, an older brother (Patrick), an older sister (Marielle), a younger brother (Johannes), and a younger sister (Rebecca). My parents (Thomas and Solveig) are probably the best parents in the world, so I've been quite lucky.

I am a Christian, Audiophile, and a Roleplayer. This means I like going to church, listening to music, and spending time with my friends pretending to be someone else. In addition, I enjoy computers and my virtual social networks which I maintain through the Internet. I also like driving my motorcycle.


My main research interest is smart and aware environments. This falls under Ubiquitous and Pervasive computing. My current focus is on developing technology for healthcare within smart-environments.


My teaching experience has been:

  • Object oriented programming (Java)
  • Ubiqutitous computing
  • Media technology
  • Design Patterns (for object oriented programming)
  • Software Engineering


Master of Computer Science
Licentiate in Media Technology
Doctor in Media Technology


Article in journal

Application of Online Transportation Mode Recognition in Games (2021)

Hedemalm. E, Kor. A, Hallberg. J, Andersson. K, Pattinson. C, Chinnici. M
Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, nr. 19
Article, review/survey

Hardware for Recognition of Human Activities (2020)

A Review of Smart Home and AAL Related Technologies
Sanchez-Comas. A, Synnes. K, Hallberg. J
Part of: Sensors
Article in journal

Personalizing Activity Recognition with a Clustering based Semi-Population Approach (2020)

Cruciani. F, Nugent. C, Medina Quero. J, Cleland. I, McCullagh. P, Synnes. K, et al.
IEEE Access, Vol. 8, s. 207794-207804
Article in journal

A new approach based on temporal sub-windows for online sensor-based activity recognition (2018)

Espinilla. M, Medina. J, Hallberg. J, Nugent. C
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Article in journal

Automatic annotation for human activity recognition in free living using a smartphone (2018)

Cruciani. F, Cleland. I, Nugent. C, McCullagh. P, Synnes. K, Hallberg. J
Sensors, Vol. 18, nr. 7