Jussi Karlgren is one of the founding partners of Gavagai. He holds a PhD in computational linguistics and a Ph Lic in Computer and Systems Sciences, both from Stockholm University. He also holds the title of docent (adjoint professor) of language technology at Helsinki University and is an adjunct professor of language technology at KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He has worked with research and development in information access-related language technology since 1987 at IBM Nordic laboratories, at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), at Xerox PARC, at New York University, at Yahoo! Research in Barcelona and with consultancy in branding and trade mark design. He spent the academic year of 2017-18 as a visiting scholar at Stanford University.
His research interests are modelling genre and stylistics, studying the negotiation of meaning in human communication, and on evaluating and validating information systems. Besides working on various projects in text analytics and information retrieval, he has worked on natural human-computer dialogue, on automatic translation, on modelling energy usage in homes and workplaces, and on citizen observatories.
Currently his interests are focussed on tools for exploring and learning from text collections and on studying how language use can be anchored in e.g. sensor data.