I split my research time between Stockholm and Oxford. I am a researcher in algorithmic information and computational biology at the Unit of Computational Medicine of the Karolinska Institute and the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. My work focuses on applying information theory and complexity science to genomics, synthetic and network biology. With backgrounds in math, computer science and philosophy, I think of myself as a an experimental philosopher and a computational natural scientist. (Gregory Chaitin once referred to me as a "new kind of practical theoretician").
I am also in charge of the ItBit Programme on Physical and Computational Sciences at Oxford and act as head of the Algorithmic Nature Group (the lab responsible for the Online Algorithmic Complexity Calculator and the Human Randomness Perception and Generation Project); and as Principal Investigator of a John Templeton Foundation-funded project investigating tradeoffs of complexity in evolving causal networks. I am also co-director of the Paris-based lab LABoRES for the Natural and Digital Sciences; and associate member of the PARIS Reasoning team (University Paris 8) undertaking research on algorithmic psychometrics and subjective randomness.
I have been an R&D fellow and later senior research associate for Wolfram Research since 2006 reporting directly to Stephen Wolfram. I introduced some built-in functions to Mathematica since version 5.0 and contributed in the development of the computational knowledge engine Wolfram Alpha from its inception in aspects of data mining, computational linguistics, and fast prototyping. I am also a member of the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) and a member of the Commission for the History and Philosophy of Computing and the Turing Centenary Advisory Committee.