We are Savantic. Problem solving is our passion. These are our superheroes:

Claes Orsholm

Claes Orsholm , Ph. D.

CEO, Sales, Developer

Claes is one of the founders of Savantic. These days, his workdays are usually split up between administration, management, problem solving and working as a technical project manager. His life as a superhero would be a never ending stream of creativity, being always ready to solve any problem. When he is not at work, Claes spends quite some time exercising, taking care of his family and playing music. 

Karin Carlsson

Karin Carlsson

Vice President, Business developer

Vice president and Business developer are Karin’s roles at Savantic, who found her via a headhunting firm. When she is not at work, Karin enjoys riding a horse, spending time in the stables, being with her family and her dog. She also has an urge to write and has published two books. So far. As a superhero she would like to be super athletic like Catwoman and also super smart with the ability to communicate directly with animals.

Thierry Sikora

Thierry Sikora , Ph. D.

Developer, Project Manager

Thierry was Savantic's first employee and today he is working as a Data Scientist and developer in AI (deep learning) and data mining. Since the beginning of 1999 he has worked as adviser, researcher and travelled around the world helping MSF succeed with difficult challenges. Thierry's super hero skill would be making sure everything you do help others.


Lars Mårtensson

Lars Mårtensson , Ph. D.

Project manager, Developer (Östersund)

Modeling and simulations are often part of Lars’s work. He has been involved in Savantic from the outset, but he didn’t become a part of the company until 2002. When he is not at work, Lars is often found outdoors, skiing when the season is right. Lars is quite happy with not being a super hero and trying to make the most of the qualities he has actually been endowed with.

Christofer Aourell

Christofer Aourell , Ph. D.

Sales, Project manager, Developer

Projects where people and technology are equally important are the ones that Christofer enjoys the most, whether it involves project management, investigations or pilot studies. He found his way to Savantic via an internship after his dissertation and this turned into a permanent position. Music and technology is a combination that he appreciates in his spare time. He is also a master of handball. Superhero Christofer would be a master of both flying and mind-swapping. 

Sergei Prasalovich

Sergei Prasalovich , Ph. D.

Project manager, Developer

Sergei is a system and algorithm developer specialising in machine learning and image analysis. He found Savantic through personal connections. Outside of work he likes spending his time with his family, listening to music, making music in his studio and keeping fit by running, hiking or playing tennis and volleyball. His favourite superhero quality is mind reading and teleportation.

Lena Douglas

Lena Douglas , Ph. D.

Sales, project manager, developer

Lena heard about Savantic as early as 2001 and she thought it sounded like a great place to work. Eventually, the temptation to join the team became too strong, so she gave them a call and started working at Savantic in 2010. Lena’s superhero power of choice is to be able to stop time, just to get more time for everything that’s enjoyable; baking, working in the garden, reading and spending time with her family. 

Tobias Carlsson

Tobias Carlsson , Ph. D.


Tobias combines programming with data analysis and investigations, depending on the needs for each project. A friend who had been working for Savantic told Tobias he would probably find it a perfect workplace to suit his competence and interests. If Tobias were a superhero he would like to be able to travel freely in spacetime. In his more earthbound life, Tobias spends his spare time in the world of literature, outdoors, or working out. 

Caterina Melchiorre

Caterina Melchiorre , Ph. D.


Caterina got in touch with Savantic through her partner’s contacts at a client’s office. She works with analysing environmental data and geodata. Super intelligence is her most coveted superhero quality and she practices it by running long distances and by traveling. She also loves spending time with her family. 

Miroslav Valan

Miroslav Valan , Ph. D. student

Ph. D. student

Bridging the gap between the academic and the commercial world is what Savantic does in the BIG4 project, funded by the EU. Through this project, Miroslav’s path crossed Savantic’s. Together they use Deep Learning to find new methods of studying and classifying the world’s four largest groups of insects. When he is not working, Miroslav keeps fit, physically and mind-wise, by riding his bike and by solving puzzles. His super-superhero is Bruce Wayne, for his ability to fight evil despite being an ordinary human being. 

Steffen Muschter

Steffen Muschter , Ph. D.


Steffen spends a lot of his energy on a really hot topic; translating what goes on inside a blast-furnace into a model which recreates the function of the furnace in real time. Rumours of Savantic reached Steffen when he was working on his dissertation at Stockholm University. He carries his interest of programming and electronics with him at all times, at work and at home, where he also manages to free up some time for running and practicing martial arts. Both might come in handy in his career as a superhero with the power to understand how things work by just looking at them.

Pontus Olsson

Pontus Olsson , Ph. D.


Pontus worked at Centre for image analysis at Uppsala University when he first heard about Savantic from a colleague and got interested. Pontus is right now working with an image analysis project with focus on automated information extraction of digital images. Pontus plays in a jazz band with focus on 30-50’s music, check it out here. If Pontus had superpower he would liked CTRL-Z function in life (regret button), invisibility coat and to be able to fly faster than light functions.


Karoly Makonyi

Karoly Makonyi , Ph. D.


Karoly is Miroslav’s supervisor and he came to Savantic after having heard about them at the Department of Physics at Stockholm University and looking up the company online. Karoly spends a lot of his spare time playing with his kids, playing and listening to music, while dreaming of possessing the superhero power of being able to stretch (space)time.

Johnson Ho

Johnson Ho , Ph. D.


Johnson became one of Savantic’s super heroes thanks to Caterina Melchiorre, who recruited him. Johnson is a dedicated problem solver, both during office hours and in his imagination; he would love to share the super hero qualities of Charles Xavier and Stephen Strange, solving all the world’s problems through telepathy and magic. In his free time, Johnson likes to spend his time with friends and family and enjoys keeping fit by working out or playing a game of tennis or floorball.

Hanna Källén

Hanna Källén , Ph.D.


Image analysis and automatic particle classification is what Hanna does in her working hours. She found her way to Savantic via LinkedIn. If instead she had been a super hero, she would have loved to have the ability to tell the future, or to travel effortlessly by means of teleportation.

When she is not at work, Hanna enjoys spending her time chilling with her friends and family. She is also a master baker of cakes.

Johanna Öberg

Johanna Öberg , Ph.D.


Johanna was persuaded by Lena to join Savantic, and she is now one of their expert Software Developers. She shares a dream of owning her own time and space travel machine with a number of the other Savantic super heroes. But Johanna’s need for this SciFi apparatus seems to reach beyond the realm of dreams; she constantly feels that she is lacking the time to do what she likes most, like exercise, sewing, doing yoga, growing plants and satisfying her general hunger for knowledge. This might partly be a result of her not yet having invented the button you can push to make children go to sleep within four seconds.

Martin Heinze

Martin Heinze , Ph.D.


Martin, who first came into contact with Savantic via LinkedIn, imagines the best possible super hero quality to be having the ability to help people enter the minds of others, in order to make them understand each other better. He spends his workdays helping computers in quite a similar way; his fields of expertise are Machine Learning, programming and data analysis.

Being outdoors together with his family is Martin’s favourite pastime away from work. But he also enjoys jogging, when he is not busy cooking, which is one of his other passions.

Mathias Ljungberg

Mathias Ljungberg , Ph.D.


When Mathias returned to Sweden after having lived abroad for some time, he found his way to Savantic after a recommendation from one of his colleagues. He puts his heart and mind into working with image analysis, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

Mathias the Jazz Cat actually plays Heavy Metal music too, whenever he has the chance to, but at the moment he spends most of his free time together with his family. If he were a super hero, he would have loved to possess the quality of being able to manipulate time and space.