Dag Hovland works on several SIRIUS projects, both with health (BigMed) and with partner companies. His tasks often focus on the area in the intersection between user needs and research. On the one hand is the work of poking into the festering sores that IT problems can become, and connecting this with research questions. On the other hand, modifying, setting up, and customizing research solutions and software into real world situations.
Scientific interests: Ontologies, Relational databases, Query languages, Ontology-based data access, Federation and Equality
What triggers me scientifically: Elegant theories that solve problems people actually have. Improving algorithms for useful programs.