I defended my PhD thesis on predictive modeling of groundwater contamination at the Department of Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Engineering (SEED), KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in 2015. During my PhD studies I spent a year as a Fulbright visiting student researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California. I have also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Systems Analysis and Economics, KTH, and as a research scientist at Folksam Insurance Group in Stockholm.
My previous studies regard discrete car type choice models and the impact of climate policies in Sweden, as well as transport externalities such as traffic risks, health effects of air pollution, and models to predict the transport and diffusion of contaminants.
At the Institute for Futures Studies I study Artificial Intelligence (AI); the ambition is to develop methods to predict the diffusion of AI-applications with the overall aim of better understanding their social impacts.
Engström, E. Jebari. K. (2022) “AI4People or People4AI? On human adaptation to AI at work”. Curmudgeon paper, AI & Society, doi: 10.1007/s00146-022-01464-5.
Engström, E. (2022) “The fast and furtive spread of AI by infusion into technologies that we already in use – a critical assessment”. In Hanemaayer, A. (eds) Artificial Intelligence and Its Discontents. Social and Cultural Studies of Robots and AI. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. 290 pp. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-88615-8_4.
Engström, E. & Strimling, P (2020) Deep learning diffusion by infusion into preexisting technologies—implications for users and society at large, Technology in Society, accepted for publication, doi: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101396
Three frequently cited works
Engström, E., Thunvik, R., Kulabako, R., Balfors, B. (2015) “Water Transport, Retention, and Survival of Escherichia coli in Unsaturated Porous Media: A Comprehensive Review of Processes, Models, and Factors”, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 45(1), pp. 1-100 doi: 10.1080/10643389.2013.828363
Engström, E., Balfors, B., Mörtberg, U., Thunvik, R., Gaily, T., Mangold, M. (2015) “Prevalence of Microbiological Contaminants in Groundwater Sources and Risk Factor Assessment in Juba, South Sudan”, Science of the Total Environment 515–516, pp. 181–187, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.023
Engström, E., Reiser, I. and Nishikawa, R. (2009) “Comparison of power spectra for tomosynthesis projections and reconstructed images”, Medical Physics 36(5), pp. 1753-1758, doi: 10.1118/1.3116774