Over the years I have gained some experience from different topics. With a genuine interest in IT, computers and programming, I have worked as web programmer, system administrator, and computer engineer – knowledge that I still use a lot every day. An education in engineering physics taught me to organize my learning and pick up vast amounts of complex knowledge quickly. As PhD student, I learnt about science and how some things can be true or false – and the important meaning every single word has. In some contexts, there is no room for any interpretation beyond what is literally stated. The continuous work as researcher has kept guiding me to form research questions that can be answered using scientific methods, empirical data and statistical analyses. Other important skills that I use on a daily basis include reading and writing – a lot. For example, writing research applications, scientific papers, presentations, and project reports. I also have to keep track on economy, establish budgets, follow-up results, manage projects and similar. The role of communicator is another part of my work, both to convince funding organizations about the need of proposed research, exchange knowledge with colleagues and other researchers, and share findings to the wider society. More topic related skills include, e.g., geospatial data, GIS analyses, image processing, deep learning, modeling, sampling and inventory, forest management, ecology, and biodiversity. Below, I list some parts in summary.


  • 2019 Appointed as Associate Professor in Technology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2015 PostDoc (visiting researcher) at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2011-2014 Ph.D. student forest remote sensing, specializing in radar sensors. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2004-2009 M.Sc. Engineering Physics, specializing in signal processing. Luleå Technical University, Sweden.
  • 2006-2007 Exchange student at Colorado School of Mines, USA.
  • 1999-2002 High School, Natural Sciences, specializing in computer sciences, Parkskolan, Sweden.


  • 2023-current Senior researcher at Skogforsk, Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2014-current Researcher at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2011-2014 PhD Student at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2009-2011 Programmer / system technician at ISG.EE at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2008 Master thesis at company Bosch GmbH in BadenWürttemberg, Germany.
  • 2003-2004 Military service as commander, ending as 2nd lieutenant at the Signal battalion S3, at I19.
  • 2002 High School Teacher, Parkskolan, computer sciences.
  • 2000-2012 Founder of JHP Data, computer consulting company.


  • Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  • Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal
  • Ecological Indicators
  • Engineering Science and Technology
  • Forests
  • Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research
  • GIScience & Remote Sensing
  • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
  • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
  • Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal
  • Nature Scientific Reports
  • International Journal of Remote Sensing
  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Remote Sensing of Environment
  • Scientific Committee of IGARSS 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Scientific Committee of SilviLaser 2017
  • The Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS)

Evaluation tasks

  • Co-evaluator of Eliza Hasselquist, Docent defense (Associate Professor) at SLU, 2024.
  • Opponent to Parth Naik, doctoral thesis, defending at University of Trento 2023.
  • Opponent to Jon Söderberg, SLU, at half-time seminar 2022.
  • Opponent to Erik Blomberg, Chalmers, licentiate defense 2017.

Grant evaluations & foundation board positions

  • FORWARDS grants batch 1, theme 3.
  • Stiftelsen fonden för skogsvetenskaplig forskning 2023, 2024.
  • German Research Foundation 2016, 2021
  • Croatian Science Foundation 2016

Editor assignments

  • Remote Sensing. Special Issue Lidar for Forest Parameters Retrieval. 2023-2024.

Locations of living

  • 2016-current Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2015 Vienna, Austria.
  • 2013-2015 Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2013 Berne, Switzerland.
  • 2011-2013 Umeå, Sweden.
  • 2009-2011 Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2008 Heilbronn, Germany.
  • 2007-2008 Luleå, Sweden.
  • 2006-2007 Golden, Colorado, USA.
  • 2004-2005 Luleå, Sweden.
  • 2003-2004 Boden, Sweden.
  • 1983-2002 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden 1983