Deputy rector Pinar Heggernes
Professor Pinar Heggernes is deputy rector of the University of Bergen. Her areas of responsibility are education and digitalization.
Phone: +47 55 58 41 75
Cell phone: +47 924 82 316
Visiting address: Muséplass 1
Pinar Heggernes was in the spring of 2021 elected deputy rector of the University of Bergen for the period from August 2021 to August 2021. In her position she has a particular responsibility for education and digitalization.
Pinar is a professor in informatics (computer science) with a specialization in algorithms. During the period 2018 -2021 she was the head of Department of informatics at UiB. She has extensive experience with board memberships both from UiB and nationally. She is a member of the directing board of the Research Council of Norway and the directing board of the research center Simula. She helped establish the national research consortium in artificial intelligence NORA, of which she was the chair of the board for the first three years. She has also been a member of the faculty board at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, a deputy member of the university board and a member of the board of the national e-infrastructure Uninett Sigma.
Pinar has a long track record as a researcher and a lecturer, and as the leader of several large externally funded projects, as well as member of program committees and editorial boards of international scientific conferences and journals. She has a special interest in collaboration between academia, business and public administration; she has been a member of the Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s resource group for digitization and the advisory board for the Norwegian Cognitive Center. She has played a key role in coordinating various initiatives related to interdisciplinary ICT research and interdisciplinary ICT education programs at UiB.
Pinar has her entire education from UiB and has had several long research stays abroad, including the USA, France and Turkey. Her research has concentrated on difficult problems for which adequate algorithms are generally not known. Her research efforts have been targeted at finding good algorithms for these by using the knowledge one may have on the structures of different input types.