How to reach me Christer
Kiselman Department for Information Technology/Vi2
P. O. Box 337 SE-751 05 Uppsala, Sweden
E-mail address:email@example.com; private
address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: +46 18 4717849 (at the university); +46 18 300708
(home); +46 708 870708 (cell).
I am a human being.
More precisely, I am a mathematician who speaks Swedish,
Esperanto, English, and French.
I am also a guest professor at Uppsala
University, Sweden. You can meet me at the
Department of Information
Technology, more precisely at its Division of Visual Information
and Interaction (VI2), which is situated at Polacksbacken, some two
kilometers south of downtown Uppsala. The Centre for Image Analysis,
with which I have collaborated during many years, belongs to the
division VI2. I am in Room 2111 (House 2, Level 1, Room 2111).
Gustaf VI Adolf, King of Sweden, appointed me to a position at
Uppsala University in 1968, when I was not yet 29 years old. I served
during 38 years, until April 2006.
I was Professor Emeritus from May 2006 until September 12, 2014.
During that time, I was the scientific adviser of three more PhD
students, two at Uppsala University (2008 and 2009) and one at
Stockholm University (2011).
On September 15, 2014, I was promoted to the rank of Guest
Professor by a decision made by Professor Michael ThunÚ, Director of
the Department of Information Technology, following a recommendation
by Professor Ingela Nystr÷m, Director of the Division of Visual
Information and Interaction.
I have advised eighteen doctoral student to their degree, of
which the four last ones after my retirement in 2006. They are from
seven different countries, and our discussions have been conducted in
four different languages.
While in office, I was the scientific advisor of fourteen doctoral
students, who successfully defended their theses (1974–2005).
Since then I have been the principal scientific advisor of four PhD
students, who got their degrees in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2016; the
first two at Uppsala University, the third a Stockholm University, and
the last at l'Université des Sciences, des Techniques et des
Technologies de Bamako (USTTB).
I was a member of the Reference Group for Mathematics
at ISP, International Science
Programme. The group has visited Kenya (2003), Senegal (2005),
Cameroon (2006), Benin (2007), Ethiopia (2007 and 2009), Kenya (2010),
Tanzania (2010), Burkina Faso (2011), Mali (2011), Uganda (2013,
Rwanda (2013), South Korea (2014), Uganda (2016), and Zambia (2017),
and held meetings on these occasions except for Tanzania (2010).
Meetings were also held in Sweden in 2003, 2008 and 2011. Period
From the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Department of
Expert for an application to organize
education for the degree of Master (Two Years).
From the National Center for Mathematics Education (NCM)
I worked with Lars Mouwitz and others on the book
project Mathematics terms for the school during the years
2001—2008. The book was published in December, 2008.
From Vńxj÷ University (The Board of the Faculty
of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology):
Member of the Reference Group (Steering Group) for the
Graduate School in Mathematics and Modelling
From the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences:
I was during three years (2006–2008) a member of the
Prize Committee for the Ingvar
Lindqvist Prize of the academy. The recipient of the Prize in
Mathematics for the year 2006 is Stavros Louca, at the School of
Rinkeby. The recipient 2007 was Bengt Edvinsson, Fredriksdalsskolan,
For the 2008 prize, 82 nominations were sent in; of them 62 in
mathematics. The prize was awarded on 2008-03-31 to Kristina
Str÷mbńck and Ann-Charlotte Wallgren, ─rvingeskolan,
From Pohang University of Science and Technology, POSTECH:
Adviser to Byunghyun Oh, who wrote a Master thesis.
From the Swedish Mathematical Society:
Chairman of the Board of the Matts EssÚn Memorial Fund 2005—2007.
the Board of the Linda Peetre Memorial Fund 2008—2010. This
fund shall encourage mathematical cooperation between Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, and Sweden.
The Esperanto Academy
I was a member of the Esperanto Academy during 26 years. I
was elected in 1989 and was reelected on March 1, 1998, for a second
term, 1998—2007. On April 19, 2007, I was elected for a third
term, 2007—2016. During the period 1998—2005-01-03 I
served as one of the two vice presidents. I was elected as president
in September 2013 and resigned, both as president and member, on
December 15, 2015.
From Bamako I, l'UniversitÚ des Sciences, des Techniques
et des Technologies in Bamako (USTTB):
I was the principal scientific advisor to a PhD student.
1973/1974 – 2003: Nineteen annual reports of the
Department of Mathematics for the fiscal years 1973/1974 through
2003 have been published. Of these, fourteen were in Swedish, and
five, viz. those from 1997–2001, were in English.
Douady's Coffee Meter
Adrien Douady (1935–2006) constructed a Coffee Meter
during a summer school in Otaniemi (Otnńs) near Helsinki in June of
1967. A handwritten document explains how it works:
cup of coffee. Test whose lecture you can follow during 30 mn. This
defines a cut in the set of mathematicians. This cut measures the
strength of the coffee."
The strongest coffee on the scale
is marked with the name of Marcel Brelot (1903–1987), and the
weakest coffee is marked with the name of Laurent Schwartz
(1915–2002). To follow Jean Dieudonné (1906–1992)
you need coffee a bit stronger than that for Schwartz. The name
Kiselman also appears on Adrien's meter, and my lecture was actually
the reason why he constructed the meter in the first place. You need
coffee just a little stronger for me than for Dieudonné. I am
inclined to consider this Coffee Meter as a strong letter of
recommendation for me. (There are several other names on Adrien's
scale that I withhold.) Later, during the academic year
1967–1968, I was Adrien's colleague in Nice, where
Jean Dieudonné was Dean.
I have been or am still involved in the planning of the following
congresses or conferences.