Gunnar Hartvigsen, PhD, has since 2000 been adjunct professor at NSE, and head of the research group for medical informatics and telemedicine (MI&T) at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Technology at UiT. Hartvigsen was vice-dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, UiT, 2005-2009. Hartvigsen has extensive administrative experience from UiT as leader of a number of councils and committees. Hartvigsen was director and research manager at Tromsø Telemedicine Laboratory (TTL) from 2007 to 2015. Hartvigsen has supervised more than 70 master students, 10 doctoral students and three postdocs. He is currently supervising 4 postdocs, 8 PhD students, and 3 MSc students. He has received numerous research grants from the Norwegian Research Council. His research interests include various aspects of telemedicine and medical informatics, particularly including electronic disease surveillance, self-help systems for people with chronic diseases, medical sensor systems, HCI for mobile systems, electronic health records (EHRs), social media and mixed reality social computer games for people with chronic diseases, serious games, context-sensitive communication in hospitals, and telemedicine systems in private homes. Hartvigsen has been visiting professor the University of Twente (NL), Munich University of Technology (D), University of California Davis (USA), and Technical University of Valencia (ES). Hartvigsen has written three books and in excess of 350 scientific publications. Hartvigsen is member of Academia Borealis (Northern Norway Academy of Science), and the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA). In 2014, he was awarded The Brain Power Prize by the Norwegian Association of Researchers for his contribution to self-help systems for the treatment of people with diabetes.