Palle Dahlstedt, Palle Dahlstedt is a composer, improviser and researcher from Sweden. He is currently associate professor in applied IT/computer-aided creativity, at the Dept. of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. He is also lecturer in composition and artistic director of the Lindblad Studios, at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg, and an internationally recognized composer (e.g., Gaudeamus Prize 2001) and improviser (performing with musicians like Gino Robair, John Tilbury). His research has since 1999 been focused on creative applications of evolutionary computation to composition, improvisation and sound design, later zooming out to study aesthetic implications of such generative algorithms, and computational models of artistic creative process. In 2012, Dahlstedt was elected member of the Young Academy of Sweden.