Maja Fjaestad

Maja Fjaestad

Affiliated to research

Affiliated to research at LIME and expert coordinator policy and preparedness at the Centre for Health Crises

About me

I am affiliated to research at LIME – the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics at KI. Additionally, I have an assignment as expert coordinator in the field of policy and preparedness at the Centre for Health Crises. Outside of KI, I hold a position as senior advisor at AI Sweden.  

My previous roles include an associate professorship at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and a position as State Secretary for healthcare.  

Research description

My research is on the interaction between society, technology and values in algorithmic decision making/AI and on crisis management. 

Teaching portfolio

I teach health policy in various courses.


  • Associate Professor in technopolitics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 

  • Visiting graduate student, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.), Engineering Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Awarded the KTH Equality Prize. 

Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA