Meet the team

We improve threat assessment by combining computer science and psychological science. Dechefr is based on over 10 years of research on intelligence analysis, risk assessment and threat detection in digital environments.

Nazar Akrami, PhD


Dr. Nazar Akrami is a professor of psychology at the Department of psychology, Uppsala University. His research interest includes stereotyping and prejudice, personality niche-building processes, personality assessment, and extremism and radicalization. Akrami's more recent work deals with personality assessment based on text, hate speech detection, and digital risk assessment.

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Lisa Kaati, PhD


Dr. Lisa Kaati received a Ph.D. in computer science from Uppsala University in 2008. She is currently an associate professor at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University. Her research interests focus on predicting human behavior by studying online activities using theory and research from computer science and statistics. Dr. Kaati has worked at the Swedish Defence Research Agency for 14 years with research related to intelligence analysis, defence and policing.

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Amendra Shrestha, PhD


Dr. Amendra Shrestha received his Ph.D. in computer science from Uppsala University in 2019 and began his postdoc at the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University shortly thereafter. Dr. Shrestha's research focuses on developing technologies for analyzing digital environments by combining psychology, linguistics, and AI.

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Daniel Wallgren

System developer

Daniel is a software developer specialized in big data, machine learning and natural language processing. Daniel also has experience in cyber security and has previously worked on projects with the Swedish Defence Research Agency.