Palle Dahlstedt (Sweden, *1971) is a Composer, sound artist, improviser and researcher. He grew up in Stockholm, studied instrumental and electronic composition at the academies of Malmö and Gothenburg. He finished an interdisciplinary PhD in advanced algorithms for computer music at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg in 2004. His music, ranging from piano solos over orchestra pieces to interactive software installations, has been performed on six continents, and been awarded several international prizes (for example with the Gaudeamus Prize 2001). In his research he develops new technologies for electronic improvisation and composition, and studies computer models of artistic creativity. He is associate professor in computer-aided creativity, head of the Interaction Design division at Chalmers University of Technology, and lecturer in electronic music at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg. 2015-2018 he was Obel Professor of Art & Technology at University of Aalborg, Denmark, and is currently guest professor there.