Jakob Engblom, PhD, MSc



I currently work as Director of Simulation Technology Ecosystem at Intel, in Stockholm, Sweden. Primarily with the Simics simulator, and also with Intel ISIM


My LinkedIn profile can be found at www.linkedin.com/in/jakobengblom.

Previous Work

In Q1 2024 I worked part-time as a teacher at the Information Technology Department at Uppsala University, teaching the class Platform-Spanning Systems.

From January 2016 to March 2022, I worked as Product Manager Engineer and simulation evangelist for Simics, at Intel, Stockholm, Sweden.

From January 2014 to January 2016, I worked as Product Line Manager for the tools aspect of Simics at Wind River, located in Kista, Sweden.

From 2012 to 2014, I worked as Senior Technical Marketing Manager for Tools and Lifecycle Solutions at Wind River, located in Stockholm, Sweden (which in practice was mostly focused on Simics).

From 2010 to 2012, I worked as Technical Marketing Manager for Simics at Wind River, located in Stockholm, Sweden.

From 2002 to 2010, I worked in a variety of roles (from engineering to sales to marketing) at Virtutech, the start-up that created the full-system simulator Simics. In 2010, Virtutech was acquired by Wind River (and Intel) and I followed the Simics product into Wind River.

Between 2002 and 2005, I was also an Adjunct Professor at the Information Technology Dept. at Uppsala University.

In 2002, I worked as a software developer at IAR Systems in Uppsala, Sweden.

From 1997 to 2002, I was an industrial PhD student at the Information Technology Dept. at Uppsala University and IAR Systems. I basically shared my time between academic research and concrete industrial work. On the industrial side, I developed compilers, and presented on the topic of efficient C programming at industrial conferences and courses. My research was performed within the ASTEC research centre.

From 1992 to 1997, I studied at the Computer Science Programme at Uppsala University.


PhD in Computer Systems in 2002 and MSc in Computer Science, both from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Publications and Presentations

My blog (started in 2007), can be found at jakob.engbloms.se.

List of publications & downloads of many papers and associated presentations

List of presentations and university guest lectures

I occassionaly write blog posts on the Intel Community Software blogs.

In 2014, I and Daniel Aarno at Intel published a book about simulation and Simics.


Steering committee for DVCon Europe 2023.

Technical Program Committee for DATE 2023.

Steering committee for DVCon Europe 2022.

Extra on the steering committee for DVCon Europe 2021.

Organizing Committee for Intel's internal Software Professionals Conference for Europe, 2018-2021.

Advisory Council (Programråd) for the Master's Programme in Embedded Systems, 2012-2014

Program committee for S4D 2012, 2012.

Program committee for S4D 2011, 2011.

Program committee for LCTES 2010, 2010.

Program committee for Swedish Workshop on Multi-Core Computing (MCC10), 2010.

Program committee for Swedish Workshop on Multi-Core Computing (MCC08), 2008.

Faculty opponent (external examiner) for the PhD Thesis defense of Simon Kögstråm at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola in Ronneby, Sweden, May 2008.

Program committee for Power.org Developer Conference (PADC), 2007.

Program committee for Real-Time in Sweden (RTis), 2007.

Program committee for the "Development, Verification, and Debug Tools for Real-Time and Embedded Systems" track at RTAS 2006.

Technical program committee member for RealWSN 2005 (Workshop on Real-World Sensor Networks).

Program committee for PACT 2004 (Parallel Architecture and Compiler Technology).