Professor Anders Ynnerman received a Ph.D. in physics from Gothenburg University, Sweden. During the early 90s he was at Oxford University, UK, and Vanderbilt University, USA. From 1997 to 2002 he directed the Swedish National Supercomputer Centre and from 2002 to 2006 he directed the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). Since 1999 he has held the chair in scientific visualization at Linköping University and is the director of the Norrköping Visualization Center C.
In 2000 he founded the Norrköping Visualization and Interaction Studio (NVIS), which has evolved into the Norrköping Visualization Center C. He is also one of the co-founders of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). Ynnerman is involved in several spin-off companies in the area of visualization and scientific computing. Ynnerman's current research interest lies in the area of visualization of large scale and complex data sets with a focus and multi-modal data and interaction. Applications of his research are found in a wide range of areas including medical visualization, space and astronomical research as well as visualization in science communication
Ynnerman is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences and the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and . In 2007 Ynnerman was awarded the Akzo Nobel Science award and the Golden Mouse award for Swedish IT-person of the year. In 2009 he received the Athena Award for best medical clinical research in Sweden and in 2010 he received the Swedish Knowledge Award for dissemination of scientific knowledge to the public. In 2011 he received the IVA gold medal from the King of Sweden. In 2018 he received the IEEE VGTC Technical Achievement award. He is currently serving as chair of the EuroVis steering committee and is a member of the IEEE SciVis steering committee. He is also serving as general chair of the joint Eurographics and EuroVis conference EGEV in 2020.