Stein Olav Skrøvseth has a PhD in mathematical physics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
After being a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sydney, Australia he joined the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine at the University Hospital of North Norway in 2009. Here he has contributed to several project working on data analysis, statistics, machine learning and medical image analysis. In 2013-2014 he was a visiting researcher at IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center in New York. Since April 2016 he has been Director of the newly established Norwegian Centre for E-health Research.