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Karl-Erik Årzén

Major Appointments

  • Char of the Program Management Group for the Autonomous Systems and Software part of WASP (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program)
  • Lund University contact person for WASP
  • Member of the board for ELLIIT strategic research area on IT and Mobile Computing
  • Member of the LTH Research board ("Forskningsnämnden")
  • Member of the board for the VINNOVA Industrial Excellence Center - System Design on Silicon
  • Chair of the Review Panel for Signals and Systems, Swedish Research Council, 2019 -
  • Vice-Chair of the Review Panel for Signals and Systems, Swedish Research Council, 2016-2018
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Automatic Control, 2000 - 2018


Research Interests

  • Real-Time Control and Real-Time Systems
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Control of and over the (Edge) Cloud


Personal Information


Current Projects

  • Nordic University Hub on Industrial Internet of Things (HI2OT)
  • ITEA 3 project "Autonomous Datacenter for Long-Time Deployment" (AutoDC)
  • WASP PhD student project "Control-based Resource Management in the Cloud"
  • WASP Industrial PhD student project "Mission-Critical Cloud"
  • WASP Industrial PhD student project "Autonomous Learning Camera Systems in Resource Constrained Environments"
  • "Feedback Computing in Cyber-Physical Systems", Framework grant from Swedish Research Council


Past and Current PhD Students

Past PhD Students

  • Mikael Johansson, "Piecewise Linear Control Systems", 1999 (joint supervision with Prof Anders Rantzer)
  • Charlotta Johnsson, "A Graphical Language for Batch Control", 1999
  • Johan Eker, "Flexible Embedded Control Systems; Design and Implementation",  1999 (joint supervision with Prof Karl Johan Åström)
  • Magnus Gäfvert, "Topics in Modeling, Control, and Implementation in Automotive Systems", 2003 (joint supervision with Prof Björn Wittenmark)
  • Anton Cervin, "Integrated Control and Real-Time Scheduling", 2004
  • Rasmus Olsson, "Batch Control and Diagnosis", 2005
  • Dan Henriksson, "Resource-Constrained Embedded Control and Computing Systems", 2006
  • Tomas Skoglund, PhD thesis "Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Liquid Food Process Lines", 2007 (co-advisor)
  • Johan Åkesson, "Languages and Tools for Optimization of Large-Scale Systems", 2007
  • Vanessa Romero Segovia, "CPU Resource Management and Noise Filtering for PID Control", 2014 (co-advisor)
  • Karl Berntorp, "Particle Filtering and Optimal Control for Vehicles and Robots", 2014
  • Mikael Lindberg, "From Competitive to Cooperative Resource Management for Cyber-Physical Systems", 2014
  • Alfred Theorin, "A Sequential Control Language for Industrial Automation", 2014 (co-advisor)
  • Jerker Nordh, "Bayesian Inference for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems — Applications and Software Implementation", 2015 (co-advisor)
  • Yang Xu, "LQG-Based Real-Time Scheduling and Control Codesign", 2017 (co-advisor)

Current PhD Students

  • Tommi Nylander
  • Per Skarin (industrial PhD student with Ericsson Research)
  • Alexandre Martins (industrial PhD student with Axis Communications)
  • Victor Millnert (co-advisor)
  • Gautham Nayak Seetanadi (co-advisor)
  • Claudio Mandrioli (co-advisor)
  • Albin Heimerson (co-advisor)

Mobile Phone: +46 46 2228782

Room: KC4 3S:4
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