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Making systems of various kinds perform well is what automatic control is all about. We are some 40 people in the division that teach this subject to more than 1000 undergraduates per year. We also do research that aims at covering a broad spectrum from industrial applications to development of new theories. Visit our pages to learn more about us, our research, courses, publications and the spin-off companies our research has resulted in.

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Claudio Altafini and Svante Gunnarsson have both been nominated for the pedagogical prize Gyllene skiftnyckeln, which is awarded by the mechanical engineering students at LiU.


Anton Ronquist and Birger Winroth have received the best paper award at the International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation for a paper based on their MSc thesis, which was carried out at the division with Svante Gunnarsson as examiner and Erik Hedberg as supervisor.


Out of 13077 articles published in the category Engineering Aerospace between 2010 and 2014, articles from our division are found on place 4 and 12, respectively. The ranking is based on Web of Science citation data.

  • Place 4: Particle filter theory and practice with positioning applications. Gustafsson, Fredrik. IEEE AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS MAGAZINE
  • Place 12: Extended target tracking using a Gaussian-mixture PHD filter Granström, Karl; Lundquist, Christian; Orguner, Omut. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AEROSPACE AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS


Daniel Axehill has been awarded an Iplom for the course Control Theory by the students at the Industrial Engineering and Management (I) program. The award is given annually to the top 5 courses for I students based on the course evaluation result.


Daniel Axehill has received a grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) for the research project Real-time certification and reinforcement learning code generation for model predictive control.

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Last updated: 2018-03-12