Automatic Control

The Department of Automatic Control at Lund University was created in 1965 and has today grown to hosting about 60 people.

We give courses within the regular engineering program to students from different areas of engineering. We also have a PhD program where the students specialize in various theories and applications of automatic control.

Our research is concentrated to seven areas:
Modeling and Control of Complex Systems, Control and Real-Time Computing, Process Control, Robotics, Automotive Systems, Biomedical Projects and Tools.

The department is hosting several large research projects funded by the European Commission and Swedish funding agencies. There is also active collaboration with industry.


PhD position in Automatic Control is announced. Last day for application is April 24. The application is made online, in Swedish or English.

Vanessa Romero Segovia will defend her thesis CPU Resource Management and Noise Filtering for PID Control.

You are welcome to attend the defence on Wednesday April 23, 10:15, M:B, M-huset, LTH.

Opponent: Dr. Ola Dahl, Enea Software AB

Recent Publications

PhD Thesis:
Vanessa Romero Segovia: CPU Resource Management and Noise Filtering for PID Control. April 2014.

Conference Contribution:
Alessandro Vittorio Papadopoulos, Maria Prandini: Model Reduction of Switched Affine Systems: a Method Based on Balanced Truncation and Randomized Optimization. April 2014.

Conference Contribution:
Giorgio C. Buttazzo et al: Rate-Adaptive Tasks: Model, Analysis, and Design Issues. March 2014.

Conference Contribution:
Amir Aminifar et al: Bandwidth-Efficient Controller-Server Co-Design with Stability Guarantees. March 2014.

Conference Contribution:
Alfred Theorin, Charlotta Johnsson: On Extending JGrafchart with Support for FMI for Co-Simulation. March 2014.

Conference Contribution:
Fredrik Magnusson et al: Symbolic Transformations of Dynamic Optimization Problems. March 2014.

Conference Contribution:
Roel De Coninck et al: Grey-Box Building Models for Model Order Reduction and Control. March 2014.

Journal Article:
Pontus Giselsson, Anders Rantzer: On feasibility, stability and performance in distributed model predictive control. January 2014.

Journal Article:
Anders Holmqvist et al: Dynamic parameter estimation of atomic layer deposition kinetics applied to in situ quartz crystal microbalance diagnostics. 2014.

Journal Article:
Hyoung Il Son et al: A psychophysical evaluation of haptic controllers: viscosity perception of soft environments. 2014.