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.

Positions for PhD students are announced here, usually around April 1 and October 1.


PhD position in Automatic Control is announced. Last date to apply is November 3. Application is made online. Link to announcement in English and Swedish.

Automatic Controller Tuning using Relay-based Model Identification
Josefin Berner
Opponent: Associate Professor Margret Bauer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

The defence will be held in M:B, November 3, 10.15-12.00.

PhD position within the WASP project is announced. Last date to apply is October 20. Application is made online. Link to announcement in English and Swedish.

Recent Publications

Journal Article:
Kristian Soltesz: Robust computation of pulse pressure variations. 2018.

Journal Article:
Moritz Hübel et al: Modelling and simulation of a coal-fired power plant for start-up optimisation. 2017.

Conference Contribution:
Max Veronesi et al: Closed-loop tuning rules for feedforward compensator gains. 2017.

Journal Article:
Tore Hägglund: The Tracking Ratio Station. 2017.

PhD Thesis:
Josefin Berner: Automatic Controller Tuning using Relay-based Model Identification. October 2017.

Journal Article:
Kristian Soltesz: Robust PID Design by Chance-Constrained Optimization. 2017.

Journal Article:
Kaoru Yamamoto et al: Regularization and Interpolation of Positive Matrices. 2017.

Journal Article:
Victor Millnert et al: Feedback for increased robustness of forwarding graphs in the cloud. 2017.

Conference Contribution:
Gautham Nayak Seetanadi et al: Event-Driven Bandwidth Allocation with Formal Guarantees for Camera Networks. 2017.

Journal Article:
Sina Khoshfetrat Pakazad et al: Distributed Semidefinite Programming with Application to Large-scale System Analysis. 2017.