Automatic Control

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

Automatic Control  

LTH best Master's thesis

Johanna Wilroth has been awarded the prize "LTHs Jubileumsstipendium 2020" for the best master thesis at LTH. In her thesis "Domain Adaptation for Attention Steering," Wilroth studied novel algorithms for improving the performance of hearing aids using EEG signals in combination with auditory input. The master thesis was done at the Department of Automatic Control, with Carolina Bergeling as main supervisor, in collaboration with the research center Eriksholm/Oticon in Denmark. The collaboration also involved the departments of Psychology and Mathematical Statistics at Lund University.

Paper Award

We congratulate Marcus Greiff (to the right in the photo) and co-authors Anders Robertsson (left) and Karl Berntorp (middle) who was awarded the 2020 IEEE CCTA Best Student Paper Award for the paper "MSE-Optimal Measurement Dimension Reduction in Gaussian Filtering”.


Seminar by Daniele Astolfi: Integral action for nonlinear systems with an application to the control of a heat exchanger


From: 2021-02-25 02:00 to 15:00
Contact: pauline [dot] kergus [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se
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Integral action for nonlinear systems with an application to the control of a heat exchanger


The use of integral actions for robust set-point tracking or disturbance rejection is obliquus in control. However, the theory is still incomplete for a large class of nonlinear systems.
Some new results will be presented for the use of integral action for input-affine multi-input multi-output non-linear systems by relying on forwarding design and contraction theory. As a case study, it will be considered the problem of control temperature of a counter current heat exchanger


Daniele Astolfi received a joint Ph.D. degree in Control Theory from the University of Bologna,
Italy, and from Mines ParisTech (PSL Research University), France, in 2016.
From 2016 to 2017, he has been a Research Assistant at CRAN, Nancy, France. Since 2018, he is a CNRS Researcher at LAGEPP, Lyon, France. His research interests include observer design, output regulation and synchronization for nonlinear and hybrid systems. He serves as an associate editor of the IFAC journal Automatica since 2018 and for several conferences in control (ECC, IFAC WC). He is also IEEE member and member of the Technical Committees IEEE CSS TCNSC and IFAC TC 2.3 on nonlinear control systems. He was a recipient of the 2016 Best Italian Ph.D. Thesis Award in Automatica given by SIDRA, finalist of the ECC 2016 best student paper award and finalist of the NOLCOS 2019 best paper award.

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