Automatic Control

Thesis defense

Martin Morin nails his thesis. It will be defended on Oct. 25

PhD defense

Claudio Mandrioli nails his thesis. It will be defended on December 16th.

Robotics week 2022

PhD defense

Hamed Sadeghi nails his thesis. It will be defended December 15th.

TA of the year 2022

Olle Kjellqvist awarded TA of the year by mech.eng. students

ELLIIT Tech Talks

ELLIIT tech talks are now released! The first themes of the video series on different aspects of digitalization. All in all, there will be 12 themes presented in a popular scientific style, one new theme is released Tuesdays 12.00 every second week. For each theme two ELLIIT researchers are presenting a topic, there are interviews with the presenters and then there is also a conversation about the topic at large with an external guest as well.
You can go to the ELLIIT website:
There you also find the schedule for the remaining themes and all videos.
Half of the presentations are in Swedish, half in English, and they are all with subtitles available in both languages. Feel free to use the videos in different occasions, and to spread the information about the video series in your personal network, through LinkedIn, Facebook, mail or whatever preference you have.
The first theme is about Industry 4.0:
1. Industry 4.0,
Charlotta Johnsson, Professor of Control
Maria Kihl, Professor of Internet Systems
Jonas Birgersson, IT-entreprenur
Johan Wester, host

Data-driven modelling and learning for cancer immunotherapy

Photos and videos from the ELLIIT Workshop in Lund May 4-6 can be found here.


Prof. S. Knorn: Scalable robustness and distributed control of multi agent systems


From: 2022-09-29 13:30 to 14:30
Place: Seminar Room KC 3N27 and Zoom
Contact: venkatraman [dot] renganathan [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se
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The Department of Automatic Control is happy to have Professor Steffi Knorn visiting and giving a guest seminar at our department.

Where: Seminar Room KC 3N27 and Zoom
Speaker: Steffi Knorn, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
When: September 29, 13:30-14:30
Title: Scalable robustness and distributed control of multi agent systems 

Multi agent systems are emerging and growing in many different areas such as smart grids, autonomous vehicles communicating with their environment, interconnected cyber-physical systems in industrial plants using, the internet of things. Through exchanging information between agents and distributing tasks among them more complex challenges can be achieved than by a single system alone without the need of a central controlling agent. However, this distributed design also has its own challenges and difficulties. For instance, stability of large-scale interconnected systems is not trivial. The ability of such a network to suppress external disturbances, which will travel through the network via the interconnections, is also an important aspect for the network’s robustness. These important properties such as stability and robustness must not only be guaranteed for large networks of arbitrary size but should also hold despite structural changes in the network without the need of widespread adjustments of the agents local control structure. In this talk, we look into scalable robustness in multi agent systems,  how it can be achieved with a fair distribution of required control actions and online distributed control design.