List of recent highlights

April 2019: 

  • Appointed main supervisor for Aleksander Skrede, PhD candidate 2019-23, biomechanics and robotics
  • Presented the paper On the Development of Laboratory Projects in Modern Engineering Education at EDUCON '19, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [prezi]
  • Completed PhD evaluation and defence of Claudio Giovanni Mottera, SDU, Odense, Denmark
  • Finalized all orders of lab equipment for the Cyber-Physical Systems Lab worth 2.3 MNOK

March 2019:

  • Attended Autoferry meeting in Trondheim and start of SFI application for Autonomous Ships

February 2019:

January 2019:

  • Appointed co-supervisor for Ahmad Amine Loutfi, PhD candidate in financial technology, TEFT-Lab, NTNU

December 2018:

November 2018:

  • Paper accepted for publication: Peter D. Neilson, Megan D. Neilson, and Robin T. Bye. A Riemannian Geometry Theory of Three-Dimensional Binocular Visual Perception. Vision (MDPI), December 2019 (open access). Special issue: The Perspective of Visual Space. 
  • Awarded two ERCIM postdocs in the CPS Lab as a scientific coordinator
  • Strategic PhD scholarship awarded the CPS Lab for MedTech/Biomedical Engineering

October 2018:

September 2018:

  • new website for CPS Lab released to the public
  • new integrated PhD candidate Elias Hasle began working for the CPS Lab on Autonomous Ships
  • new ERCIM postdoc Varatharajan Nainamalai (Rajan) began working for the CPS Lab on MedTech/Biomedical Engineering

August 2018:

  • kick-off VRI project on multi-camera 3D tracking of flying objects

July 2018:

  • new postdoc Varatharajan Nainamalai funded by ERCIM appointed to the CPS Lab
  • evaluation committee finished evaluation of integrated PhD application

June 2018:

  • CPS Lab awarded strategic PhD position on Autonomous Ships
  • call for integrated PhD on Autonomous Ships released
  • new ERCIM postdoc Rachid Oucheikh began work for the CPS Lab on Autonomous Ships

May 2018: 

  • sent application to IE faculty for strategic PhD position on Autonomous Ships in the CPS Lab
  • attended and presented Digital Twins for Computer Haptic-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CHAOS) at the Ålesund Hospital Orthopaedic Conference at Atlanterhavsparken
  • strengthened cooperation with Ålesund Hospital regarding Biomechanics Lab and orthopaedic surgery training simulator project (CHAOS)

April 2018:

  • new PhD candidate Anete Vagale began working for the CPS Lab on Autonomous Ships

March 2018:

  • SoftICE Lab changed name to Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory (CPS Lab)
  • began work on new website for CPS Lab

February 2018:

  • Appointed head, Software and Intelligent Control Engineering Laboratory (SoftICE Lab), NTNU
  • Appointed board member, local Ålesund committee (uLMU), Learning Environment Committee (LMU), NTNU
  • Appointed head, CHAOS, internal research project application to Digital Transformation, (budget: 5 PhD positions), NTNU. Application submitted 15 February.
  • Appointed WP member, Autoferry, internal research project application to Digital Transformation, (budget: 6 PhD positions), NTNU. Application submitted 15 February. 
  • Completed first round of abstract reviews, SIMS 2018.

January 2018:

  • As project head, submitted application for 1-2 strategic PhD positions on Autonomous Ships, internal call, NTNU
  • Presented a talk on Nature-inspired AI at the annual January seminar at Ålesund high school. This years theme: Digitalization
  • Public call for candidates to a PhD position on Autonomous Ships released, for which I will be a supervisor.

December 2017:

  • Completed first report draft of the deep evaluation of the master programme in simulation and visualization, NTNU

November 2017:

  • Awarded 1 postdoc from the ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme, 1-year position on Autonomous Ships, filled by Dr. Rachid Oucheikh, starting May 2018.
  • Reviewed a professorship candidate application for the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU

September 2017:

  • Appointed technical programme committee co-chair, 59th International Conference of Scandinavian Simulation Society, SIMS 2018, Oslo, Norway

August 2017:

  • submitted both papers selected for special publication in the Springer series Communications and Computer Information Science (CCIS)

June 2017:

  • elected by scientific staff as a member of the extended leader group of my department for a 4-year period
  • appointed deputy board member of the Committee for Research and Research Education for a 4-year period
  • PhD student under my supervision, Brice Assimizele, defended his thesis on models and algorithms for optimal dynamic allocation of patrol tugs to oil tankers along the northern Norwegian coast, as a continuation of the DRAMA project that I headed
  • appointed member of workgroup for deep evaluation of the master programme in simulation and visualization
  • completed the website AI for product design documenting two research projects on computer-automated design of maritime equipiment such as cranes and winches
  • bachelor students under my supervision submitted thesis (awarded grade A) on typing on virtual keyboards using EEG and EMG suitable for paralyzed patients
  • master student under my supervision submitted thesis on autonomous drone swarms (grade to be decided)

April 2017:

  • ran as candidate in election to the faculty board (not elected)

May 2017:

March 2017:

February 2017:

  • promoted to IEEE Senior Member
  • three of our bachelor students of automation engineering won a prestigious award for best thesis, which informed a paper on dynamic positioning and aqua farm inspection using USVs that I coauthored and presented at Techno-Ocean 2016 last autumn
  • strategic PhD position, in which I will likely be involved with supervision on automation and autonomous ships, awarded our department 
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