Lars Svensson received the MSc degree in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University, Sweden in 2015, with two semesters at Colorado University, Boulder, and a MSc thesis project in motion planning for automated driving at Volvo Cars. In 2015-16, Lars was part of the KTH team that participated in the Grand Cooperative Driving Challenge 2016, a European competition in collaborative automated driving. Since 2016 he is pursuing a PhD degree at the Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems Group at the Department of Machine Design, KTH. As part of the PhD studies, he has taken part in the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) graduate school as a WASP affiliated PhD student.
His research topic is motion planning and control for automated vehicles in general, with emphasis on critical and highly dynamic maneuvers under varying road and vehicle conditions. During the fall of 2018, he was a visiting researcher at the Model Predictive Control Lab at University of California, Berkeley.