Professor, Dir. of Studies
My research interests are in the areas of Mechatronics, Embedded and Cyber-physical systems (CPS), and systems engineering, and in particular with
- Architectures for autonomous and connected cyber-physical systems,
- Design methodologies for complex cyber-physical systems
- System and functional safety, and trade-offs with other system properties, extending to trustworthiness of autonomous machines and systems of systems,
- Distributed control systems, codesign of control and embedded computer systems,
- Sustainability, circular economy and Innovation eco-systems,
- Life-long learning and education in CPS.
You are most welcome to contact me if you are interested in opportunities in this area, for example regarding internships, MSc thesis projects, research, evaluations, problem discussions etc.
- Recently developed courses!
Tutorial and State of the Art Course in topical areas related to TECoSA - including on Trustworthiness
- The paper, ‘Current status and advancement of cyber-physical systems in manufacturing’, co-authored with Lihui Wang and Maoro Onori, published October 2015, was awarded the Best Paper Award for 2020 by the Journal of Manufacturing Systems(JMS).
- Selected recent publications (see right hand for all publications):
Xinhai Zhang et al. Finding Critical Scenarios for Automated Driving Systems: A Systematic Mapping Study.IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, April 2022.
Martin Törngren, Haydn Thompson, Erik Herzog, Rafia Inam, James Gross and György Dán: Industrial Edge-based Cyber-Physical Systems - application needs and concerns for realization (preprint; link to IEEE).Proc. of ACM Symp. on Edge Computing Workshop on Trustworthy Edge Computing, Dec. 2021
Martin Törngren.Cyber-physical systems have far-reaching implications (link to this article). In M. Duranton et al., editors. HiPEAC Vision 2021 (link to all articles), pages 12-19, Jan 2021.
Our competence center on Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems is going strong - see info here: TECoSA!
- Check out our AD-EYE simulation environment for automated driving evaluation, emphasizing safety and architectures
- Other various info including papers on CPS complexity and my previous CPS blog:
- Martin Törngren & Paul Grogan (2018):How to Deal with the Complexity of Future Cyber-Physical Systems? - online (open access) here:http://www.mdpi.com/2411-9660/2/4/40/ht
- Martin Törngren & Ulf Sellgren (2018).Complexity Challenges in Development of Cyber-Physical Systems. In: Lohstroh M., Derler P., Sirjani M. (eds) Principles of Modeling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10760. Springer, Cham. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95246-8_27
- Martin Törngren et. al (2018).Architecting Safety Supervisors for High Levels of Automated Driving. 21st Int. Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC).
- Some further papers:https://www.kth.se/en/itm/inst/mmk/forskning/mekatronik-och-inbyggda-styrsystem/publikationer
- CV and a short bio are available here.
Key research projects in these areas currently center on safety engineering and architecting of highly automated cyber-physical systems, model-based engineering and trustworthy edge computing systems. Our research is typically carried out in cooperative projects with international research groups and industry.
The research spans technology, processes and organization, where architecture, safety engineering, automation and model-based engineering form the red threads. Key properties of interest include safety, robustness, performance, cost, evolvability and autonomy, including trade-offs between these aspects.
I have the pleasure of supervising the following PhD students:
- Naveen Mohan (Lic) (main supervisor; affiliated WASP student)
- Masoumeh Parseh (main supervisor)
- Andrii Berezovskyi (co-supervisor; supervised together with Elena Fersman and Jad Elkhoury)
- Lifei Tang (main supervisor; industrial PhD student with Atlas Copco Industrial Technique)
- Magnus Gyllenhammar (main supervisor: industrial PhD student with Zenuity, Wasp)
- Rakesh Jayaprakash (main supervisor; industrial PhD student with Scania)
- Ahmad Terra (co-supervisor; supervised together with Elena Fersman and Rafia Inam, industrial PhD student with Ericsson, Wasp)
- José Manuel Gaspar Sánchez (main supervisor)
- Rusyadi Ramli (main supervisor)
My group currently has the following post-docs:
- We are shortly opening up new post-doc positions!
- Dr. Lars Svensson
- Dr. Xinhai Zhang (Sigma Technology)
- Dr. Didem Gurdur (currently postdoc at Cambridge)
- Dr. Jinzhi Lu (currently postdoc at EPFL)
- Dr. Thilo Friedrich (ESSS)
- Dr. Jonas Westman (Scania)
- Dr. Sagar Behere (Aurora)
- Dr. Fredrik Asplund (Assistant Professor at KTH)
- Dr. Magnus Persson (Councillor, Solna community)
- Dr. Matthias Biehl (SME in Switzerland)
- Dr. Kristian Sandström (SICS, formerly ABB)
- Dr. Ola Redell (Retotech, formerly Maquet)
- Dr. Martin Sanfridson (Volvo)
- Dr. DeJiu Chen (Associate Prof at KTH)
- Dr. Ola Larses (Alfa Laval)
- Dr. Jad El-Khoury (Researcher at KTH)
- Dr. Carl-Johan Sjöstedt (ÅF)
- Lic. of Technology JianLin Shi (Volvo car)
- Dr. Tahir Naseer (HIAB)
- Dr. Diana Malvius (Syntell)
- Dr. Niklas Adamsson (Accenture)
- Lic. of Technology Rickard Svenningsson (SP)
- Dr. Xinhai Zhang
- Dr. Binbin Lian
- Lola Masson, LAAS, Toulouse
- Dr. Fredrik Asplund
- Dr. Sofia Cassel, Scania
- Dr. Frederic Loiret
- Dr. Lei Feng
- Dr. Saad Bin-Abib
- Dr. Viacheslav Izosimov
- Dr. Yunjin Gu (involved in the Juggling robot project)
Brief bio:Martin Törngren is a Professor in Embedded Control Systems at the Mechatronics division of the KTH Department of Machine Design since 2002. He has particular interest in Cyber-Physical Systems, architectural design, system safety, model based engineering, and co-design of control applications and embedded systems. He has authored/co-authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications, and also been in charge of developing and leading both graduate and continued education courses, as well as the development of new/renewed master programs. He spent time as a post-doc at the EU-JRC, did a 10 month sabbatical 2011/12 at UC Berkeley, a 2 month sabbatical in the spring 2018 at Stevens Institute of Technology (Hoboken, New Jersey) - followed by a 2 month sabbatical again at UC Berkeley in the fall of 2018. In 1996 he co-founded the company Fengco Real-time Control AB, specializing in advanced tools for developers of embedded control systems and related consultancy. In 1994 he received the SAAB-Scania award for qualified contributions in distributed control systems, and in 2004 the ITEA achievement award 2004 for contributions in the EAST-EEA project. He served as the technical coordinator of the international iFEST ARTEMIS project with 21 partners (2010-2013).
Networking and multidisciplinary research have been characteristic throughout his career. From 1999-2004 he served as the Chairman of the Swedish real-time systems association, and he has represented KTH as a core partner in the EU networks of excellence in Embedded systems design, Artist2 and ArtistDesign, and in the Artemis industrial association. He is moreover the principal initiator of the Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems (www.ices.kth.se), launched in 2008 (and served as its director until 2020), and is the director of the TECoSA Swedish national competence center on Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications.
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