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Martin Törngren

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Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

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.


Our competence center on Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems is going strong -  with the recent inauguration of our edge computing testbeds, including with applications to connected automated vehicles - see here: TECoSA!

Check out our AD-EYEsimulation environment for automated driving evaluation, emphasizing safety and architectures.

Relatively recently developed courses!

Further info:

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.

PhD students:

I have the pleasure of supervising the following PhD students:

- Naveen Mohan (Lic) (main supervisor; affiliated WASP student)
- 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 (co- supervisor)
- Sina Borrami (co-supervisor; industrial PhD student Alsom)

My group has the following research engineers:
- Konstantin Tyurin and Peter Telkes with the AD-EYE platform

- Appointments ongoing

PhD alumni:
- Dr. Masoumeh Parseh (Einride)
- Dr. Lars Svensson (Nordic Forestry Automation)
- Dr. Xinhai Zhang (Sigma Technology, Scania)
- Dr. Didem Gurdur (Assistant professor, UU)
- Dr. Jinzhi Lu  (currently postdoc at EPFL)
- Dr. Thilo Friedrich (ESSS)
- Dr. Jonas Westman (Scania)
- Dr. Sagar Behere (Aurora)
- Dr. Fredrik Asplund (Associate 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, now Rise)
- Dr. DeJiu Chen (Associate Prof at KTH)
- Dr. Ola Larses (Alfa Laval)
- Dr. Jad El-Khoury (Researcher at KTH, and startup Lynxwork )
- Dr. Carl-Johan Sjöstedt (AFRY)
- Lic. of Technology JianLin Shi (Huawei)
- Dr. Tahir Naseer (HIAB)
- Dr. Diana Malvius (Syntell)
- Dr. Niklas Adamsson (Accenture)
- Lic. of Technology Rickard Svenningsson (SP)

Post-doc alumni:
- 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)

CV and Bio

Curriculum Vitae

Brief bio:Martin Törngren is a Professor in Embedded Control Systems at the Mechatronics division of the KTH Department of Engineering 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 (, 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.


Degree Project in Embedded Control Systems, Second Cycle (MF219X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Machine Design, Second Cycle (MF229X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Mechatronics, Second Cycle (MF214X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Degree Project in Mechatronics, Second Cycle (MF224X), examiner, teacher | Course web

Embedded Systems for Mechatronics (MF2103), teacher | Course web

Literature Course in Mechatronics (FMF3011), course responsible | Course web

Literature Course in Real-time Systems (FMF3012), examiner | Course web

Mechatronic in Product Design (MF2104), teacher | Course web

Mechatronics basic Course (MF2030), teacher | Course web

Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) - understanding and acting in a sociotechnical shift (MF2140), examiner, teacher | Course web