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My research interests are in the areas of Mechatronics, Embedded and Cyber-physical systems (CPS), and systems engineering, and in particular with
- Architectures for embedded and cyber-physical systems,
- System and functional safety, and trade-offs with other system properties,
- Trustworthiness of autonomous machines and systems of systems,
- Distributed control systems, codesign of control and embedded computer systems,
- Design methodology for complex cyber-physical systems including model based engineering,
- 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.
- 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):
Martin Törngren. Cyber-physical systems have far-reaching implications. In M. Duranton et al., editors, HiPEAC Vision 2021, pages 12-19, Jan 2021.
The role of competence networks in the era of Cyber-Physical Systems - Promoting knowledge sharing and knowledge exchange, Dec. issue of IEEE Design & Test, 2020 with several paper on CPS education. The whole issue is open access available here.
- A Permissioned Blockchain Based Feature Management System for Assembly Devices. IEEE Access, Vol. 8, 2020.
- Seminar and conference highlights:
Invited talk highligts:
Invited talks on CPS:
- Invited talk at INCOSE Sweden annual meeting 2021;
- ACACES (HIPEAC) summary school July 2020;
- Invited SERC talk (spring 2020);
- Implications and directions forward in a new era of cyber-physical systems (keynote at the ARTEMIS Technology Conference, Amsterdam, April 2019) - and corresponding information in the ARTEMIS newsletter.
- Opportunities, risks and engineering methodologies considering a new era of autonomous, “smart” and interacting cyber-physical systems of systems (Featured talk at the Conf. on Systems engineering research, Washington DC, April 2019)
Invited talks on automated driving safety
- The Autonomous
- Operational Safe Systems for Level 4 & 5 Automated Vehicles: Virtual Verification for Automated Vehicles - Critical scenario identification (Feb. 24th, 2020)
- Invited talk at OSS.5 (Sept. 2019)
- Invited talks on Safety:
Keynote talk at ASSURE at Safecomp Sept. 2019: Assurance cases in an era of smart and collaborative cyber-physical systems
- Open popular science talk on "Digitalization" - in Swedish!
In March 2020, the TECoSA competence center proposal on Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications - led by myself and James Gross, was inaugurated at KTH!
- 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
- My new blog as vice dean at the ITM school and My blog on CPS (not so active recently)
- Featured papers: https://www.kth.se/en/itm/inst/mmk/forskning/mekatronik-och-inbyggda-styrsystem/publikationer
- See my CV and bio here.
Key research projects in these areas currently center on safety engineering and architecting highly automated cyber-physical systems (see e.g. the ARCHER, AUTODRIVE and Prystine projects), model-based engineering and the industrial internet of things (see e.g. the SCOTT and HI2OT projects) and innovation eco-systems (see ICES and e.g. CPSE-labs). 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 likely to shortly open 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. Xinhai Zhang (KTH)
- 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 and Director of the Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems ( www.ices.kth.se), launched in 2008, and of the TECoSA Swedish national competence center on Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications.
Cyber-physical Systems' Safety and Security (MF240V), course responsible, teacher | Course web
Degree Project in Mechatronics, Second Cycle (MF224X), examiner, teacher | Course web
Degree Project in Mechatronics, Second Cycle (MF214X), examiner, teacher | Course web