CURRICULUM VITAE     

Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen

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1964-05-15, Norwegian
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Executive Summary (September 2017)

Indicator

Achievement

International peer reviewed journal publications

57

Book chapters, Lecture notes, Monographs

12

International conference papers with referees

143

International plenary/keynote lectures

6

H-index (Hirsch index)

31*

Total number of citations

3320*

PhD candidates graduated

21

MSc students graduated

88

Supervisor for ongoing PhD candidates

7

Co-founder of spin-offs companies

3

Patents

More than 10

* Google Scholar, 2017-09-07.

 Researcher unique identifier(s): http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7078-0298

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

1993:   Dr. ing. (Ph. D.) Electrical Engineering; Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

1988:   Siv. ing. (M. Sc.) Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering; Department of Marine Systems Design, Faculty of Marine Technology, the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

 

PRESENT POSITIONS

January 2013- Present:
 Key scientist and Director Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS)

March 1999 - Present:

Professor of Marine Cybernetics, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU

 

PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS

2003 Ð 2012:

Key scientist at Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CESOS), NTNU

December 2002 Ð June 2010:

Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of  Marine Cybernetics AS.

Marine Cybernetics AS is NTNU spin-off company. In 2013 more than 70 employees with main office in Trondheim, and offices in Rio de Janeiro and Houston. Business idea: Independent Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) testing of control systems on ships and offshore installations using advanced simulation technology. Marine Cybernetics was acquired by DNV GL in May 2014.

August 2006 Ð August 2010:

30% position as Professor of Marine Cybernetics, Department of Marine Technology, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). 70% on leave in order to support the NTNU spin-off company Marine Cybernetics.

May 2001 - February 2003: 

Scientific Advisor, ABB Marine, Norway.

November 1998 - April 2001:

BA Technical Manager, Business Area Automation Marine and Turbochargers (BA AMT), ABB Automation Ltd. - Switzerland/ABB Industri AS - Norway.

August 1995 - March 1999:

Department Manager, Positioning Systems, ABB Industri AS

April 1994 - August 1995:

R&D Coordinator/Project Manager, ABB Industri AS

January 1993- April 1994:

Research Scientist, ABB Corporate Research Norway

1990-1992:

Doctoral Candidate, The Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Engineering Cybernetics

1989-1992:

Research Engineer, MARINTEK AS - SINTEF Group, (The Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute)

 

EXPERIENCE/SPECIAL COMPETENCE

á       Disciplines: Control Engineering, Robotics, Autonomy and Marine Technology.

á       Functions: Education, Research and Development, Engineering, Sales and Marketing, Management.

á       Applications: Maritime, Oil and Gas, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Oceans Science.

 

MOBILITY

Aug-Dec 2017 Visiting Scholar/Professor at, College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, US

 

 

COURSES/SEMINARS

2001-2002: Development Program in Management and Performance, Total Consult

2000: Educational and Pedagogic Course for Scientists and Lecturer, NTNU.

1998: Strategic business development, ABB Management Seminar.

1997: Work planning and prioritizing, ABB Management Seminar.

1996: Presentation techniques in sales and marketing, ABB Management Seminar.

1996: Project planning and organization, ABB Management Seminar.

1996: Contract signing and liability, ABB Management Seminar.

1995: Communication techniques, Positive Power and Influence Workshop, ABB Management Seminar.

1994: Project management, FlŠkt University, ABB Industri Management Seminar.


KEY NOTE LECTURES

2016    S¿rensen, A. J. (2016). Marine Cybernetics: Enabling autonomous marine operations and systems. SOBENA International Award 2016 for the outstanding contribution to the progress of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, the Brazilian Society of Naval Architecture, Marine and Offshore Engineering 9th November 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2016    S¿rensen, A. J.  Towards Safer, Smarter and Greener Marine Operations and Systems. PRADS 2016, 5-8 September, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015    S¿rensen, A. J., M. Ludvigsen. Towards Integrated Autonomous Underwater Operations. Plenary lecture. IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance, and Control of Underwater Vehicles, April 28-30, 2015. Girona, Spain

2013    S¿rensen, A. J. Overview of Control Levels and Integration Aspects in Energy-efficient Dynamic Positioning Systems. 1st Brazilian Conference on Dynamic Positioning April 24-25, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2010    S¿rensen, A. J. A Survey of Technology Advances and Future Perspectives of Dynamic Positioning Systems. Plenary Lecture in Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS2010), pp. 132-148, September 15-17, Rostock- WarnemŸnde, Germany.

2004    S¿rensen, A. J. Structural Issues in the Design of Marine Control Systems. Key Note Lecture, In Proceedings of the IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS2004), 7 Ð 9 July, Ancona, Italy.

 

AWARDS

2017    Selected by the students as ÒTeacher of the yearÓ at Department of Marine Technology, NTNU.

2016    SOBENA International Award 2016 for the outstanding contribution to the progress of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. The Brazilian Society of Naval Architecture, Marine and Offshore Engineering, 9th November 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2014    Selected by the students as ÒTeacher of the yearÓ at Department of Marine Technology, NTNU.

2011    Selected by the students as ÒTeacher of the yearÓ at Department of Marine Technology, NTNU.

2005    ÒC.K. Choi Award for Outstanding Young ResearcherÓ with the paper ÒNguyen T. D., A. J. S¿rensen and S. T. Quek (2005). Hybrid Controller for Dynamic Positioning from Calm to Extreme Seas Ð Experiments with a Model Ship. The Eighteenth KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, December 18-20, Kaohsiung, TaiwanÓ

2003    Awarded by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for ÒThe best regular paperÓ on 6th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Crafts. 
Smogeli, ¯. N., L. Aarseth, E. S. Overaa, A. J. S¿rensen and K. J. Minsaas (2003).  Anti-Spin Thruster Control in Extreme Seas. In Proc. of 6th Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Crafts (MCMC2003), Sept. 16-19, Girona, Spain.

1995    Awarded with ÒAutomatica Prize PaperÓ for the period 1993-95.

S¿rensen, A. J. and O. Egeland; 1995, Design of Ride Control System for Surface Effect Ships Using Dissipative Control. Automatica (Regular Paper), Vol. 31, No. 2.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

June 2015 Ð Present: Co-founder of Eelume AS, a spin-off company from NTNU offering hyper-redundant underwater robotics

June 2012 Ð Present: Co-founder of Ecotone AS, a spin-off company from NTNU offering services related to Underwater Hyperspectral Imaging (UHI)

2009 Ð Present: Co-founder and Board member of NTNUÕs Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab)

2016    Opponent at the Ph. D. Dissertation for Harkaitz Eguiraun Martinez. Towards Intelligent Aquaculture- Development of an early Biological Warning System to monitor exposure to contaminants and fish welfare: from artificial vision to systems modelling.  Marine Environment and Resources Erasmus Mundus PhD Program. Research Center for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology - Plentzia Marine Station (PiE), Department of Zoology and Animal Cell Biology, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

2015    Leader of committee for Evaluation of Strategic Projects and World Leading Research Groups at The University of Troms¿, The Arctic University of Norway

2015    Member of team for expert opinion for Appointment for Professorship I 20 Ð ÒAutonome Systeme in der MeerestechnikÓ, Fachbereich Ingenieurwissenschafen, Jade Hochschule, Germany

2015    Member of team for expert evaluation of applicant to position Senior Scientist promotion at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), US

2012-2017: Project manager of the Knowledge building project educating 5 PhDs with user involvement ÒDesign and Verification of Control Systems for Safe and Energy-efficient Vessels with Hybrid Power PlantsÓ in cooperation with Kongsberg Maritime AS and Det Norske Veritas AS.

2011-2012: Manager and coordinator for preparation of NTNUÕs research strategy within Marine Technology for the period of 2013-2022.

2012    Opponent at the Ph. D. Dissertation for Vahid Hassani. Multiple Model Robust Adaptive Estimation and Control. Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal

2012    Opponent at the Ph. D. Dissertation for Shaoji Fang. Fault-tolerant Position Mooring Control Based on Structural Reliability. Department of Marine Technology, NTNU

2010    Opponent at the Ph. D. Dissertation for Zoran Lajic. Fault-tolerant Onboard Monitoring and Decision Support System. Section of Coastal, Maritime and Structural Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, DTU

2009    Opponent at the Dr. ing. (Ph. D.) Dissertation for Sebastian Schreier. Development of a Sloshing Test Rig. MSF/Chair of Ocean Engin., University of Rostock, Germany.

2000    Member of team for expert evaluation of applicants to position Professor in Marine Hydrodynamics - Experimental Hydrodynamics, Department of Marine Hydrodynamics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

1999    Member of team for expert evaluation of applicants to position Professor in Vehicle Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering. KTH, Sweden

1999    Opponent at the Dr. ing. (Ph. D.) Dissertation for S. P. Berge, Nonlinear Way-Point Tracking Control and Docking of Ships, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

1997    Member of team for expert evaluation of applicants to position Associate Professor in Nonlinear Control Theory, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

1996    Opponent at the Dr. ing. (Ph. D.) dissertation for K. Y. Pettersen, Exponential Stabilization of Underactuated Vehicles, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU.

 

NATIONAL POSITIONS

September 2015 РPresent:

Member of Academic Committee Ð Aker Scholarships.

June 2015 РApril 2016:

Member of Board Directors, Eelume AS.

June 2012 РDecember 2013:

Member of Board Directors, Ecotone AS.

August 2001 Ð December 2009

Board Member of Research Program for Maritime Business and Offshore Operations, the Research Council of Norway.

December 2003 Ð October 2005, March 2010 Ð March 2011

Member of Board of Directors, Marine Cybernetics AS.

May 2003 Ð April 2005

Member of Board of Directors, Ulstein Elektro AS.

2001-2005

Board Member of Norsk Hydro Fond at NTNU.

2000 - June 2001

Member of R&D committee for Ship Building and Ship Equipment Technology, Program for Maritime Research in Norway, the Research Council of Norway.

1997 - April 2001

Member of R&D committee for Ship Equipment, "Teknologibedriftenes Landsforbund - TBL Skipsutstyr".

1997 - January 2001

Member of R&D committee for Ship Equipment and Technology, Program for Maritime Research in Norway, the Research Council of Norway.

 

INTERNATIONAL POSITIONS

1995- present: Member of the Technical Committee on Marine Systems, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control).

2002- 2006: Project Co-ordinator on Marie Curie Training Site (EU Commission). Marine Cybernetics: Modelling and Control of Hydroelastic Structures.

2001 Ð 2005: Member of the ICMES Executive Committee, INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON MARINE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS.

2016    Chair of the National Organization Committee for CAMS 2016, Trondheim, Norway

2015    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMC 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS 2013, Osaka, Japan

2012    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMCÕ2012, Arenzano, Italy.

2010    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS 2010, Rostock-WarnemŸnde, Germany

2009    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMCÕ2009,Guaruj‡, Brazil.

2007    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS 2007, Bol, Croatia.

2006    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMCÕ2006, Lisbon, Portugal.

2004    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS'2004, Ancona, Italy.

2003    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMC'2003, Girona, Spain.

2001    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS'2001, Glasgow, Scotland.

2000    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMC'00, Aalborg, Denmark.

1998    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS'98, Fukuoka, Japan.

1997    Member of the International Program Committee for MCMC'97, Brijuni, Croatia.

1996    Member of the Program Committee for the 1st International Conference on Diesel Electrical Propulsion (DEP'96), May 1996, lesund, Norway.

1995    Member of the International Program Committee for CAMS'95, Trondheim, Norway.

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2014 Ð Present:

Member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA)

1992 Ð Present:

Member of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Control System Society, Oceanic Engineering Society, Robotics and Automation Society.

1992 Ð Present:

Member of IFAC, the International Federation of Automatic Control.

 

GRADUATED DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

 

1.     Michel Rejani Miyazaki (29 June, 2017). ÒModeling and control of hybrid marine power plantsÓ. PhD thesis 2017:199, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, Co-Supervisors: Professors Roger Skjetne, Eilif Pedersen and Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU, Professor Eduardo A. Tannuri, University of S‹o Paulo, Brazil

 

2.     Ingunn Nilssen (19 December, 2016). ÒIntegrated Environmental Mapping and Monitoring: A methodological approach for end-usersÓ. PhD Thesis 2016:279, Department of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Geir Johnsen, NTNU, Co-Supervisors: Professor Tim W. Nattkemper, Bielfeld University - Germany, Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Dr. StŒle Johnsen and Dr. Vidar Heps¿, Statoil.

 

3.     Mauro Candeloro (8 December, 2016). ÒTools and Methods for Autonomous Operations on Seabed and Water Column Using Underwater VehiclesÓ. PhD Thesis 2016:370, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co Supervisors: Professor Martin Ludvigsen, NTNU, Professor Sauro Longhi, The Universitˆ Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

 

4.     Torstein Ingebrigtsen B¿ (7 March, 2016). ÒScenario- and Optimization-Based Control of Marine Electric Power SystemsÓ. PhD Thesis 2016:47, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU, Co-Supervisors: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU and Roger Skjetne, NTNU.

 

5.     Auestad, ¯yvind Fidje (21 October, 2015).Ó The Boarding Control System Modelling and Control of a SES for improved accessibility to Offshore Wind TurbinesÓ. PhD Thesis 2015, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Jan Tommy Gravdahl, NTNU, Co-Supervisors: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU and Trygve Halvorsen Espedal, UMOE Mandal AS.

 

6.     Fernandes, Daniel de Almeida (29 June, 2015). ÒAn output feedback motion control system for ROVs: Guidance, navigation, and controlÓ. PhD thesis 2015:122, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co Supervisors: Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, NTNU, Professor DŽcio Crisol Donha, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

7.     Caharija, Walter (10 November, 2014).Ó Integral Line-of-Sight Guidance and Control of Underactuated Marine VehiclesÓ. PhD Thesis 2014, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, Co Supervisors: Professor Jan Tommy Gravdahl, NTNU, Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU and PhD Even B¿rhaug, Kongsberg Maritime AS.

 

8.     Veksler, Aleksander (3 November, 2014). ÒOptimization-based Control of

Diesel-electric Ships in Dynamic PositioningÓ. PhD Thesis 2014:302, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Tor Arne Johansen, Co Supervisors: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Professor Roger Skjetne, NTNU.

 

9.     Dukan, Fredrik (16 October, 2014). ÒROV Motion Control SystemsÓ. PhD Thesis 2014:295, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co Supervisors: Professor Harald Ellingsen, NTNU.

 

10.  Ruth, Eivind (24 October, 2008). ÒPropulsion Control and Thrust Allocation on Marine VesselsÓ. PhD Thesis 2008:203, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co Supervisors: Dr. Tristan Perez, NTNU and Professor Mogens Blanke, DTU.

 

11.  Radan, Damir (21 April, 2008). ÓIntegrated Control of Marine Electrical Power SystemsÓ. PhD Thesis 2008:37, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Dr. Alf KŒre dnanes, ABB, Co-Supervisors Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen and Professor Tor Arne Johansen, NTNU.

 

12.  Berntsen, Per Ivar Barth (11 April, 2008). ÓStructural Reliability Based Position MooringÓ. PhD Thesis 2008:62, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Bernt J. Leira, Co-Supervisors Professor Ole Morten Aamo, NTNU and Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU.

 

13.  Refsnes, Jon Erling Gorset (March 11, 2008). ÒNonlinear Model-Based Control of Slender Body AUVsÓ. PhD Thesis 2008:60, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen, NTNU.

 

14.  Wroldsen, Anders Sunde (December 11, 2007).ÓModelling and Control of Tensegrity Structures Ó. PhD Thesis 2007:190, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Bob Skelton, University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and Dr. Mauricio C. de Oliveira, UCSD.

 

15.  Johansen, Vegar (December 7, 2007). ÒModelling of Flexible Slender Systems for Real-time Simulation and Control ApplicationsÓ. Dr. ing. Thesis 2007:222, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Bernt J. Leira, NTNU.

 

16.  Rustad, Anne Marthine (November 16, 2007). ÒModeling and Control of Top Tensioned RisersÓ. PhD Thesis 2007:183, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Carl M. Larsen, NTNU.

 

17.  Smogeli, ¯yvind Notland (November 3, 2006). "Control of Marine Propellers Ð From Normal to Extreme Conditions". PhD Thesis 2006:187, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Knut J. Minsaas, NTNU. ¯yvind Notland Smogeli was in January 2007 awarded the TEKNA price for Excellent Young Researcher for the doctoral thesis at NTNU. In May 2007 Smogeli was awarded the ExxonMobile price for best applied doctoral thesis at NTNU.

 

18.  Reite, Karl-Johan (September 8, 2006). "Modelling and Control of Trawl Systems". PhD Thesis 2006:131, Department of Marine Technology, Faculty of Engineering Science & Technology, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Harald Ellingsen, NTNU.

 

19.  Nguyen, Trong Dong (March 2006). ÒDesign of Hybrid Marine Control Systems for Dynamic PositioningÓ. PhD Thesis 2006, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS).  Supervisor: Professor Quek Ser Tong, NUS, Co- Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU.

 

20.  Lindegaard, Karl Petter W.  (September 24, 2003). "Fuel Optimization in Dynamic Positioning Systems". Report 2003:4-W, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU. Supervisor: Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU.

 

21.  Strand, Jann Peter (June 22, 1999). "Nonlinear Position Control Systems Design for Marine Vessels". Report 1999-6-W, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.  Supervisor: Professor Thor I. Fossen, NTNU, Co- Supervisor: Professor Asgeir J. S¿rensen, NTNU. Jann Peter Strand was in May 2000 awarded the ESSO price for the best applied doctoral thesis at NTNU.

 

DOCTORAL CANDIDATES IN PROGRESS

Supervisor:

1.     Astrid H. Brodtkorb, Dynamic Positioning In Extreme Seas

2.     Stein Melv¾r Nornes, Simultaneous Mapping, Navigation and Monitoring with Unmanned Underwater Vehicles Using Sensor Fusion

3.     Thomas Sauder, Hybrid model testing

4.     Emil Smilden, Reduction of Loads, Fatigue and Structural Damage on an Offshore Wind Turbine

5.     Ida Marlen Strand, External Sea Loads and Internal Hydraulics of Closed Flexible Cages

6.     Stefan Arenfeldt Vilsen, Hybrid Model Testing of Marine Systems

7.     ¯yvind ¯degŒrd, Autonomous Operations in Marine Archaeology Ð Technologies and Methods for Managing Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Arctic

8.     Henrik Schmidt-Didlaukies, Modelling and control of Hyper-redundant underwater robots

 

Co-Supervisor:

Currently co-supervisor for 10 PhDs