Postdocs and students working on autonomous ships at NTNU

This is a list over postdocs, PhD students and MSc students at NTNU who work on topics related to autonomous ships. This includes students affiliated with the Autosea project, DNV GL's scale-model ship ReVolt and NTNU's autonomous ferry activities.

Postdocs

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Astrid H. Brodtkorb,
PhD

Planning and re-planning of safe routes for autonomous ships Asgeir Sørensen,
Murat Arcak
IMT

Giorgio Kufoalor,
PhD

The SB-MPC collision avoidance method / Strategic and tactical collision avoidance Tor Arne Johansen,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Rachid Oucheikh,
PhD

Path planning, collision avoidance, situational awareness Robin T. Bye,
Ottar L. Osen,
Ibrahim A. Hameed
IIR

Marilia Ramos,
PhD

Risk management of autonomous ships Ingrid Bouwer Utne,
Jan Erik Vinnem,
Ali Mosleh
IMT

Børge Rokseth,
PhD

Risk management of autonomous ships Ingrid Bouwer Utne IMT

Christoph Thieme,
PhD

Risk Analysis and Modelling of Autonomous Marine Systems Ingrid Bouwer Utne IMT

PhD candidates

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Ahmed Walid Amro,
MSc candidate

The Communication and Cyber security of a passenger Autonomous ferry Sokratis Katsikas,
Nadezda Sokolova,
Kimmo Kansanen
IIK

Glenn Ivan Bitar,
PhD candidate

Energy-optimal and autonomous control for car ferries Morten Breivik,
Anastasios Lekkas
ITK

Andreas Flåten,
PhD candidate

Sensor fusion, radar tracking Edmund Brekke,
Tor Arne Johansen
ITK

Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen,
PhD candidate

Collision avoidance Morten Breivik,
Kristin Y. Pettersen
ITK

Chuanqi Guo,
PhD candidate

Risk analysis and risk management for Autonomous Passenger Ferries (Autoferry)​ Stein Haugen,
Ingrid Utne,
Nicola Paltrinieri
IMT

Inger Berge Hagen,
PhD candidate

Collision avoidance and extended object tracking for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke,
Tor Arne Johansen,
Egil Eide,
Morten Breivik
ITK

Elias Hasle,
PhD candidate
(Integrated PhD)

Intelligent Situational Awareness Ottar L. Osen,
Robin T. Bye,
Ibrahim Hameed,
Edmund Brekke
IIR

Øystein Kårstad Helgesen,
PhD candidate

Sensor fusion for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke,
Annette Stahl,
Egil Eide,
Frank Lindseth
ITK

Åsa Snilstveit Hoem,
PhD candidate

Safety of autonomous or remotely controlled operations of transportation systems - SAREPTA Thomas Porathe ID

Georgios Kavallieratos,
PhD candidate

Security of the Cyber-enabled ship Sokratis Katsikas,
Slobodan Petrovic,
Edmund Brekke,
Hao Wang
IIK

Andreas Bell Martinsen,
PhD candidate

Reinforcement learning methods for guidance, navigation and control of marine vehicles Anastasios Lekkas ITK

Namireddy
Praveen Reddy
,
PhD candidate

Energy management for autonomous ferry Mehdi Zadeh IMT

Rutledal
Dag
,
PhD candidate

Human factors, remote monitoring and control (Autoferry) Thomas Porathe,
Runar Osnes
IMT

Robert Skulstad,
PhD candidate

Data-based ship motion prediction in offshore operations Houxiang Zhang,
Thor Inge Fossen,
Bjørnar Vik
IIK

Håkon Teigland,
PhD candidate
(Integrated PhD)

Risk modeling for supervisory risk Control Ingrid Bouwer Utne,
Asgeir J. Sørensen,
Tor A. Johansen
IMT

Lars-Christian Ness Tokle
PhD candidate

Sensor fusion for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke,
Annette Stahl,
Egil Eide,
Esten Ingar Grøtli
ITK

Tobias Torben,
PhD candidate
(Integrated PhD)

Verification by digital twin based on models and machine learning Ingrid Utne,
Asgeir Sørensen
IMT

Anete Vagale,
PhD candidate

Intelligent path planning and collision avoidance for autonomous surface vessels operating incongested waters Robin T. Bye,
Ottar L. Osen,
Ibrahim Hameed,
Thor I. Fossen
IIR

Erik Wilthil,
PhD candidate

Sensor fusion, radar tracking Edmund Brekke,
Thor Inge Fossen
ITK

Jin Zhang,
PhD candidate

Integrated safety and security analysis of cyber-physical systems using system engineering approach Jingyue Li,
Mary Ann Lundteigen
IDI

Graduated PhDs

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Christoph Thieme,
PhD

Risk Analysis and Modelling of Autonomous Marine Systems Ingrid Bouwer Utne,
Ingrid Schjølberg,
Ali Mosleh
IMT

MSc candidates 2018-2019

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Tord Sjeggestad Bjørnsen,
MSc candidate

Using computer vision in automatic docking operations Annette Stahl ITK

Nicholas Dalhaug,
MSc candidate

Kartlegging og relativ posisjonering mot kai for ubemannet overflatefarkost (USV) Annette Stahl ITK

Edvard Meyer Flaatten,
MSc candidate

Instrumentation and methods for auto-docking of autonomous ships Roger Skjetne IMT

Simen Viken Grini,
MSc

Systematic training and testing of detection methods for vessels in camera images Edmund Brekke,
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Sondre Haug,
MSc candidate

Robust hybrid course control of ships Roger Skjetne IMT

Øystein Kårstad Helgesen,
MSc

An investigation of the benefits of heterogeneous sensor fusion for detection and tracking of maritime vessels Edmund Brekke,
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Andreas Thyholt Henriksen,
MSc candidate

Automatic model identification and kinematic control of high-speed autonomous surface vehicles Morten Breivik,
Bjørn-Olav H. Eriksen
ITK

Eskil Hatling Hølland,
MSc candidate

Detection of ships in infrared images Edmund Brekke,
Tor Arne Johansen,
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Thomas Johansen,
MSc candidate

Autonomous path planning for auto docking of ferries Dong Trong Nguyen IMT

Jan Henrik Lenes,
MSc candidate

Autonomous path-generation and following for complete coverage maneuvering Roger Skjetne IMT

Michael Ernesto Lopez,
MSc candidate

Extended object tracking for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke,
Inger Berge Hagen
ITK

Erlend Torje Berg Lundby,
MSc candidate

Neural network approach to path planning Roger Skjetne IMT

Håvard Løvås,
MSc candidate

Use of artificial intelligence for DP tuning Roger Skjetne IMT

Tonje Midjås,
MSc candidate

Collision avoidance for ReVolt Edmund Brekke,
Tom Arne Pedersen,
Giorgio Kufoalor,
Inger Berge Hagen
ITK

Marthe Moengen,
MSc candidate

Hybrid controller for autonomous ships Dong Trong Nguyen IMT

Brage Mothes,
MSc candidate

Path-planning by machine learning for auto-docking of ships under influence of surface currents Roger Skjetne IMT

Håkon Gjertsen Norbye,
MSc candidate

Lidar-camera fusion for ReVolt Edmund Brekke,
Tor Arne Johansen,
Geir Hamre
ITK

Aksel Knudsen Nordstoga,
MSc candidate

Autonomous ship voyaging based on bioinspired neural networks Roger Skjetne IMT

Runar Andre Olsen,
MSc candidate

Active-passive sensor fusion Edmund Brekke,
Arild Hepsø,
Kenan Trnka
ITK

Fredrik Opeide,
MSc candidate

Camera Positioning for Unmanned Ships Edmund Brekke,
Arild Nøkland
ITK

Ole Sivert Otterholm,
MSc candidate

Extracting Mapped Hazards from Electronic Navigational Charts for ASV Collision Avoidance Tor Arne Johansen,
Giorgio Kufoalor
ITK

Birte Steinsvik,
MSc candidate

Autonomous docking Asgeir Sørensen,
Ingrid Utne
IMT

Brage Sæther,
MSc candidate

Dynamical positioning and path following for autonomous ferry Morten Breivik,
Egil Eide,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Trym Tengesdal,
MSc candidate

Usikkerheitshåndtering i ein scenario-basert MPC for kollisjonsunngåelse Tor Arne Johansen,
Edmund Brekke,
Giorgio Kufoalor
ITK

Emilie Thunes,
MSc candidate

Machine learning in risk modelling of autonomous ships Asgeir Sørensen,
Ingrid Utne,
Edmund Brekke
IMT

Emil Thyri,
MSc candidate

Dynamisk posisjonering av autonom ferge Morten Breivik,
Egil Eide,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Anette Uttisrud,
MSc candidate

Collision avoidance for autonomous surface vehicles using the branching course MPC algorithm Morten Breivik,
Bjørn-Olav H. Eriksen
ITK

David Wu,
MSc candidate

Maritime collision avoidance utilizing probabilistic long-term prediction Edmund Brekke,
Simen Eldevik,
Giorgio Kufoalor,
Bjørn-Olav H. Eriksen
ITK

Marius Strand Ødven,
MSc

SLAM for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke ITK

MSc candidates 2017-2018

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Oskar Buset Asplin,
MSc

Near-shore target tracking with map uncertainty Edmund Brekke,
Erik Wilthil
ITK

Eivind Bøhn,
MSc

Clutter Reduction and Target Detection in Maritime Radars using Machine Learning Edmund Brekke,
Arild Nøkland
ITK

Bjørnar Dalsnes,
MSc

Long-term Vessel Prediction Using AIS Data Edmund Brekke,
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen
ITK

Svein Olav Hegerland,
MSc

Instrumentering av førerløs ferge Edmund Brekke,
Egil Eide
ITK

Eivind Sørum Henriksen,
MSc

Automatic testing of maritime collision avoidance methods with sensor fusion Edmund Brekke,
Tom Arne Pedersen
ITK

Kristoffer Krossholm,
MSc

Unsupervised Object Detection in Video from Maritime Environments Edmund Brekke,
Arild Nøkland
ITK

Jesper Pedersen,
MSc

Harbor Surveillance with a K-best, Track Terminating, Hypothesis-Oriented MHT Edmund Brekke,
Egil Eide
ITK

Kristian Amundsen Ruud,
MSc

LIDAR Extended Object Tracking of a Maritime Vessel Using an Ellipsoidal Contour Model Jo Eidsvik,
Edmund Brekke
IMF

Lars Christian Tokle,
MSc

Mixture reduction in target tracking Edmund Brekke ITK

Torstein Myrene Kvalvaag,
MSc

Automatic model identification of high-speed autonomous surface vehicles Morten Breivik,
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen
ITK

Sølve Dahlin Sæter,
MSc

COLREGS compliant Collision Avoidance System for a Wave and Solar Powered USV Tor Arne Johansen ITK

Bendik Agdal,
MSc

Design and Implementation of Control System for Green Unmanned Surface Vehicle Tor Arne Johansen ITK

Vegard Kamsvåg,
MSc

Fusion of lidar and camera Edmund Brekke,
Geir Hamre
ITK

Albert Havnegjerde,
MSc

Remote Control and Path Following for the ReVolt Model Ship Morten Breivik,
Tom Arne Pedersen
ITK

Alexander Danielsen-Haces,
MSc

Digital twin for ReVolt Morten Breivik,
Tom Arne Pedersen
ITK

Jiahui Zou,
MSc

Systems-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Applied to the Operation of Fully Autonomous Vessels Mary-Ann Lundteigen,
HyungJu Kim,
Jon Arne Glomsrud
MTP

Christine Lovise Solberg,
MSc

An STPA Analysis of the ReVolt - Expanding and Improving the System-Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) Framework Tor Onshus,
Jon Arne Glomsrud,
Mary Ann Lundteigen
ITK

Natalie Sjøholt,
MSc

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) of the Autonomous Passenger Ferry in Trondheim Ingrid Bouwer Utne IMT

MSc candidates 2016-2017

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Simen Hexeberg,
MSc

AIS-based Vessel Trajectory Prediction for ASV Collision Avoidance Edmund Brekke,
Andreas Flåten,
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen
ITK

Paal Kristian Minne,
MSc

Automatic testing of maritime collision avoidance algorithms Edmund Brekke,
Jon Arne Glomsrud,
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen,
Øystein Engelhardtsen
ITK

Erik Liland,
MSc

AIS Aided Multi Hypothesis Tracker Edmund Brekke,
Andreas Flåten,
Erik Wilthil
ITK

Espen Johansen Tangstad,
MSc

Visual Detection of Maritime Vessels Edmund Brekke,
Andreas Flåten,
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Henrik Alfheim,
MSc

Development of a Dynamic Positioning System for the ReVolt Model Ship Morten Breivik,
Edmund Brekke,
Egil Eide,
Øystein Engelhardtsen
ITK

Kjetil Muggerud,
MSc

Development of a Dynamic Positioning System for the ReVolt Model Ship Morten Breivik,
Edmund Brekke,
Egil Eide,
Øystein Engelhardtsen
ITK

Einvald Serigstad,
MSc

Hybrid Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Surface Vessels Morten Breivik,
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen
ITK

Inger Berge Hagen,
MSc

Collision Avoidance for ASVs Using Model Predictive Control Tor Arne Johansen ITK

Glenn Ivan Bitar,
MSc

Towards the Development of Autonomous Ferries Morten Breivik,
Anastasios Lekkas
ITK

MSc candidates 2015-2016

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Helene Myre,
MSc

Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Surface Vehicles Using Velocity Obstacle and Set-Based Guidance Edmund Brekke,
Signe Moe,
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen
ITK