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.

Ramesh Chandra,
PhD

Intelligent algorithms for ASVs Robin T. Bye ITK

Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen,
PhD

Automation and autonomy for autonomous urban ferries Morten Breivik,
Edmund Brekke,
Egil Eide
ITK

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

Erik Wilthil,
PhD

Situational awareness for autonomous urban ferries Edmund Brekke,
Morten Breivik,
Egil Eide
ITK

Previous 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

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

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

Audun Gullikstad Hem,
PhD candidate
(Integrated PhD)

Fusion between AIS and exteroceptive sensors Edmund Brekke,
Thor Inge Fossen
ITK

Åsa Snilstveit Hoem,
PhD candidate

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

Thomas Johansen,
PhD candidate

Risk Analysis and Risk Modeling for Autonomous Ships Ingrid Utne IMT

Georgios Kavallieratos,
PhD candidate

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

Michael Ernesto Lopez,
PhD candidate

Pose estimation and extended object tracking Annette Stahl,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

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

Trym Tengesdal,
PhD candidate

Risk-based COLREGS Compliant Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Ships Tor Arne Johansen,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Emil Thyri,
PhD candidate

Trajectory planning and collision avoidance for autonomous passenger ferries in confined waters Morten Breivik,
Anastasios Lekkas
ITK

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

MSc thesis: Control allocation and observer design for autonomous ferries
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

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

Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen,
PhD

Collision avoidance and motion control for autonomous surface vehicles Morten Breivik,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Erik Wilthil,
PhD

Maritime Target Tracking with Varying Sensor Performance Edmund Brekke,
Morten Breivik
ITK

MSc candidates 2020-2021

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Kristian Auestad,
MSc candidate

Stereo vision for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke
Øystein Helgesen
Annette Stahl
ITK

Henrik Baldishol,
MSc candidate

Anti-kollisjon for autonome skip Tor Arne Johansen
Inger Hagen
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Thea Bergh,
MSc candidate

Mission planning and control system for wave powered autonomous surface vessel Tor Arne Johansen
Alberto Dallolio
ITK

Torbjørn Fuglestad,
MSc candidate

Navigation and sensor fusion for docking of autonomous ships Tor Arne Johansen
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Martin Eek Gerhardsen,
MSc candidate

Fiducial SLAM for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke
Rudolf Mester
ITK

Martin Græsdal,
MSc candidate

Stereo vision for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke
Øystein Helgesen
Annette Stahl
ITK

Aksel Heggernes,
MSc candidate

AI-based mission planning and control of green energy autonomous surface vessel Tor Arne Johansen
Alberto Dallolio
ITK

Thomas Hellum,
MSc candidate

Multi-sensor SLAM for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke
Rudolf Mester
ITK

Ingunn Kjønås,
MSc candidate

Joint Localization and Tracking Egil Eide
Edmund Brekke
Rudolf Mester
Erik Wilthil
Øystein Helgesen
IES

Simen Knudsen,
MSc candidate

Automatic precision docking of unmanned surface vessels Tor Arne Johansen ITK

Kristoffer Landsnes,
MSc candidate

Improved ship detection in camera video Edmund Brekke
Øystein Helgesen
ITK

Bogdan Løw-Hansen,
MSc candidate

LIDAR based positioning and situational awareness for autonomous ships and automatic docking Tor Arne Johansen
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Håvard Skåra Mellbye,
MSc candidate

Obstacle intention prediction Edmund Brekke
Trym Tengesdal
ITK

Kristoffer Nordvik,
MSc candidate

ROV Revolution Tor Arne Johansen ITK

Jonas Sagild,
MSc candidate

Track-to-track AIS-radar fusion Edmund Brekke ITK

Magne Sirnes,
MSc candidate

Joint Localization and Tracking Edmund Brekke
Egil Eide
Rudolf Mester
Erik Wilthil
Øystein Helgesen
ITK

Dinosshan Thiagarajah,
MSc candidate

VSLAM for high precision automatic docking of unmanned surface vessel Tor Arne Johansen
Håkon Hagen Helgesen
ITK

Kjetil Vasstein,
MSc candidate

Real-time sensor simulation for verification of sensor fusion algorithms Edmund Brekke,
Egil Eide,
Øyvind Smogeli,
Rudolf Mester,
Tor Arne Johansen
ITK

Hallvar Voilås,
MSc candidate

Autonomous supervisory control of ferry crossing Tor Arne Johansen
Bjørn-Olav Holtung Eriksen
ITK

MSc candidates 2019-2020

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Jens Nikolai Alfsen,
MSc candidate

DP control system calibration using AI Roger Skjetne IMT

Pauline Røstum Bellingmo,
MSc candidate

DP for autonomous underwater drone Roger Skjetne IMT

Maiken Berthelsen,
MSc candidate

Improving situation awareness of autonomous ships Børge Rokseth IMT

Hallvard Laupsa Fosso,
MSc candidate

Visual SLAM and localization for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke ITK

Caio Swan de Freitas,
MSc candidate

Control system solutions for conversion of surface vessels to autonomous unmanned vessels Roger Skjetne IMT

Fridrik Hilmar Zimsen Fridriksson,
MSc candidate

Bridging distributions for long term vessel prediction Edmund Brekke ITK

Jakob Stensvik Jensen,
MSc candidate

Dynamic optimal path-planning for harbor maneuvering of autonomous ships Roger Skjetne IMT

Kristian Kjerstad,
MSc candidate

Collision avoidance system for ships utilizing other vessels’ intentions Edmund Brekke,
Steinar Låg,
Tom Arne Pedersen
ITK
Toni Klausen,
MSc candidate

Simulation based testing of small autonomous ships in Open Simulation platform Asgeir Sørensen
Børge Rokseth
Tobias Torben
IMT

Marthe Lauvsnes,
MSc candidate

Feature-based pose estimation of ships in monocular camera images Edmund Brekke,
Annette Stahl,
Rudolf Mester
ITK

Michael Ernesto Lopez,
MSc candidate

Poisson multi-Bernoulli mixture filter for multiple extended object tracking of maritime vessels using Lidar and Gaussian processes Edmund Brekke ITK

Trine Ødegård Olsen,
MSc candidate

Stereo vision for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke,
Annette Stahl,
Øystein Kaarstad Helgesen
ITK

Oliver Stugard Os
MSc candidate

Learning-based methods for the power and energy management system (PEMS) Mehdi Zadeh IMT

Even Skjellaug,
MSc candidate

Feature-Based Lidar SLAM for Autonomous Surface Vehicles Operating in Urban Environments Edmund Brekke ITK

Lina Charlotte Kristoffersen Theimann,
MSc candidate

Stereo vision for autonomous ferry Edmund Brekke,
Annette Stahl,
Øystein Kaarstad Helgesen
ITK

Karianne Tjøm,
MSc candidate

Risk based decision making for autonomous ships using machine learning Børge Rokseth IMT

Sebastian Øverås
MSc candidate

Intelligent power system control for autonomous ships Mehdi Zadeh IMT

Karl Eirik Aasen,
MSc candidate

Coverage Path Planning for Seabed Mapping using Autonomous Surface Vehicles Robin T. Bye,
Ottar L. Osen
IIR

MSc candidates 2018-2019

Name

Topic Supervisors Dept.

Brynjar Abrahamsen,
MSc

Fault Tolerant Dynamic Positioning for the Autonomous Test Platform ReVolt Roger Skjetne IMT

Ina Bjørkum Arneson,
MSc

Towards Autonomous Ships Sea State Estimation and Risk-Based Decision Making Asgeir Sørensen IMT

Tord Sjeggestad Bjørnsen,
MSc

Computer Vision Based Pose Estimation for Auto Docking System Annette Stahl ITK

Nicholas Dalhaug,
MSc

Lidar-based Localization for Autonomous Ferry Edmund Brekke
Gustaf Hendeby
ITK

Edvard Meyer Flaatten,
MSc

Autonomous Docking of Ship using Proximity Sensors 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

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

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

Eskil Hatling Hølland,
MSc

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

Thomas Johansen,
MSc

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

Jan Henrik Lenes,
MSc

Autonomous online path-generation and path-following control for complete coverage maneuvering of a USV Roger Skjetne IMT

Erlend Torje Berg Lundby,
MSc

Autonomous stepwise path-generation and path-following for an underwater drone Roger Skjetne IMT

Håvard Løvås,
MSc

DP autotuning by use of derivative-free optimization Roger Skjetne IMT

Tonje Midjås,
MSc

SBMPC Collision Avoidance for the ReVolt Model-Scale Ship Edmund Brekke,
Tom Arne Pedersen,
Giorgio Kufoalor,
Inger Berge Hagen
ITK

Marthe Moengen,
MSc

Autonomous Ships - Combining Hybrid Control and Machine Learning Dong Trong Nguyen IMT

Brage Mothes,
MSc

Reinforcement Learning for Autodocking of Surface Vessels Roger Skjetne IMT

Håkon Gjertsen Norbye,
MSc

Real-time sensor fusion for the ReVolt model-scale vessel Edmund Brekke,
Tor Arne Johansen,
Geir Hamre
ITK

Aksel Knudsen Nordstoga,
MSc

AutoVoyage: Autonom baneplanlegging, banegenerering, og banefølging for autonome skip under transit Roger Skjetne IMT

Runar Andre Olsen,
MSc

Sensor fusion of radar data with deep learning based detection and tracking of ships in camera images Edmund Brekke,
Arild Hepsø,
Kenan Trnka
ITK

Fredrik Opeide,
MSc

Camera Positioning for Unmanned Ships Edmund Brekke,
Arild Nøkland
ITK

Ole Sivert Otterholm,
MSc

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

Carl Einar Bonnevie Rasmussen,
MSc

Risk-Influenced Path Planning based on Online Risk Analysis, Bayesian Networks and the A* Path Planning Algorithm Asgeir Sørensen IMT

Birte Steinsvik,
MSc

Autonomous Docking of Surface Vessels to Harbour using Mode-Based Hybrid Control Asgeir Sørensen,
Ingrid Utne
IMT

Brage Sæther,
MSc

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

Trym Tengesdal,
MSc

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

Emilie Thunes,
MSc

Online risk modeling for autonomous ships with experimental results Asgeir Sørensen,
Ingrid Utne
IMT

Emil Thyri,
MSc

A Path-Velocity Decomposition Approach to Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Passenger Ferries Morten Breivik,
Egil Eide,
Edmund Brekke
ITK

Anette Uttisrud,
MSc candidate

Hybrid collision avoidance for autonomous passenger ferries Morten Breivik,
Bjørn-Olav H. Eriksen
ITK

David Wu,
MSc

Proactive maritime collision avoidance based on historical AIS data Edmund Brekke,
Giorgio Kufoalor,
Bjørn-Olav H. Eriksen
ITK

Marius Strand Ødven,
MSc

Lidar-based 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

Markus Fossdal,
MSc

Online Consequence Analysis of Situational Awareness for Autonomous Vehicles Asgeir Sørensen IMT

Svein Olav Hegerland,
MSc

An Experimental Study of a Redundant Position System for the Autonomous Ferry Milliampere Utilizing Ultra Wide-Band Radio Frequencies 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

Multi target tracking using random finite sets with a hybrid state space and approximations 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 between camera and lidar for autonomous surface vehicles 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.

Gina Havdal,
MSc

Design of a Small Autonomous Passenger Ferry Svein Aanond Aanondsen,
Stein Haugen
IMT

Christina Torjussen Heggelund,
MSc

Design of a Small Autonomous Passenger Ferry Svein Aanond Aanondsen,
Stein Haugen
IMT

Charlotte Hjelmseth Larssen,
MSc

Design of a Small Autonomous Passenger Ferry Svein Aanond Aanondsen,
Stein Haugen
IMT

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 - Multi-Frame Multi-Target Tracking Using Radar and the Automatic Identification System 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