Karl-Erik Årzén
Karl-Erik Årzén
Professor & Director of Studies
Phone: +46 46 222 8782
Fax: +46 46 13 81 18


  • Chair of the Program Management Group for the Autonomous Systems and Software part of  WASP (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program)
  • Vice-director for the Lund University part of ELLIIT (Strategic Research Area on IT and Mobile Communications)
  • Finance Chair for RTSS 2016, Porto and RTSS 2017, Paris
  • Member of the Research Board for the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University
  • Member of the Executive Committee for IVA Syd
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Automatic Control

Personal Information

Research Projects

Current projects

Past projects

  • Cloud Control (VR framework grant)
  • ACTORS - Adaptive Control of Resources in Embedded Systems, EU FP7 STREP Project, 2008-2010
  • ArtistDesign - Design of Embedded Systems, EU FP7 NoE
  • CHAT (Control of Heterogeneus Automation Systems), EU FP7 STREP
  • Resource Management for Soft Real-Time Systems (FISS2)
  • ARTIST2 (Design of Embedded Systems), EU FP6 NoE
  • Language Support for Dynamic Optimization
  • RUNES (Reconfigurable Ubiquitous Networked Embedded Systems), EU FP6 IP
  • FLEXCON - Flexible Embedded Control Systems, SSF
  • HRTC (Hard Real-Time CORBA for Control), EU FP5
  • CHEM (Advanced Decision Support for the Chemical Process Industry), EU NMP FP4

Past and Present PhD Students

  • PhD thesis "Piecewise Linear Control Systems", Mikael Johansson, 1999, (joint supervision with Prof Anders Rantzer)
  • PhD thesis "A Graphical Language for Batch Control", Charlotta Johnsson, 1999
  • PhD thesis "Flexible Embedded Control Systems; Design and Implementation", Johan Eker, 1999, (joint supervision with Prof Karl Johan Åström)
  • PhD thesis "Topics in Modeling, Control, and Implementation in Automotive Systems", Magnus Gäfvert, 2003 (joint supervision with Prof Björn Wittenmark)
  • PhD thesis "Integrated Control and Real-Time Scheduling", Anton Cervin, 2004
  • PhD thesis "Batch Control and Diagnosis", Rasmus Olsson, 2005
  • PhD thesis "Resource-Constrained Embedded Control and Computing Systems", Dan Henriksson, 2006
  • PhD thesis "Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Liquid Food Process Lines", Tomas Skoglund, 2007 (20% joint supervision with Prof Petr Dejmek)
  • PhD thesis "Languages and Tools for Optimization of Large-Scale Systems", Johan Åkesson, 2007
  • PhD thesis "CPU Resource Management and Noise Filtering for PID Control", Vanessa Romero Segovia, 2014 (Ass. advisor)
  • PhD thesis "Particle Filtering and Optimal Control for Vehicles and Robots", Karl Berntorp, 2014
  • PhD thesis "From Competitive to Cooperative Resource Management for Cyber-Physical Systems", Mikael Lindberg, 2014
  • PhD thesis "A Sequential Control Language for Industrial Automation", Alfred Theorin, 2014 (Ass. advisor)
  • PhD thesis "Bayesian Inference for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems — Applications and Software Implementation", Jerker Nordh, 2015 (Ass. advisor)
  • PhD thesis "LQG-Based Real-Time Scheduling and Control Codesign", Yang Xu, 2017 (Ass. advisor)


  • Current PhD students: Tommi Nylander, Per Skarin, Alexandre Martins, Victor Millnert (ass. supervisor), Gautham Nayak Seetanadi (ass supervisor), Claudio Mandrioli (ass. supervisor)