Appointments and Awards: Thor I. Fossen

Appoinments

Co-director of the NTNU Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems - Norwegian Centre of Excellence, NTNU from 2012-present
Project manager: Fault-Tolerant Inertial Sensor Fusion for Marine Vessels (NFR, ABB) from 2012-2016
Project manager: Low-Cost Integrated Navigation Systems using Nonlinear Observer Theory (NFR, FFI, UNIK) from 2012-2016
bullet Head of Automatic Control at the NTNU Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures - Norwegian Centre of Excellence, NTNU from 2007-2012
Key Scientist at the NTNU Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures - Norwegian Centre of Excellence, NTNU from 2002-2007
Vice President R&D, Marine Cybernetics AS from 2002-2008
Key Scientist Strategic University Program (SUP) on "Computational Methods in Nonlinear Motion Control", NTNU from 2004-2009
Key Scientist Strategic University Program (SUP) on "Marine Cybernetics", NTNU from 1998-2003
Associate Editor of Automatica from 2003-2005
Member of the Board: SINTEF Electronics and Cybernetics from 2003-2004
Member of the Board: Marine Cybernetics AS from 2003-2005
NTNU project manager: Control of offshore moonpool crane operations (Statoil/Hydro) from 2000-2002
Member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) from 1999
NTNU project manager: Marintronics, Eureka Project 1999-2001
Chair IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS'98)
NTNU project manager: Nonlinear observer design for GPS/INS navigation (ABB/Statoil/Hydro) from 1998-2001
Chair IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS'95)
Chair IEEE Oceanic Engineering/Control System Joint Society Chapter, Norway Section 1995-2000
Vice Chair IFAC Technical Committee on Marine Systems 1994-1999
Professor of guidance, navigation and control, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU in 1993
Fulbright Sholar at the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle in 1989/1990

Awards

IEEE Fellow, 2016
Awarded the 2006 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award in 2008 at the SAE World Congress for Nonlinear Observer for Vehicle Velocity Estimation authored by L. Imsland, T. A. Johansen, T. I. Fossen, J. C. Kalkkuhl and A. Suissa.
bullet Awarded the Automatica Paper Prize in 2002 for Nonlinear Passive Weather Optimal Positioning Control (WOPC) System for Ships and Rigs: Experimental Results, Automatica, vol. 37, 2001, pages 701-715 co-authored by Dr. Jann Peter Strand.
bullet Awarded the Best Reguar Paper Prize in 2015 for A Vertical Reference Concept for GNSS/INS Applications at the Sea Surface, Proceedings of the 10th IFAC Conference on Maneuvering and Control of Marine Craft, Copehagen 24-26 August, 2015.
bullet Award for Excellence in Physical Science and Mathematics for the Springer handbook on robotics in 2009.
Best student paper at CAMS'98 - J. P. Strand and T. I. Fossen (1998). Nonlinear Output Feedback and Locally Optimal Control of Dynamically Positioned Ships: Experimental Results, Proc. IFAC Conf. on Control Appl. in Marine Syst. (CAMS'98), Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 89-95

Awards given to former students for best doctoral thesis

The Exxon Mobil Award in 2005 for the best doctoral thesis at NTNU in applied research was awarded Dr. Roger Skjetne for his thesis entitled "The Maneuvering Problem"
The Exxon Mobil Award in 2003 for the best doctoral thesis at NTNU in fundamental research was awarded Dr. Ole Morten Aamofor his thesis entitled "Modeling and Control of Fluid Flows and Marine Structure"
The Exxon Mobil Award Price in 2000 for the best doctoral thesis at NTNU in applied research was awarded Dr. Jann Peter Strand for his thesis entitled "Nonlinear Position Control Systems Design for Marine Vessels"