Appointments and Awards: Thor I. Fossen

Appoinments

  • Co-director of the NTNU Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems from 2012-present
  • Industry Chair, IEEE Conference of Control Technology and Applications (CCTA'18) in 2018
  • Associate Editor, International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems (ICUAS'18) in 2018
  • Member of the steering committee of the International. Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems from 2014-2017       
  • Vice-chair, IFAC CAMS’16, Norway in 2016
  • Otto Mønsted Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark in 2013
  • Head of Automatic Control, NTNU Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures from 2008-2012       
  • Key Scientist, NTNU Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures from 2002-2012 
  • Deputy Head, NTNU Department of Engineering Cybernetics from 2002-2010       
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Editor

  • Associate Editor of Control Engineering Practice from 2017-2019
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Ship Control from 2017-2019
  • Associate Editor of Automatica from 2003-2005

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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"