Automation & Control's Research Areas

Sensor fusion and estimation

Combining sensory data or data derived from sensors into estimates of states and parameters is a key tool in engineering. Research on particle filtering and system identification. 

Contact: Torben Knudsen

Nonlinear Optimal Control

Nonlinear Optimal Control

The nonlinear and optimal control theme is concerned with theoretical and practical (optimal) control synthesis for nonlinear system. Also included in this theme is research on (stochastic) switched/hybrid systems.

John Josef Leth


The section is active in the interdisciplinary programme Aalborg U Robotics ( Examples of robotic systems being explored include, surgical robots, drones, and interactive robots. 

Contact: Christoffer Sloth 

Wind Power Control

Wind Power Control

The Wind Power Control (control.wind) theme was established in 2009 in order to encourage collaboration and provide support for students and staff within the wind energy area. The theme is specifically concerned with wind turbine and wind farm research related to modeling and control. Monthly lectures and meetings support knowledge sharing and frequent visitors from other institutions provides access to fresh results and discussions with the best researchers in the field.

Contact :
Thomas Bak

Hybrid Systems

A hybrid system is a dynamic system that exhibits both continuous and discrete dynamic behavior. The section research into this important class of systems is focused on switched systems, safety, reachability, abstractions, and certificates of positivity.

Contact: Rafael Wisniewski

Stochastic systems

Is a class of systems, that contain some element of random or stochastic behavior. The focus is on stochastic differential equations, stochastic stability and stochastic switched systems.

Henrik Schiøler

Smart Grid

Smart Grid

With increased focus on renewable energy sources, modern energy distribution systems require increasingly advanced control methods to operate optimally. The Smart Grid theme addresses all aspects of such control methods, from local measurement, communication and decentralized control of both producers and consumers, over demand aggregation and power dispatch, to high-level balancing between supply and demand. The theme is largely organized around a number of industry-cosponsered projects; in terms of manpower, it is currently one of the largest research groups within Smart Grids in Europe.

Jan Dimon Bendtsen