Short CV/Education and training

  • 1991 – 1995
    Teaching assistant, University of Rijeka, Croatia

  • 1995
    MSc Mechanical Engineering

  • 1997 – 2001
    PhD candidate, NADA, KTH

  • 1999 – 2000
    Teaching assistant, NADA, KTH

  • 2001
    PhD, Computer Science, KTH 2001

  • 2001 – 2002
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Autonomous Systems, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2003
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • 2004
    Postdoctoral Researcher, INRIA, Rennes, France

  • 2004 – 2007
    Assistant Professor, CVAP/CSC, KTH

  • 2005 – 2010
    Coordinator, Autonomous Systems undergraduate specialization, KTH

  • 2005 – 2010
    Undergraduate Board Member, CSC, KTH

  • 2006
    Postdoc, Brown University, Providence, USA

  • 2006
    Postdoc, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • 2006
    Docent, Computer Science at KTH

  • Since 2006
    IEEE RAS Conference Editorial Board

  • 2006 – 2010
    Chair of IEEE RAS Technical Activity Board of Computer and Robot Vision

  • 2007 – 2008
    Associate Professor, CSC, KTH

  • 2007 – 2008
    Centre for Autonomous Systems, Deputy Director

  • Since 2010
    IEEE RAS Advisory Committee Member

  • Since 2012
    STINT, Chair for Natural Sciences and Technology Expert Group

Current employment:

  • Professor, CSC, KTH; 70% research, 10% teaching, 20% administration ac Vice-Dean

  • Director, Centre for Autonomous Systems, KTH

  • Vice-Dean, responsible for research, CSC, KTH

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • EU FP7 Reconfig

  • EU FP7 TOMSY

  • EU FP7 RoboHow

  • ERC Starting Grant FLEXBOT

  • EU FP7 eSMCs

  • EU FP7 TOPOSYS

  • EU FP7 GRASP

  • EU FP7 CogX

  • EU FP6 PACO-PLUS

Grants (selection):

  • PI EU FP7 RoboHow.Cog (0.7 MEUR), 2012

  • PI ERC Starting Grant FLEXBOT (1.5 MEUR), 2011

  • PI EU FP7 eSMCs (0.7 MEUR), 2010

  • Coordinator EU FP7 TOMSY (total budget 3 MEUR, 0.7 MEUR to KTH), 2010

  • PI, Swedish Research Council, Rambidrag, DAM (1.2 MEUR), 2009

  • Coordinator SSF RoSy (3 MEUR), 2009

  • PI Croatian Ministry of Sciences (70 KEUR), 2009

  • Coordinator EU FP7 IP GRASP (total budget 6.8 MEUR, 1.2 MEUR to KTH), 2008

  • PI SSF FFL Croma (0.9 MEUR), 2008

  • Co-PI EU FP7 IP CogX (1 MEUR), 2008

  • Co-PI EU FP6 IP PACO-PLUS (1.4 MEUR), 2006

  • PI, Swedish Research Council, (2.1 MSEK), 2006

  • PI, Swedish Research Council, (1.9 MSEK), 2003

  • co-PI, Swedish Research Council, (1.9 MSEK), 2002

  • Royal academy of Sciences (KVA), excellence grant, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005

Graduated PhDs:

  • 2012 (PhD, main supervisor): Yasemin Bekiroglu, Niklas Bergstrom

  • 2011 (PhD, main supervisor): Javier Romero, Jeannette Bohg, Thomas Feix

  • 2007 (PhD, main supervisor): Staffan Ekvall

  • 2009 (lic, main supervisor): Mattias Bratt

  • 2007 (lic, main supervisor): Daniel Aarno

  • Co-supervisor for: B. Rasolzadeh (PhD, 2012), M. Karasalo (PhD, 2010), J. Tegin (PhD, 2009).

Current PhD students:

  • Kaiyu Hang (PhD student, main supervisor, 2012 – 2016)

  • Johannes Stork (PhD student, main supervisor, 2012 – 2016)

  • Virgile Hogman (PhD student, main supervisor, 2012 – 2016)

  • Martin Hjelm (PhD student, main supervisor, 2012 – 2016)

  • Francisco Vina (PhD student, main supervisor, 2012 – 2016)

  • Xavi Gratal (PhD student, main supervisor, 2011 – 2015)

  • Marianna Pronobis (PhD student, main supervisor, 2009 – 2013)

Postdoctoral researchers as main supervisor:

  • 14 in total since 2003

  • F. Pokorny (2011-), L. Nalpantidis (2011 – 12), C. Smith (2011 -), Y. Karayiannidis (2011 -), CH Ek (2010 -), G. Kootstra (2010 – 12), R. Detry (2010 – 2012), M. Johnson-Roberson (2010 – 2011), D. Song (2008 – 2012), Maria Ralph (2008), M. Björkman (2007 – 2010), K. Hubner and H. Kjellström (2006 – 2009), V. Kyrki (2003 and 2005)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • STINT, Chair for Natural Sciences and Technology Expert Group, since 2012

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Robotics

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Foundations and Trends in Robotics

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE RAS Conference Board

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