Björn Olofsson

Björn Olofsson

Senior lecturer, Docent

Personal profile


I received the M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics in June 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control in September 2015, both from Lund University. I was appointed Docent at Linköping University in 2020.

My research interests are in autonomy of robots and vehicles. More specifically, I do research within motion planning and optimal motion control for both robot systems and ground vehicles. I am involved in the ELLIIT Strategic Research Area and the WASP research program.

I am since October 2023 supervisor of PhD student Peter Stoltenberg. I am since April 2023 supervisor of PhD students Julian Salt Ducaju (Lic 2023), Birgitta Wingqvist, Zheng Jia, and Lara Laban at Lund University (previously co-supervisor with Prof. Anders Robertsson as supervisor). I am also co-supervisor of PhD students Ayesha Jena, Marko Guberina, and Anton Tetov Johansson at Lund University and PhD students Theodor Westny (Lic 2023) and Jian Zhou (Lic 2023) at Linköping University.

I have been co-supervisor of three graduated PhD students at Linköping University: Victor Fors (Lic 2018, PhD 2020), Pavel Anistratov (Lic 2019, PhD 2021), and Fatemeh Mohseni (PhD 2021).


Since November 2022, I am the Director of First and Second Cycle Studies at Dept. Automatic Control.

Graduate Courses

  • Ph.D. course Study Circle on Robot Learning and Control (2014) [Link]
  • Ph.D. course on Motion Planning and Control (2017) [Link]

Master Theses

Supervisor and examiner of Master Theses in Automatic Control.

Undergraduate Courses

Lecturer/Course Responsible

  • Applied Robotics (2022, 2023) [Link]
  • Applied Robotics for Architects (2023) [Link]

Teaching Assistant

  • Automatic Control, Basic Course for CMN (2010, 2011, 2013)
  • Nonlinear Control and Servo Systems (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Control Theory (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Project Course in Automatic Control (2013, 2014)
  • System Identification (2013, 2015)
  • Systems Engineering (2014)

Teaching at Linköping University

Graduate Courses

  • Ph.D. course on Advanced Motion Planning and Control (2016, 2021) [Link]
  • Ph.D. course on Optimal Vehicle Maneuvers (2023)

Undergraduate Courses

  • Autonomous Vehicles – Planning, Control, and Learning Systems (2019, 2020, 2021) [Link]

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

UKÄ subject classification

  • Control Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Vehicle Engineering


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