Background and activities
Amund Skavhaug, born 1965, has been working with industrial, embedded and real-time computer systems since his study at NTH in the eighties. His inner motivation is “to contribute to the development of other human beings, industry and the society in general”. He has in the last 10 years worked mainly, industrially and academically with “Remote Presence” systems, especially targeting wind-energy, industrial (wireless) networks as well as health and safety systems for homes. His main-focus now is possibilities and challenges in Industry 4.0.
Skavhaug started as a researcher in Sintef in 1996, later as an advisor and on project-bases. He was associate professor at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU 1998-2016, working on embedded- and real-time systems. He was one of the starting group in “GründerStart”, the predecessor to “Start NTNU”, and has participated in several company start-ups since. The latest being Norsk Automatisering as (2009) and Emip AS (2015), where he is still CEO/CTO.
He has been main-advisor for more than 10 Ph.D. and 160 MSc candidates, as well as developed and taught tens of classes and laboratories.
He participates/has participated in several EU-projects, e.g. TACLE (timing-analysis from code-level), R5-Cop (robotics and embedded systems), Leanwind (remote presence in wind-generators at sea) and Destination Rail (measurements and wireless transmission from rails and switches).
He has participated/led several national and regional projects with industry and academia, such as: NFR BIA EMIP (Remote Presence), NCEI “The Rosetta Tranceiver”, RFF-midt “Next Generation Intelligent Sensor Networks”.
He participated, and later led, the StatoilHydro (sub) project on wireless communication in 2007-2008. Currently he leads the European Space Agency (ESA) project “ISSN – Intelligent Satellite and Sensor Network”.
Skavhaug is very active in international organizations and is/has for example been General Secretary/Treasurer of Euromicro for many years, co-chair in the ERCIM working group on dependable software intensive embedded systems, participates in several working groups under EWICS TC7, as well as part of the program committees for many international conferences related to SW, HW, networks and safe computer systems. He has also arranged/contributed to arrange a large number of conferences and workshops internationally. Recently being both GC and PC for Safecomp 2016. (Which he also arranged, in Trondheim, see www. Safecomp.org.)
Skavhaug is civil.engineer from NTH and received his Ph.D. (dr.ing) in Engineering Cybernetics in 1997 from NTNU, with the title of the thesis “A holistic approach to development of dependable industrial SCADA systems – With emphasis on cost effectiveness”.
He has since fall 2016 been professor in Embedded Systems at MTP – NTNU.
- TPK4560 - Robotics and Automation, Specialization Project
- PK8199 - Topics in Industrial ICT
- TPK4125 - Mechatronics
- TMM4150 - Machine Design and Mechatronics
- TPK4128 - Industrial Mechatronics
- TPK4960 - Robotics and Automation, Master's Thesis
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2017) Experiences from Wind Turbine Pilot Test of a Remote Inspection System. Energy Procedia. vol. 137.
- (2016) Control of cyber-physical systems using Bluetooth Low Energy and distributed slave microcontrollers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). vol. 9923 LNCS.
- (2016) A 3D machine vision system for quality grading of Atlantic salmon. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. vol. 123.
- (2015) The capabilities and effectiveness of remote inspection of wind turbines. Energy Procedia. vol. 80.
- (2015) Dependable Cyber-Physical Systems with Redundant Consumer Single-Board Linux Computers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). vol. 9338.
- (2014) Cost-benefit Evaluation of Remote Inspection of Offshore Wind Farms by Simulating the Operation and Maintenance Phase. Energy Procedia. vol. 53.
- (2013) Execution time timers for interrupt handling. ACM SIGAda Ada Letters. vol. 33 (2).
- (2013) Two pilot experiments on the feasibility of telerobotic inspection of offshore wind turbines. Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing.
- (2012) Improving the Performance of Execution Time Control by Using a Hardware Time Management Unit. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). vol. 7308.
- (2012) Using the blender game engine for real-time emulation of production devices. International Journal of Production Research. vol. 50 (22).
- (2012) Addressing the Needs of an Aging Population: An Experiment for Monitoring Behaviour in a Domestic Environment. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). vol. 7613.
- (2011) Implementation and Usage of the new Ada 2012 Execution Time Control Features. Ada User Journal. vol. 32 (4).
- (2010) Implementing the new Ada 2005 timing event and execution time control features on the AVR32 architecture. Journal of systems architecture. vol. 56 (10).
- (2009) Wireless sensor network installed on a North Sea platform. World Oil. vol. 230 (9).
- (2009) A real-time framework for Ada 2005 and the Ravenscar profile. Proceedings of the EUROMICRO Conference. vol. SEAA.
- (2009) An Efficient and Deterministic Multi-Tasking Run-Time Environment for Ada and the Ravenscar Profile on Atmel AVR32 UC3 Microcontroller. Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE).
- (2009) Holonic Manufacturing Paint Shop. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). vol. 5696/2009.
- (2009) Development of a Holonic Free-Roaming AGV System for Part Manufacturing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). vol. 5696.
- (2008) Quality Grading of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) by Computer Vision. Journal of Food Science. vol. 73 (5).
- (2008) Computer vision-based evaluation of pre- and postrigor changes in size and shape of atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) fillets during rigor mortis and ice storage: Effects of perimortem handling stress. Journal of Food Science. vol. 73 (2).