Background and activities

Lars Imsland has been a professor at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics since 2009. He has a PhD and an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU. He belongs to the research group Control Systems.

Work experience

  • 2009–present: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Professor at Department of Engineering Cybernetics.
  • 2008–2009: Cybernetica AS, Trondheim, Specialist. Nonlinear model predictive control, automatic control in offshore drilling.
  • 2004–2008: SINTEF ICT, Trondheim, Research Scientist. Estimation in automotive applications, power processes with CO2 capture.
  • 2002–2004: Norwegian University of Science and Technology,Post.Doc. Control of power processes with CO2 capture.
  • 1998–2002: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Doctoral Student. Nonlinear control, control and optimization.
  • 2000–2000: University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, Visiting scholar.

Professional committees and memberships

  • Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2022-
  • Co-chair of National Organizing Committee for 11th International IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process and Bioprocess Systems (DYCOPS-CAB 2016), Trondheim, June 2016.
  • Chair of National Organizing Committee for 1st IFAC Workshop on Automatic Control in Offshore Oil and Gas Production, Trondheim May 2012.
  • Board member, Norwegian Society of Automatic Control, 2013–2018.
  • Reviewer for numerous journals and conferences, member of international program committee for conferences such as American Control Conference, IFAC Adchem, IFAC NMPC, IEEE CCTA, Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, IFAC ACOOG.
  • Member of 10+ PhD adjudication committees in Norway and abroad.
  • Board member, Board of Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, 1999–2001.


  • 2008: Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, from the Society of Automotive Engineers.
  • 2004: Automatica Outstanding Reviewer.
  • 1998: PhD Scolarship from the Research Council of Norway.
  • 1997: “Elf Studiepris”. Grant from Elf Aquitaine Norge A/S for “outstanding examination results”.

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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

Journal publications