Background and activities


Postdoc project: Wind farm control. 

Postdoc Project Objective: The project is partly founded by OPWIND. The goal is the development of control algorithms for coordinated control of wind turbines in a wind farm. My main focus is on modifier adaptation using Gaussian processes to correct for plant-model mismatch. The method improves the wind farm model and helps to converge to the optimal operation point. 

Phd project: Iceberg drift estimation and forecast.

Main Supervisor: Lars Imsland

Co-supervisor: Francesco Scibilia, Sveinung Løset, Tor Arne Johansen

PhD Project Objective: Operational iceberg drift prediction algorithms have available only limited information. It is therefore paramount to make an optimum use of measurements available together with suitable mathematical models. My goal is to investigate possible improved drift estimations and predictions by using optimization algorithms and techniques from control theory.

Background: I have a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science in chemical/process engineering from the RWTH Aachen.



Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications

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  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Aftab, Muhammad Faisal; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2017) Forecasting using multivariate empirical mode decomposition — Applied to iceberg drift forecast. 2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA).
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2017) A study on an iceberg drift trajectory. ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering - Volume 8: Polar and Arctic Sciences and Technology; Petroleum Technology, Trondheim, Norway, June 25–30, 2017.
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2017) The Moving Horizon Estimator Used in Iceberg Drift Estimation and Forecast. Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European.
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Imsland, Lars Struen; Scibilia, Francesco. (2016) An Iceberg Drift Prediction Study Offshore Newfoundland. Arctic Technology Conference 2016 (Proceedings).
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Scibilia, Francesco; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2016) Estimation of systems with oscillating inputs - applied to iceberg drift forecast. 2016 IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA).


  • Andersson, Leif Erik. (2019) A survey on wind farm control and the OPWIND way forward. EERA DeepWind'2019 ; Trondheim. 2019-01-16 - 2019-01-18.
  • Andersson, Leif Erik; Merz, Karl Otto; Kölle, Konstanze; Imsland, Lars Struen. (2019) Real-time optimization of wind farms using modifier adaptation and machine learning. Wind Energy Science conference 2019 ; Cork. 2019-06-17 - 2019-06-20.