Background and activities

I am an associate professor at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics (Institutt for teknisk kybernetikk, ITK) at NTNU. I'm also an affiliated scientist at NTNU's SFF AMOS. In addition, I'm a member of the Norwegian Board of Technology, and have been a member of the expert group on enabling technologies for the Norwegian Digital21 strategy. In the period 2013-2021, I was the head of ITK during two terms.

Background

  • Associate professor, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU (August 2021 - Present)
  • Head of department, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU (September 2013 - July 2021)
  • Department manager, Kongsberg Maritime (January 2012 - August 2013)
  • Principal engineer, Kongsberg Maritime (August 2011 - December 2011)
  • Researcher, Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, NTNU (July 2008 - June 2011)
  • Assistant professor, Department of Marine Technology, NTNU (July 2008 - June 2010)
  • Scientific advisor, Maritime Robotics (June 2007 - December 2008)
  • Assistant professor, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU (July 2006 - June 2008)
  • PhD scholar, Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, NTNU (July 2003 - June 2006)

Education

  • 2010: PhD, engineering cybernetics
  • 2003: MSc, engineering cybernetics

Research and supervision

In particular focusing on research concerning new technology for autonomous ships. Currently leading the project Autoferry which is part of NTNU's Digital transformation initiative.

Supervisor for PhD candidates:

  • Emil Hjelseth Thyri: Automation and autonomy for all-electric autonomous passenger ferries (part of the project Autoferry)
  • Mathias Marley: Resilient hybrid motion control of autonomous vessels (co-supervisor)

Graduated PhD candidates:

Also supervising several MSc students, in particular concerning autonomous ships.

Book projects

We have much to learn from history and I have therefore initiated and led the following two book projects:

Media

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

Report/dissertation

Others

  • Alme, Jon; Breivik, Morten. (2009) Autotuning Aspects for Dynamic Positioning Systems. Proceedings of the 8th IFAC MCMC . IFAC; Guaruja. 2009-09-16 - 2009-09-18.
  • Pavlov, Alexey; Nordahl, Håvard; Breivik, Morten. (2009) MPC-Based Optimal Path Following for Underactuated Vessels. Proceedings of the 8th IFAC MCMC . IFAC; Guaruja. 2009-09-16 - 2009-09-18.
  • Skejic, Renato; Breivik, Morten; Fossen, Thor I.; Faltinsen, Odd Magnus. (2009) Modeling and Control of Underway Replenishment Operations in Calm Water. Proceedings of the 8th IFAC MCMC . IFAC; Guaruja. 2009-09-16 - 2009-09-18.
  • Breivik, Morten; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2007) Applying Missile Guidance Concepts to Motion Control of Marine Craft. 7th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems ; 2007-09-18 - 2007-09-21.
  • Breivik, Morten; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2006) Motion Control Concepts for Trajectory Tracking of Fully Actuated Ships. 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft ; 2006-09-20 - 2006-09-22.
  • Breivik, Morten; Strand, Jann Peter; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2006) Guided Dynamic Positioning for Fully Actuated Marine Surface Vessels. 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft ; 2006-09-20 - 2006-09-22.
  • Breivik, Morten; Subbotin, Maxim V.; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2006) Guided Formation Control for Fully Actuated Marine Surface Craft. 7th IFAC Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft ; 2006-09-20 - 2006-09-22.
  • Breivik, Morten; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2004) Path Following for Marine Surface Vessels. OTO'04 . IEEE/OES, MTS, CJO; Kobe. 2004-11-09 - 2004-11-12.
  • Breivik, Morten; Fossen, Thor Inge. (2004) Path Following of Straight Lines and Circles for Marine Surface Vessels. 6th IFAC CAMS . IFAC; Ancona. 2004-07-07 - 2004-07-09.
  • Fossen, Thor Inge; Breivik, Morten; Skjetne, Roger. (2003) Line-of-Sight Path Following of Underactuated Marine Craft. 6th IFAC MCMC . IFAC; Girona. 2003-09-17 - 2003-09-19.