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Isak Nielsen


Isak Nielsen is currently a Ph.D. student at the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University. He started his M.Sc. studies in August 2007 and received his M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (Y) at Linköping University in May 2012. After that, he started his Ph.D. studies in August 2012 and received his PhD degree in Automatic Control in May 2017. During 2011 and 2012 (spring) he was also a Teaching Assistant at the division.

Isak presented his Licentiate's Thesis On Structure Exploiting Numerical Algorithms for Model Predictive Control on October 23, 2015.

Furthermore, Isak defended his PhD Thesis Structure-Exploiting Numerical Algorithms for Optimal Control on May 31, 2017.

Honors & Awards

In November 2013 Isak received the Tryggve Holm medal for graduating with excellent grades (5.0/5.0) from the Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering program.


Isak's area of research is optimization for control and estimation, with main focus on structure exploiting algorithms for Model Predictive Control problems, Moving Horizon Estimation problems and Multiparametric programming problems.


Isak has been involved as course and teaching assistant for courses in basic control, control theory and Matlab programming. He has also been supervisor and client in the CDIO Control Laboratory Course.

--Isak Nielsen

PhD Student in Automatic Control

(Swedish: Doktorand)

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Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Linköping University
SE-581 83 Linköping
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Building B
Room 2A:584 (in the A corridor on the ground floor between entrance 23 and 25)

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Last updated: 2017-06-07