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Karl Granström

Karl Granström is currently a Postdoc at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, USA, where he works together with Professor Peter Willett and Professor Yaakov Bar-Shalom.

Karl Granström was previously a Postdoc at the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University (Linköpings universitet). He joined the Automatic Control group in Linköping in June 2008 after completing his M.Sc. degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (Teknisk Fysik och Elektroteknik) at Linköping University.

Karl Granström has profiles at Google Scholar and Research Gate.


Karl Granström successfully defended his dissertation, Extended target tracking using PHD filters, on November 9, 2012.

Faculty opponent:
Ba-Ngu Vo, Professor and Chair of Signals and Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Thesis committee:
Lennart Svensson, associate professor in Signal Processing at the Signals and Systems department, Chalmers University of Technology.
David J. Salmond, Fellow at QinetiQ in Farnborough, United Kingdom.
Patric Jensfelt, associate professor at the Centre for Autonomous Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

PhD Thesis

Abstract in English, and popular scientific summary in Swedish, can be found here.


Karl Granström was born and raised in Enebyberg, north of Stockholm, Sweden.

Karl Granström received the Licentiate of Engineering degree in Automatic Control (Teknologie Licentiat, Reglerteknik) from Linköping University in February 2011. His Licentiate thesis is titled Loop detection and extended target tracking using laser data.

Licentiate Thesis

Karl Granström received the Master of Science degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (Civilingenjör i Teknisk Fysik och Elektroteknik) in June 2008. His Master's thesis is titled Large Scale SLAM in an Urban Environment.

Master's Thesis


Karl Granström's research include loop closure detection for the SLAM problem, and various aspects of multiple extended target tracking. See further in the research page.


Karl Granström is currently not teaching due to thesis writing. See further in the teaching page.

Karl Granström

Postdoc in Automatic Control

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