Biography

Thomas Schön, Professor of Automatic Control at Uppsala University. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt

Thomas B. Schön is Professor of the Chair of Automatic Control in the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. He received the PhD degree in Automatic Control in Feb. 2006, the MSc degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering in Sep. 2001,  the BSc degree in Business Administration and Economics in Jan. 2001, all from Linköping University. He has held visiting positions with the University of Cambridge (UK), the University of Newcastle (Australia) and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Valparaíso, Chile). He received the Tage Elander prize for natural sciences and technology in 2017 and the Arnberg prize in 2016, both awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA). He was awarded the Automatica Best Paper Prize in 2014, and in 2013 he received the best PhD thesis award by The European Association for Signal Processing. He received the best teacher award at the Institute of Technology, Linköping University in 2009. He is a Senior member of the IEEE and an Associate Editor of Automatica.

Schön's main research interest is nonlinear inference problems, especially within the context of dynamical systems, solved using probabilistic methods, more specifically sequential Monte Carlo, particle MCMC and graphical models. He is active within the fields of machine learning, signal processing and automatic control. He pursues both basic research and applied research, where the latter is typically carried out in collaboration with industry. More information about his research can be found on his website: user.it.uu.se/~thosc112

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