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Fredrik Sandin,
Luleå tekniska universitet,
971 87 Luleå,

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Homepage of Fredrik Sandin

This is the homepage of a curious scientist living in a small city named Luleå, which is located in northern Sweden about 150 km south of the arctic circle. Luleå has a local airport, an archipelago and great wildlife. I work in the Sensor Systems group of EISLAB at the Luleå University of Technology.


I'm interested in the computational principles of perception and goal-directed functions of brains. With a background in theoretical physics and scientific computing, I like to combine studies of fundamental aspects with simulations and challenging applications. My long-term research goal is to understand how we can emulate perception and cognition in resource-constrained embedded systems, and thereby create new kinds of ubiquitous computing systems. Current projects are related to the Internet of Things and industrial sensor-actuator systems including FPGAs and the use of neuromorphic hardware.

Some aspects of biological perception appears different from the measurement and mathematical modeling paradigm that underlies technology. See this editorial for a short summary and outlook, which is in-line with my motivation and source of inspiration for working in this field. Brains of various sizes have a remarkable capacity to adapt in complex and changing environments, ranging from the systems comprising a few hundred neurons in worms to hundreds of thousands of neurons in insects and billions of neurons in birds and mammals. By studying and making use of the underlying computational and physical principles we are learning how to engineer systems in terms of abstract goals and learning components, which potentially can enable us to overcome robustness, complexity and scalability limitations of current bottom-up engineering methods.

The approach that I currently pursue is to combine mathematical models and computational principles motivated by results in neuroscience and cognitive science with the formulation of hypotheses stimulated by challenging engineering problems and applications, which can be tested and further refined by simulations and experiments.

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Some publications and awards

Some presentations


The research at EISLAB focuses on embedded systems, wireless sensor systems and related applications, which is an exciting domain where bio-inspired computing systems can be developed and applied. I am also a member of the SKF University Technology Center (UTC) in Luleå and I coordinate the Master Programme in Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering.

Academic background

I was a creative experimentalist at young age (example). My academic training has focused on theoretical physics and computing, in particular my research studies involved numerical simulations of statistical physics, quantum field theory at finite temperature and density, and general relativity. I studied engineering physics at the Luleå University of Technology and did a diploma work in the ATLAS collaboration at CERN. The software prototype that I developed during the diploma work is used in the ATLAS detector. I was a Ph.D. student in the Swedish Graduate School of Space Technology and defended my Ph.D. thesis in March 2007 (Supervisor: Prof. Sverker Fredriksson; Co-supervisor: Prof. Johan Hansson; Opponent: Prof. Mark Alford from Washington University in St. Louis; Advisor and main collaborator: Prof. David Blaschke). I was an FNRS postdoctoral fellow in astroparticle physics at the University of Liège and an active member of the ESF-funded CompStar network at that time. I developed the numerical code 3FCS, which is used for calculation of quark-matter equations of state and phase diagrams. The related publications on phase diagrams, neutrino trapping effects and properties of hybrid stars are notable contributions. The papers on hypothetical Preon Stars with Johan Hansson and the papers on potential effects of non-annihilating dark matter in Neutron Stars with Paolo Ciarcelluti are notable contributions as well. If you are familiar with compact stars you need to pay attention when reading our papers on dark matter - there is no such thing as a “universal compact star sequence” in that scenario. By the end of 2009 I started focusing on bio-inspired computation (to be continued).


Etherpad Latex scripts (github)
Femtolensing calculator
Random indexing
SSH-distributed calculations

Technical reports

TDP derivatives (extends Appendix E/F)
Fault detection in district energy systems
Intelligent Industrial Processes

Bulletin board

Thu Oct 08, 2015
Master thesis proposal on embedded streaming text analytics.

Wed Oct 07, 2015
Gunnar Öquist fellows, vice-chancellors and representatives from research funding organisations in Sweden were invited to IVA by the Kempe Foundations to present their view on and discuss the fellowship programme. A very interesting and stimulating meeting.

Thu Sep 24, 2015
Master thesis proposal on learning condition monitoring system.

Mon Sep 14, 2015
Dr. Vasaki Ponnusamy from Quest International University in Malaysia is visiting us for one month with support from STINT.

Mon Aug 31, 2015
Sergio visits EUSIPCO 2015 and presents our paper.

Wed May 27, 2015
Sergio Martin del Campo Barraza presents his licentiate thesis on autonomous sensor systems. Congratulations! Thanks to the opponent, Karl Skretting, for his helpful questions at the seminar.

Mon Apr 27, 2015
Participated at CapoCaccia, great event! Implemented a realtime Matlab / Mex interface (screenshot) for the DAVIS device and learned more about criticality and the ROLLS.

Fri Dec 12, 2014
Gunnar Öquist Fellow ceremony. A memorable day and a great and timely opportunity. More info here.

Thu Nov 13, 2014
Received an encouraging letter from the student union. Thank you for nominating me!

Fri Nov 7, 2014
Presenting our work on interoperability by learning at BICA 2014 in Boston.

Wed Oct 1, 2014
Blerim defends his Ph.D. thesis. Congrats! See also the news article.

Thu Jun 5, 2014
Workshop on bio-inspired computation, organized at UTP, Malaysia. Thanks to STINT, UTP and MMU for support.

Fri Apr 25, 2014
Ph.D. student Sergio Martin del Campo attends MLSS2014 and presents a poster.

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