Kristin Y. Pettersen

Kristin Pettersen

Kristin Y. Pettersen


Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen (F’17) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway, in 1992 and 1996, respectively.

Since 1996, she has been a Faculty Member with the Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, where she is currently a Professor. She was the Director of the NTNU ICT Programme of Robotics from 2010 to 2013, the Vice-Head of the Department from 2009 to 2011, and the head of the Department from 2011 to 2013. She is currently an Adjunct Professor with Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Kjeller, Norway. She is also a Key Scientist with the CoE Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, NTNU, from 2013 to 2022. She is a Co-Founder of the NTNU spin-off company Eelume AS, Trondheim, where she was the CEO from 2015 to 2016. She has authored or co-authored four books and over 250 papers in scientific conferences and journals. Her current research interests include nonlinear control of mechanical systems with applications to robotics, especially marine robotics and snake robotics.

Dr. Pettersen was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society from 2012 to 2014. She is a member of the IFAC Council, the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, and the Academy of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters. She has also held and holds several board positions in industrial and research companies. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology in 2006 and 2017.

Position(s) & Affiliation(s)

Norwegian University of Science & Technology