Short curriculum vitae
1957: Born in Östhammar (ca 100 km north of Stockholm).
1975: Graduated from the natural science programme at the upper secondary school in Hultsfred (ca 120 km south of Linköping).
1979: MSc in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Technology at Linköping University.
1979-1986: Doctoral student in Optimization at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University.
My supervisor was professor Sven Erlander.
1986: PhD in Optimization at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University.
Dissertation: Some Scaling Techniques for Reducing the Number of Pivot Steps in the Simplex Method.
1986-1993: Assistant professor (universitetslektor) in Optimization at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University.
1993-2007: Associate professor (docent/universitetslektor) in Optimization at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University.
2007-present: Professor of Optimization at the Department of Mathematics at Linköping University.
Teaching: Since 1979 I have been working more than half time, on average, with teaching duties on the undergraduate and graduate levels. These duties range from lessons, lectures and tuition to examination and administration. The courses range from introductory courses with many (100-200) students to advanced courses with few (5-25) students and project courses for small groups of students. The topics included are linear, nonlinear, discrete, network and combinatorial optimization, dynamic programming and large scale optimization. I have also supervised or examined many bachelor's or master's thesis projects.
Administration: Director of studies for the division of Optimization during the years 2008 to 2011 and also for the divisions of Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics during the years 2009 to 2011. Member of the board of the Department of Mathematics during the years 1980 to 1984 and from 2009 to 2014. Member of the board for Sveriges Ingenjörer (Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers) at Linköping University from 2011 to present. Substitute member of the board of Saco-S (Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations) at Linköping University from 2017.
Commercialization of research: Co-founder, together with Elina Rönnberg, of the company Schemagi AB. It was established in 2010 and I was a member of its board from 2010 to 2016.
Page responsible: Torbjörn Larsson
Last updated: 2017-02-05