Tor Arne Johansen received the MSc degree in 1989 and the PhD degree in 1994, both in electrical and computer engineering, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. From 1995 to 1997, he worked at SINTEF as a researcher before he was appointed Associated Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim in 1997 and Professor in 2001. He has published several hundred articles in the areas of control, estimation and optimization with applications in the marine, automotive, biomedical and process
industries. In 2002 Johansen co-founded the company Marine Cybernetics AS where he was Vice President until 2008. Prof. Johansen received the 2006 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award of the SAE,
and is currently a principal researcher within the Center of Excellence on Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS) and director of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at NTNU.