PhD Defense WP3.5 on May 25

Thilina Nuwan Weerasinghe of the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Agder has submitted his thesis entitled «Enabling mMTC and URLLC in 5G: Initial Access, Traffic Prediction, and User Availability» and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Tuesday 25 May 2021. 

The trial lecture at 10:15 hours
Public defence at 12:15 hours

More details are available here:

The disputation is open to the public, but to follow the trial lecture and the public defence, which is transmitted via the Zoom conferencing app, you have to register as an audience member.

New researcher WP4.5

Savin Viswanathan is defending his PhD on May 11th and he is now starting in a new position at NTNU as a Post.doc in WP4.5. His work in WP4.5 will be Modeling and simulation of the motion of ships, cranes and drilling systems in waves. Before pursuing the PhD in WP4.1, Savin worked as a university lecturer in India and he holds a MSc degree in Ocean Technology & Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

Reference group meetings in 2021

The work-packages invite representatives from the industry partners to reference group meetings. The meetings are a great opportunity to disseminate results, to participate in discussions and to get valuable feedback from an industrial perspective. Below is a list of all reference group meetings scheduled in 2021.

WP1: May 19, tentative in Nov
WP2: Mar 25, tentative in Nov
WP3: Mar 25, tentative in Nov
WP4: Mar 25, tentative in Nov
WP5: Mar 16, Jun11, Oct 14
WP6: Apr 26, tentative in Nov
WP7: June 21, tentative in Nov

Phd Defence WP4.1 on May 11th

Savin Viswanathan has submitted the following academic thesis as a part of the doctoral work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering:

«Multiphysical Simulation of Ocean Engineering Systems»

The Faculty has appointed the following Assessment Committee to assess the thesis:       

  • Dr. Suresh Rajendran, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
  • Dr. Gerardo Imanuel de Nóbrega Rocha, National Oilwell Varco Norway AS
  • Associate Professor Lars Tingelstad, NTNU

Associate Professor Lars Tingelstad, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NTNU, has been appointed Administrator of the Committee.

The Committee recommends that the thesis is worthy of being publicly defended for the PhD degree. 

The doctoral work has been carried out at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. 

The trial lecture will take place on 11th May at 09:15

on the following prescribed subject:

“Data-Driven Dynamical Systems: Modelling and Control of Offshore Windfarms”

The public defence of the thesis takes place on 11th May at 11:15.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the trial lecture and defence will be presented using online-based solutions.

A link to the online defence will be published shortly on this page: