Torbjørn Cunis

Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist


Pfaffenwaldring 27
70569 Stuttgart, Germany

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Additional Title(s)

  • Lecturer, University of Stuttgart Institute of Flight Mechanics and Control

Torbjørn Cunis is a lecturer at the University of Stuttgart Institute of Flight Mechanics and Control. Prior to that appointment, he has been a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering, where he continues to collaborate as an adjunct researcher. Dr. Cunis is a fellow of the Young ZiF at Centre for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Bielefeld.


  • SAE-Supaéro, France
  • Doctor in Systems and Control 2019
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • M.Sc. Automation Engineering 2016
    University of Würzburg, Germany
  • B.Sc. Aerospace Computer Engineering 2014
  • B.Sc. Computer Science 2013

Research Interests

Torbjørn Cunis is a system theorist with a background in control engineering, computer science, and aeronautics and astronautics. His research is focused on mathematically provable correctness for autonomous vehicles. In particular, he is interested in the connection between optimization and verification in dynamic nonlinear systems. His recent work includes sum-of-squares techniques for stability and reachability, stability in optimization-based control techniques, and dynamics of optimal control problems.

With the advance of artificial intelligence and increasing complexity in autonomous vehicles, Dr. Cunis is interested in the combination of machine learning techniques with system theory in order to obtain algebraic and/or probabilistic results for correctness.

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