Jakob Axelsson, Professor


Jakob Axelsson received an M.Sc. from Linköping University in 1993, and a Ph.D. in 1997 for a thesis on hardware/software codesign of real-time systems. He has been working at ABB Corporate Research and ABB Power Generation (now Alstom) in Baden, Switzerland, Volvo Technological Development (now Volvo Technology), Carlstedt Research & Technology, and Volvo Car Corporation, all in Göteborg, Sweden. He is currently professor in software and systems engineering at Mälardalen University in Västerås.He is also with RISE SICS in Stockholm, where he is a senior research leader in systems-of-systems engineering. 

Jakob Axelsson's current research interests are primarily related to the development of systems-of-systems. This includes cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things; software engineering; system architecture; modeling techniques; and analysis of risks, safety, and business aspects. Particular emphasis is placed on systemic issues, and a systems engineering approach is used.

Jakob sometimes blogs about systems-of-systems engineering at www.societies-of-systems.com.

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Latest publications:

Dilemmas in designing e-learning experiences for professionals (Dec 2021)
Mobyen Uddin Ahmed, Ioanna Aslanidou, Jakob Axelsson, Shahina Begum, Leo Hatvani, Anders Olsson, Sebastian Schwede, Carina Sjödin, Jan Skvaril, Valentina Zaccaria
20th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL)

Design and Evaluation of a System of Systems Architecture for the Optimization of a Cyclic Transport Operation (Jun 2021)
David Rylander , Jakob Axelsson
16th Annual System of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSe21)

Towards Evidence-based Decision-making for Identification and Usage of Assets in Composite Software: A Research Roadmap (Mar 2021)
Claes Wohlin , Efi Papatheocharous , Jan Carlson, Kai Petersen , Emil Alégroth , Jakob Axelsson, Deepika Badampudi , Markus Borg , Antonio Cicchetti, Federico Ciccozzi, Thomas Olsson , Séverine Sentilles, Mikael Svahnberg , Krzysztof Wnuk , Tony Gorschek
Journal of Software: Evolution and Process (JSEP)

Towards a Unified Approach to System-of-Systems Trustworthiness Analysis Based on Systems Theory (Jul 2020)
Jakob Axelsson
30th INCOSE International Symposium (INCOSE IS 2020)

Achieving System-of-Systems Interoperability Levels Using Linked Data and Ontologies (Jul 2020)
Jakob Axelsson
30th INCOSE International Symposium (INCOSE IS 2020)

Systems-of-Systems Engineering Online Education: An Experience Report (Jun 2020)
Jakob Axelsson
15th Annual Systems of Systems Engineering Conference (SoSE2020)

PhD students supervised as main supervisor:

David Rylander
Håkan Gustavsson (former)
Peter Wallin (former)
Sara Dersten

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Göran Bertheau (former)