Internally funded

The basic funding for the Strategic Research Area is an enabler for achieving both stability and collaboration opportunities within the security area. Stability through the establishment of positions with a focus to develop the research towards security-domain applications, and collaboration through the formation of time limited projects, complementary to other research activities, focusing on new ideas, scientific excellence and co-operation.


LiU funded positions:

Prof. Håkan Johansson (ISY)
Prof. Håkan Johansson is with the Division of Communication Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University. His research focuses on the design and implementation of energy-efficient signal processing systems. Within Security Link (from 2015), he is heading research on implementation aspects of massive MIMO communication systems which constitute enablers for increased robustness, capacity, and energy efficiency. The objective is to develop energy-efficient and hardware-friendly digital signal processing algorithms for computationally intensive functions. There is a substantial synergy between this activity and the ongoing renowned EU-project FP7-MAMMOET, in which Communication Systems is a partner and Prof. Johansson is involved, which aims at developing testbeds and demonstrating the practical feasibility of massive MIMO systems. It also complements other current activities at the division which focus on fundamental aspects of massive MIMO systems. During 2009-2014, Communication Systems has cooperated with FOI, in particular within the Security Link-sponsored FOI project ”Detection of disturbance and spoofing of GPS receivers”, and the aim is to continue this cooperation.

Associate Professor Mats Eriksson (IFM)
Mats Eriksson is Associate Professor in Applied Physics at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) at Linköping University. His research focuses on chemical sensors, in particular electrochemical sensors for drinking water monitoring but also different aspects of gas sensing and biosensor research. Mats has headed several projects related to drinking water monitoring. The Event project 2008-2010 was a collaboration between LiU, FOI, Saab, Linköping municipality and the drinking water supplier Tekniska Verken i Linköping. After that the sensors were further developed in a project on microsensor arrays. 2012-2014 Eriksson participated in a VINNOVA challenge driven innovation (UDI) project on online water monitoring with 23 partners from academia, institutes and industry. During 2015-2016 Eriksson is the project leader of a VINNOVA VINN verification project aiming at commercialization of a technology for drinking water monitoring based on the “electronic tongue”.

Adj. Assoc. Prof. Gustaf Hendeby (ISY)
Gustaf Hendeby is a senior scientist at FOI and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Automatic Control, LiU. He is supervising four students with theoretical subjects relevant for security applications and is coordinating many of the projects in Wildlife Security. Gustaf’s work with Wildlife Security has considerable overlap with the FOI lead EU FP7 project P5 which targets protection of critical infrastructure. Gustaf is also involved in a FOI and LiU collaboration to provide indoor positioning to first responders using SLAM based on a foot-mounted IMU and opportunistic RSS measurements. This has so far resulted in a second best paper at the IPIN conference, and will continue as one of FOI’s Security Link funded project.

Johan Bergenäs (ISY)
Johan Bergenäs is employed by the think tank Stimson Center, Washington D.C. and adjunct expert at LiU. He is managing the implementation phase of Wildlife Security in Ngulia. His expertize lies in the nexus between security and economic development based on public-private sector partnerships. Read more about Johan Bergenäs on the Stimson website.

Assistant professor Eva Blomqvist (IDA)
Eva Blomqvist is Assistant Professor, in the MDA lab (HCS division) at IDA, Linköping University. Research is focused on decision support systems, in particular for the security and crisis management domain. Particular interests include Semantic Web technologies, ontologies and ontology design patterns for supporting next generation decision support. Semantic Web technologies can enable easier information integration, as well as better event detection and abstraction of information and events within a decision support system, leading to improved situation awareness and more well-informed actions. The research is conducted in and international environment, including collaborations with several European institutions, such as the STLab at CNR in Italy and the University of Sheffield, UK, as well as within large EU-funded research projects, such as the VALCRI project aiming at improved support for criminal intelligence analysis. Eva also participate in several W3C community groups, where potential future standards in the field are discussed, such as the Emergency Information group and the RDF Stream Processing group.



Security Link funded research within FOI is governed by calls for proposals, evaluated by the Management Board. The funded projects are aiming at supporting both high scientific quality and cooperation between organizations in Security Link. The publications generated within these projects can be found here.

Since 2010 the following projects have been launched:

Integrated sensor system for maritime awareness 2010-2011 Rolf Ragnarsson Advanced sensors and detectors LiU, Sensor Informatics
Chalmers, Radar Remote Sensing
Assessment on a system-of-systems level, with an applicatory study on autonomous systems 2010-2012 Anders Eriksson Risk analysis and ethics of crisis management KTH, Philosophy and History of Technology
MIMO for increased interference resistance i TETRA-based radio systems for first responders 2010-2011 Peter Stenumgaard Secure and robust wireless communications LiU, Communications Systems
Antennas for rapid sub-mm wave security imaging 2011-2012 Jan Svedin Advanced sensors and detectors Chalmers, Physical Electronics Lab
Radar Doppler analysis for security applications 2011-2012 Svante Björklund Sensor and information fusion LiU, Sensor Informatics
Anomalidetektion using statistical relational learning 2011-2013 Pontus Svenson Sensor and information fusion Pre-study
Advanced Laser Sensors and Informatics for Security (ALSIS) 2011-2013 Lars Sjöqvist Advanced sensors and detectors LiU, Automatic Control
Multisensorsystems for positioning of first responders 2012-2014 Jouni Rantakokko Secure and robust wireless communications LiU, Automatic Control
SLAM&ATR 2012-2014 Stina Grönwall Sensor and information fusion LiU, Automatic Control
Analysis and management of IT‐incidents 2012-2014 Teodor Sommestad Secure and robust wireless communications KTH, Computer Science
Weak signals to detect lone wolf terrorists 2012-2013 Lisa Kaati Decision support and coordination for emergency and crisis response UU, Institutionen för informationsteknologi
Find and track humans with synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) 2013-2015 Lars Ulander Advanced sensors and detectors LiU, Sensor Informatics
Chalmers, Radar Remote Sensing
Electronically scanned security imager for stand-off detection 2013-2016 Jan Svedin Advanced sensors and detectors Chalmers, Physical Electronics Lab
Detection of jamming and spoofing of GPS receivers 2013-2014 Erik Axell Secure and robust wireless communications LiU, Communications Systems
Coded aperture spectral imager for stand-off detection of trace amounts of explosives 2015-2016 Mattias Svanqvist Advanced sensors and detectors LiU, Sensor Informatics, Umeå University, Laser Physics Group, Chalmers, Computer Graphics Research Group
Avanonymisering av anonyma alias på webben 2015-2016 Fredrik Johansson Risk analysis and ethics of crisis management KTH, Division of Philosophy
Collaborative mapping for improved localization using opportunistic multifrequency RSS measurements 2015-2017 Jonas Nygårds Sensor- and information fusion, Secure and robust wireless communications LiU, Automatic Control
Rörlig fotonräknande lidar för avbildning i 3D 2016-2018 Markus Henriksson Advanced sensors and detectors LiU, Automatic Control
Passive radar for detection of low altitude, small and slow airborne targets 2016-2018 Thomas Sjögren Advanced sensors and detectors Chalmers, Radar Remote Sensing