Gurvinder S. Virk

University of Gävle, Sweden


Professor Gurvinder S. Virk (BSc, PhD, DIC, FIET, FCIBSE, CEng, CMath, FIMA). Prof Virk is a Professor of Robotics and the Built Environment, at University of Gävle, Sweden, and Professor of Robotics and Autonomous Systems at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is a technical expert in control theory and its applications with particular experience in service robotics and building management systems, and the use of advanced model-based control to a variety of applications. His current interests are in personal care robots, medical robots, olfactory navigation for mobile robots, renewable energy systems for buildings and sustainable construction. He has extensive experience of project management and leading large international projects. He has held several grants from national and European sources (total value of over 18 M€), as well as industry. He has produced over 300 papers in these areas and 8 books. Prof Virk is chairman of ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 Personal robot safety and IEC SC62A & ISO TC184/SC2 JWG9 Medical electrical equipment and systems using robotic technology (i.e. medical robots) which are developing the safety standard for personal care robots and for medical robots respectively. He is Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE) and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA); he is a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Mathematician. He has been awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his work in promoting Information Technology.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2014

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