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Department of Information Technology

André Teixeira

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Information Technology, Division of Systems and Control

+4618-471 5414
Visiting address:
Room ÅNG 103156 hus 10, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Postal address:
Box 337
751 05 UPPSALA

Short presentation

My aim is to contribute toward autonomous decision-making systems that are secure and resilient against malicious adversaries and natural failures. Towards this aim, my research focuses primarily on cybersecurity in learning and control systems, incorporating elements from cybersecurity, control theory, optimization and machine learning, game theory, and networked systems.

I have an active role in coordinating the Cybersecurity Arena and the Graduate School in Cybersecurity at the Dept. of IT.

Keywords: control algorithm and optimization automatic control optimization control theory and system dynamics reinforcement learning cybersecurity federated machine learning privacy preserving privacy preserving machine learning control theory cyber-physical systems networked control systems

André Teixeira is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Division at the Division of Systems and Control, Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, in 2009, and the Ph. D. degree in automatic control from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2014. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Automatic Control, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. From October 2015 to August 2017, André was an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. From September 2017 to April 2021, he was an Assistant Professor at the Division of Signals and Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Uppsala University.

Dr. Teixeira was a recipient of the Best Student-Paper Award from the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control in 2014, and an Honorable Mention for the Pauk M. Frank Award at the IFAC SAFEPROCESS 2018. He was awarded a Starting Grant by the Swedish Research Council in 2019, and he is among the 20 young researchers in Sweden who received the Future Research Leaders 7 grant by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research in 2020. He was awarded the Lilly and Sven Thuréus prize in 2023 by The Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala. In 2023, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation appointed him as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow.

My research is primarily focused on the fields of automatic control and convex optimisation, addressing, in particular, a range of topics that include: cybersecurity in industrial control systems, distributed fault detection and isolation, applications to power systems and multi-agent systems.

For links to some of my talks, research publications, and recent projects, please visit my personal homepage:

See also our Uppsala Secure Learning and Control Laboratory's website at

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André Teixeira