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Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS)

About the project
Democritus focuses on the water distribution systems, which exhibit many unsolved challenges of future societal systems. They will study real-time detection and mitigation of possible contamination or attacks, global decision making while observing local data privacy, as well as the integration of smart meters and similar into a largescale autonomous system.


Background

The Smart Society critically depends on large infrastructures like electrical grids or water distribution networks that operate efficiently, with predictable performance and meet strict safety and security requirements. They must also be able to make informed decisions under constraints and in real-time – one simple error can have devastating consequences. The research team of the Democritus project believe that these systems can be constructed using a common set of novel design principles despite their technological diversity.

Cross-disciplinary collaboration
The team consists of experts from KTH and RISE with research experience in network design and optimization, learning and decision making, security of cyber-physical systems, and large-scale experimentation. The work is carried out together with Stockholm Vatten, WaterCentre@KTH and Ericsson/S&T.

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Contacts

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Viktoria Fodor

Professor, Division of Network and Systems Engineering at KTH, Member of the Executive Committee, Associate Director Strategic Research and Chair of the Strategic Research Committee, Working group Cooperate, PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures

+46 8 790 42 68
vfodor@ee.kth.se
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Bengt Ahlgren

Senior Researcher at RISE, Member of the Executive Committee, Associate Director for Testbeds and Data , Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures

+46 10 228 43 24
bengt.ahlgren@ri.se
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Carlo Fischione

Professor, Division of Network and Systems Engineering at KTH, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures, Digital Futures fellow

+46 73 632 25 61
carlofi@kth.se
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Sindri Magnússon

Associate professor, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University, Vice Chair Working group Cooperate at Digital Futures, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures, Co-PI of research project Data-Driven Control and Coordination of Smart Converters for Sustainable Power System Using Deep Reinforcement Learning at C3.ai DTI, Co-Supervisor for postdoc project Distributed Optimization and Federated Learning in Emerging Smart Networks at Digital Futures

+46 8 16 11 15
sindri.magnusson@dsv.su.se

Johan Karlsson

Associate Professor, Optimisation and Systems Theory at KTH, Associate Director Executive Research at Digital Futures, Member of the Executive Committee, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures

+46 8 790 84 40
johan.karlsson@math.kth.se

Henrik Sandberg

Professor, Division of Decision and Control Systems at KTH EECS, Strategic Research Committee, Chair Working group Trust, PI of research project Learning in Routing Games for Sustainable Electromobility (RoSE), PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures

+46 8 790 72 94
hsan@kth.se
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Rolf Stadler

Prof. and Head of Division, Division of Network and Systems Engineering at KTH, Co-PI of research project Decision-making in Critical Societal Infrastructures (DEMOCRITUS) at Digital Futures

+46 8 790 42 50
stadler@kth.se