André Teixeira

Associate Professor

Uppsala University

Dr. André Teixeira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden, where he leads the Secure Learning and Control Lab. 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 Department of Electrical Engineering at Uppsala University.

His research focuses on secure learning and control systems, particularly developing conceptual and modeling frameworks, methods, and tools for control engineers to analyze and design secure systems that safely interact with the physical world. His current research interests include security and privacy in intelligent control systems, distributed fault detection and isolation, distributed optimization, power systems, and networked dynamical systems. 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 Paul M. Frank Award at the IFAC SAFEPROCESS 2018. He was awarded a Starting Grant by the Swedish Research Council in 2018, and he is among the 20 young researchers in Sweden who received the Future Research Leaders 7 grant from 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, he was appointed as a Wallenberg Academy Fellow by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.