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Kirsten Morris


PhD, University of Waterloo

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Telephone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 36218
Office: MC 6126

Prof. Kirsten Morris’ research interests are control and estimation of systems modelled by partial differential equations and also systems, such as smart materials, involving hysteresis.  She has written an undergraduate textbook "Introduction to Feedback Control", and was editor of the book  “Control of Flexible Structures”.  She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is now a professor in  the Applied Mathematics Department at that university. She has also held visiting positions at ICASE (NASA Langley), the Fields Institute and the Institute for Mathematics & Applications and the Université de Bordeaux. From 2005-2008 she was Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research in the Faculty of Mathematics.  Prof. Morris  served as a vice-president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Control System Society from 2013-2016. She is currently vice-chair of the SIAM Control & Systems Theory group. She was an associate editor with the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control  and is  an editor for SIAM Journal on Control & Optimization, as well as Mathematics of Control, Signals & Systems and is a member of the editorial board of the  SIAM  book series Advances in Design & Control. Professor Morris is a fellow of IEEE. 

Research interests

  • Infinite-dimensional control systems
  • Computation of controllers for systems modelled by partial differential equations
  • Optimal actuator/sensor location
  • Robust control of smart materials
  • Hysteresis

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