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Christopher Nielsen

Associate Professor, Coordinator

Contact InformationChristopher Nielsen

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32241
Location: EIT 4106

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Biography Summary

Christopher Nielsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.

Professor Nielsen’s current research interests include nonlinear control systems, motion control for nonlinear systems, methods to stabilize sets in the state space of a system, output feedback control, geometric control and Computer Aided Design (CAD) for nonlinear controllers. His current research is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Additionally, Professor Nielsen has authored or co-authored journal articles appearing in the IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, Automatica, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimizations among others.

Research Interests

  • Nonlinear Control Systems
  • Tracking / Path Following Problems
  • Stabilize Sets In The State Space Of A System
  • Synchronization Problems
  • Output Feedback Control
  • Geometric Control
  • CAD For Nonlinear Controllers
  • Multi-agent Path Following
  • Mechatronics & Controls
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Controls And Precision Tooling
  • Autonomous Vehicles

Education

  • 2009, Doctorate, Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2004, Master's, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2002, Bachelor's, Electrical Engineering, University of Waterloo

Courses

  • ECE 200B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 200A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 300A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 300B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 100A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 100B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 400A - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 400B - Electrical and Computer Engineering Practice
    • Taught in 2014, 2016, 2017
  • ECE 481 - Digital Control Systems
    • Taught in 2013, 2014
  • ECE 686 - Filtering and Control of Stochastic Linear Systems
    • Taught in 2016
  • SE 380 - Introduction to Feedback Control
    • Taught in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • ECE 688 - Nonlinear Systems
    • Taught in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • SE 202 - Seminar
    • Taught in 2017
  • ECE 400B -
    • Taught in 2018

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Akhtar, Adeel and Nielsen, Christopher and Waslander, Steven L, Path following using dynamic transverse feedback linearization for car-like robots, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(2), 2015, 269 - 279
  • Doosthoseini, Alireza and Nielsen, Christopher, Local nested transverse feedback linearization, Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems, 27(4), 2015, 493 - 522
  • Baker, Robert JA and Leung, Bosco and Nielsen, Christopher, Phase-locked loop stability based on stochastic bounds, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 85(2), 2015, 323 - 333
  • Gill, Rajan J and Kulić, Dana and Nielsen, Christopher, Spline path following for redundant mechanical systems, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(6), 2015, 1378 - 1392