Jun Liu, PhD

Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor

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Jun LiuJun Liu received the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in 2002, the M.S. degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 2010. He is a Canada Research Chair in Hybrid Systems and Control and an Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, where he directs the Hybrid Systems Laboratory. From 2012 to 2015, he was a Lecturer in Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield. During 2011 and 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. His main research interests are in the theory and applications of hybrid systems and control, including rigorous computational methods for control design with applications in cyber-physical systems.

Research Interests

  • Hybrid systems and control theory
  • Formal methods for control design
  • Applications in cyber-physical systems


Grants and Awards

  • Ontario MRIS Early Researcher Award (2018-2023)
  • NSERC Canada Research Chair (2017-2022)
  • IFAC Journal Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems Paper Prize (2017)
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (2016-2021)
  • EU Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (2013-2017)
  • Royal Society International Exchange Grant (2014-2015)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2012)
  • Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award (2010)
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (2010)
  • NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship (2009)


Professional Service and Activities

University of Waterloo