Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor

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Jun LiuJun Liu received the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, the M.S. degree in Mathematics from Peking University, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. He is a Canada Research Chair in Hybrid Systems and Control and an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, where he directs the Hybrid Systems Laboratory. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he was a Lecturer in Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield and 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 and efficient computational methods for control design with applications in robotics and cyber-physical systems.

Research Interests

  • Hybrid systems and control theory
  • Formal methods for control design
  • Optimization and learning for dynamics and control
  • Applications in robotics and cyber-physical systems

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Grants and Awards

  • NSERC Canada Research Chair (2022-2027)
  • NSERC Discovery Grant (2022-2027)
  • CAIMS/PIMS Early Career Award (2020)
  • 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 (2016-2022)
  • EU Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (2013-2017)
  • Royal Society International Exchange Grant (2014-2015)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011-2012)


Professional Service and Activities

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