Anson Maitland

PhD student

Anson MaitlandI'm a PhD student interested in control oriented model reduction of nonlinear systems. 

Current Work

Control oriented model reduction: The goal of this work is to find methods that reduce the computational complexity of a plant model with a reasonable trade-off in accuracy.  These methods are to be applicable to nonlinear systems and produce reduced models that can be embedded in modern, real-time controllers.  

Ultimately these methods will be used by control engineers to increase the performance of their respective technologies.  Currently, my work targets automotive systems.

Model reduction


  • Model Reduction
  • Optimal Control
  • Nonlinear/Hybrid Systems


  • Master’s of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2014)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics, University of Waterloo (2012)

Research Experience


Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo

  • Presented a well-defined framework to investigate first-order quantum gravity effects.  This work was done by expanding our notion of symmetries to new objects called Poisson-Lie groups allowing us to deform classical phase spaces.


Defence Research and Development Canada, Atlantic

  • Investigated modern state estimation techniques

Banting and Best Department of Medical Research, University of Toronto

  • Researched the influence of filtering experimental gene profiles on the predictive accuracy of GeneMANIA (a publicly available web application that predicts gene function)
University of Waterloo
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