| Engineering Department
Faculty of Science & Technology
Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YR, United Kingdom
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E-mail c.taylor AT lancaster.ac.uk
True Digital Control Book and MATLAB Toolboxes
Control system design, system identification and optimisation, with a focus on True Digital Control using linear and nonlinear non–minimal state space models.
Statistical modelling and control in the natural sciences and engineering, with applied research spanning robotics, transport, energy, agriculture, health and the environment.
Developer of Matlab Toolboxes for time series analysis, forecasting and control, including the CAPTAIN Toolbox for data–based mechanistic analysis of nonstationary and nonlinear systems.
Current NDA funded project (2015–2018): Autonomous mobile robotic systems for remote handling and decommissioning (£90k).
Current BBSRC funded project (2014–2016): The Microphenotron: developing an automated microphenotyping platform to unlock the potential of chemical biology in plants (with Prof. Brian Forde) (£168k).
Taylor, C.J. and Robertson, D. (2013) State–dependent control of a hydraulically–actuated nuclear decommissioning robot, Control Engineering Practice, 21, 1716–1725
Taylor, C.J., Young, P.C. and Chotai, A. (2013) True Digital Control: Statistical Modelling and Non–Minimal State Space Design, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Taylor, C.J., Chotai, A. and Burnham, K.J. (2011) Controllable forms for stabilising pole assignment design of generalised bilinear systems, Electronics Letters, 47, 437–439.
Exadaktylos, V. and Taylor, C.J. (2010) Multi–objective performance optimisation for model predictive control by goal attainment, International Journal of Control, 83, 1374–1386.
Kieran Reeves (PhD student) Integrated dynamics, control and energy management of all–wheel–drive plug–in hybrid electric vehicles (co–supervisor: Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Ioannis Tsitsimpelis (PhD student) Modelling for improved energy efficiency and reduced water consumption in an optimised closed–environment grow cell (funder: ERDF)
Yousaf Alarfaj (PhD student) State variable feedback and optimisation (co–supervisor: Dr Allahyar Montazeri)
Sufian Al Titi (PhD student) State dependent nonlinear modelling and control
Kurt Canfield (PhD student) Real-time analysis of radionuclide inventory for safety case assurance in the nuclear industry (co–supervisor: Dr Steve Monk)
David Robertson (PhD student) Control of a dual–arm manipulator used for nuclear decommissioning (funder: NDA)
Linas Gelazanskas (PhD student) Energy management for scalable smart grid (lead–supervisor: Dr Kelum Gamage) (funder: EPSRC DTG)
Dr Philip Cross (2012) Continuous–time PIP control of marine energy converters (funder: EPSRC)
Dr Kester Gunn (2012) Generic optimisation of wave energy converter performance (funder: EPSRC & E.ON)
Dr Vasileios Exadaktylos (2008) Model predictive control structures in the non–minimal state space (funder: Marie Curie Fellowship)
Dr Essam Shaban (2006) State dependent parameter control applied to construction robots and other nonlinear systems
Dr Matthew Stables (2006) Nonlinear control of a ventilation chamber (funder: EPSRC)
Dr Steven Wright (2006) Control of IVT based vehicles by intelligent selection between alternative solutions
Editorial Board, Progress in Nuclear Energy
Editorial Board, Environmental Modelling & Software
Executive Committee, IET Control and Automation Network
Executive Committee, Automatic Control Council (UKACC)
ENGR.115 Computers and Control
ENGR.202 Instrumentation and Control
ENGR.406 Intelligent System Control (MEng)
ENGR.506 Intelligent System Control (MSc)
Academic, Engineering Department, Lancaster University (2000–present)
Research Associate, Environmental Science Department, Lancaster University (1994–2000)
PhD Control Engineering, Lancaster University (1996)
BSc (Hons.) Environmental Science, Lancaster University (1992)
Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton, North Yorkshire (1982–1989)
Data–based modelling and adaptive control system design for the regulation of micro–climate in agricultural buildings (Nuffield Foundation Grant 2001–2003)
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