| Engineering Department (Room C16)
Faculty of Science & Technology
Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, United Kingdom
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Department +44 (0) 1524 593093
E-mail c.taylor AT lancaster.ac.uk
Interdisciplinary statistical modelling and True Digital Control of uncertain systems in the natural sciences and engineering, with applied research spanning robotics, transport, energy, health and the environment.
Developer of Matlab Toolboxes for time series analysis, forecasting and control. This includes CAPTAIN for data–based mechanistic analysis of nonstationary and nonlinear systems and TDC for state–space control design.
NDA funded project (2010–2012): Fast, smooth and co-ordinated control of a dual-arm manipulator used for nuclear decommissioning (£83k)
Burrell, T., Fozard, S., Holroyd, G.H., French, A.P., Pound, M.P., Bigley, C.J., Taylor, C.J. and Forde, B.G. (2017) The Microphenotron: a robotic miniaturized plant phenotyping platform with diverse applications in chemical biology, Plant Methods (in press).
Tsitsimpelis, I., Wolfenden, I. and Taylor, C.J. (2016) Development of a grow–cell test facility for research into sustainable controlled–environment agriculture, Biosystems Engineering, 150, pp. 40–53.
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. and Robertson, D. (2013) State–dependent control of a hydraulically–actuated nuclear decommissioning robot, Control Engineering Practice, 21, 1716–1725
Haredasht, S.A., Taylor, C.J., Maes, P., Verstraeten, W.W., Clement, J., Barrios, M., Lagrou, K., Van Ranst, M., Coppin, P., Berckmans, D., Aerts, J.–M (2013) Model–based prediction of nephropathia epidemica outbreaks based on climatologic and vegetation data and bank voles population dynamics, Zoonoses and Public Health, 60, 461–477.
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.
Dr Emma Wilson (PDRA) Adaptive treatment and robust control (funder: EPSRC)
Oliver Tate (PhD student) Energy management and control of micro-climate in buildings (co–supervisor: Dr David Cheneler) (funder: Lancaster University)
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
Dr David Robertson (2015) State-dependent control of a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot (funder: NDA)
Dr Mark Selwood (2015) Development of technologies for a portable monosphere neutron spectrometer
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
Vice–Chair, IET Control & Automation Network
Executive Committee, Automatic Control Council (UKACC)
Engr115 Computers and Control
Engr202 Instrumentation and Control
Engr406 Intelligent System Control (MEng)
Engr506 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)
The Microphenotron (Automated platform for high-throughput chemical biology screens with plants: YouTube video)
Movement replicating robotic arm control interface (Giedrius Rakauskas MSc Project: YouTube video)
Data–based modelling and adaptive control system design for the regulation of micro–climate in agricultural buildings (Nuffield Foundation Grant 2001–2003)
Updated 20th December 2016.