Colin Jones

EPFL STI IGM LA3
ME C2 408 (Bâtiment ME)
Station 9
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://la.epfl.ch/

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Education

BASc

Electrical engineering and mathematics

University of British Columbia

1994-2000

MASc

Electrical engineering

University of British Columbia, Canada

2000-2002

PhD

Control theory

Cambridge, UK

2002-2005

Publications

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering

Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems

Courses

Optimal networked control

This summer school will focus on large-scale optimization and its applications in the control and operation of the infrastructure networks, in particular it will build comprehensive framework from theory to their specific applications for doctoral candidates.

Control systems TP

Provides the students with basic notions and tools for the analysis and control of dynamic systems. Shows them how to design controllers and analyze the performance of controlled systems.

Model predictive control

Provide an introduction to the theory and practice of Model Predictive Control (MPC). Main benefits of MPC: flexible specification of time-domain objectives, performance optimization of highly complex multivariable systems and ability to explicitly enforce constraints on system behavior.

Robotics practicals

The practicals can include the following topics:

  • Teaching Robots to Accomplish a Manipulation Task
  • Experimenting with haptic interfaces
  • Controlling a serial robot ABB IRB 120
  • Control of the Micro Delta Direct Drive robot
  • LiniX, linear axis, assembly and control