Contact Information

Christopher Nielsen
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
office: CEIT 4106
phone: 519.888.4567 x 32241
fax: 519.746.3077
email: cnielsen (at)


I work in the area of nonlinear feedback control systems. I am particularly interested in motion control problems and their application to electro-mechanical systems. A list of selected publications is available on this site.

My other interests include methods for stabilizing sets in the state-space of a system, synchronization problems, output feedback control and robotics.


In Fall 2021 I'm teaching ECE 682: Multivariable Control Systems and ECE 484: Digital Control Applications. Here is a list of courses I have taught .

Graduate Students

A list of current and past graduate students.

Waterloo RoboHub

The Waterloo RoboHub is a state-of-the-art robotics research, testing, and training facility.

Biennial Meeting on System and Control Theory

The Ninth Biennial Meeting on Systems and Control Theory originally scheduled for April 27-29, 2020, has been cancelled.