Contact Information

Christopher Nielsen
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.


I generally teach couses related to systems and control. I am teaching ECE 688: Nonlinear Systems in Winter 2023. Here is a list of courses that 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.

Meeting on System and Control Theory

The Ninth Meeting on Systems and Control Theory is scheduled for May 3-5, 2023.