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Dr James Taylor

Dr James Taylor FIET

Senior Lecturer

Engineering Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YR

+44 (0)1524 592375

Research Interests

Control system design, system identification and optimisation, with a focus on True Digital Control using non–minimal state space models.

Interdisciplinary statistical modelling and control of uncertain systems 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.

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Current Research

  • Mobile Robots for the Nuclear Industry (EPSRC/DTG).
  • Modelling and Control of Hydraulic Actuators (NDA).
  • Automated Microphenotyping Platform (BBSRC).
  • Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
  • Modelling for Improved Energy Efficiency in a Grow Cell (ERDF).
  • Energy Management for Scalable Smart Grid (EPSRC/DTG).
  • Movement Replicating Robotic Arm Control Interface (Fisher).
  • State Dependent Nonlinear Modelling and Control (various).

Selected Publications

True digital control: statistical modelling and non–minimal state space design

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 08/2013 Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 360 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

State-dependent control of a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

Taylor, C. J. & Robertson, D. 12/2013 In : Control Engineering Practice. 21, 12, p. 1716-1725 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

James Taylor's Publications

2014

A 2–dimensional Hammerstein model for heating and ventilation control of conceptual thermal zones

Tsitsimpelis, I. & Taylor, C. J. 07/2014 10th UKACC International Control Conference. Loughborough, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Exact linearization by feedback of state dependent parameter models applied to a mechatronics demonstrator

Shaban, E. M., Nada, A. A. & Taylor, C. J. 07/2014 10th UKACC International Control Conference. Loughborough, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Inverse kinematics for a redundant robotic manipulator used for nuclear decommissioning

Besset, P. & Taylor, C. J. 07/2014 10th UKACC International Control Conference. Loughborough, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Modelling seasonal and multi annual variation in bank vole populations and nephropathia epidemica

Haredasht, S. A., Taylor, C. J., Maes, P., Verstraeten, W. W., Clement, J., Van Ranst, M., Coppin, P., Berckmans, D. & Aerts, J-M. 05/2014 In : Biosystems Engineering. 121, p. 25–37 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Combined pole assignment and mean value engine model multivariable decoupling control

Titi, S. & Taylor, C. J. 2014 In : Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Control of nonlinear biological systems by non–minimal state variable feedback

Taylor, C. J. & Aerts, J-M. 2014 In : Statistics in Biosciences. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Micro–climate control in a grow–cell: system development and overview

Taylor, C. J. & Tsitsimpelis, I. 2014 International Federation of Automatic Control 19th Triennial World Congress. Cape Town, South Africa, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2013

State-dependent control of a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

Taylor, C. J. & Robertson, D. 12/2013 In : Control Engineering Practice. 21, 12, p. 1716-1725 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

True digital control: statistical modelling and non–minimal state space design

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 08/2013 Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 360 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Dynamic data–based modelling of synaptic plasticity: mGluR–dependent long–term depression

Tambuyzer, T., Ahmed, T., Taylor, C. J., Berckmans, D., D., B. & Aerts, J-M. 02/2013 6th International Conference on Bio–inspired Systems and Signal Processing. p. 48-53 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Model–based prediction of nephropathia epidemica outbreaks based on climatologic and vegetation data and bank voles population dynamics

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 In : Zoonoses and Public Health. 60, 7, p. 462-477 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

System identification of metabotropic glutamate receptor dependent long–term depression

Tambuyzer, T., Ahmed, T., Berckmans, D., Taylor, C. J., Balschun, D. & Aerts, J-M. 2013 In : Neural Computation. 25, 3, p. 650-670 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Linear and nonlinear non-minimal state space control system design.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Tych, W. 2012 System Identification, Environmental Modelling and Control System Design. Wang, L. & Garnier, H. (eds.). London: Springer, p. 559-582 24 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Low-level joint control of a robotic manipulator using state-dependent parameter models

Robertson, D. & Taylor, C. J. 2012 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Multi-State-Dependent parameter model identification and estimation.

Tych, W., Sadeghi, J., Smith, P., Chotai, A. & Taylor, C. J. 2012 System Identification, Environmental Modelling and Control System Design. Wang, L. & Garnier, H. (eds.). London: Springer, p. 191-210 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Non–minimal state variable feedback decoupling control for multivariable continuous–time systems

Taylor, J., Chotai, A. & Cross, P. 2012 In : International Journal of Control. 85, 6, p. 722-734 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Practical experience with unified discrete and continuous–time, multi–input identification for control system design

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. & Cross, P. 2012 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification. Kinnaert, M. (ed.). Brussels: IFAC, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Recent developments in the CAPTAIN Toolbox for Matlab

Young, P. & Taylor, C. J. 2012 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification . Kinnaert, M. (ed.). Brussels: IFAC, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

SSpace: A flexible and general state space toolbox for MATLAB.

Taylor, C. J. & Pedregal, D. J. 2012 System Identification, Environmental Modelling and Control System Design. Wang, L. & Garnier, H. (eds.). London: Springer, p. 615-636 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

State-dependent control of a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

Robertson, D. & Taylor, C. J. 2012 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

State-dependent system identification for control of a hydraulically-actuated nuclear decommissioning robot

Robertson, D., Taylor, C. J. & Lokuciewski, C. 2012 16th IFAC Symposium on System Identification. Kinnaert, M. (ed.). Brussels: IFAC, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2011

Challenges in oil and gas subsea production systems: Control, monitoring and reliability - an introduction

Theobald, M., Taylor, C. J. & Burnham, K. J. 07/2011 In : Measurement and Control. 44, 7, p. 206-207 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Controllable forms for stabilising pole assignment design of generalised bilinear systems

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Burnham, K. J. 31/03/2011 In : Electronics Letters. 47, 7, p. 437-439 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

An Independent Validation of the Optimality of Latching and De-clutching Control by Evolutionary Methods.

Gunn, K. J., Taylor, C. J. & Lingwood, C. J. 2011 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

State dependent feed-forward control of a wave energy converter model.

Cross, P., Taylor, J. & Aggidis, G. 2011 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2010

State dependent control of a robotic manipulator used for nuclear decommissioning activities.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Robertson, D. 10/2010 IEEE RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS 2010. Taipei, Taiwan, p. 2413-2418 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Captain toolbox analysis of the hyperfast switching peltier cooling system benchmark.

Taylor, C. J. & Young, P. C. 09/2010 UKACC International Conference Control 2010. Burnham, K. J. & Ersanilli, V. E. (eds.). p. 1082-1087 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Continuous-time feed-forward proportional-integral-plus control.

Cross, P., Taylor, C. J. & Aggidis, G. A. 09/2010 UKACC International Conference Control 2010. Burnham, K. J. & Ersanilli, V. E. (eds.). p. 229-234 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Multi-objective evolutionary optimisation of the geometry of a class of controlled wave energy converter.

Gunn, K., Lingwood, C. & Taylor, C. J. 09/2010 UKACC International Conference Control 2010. Burnham, K. J. & Ersanilli, V. E. (eds.). p. 349-354 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Nonlinear control by input-output pole assignment: state space derivation.

Taylor, C. J. & Chotai, A. 09/2010 UKACC International Conference Control 2010. Burnham, K. J. & Ersanilli, V. E. (eds.). p. 1076-1081 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Control of a dual-arm robotic manipulator

Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. 08/2010 In : Nuclear Engineering International. 55, 673, p. 24-26 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Multi-objective performance optimisation for model predictive control by goal attainment

Exadaktylos, V. & Taylor, C. J. 2010 In : International Journal of Control. 83, 7, p. 1374-1386 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Captain toolbox.

Young, P. C., Taylor, C. J., Tych, W., Pedregal, D. J. & McKenna, P. G. 2010

Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

2009

Nonlinear control by input-output state variable feedback pole assignment

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 06/2009 In : International Journal of Control. 82, 6, p. 1029-1044 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Non-minimal state space model-based continuous-time model predictive control with constraints

Wang, L., Young, P. C., Gawthrop, P. & Taylor, C. J. 06/2009 In : International Journal of Control. 82, 6, p. 1122-1137 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Stabilizing global mean surface temperature: a feedback control perspective

Jarvis, A., Leedal, D., Taylor, J. & Young, P. 05/2009 In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 24, 5, p. 665-674 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Evolutionary algorithms for the development and optimisation of wave energy converter control systems.

Gunn, K., Taylor, C. J. & Lingwood, C. 2009 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Feed-forward control of a nonlinear power take-off simulation for wave energy conversion.

Cross, P., Taylor, C. J. & Aggidis, A. 2009 20th International Conference on Systems Engineering.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Forward path model predictive control using a non-minimal state space form

Exadaktylos, V., Taylor, C. J., Wang, L. & Young, P. C. 2009 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. 223, 3, p. 353-369 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Linear and nonlinear control of a power take-off simulation for wave energy conversion.

Taylor, C. J., Stables, M. A., Cross, P., Gunn, K. & Aggidis, G. A. 2009 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Parameter estimation and errors-in-variables techniques

Taylor, C. J. 2009

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

State dependent ramp metering control of motorway bottlenecks using non-linear pole assignment.

Taylor, C. J. & Chotai, A. 2009 12th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

The Captain Toolbox for Matlab

Young, P., Tych, W. & Taylor, J. 2009

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

2008

Time-series analysis for online recognition and localization of sick pig (sus scrofa) cough sounds

Exadaktylos, V., Silva, M., Ferrari, S., Guarino, M., Taylor, C. J., Aerts, J-M. & Berckmans, D. 12/2008 In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 124, 6, p. 3803-3809 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Real-time recognition of sick pig cough sounds

Exadaktylos, V., Silva, M., Aerts, J-M., Taylor, C. J. & Berckmans, D. 10/2008 In : Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 63, 2, p. 207-214 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Development of an automated verticality alignment system for a vibro-lance

Shaban, E. M., Ako, S., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 07/2008 In : Automation in Construction. 17, 5, p. 645-655 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Constraint handling for state dependent parameter models.

Exadaktylos, V., Taylor, C. J. & Chotai, A. 2008 Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Genetic algorithms for the development and optimisation of wave energy converter control systems.

Gunn, K. & Taylor, C. J. 2008

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Nonlinear pole assignment control of state dependent parameter models with time delays.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 2008 Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Non-minimal state dependent Riccati equation and pole assignment control of nonlinear systems.

Taylor, C. J. & Chotai, A. 2008 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Systems Engineering.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2007

Proportional-integral-plus control applications of state-dependent parameter models

Taylor, C. J., Shaban, E., Stables, M. & Ako, S. 23/11/2007 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. 221, I7, p. 1019-1032 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modelling of an hydraulic excavator using simplified refined instrumental variable (SRIV) algorithm

Gu, J., Taylor, J. & Seward, D. 11/2007 In : Journal of Control Theory and Applications. 5, 4, p. 391-396 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Environmental Time Series Analysis and Forecasting with the Captain Toolbox

Taylor, C. J., Pedregal, D. J., Young, P. C. & Tych, W. 1/06/2007 In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 22, 6, p. 797-814 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Frequency analysis for real-time identification of sick pigs and disease monitoring in pig houses.

Exadaktylos, V., Silva, M., Aerts, J-M., Taylor, C. J., Ferrari, S., Guarino, M. & Berckmans, D. 06/2007 Precision livestock farming '07. Cox, S. (ed.). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 125-131 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Online recognition and localisation of sick pig cough sounds.

Exadaktylos, V., Silva, M., Aerts, J-M., Taylor, C. J., Ferrari, S., Guarino, M. & Berckmans, D. 06/2007 p. 615-620 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

System identification, time series analysis and forecasting: The Captain Toolbox handbook.

Pedregal, D. J., Taylor, C. J. & Young, P. C. 2007 Lancaster: Lancaster University. 273 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

2006

Nonlinear control of ventilation rate using state dependent parameter models

Taylor, C. J. & Stables, M. A. 09/2006 In : Biosystems Engineering. 95, 1, p. 7-18 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Multivariable proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of the ALSTOM nonlinear gasifier simulation

Taylor, C. J. & Shaban, E. 1/05/2006 In : IEE Proceedings - Control Theory and Applications. 153, 3, p. 277-285 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Control of micro-climate using time delay state dependent parameter models.

Taylor, C. J., Stables, M. A. & Chotai, A. 2006 Proceedings of the 18th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE-06)..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Design of discrete-time RIDE control system.

Ding, L., Bradshaw, A. & Taylor, C. J. 2006 Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Development of an automated verticality alignment system for a vibro-lance.

Taylor, C. J., Shaban, E. M., Chotai, A. & Ako, S. 2006 Proceedings of the 7th Portuguese conference on automatic control (Controlo-07).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Linear, nonlinear and classical control of a 1/5th scale automated excavator.

Taylor, C. J., Sidiropoulou, E., Shaban, E. M., Tych, W. & Chotai, A. 2006 Proceedings of the 18th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE-06)..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Nonlinear control system design for construction robots using state dependent parameter models.

Taylor, C. J., Shaban, E. M., Chotai, A. & Ako, S. 2006 Proceedings of the UKACC international conference on control..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Non-minimal model predive control with an integral-of-error state variable.

Taylor, C. J., Exadaktylos, V. & Chotai, A. 2006 Proceedings of the UKACC international conference on control..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Power optimisation for a 1-DOF surging WEC in regular seas with dynamically changing wave frequency.

McCabe, A. P., Yavuz, H., Bradshaw, A., Taylor, C. J. & Aggidis, G. A. 2006 Proceedings of the SUPERGEN marine energy research consortium : work package 9 : wave power control..

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2005

Comparison of classical and modern control applied to an excavator-arm.

Dixon, R., Taylor, C. J. & Shaban, E. M. 2005 International Federation of Automatic Control 16th Triennial World Congress.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Nonlinear control system design for construction robots: estimation, partial linearization by feedback and state-dependent-parameter control.

Shaban, E. M., Zied, K., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 2005 Proceedings of the 22nd international symposium on automation and robotics in construction (ISARC-05).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Proportional-integral-plus control of a class of nonlinear systems using exact and partial linearisation by feedback.

Shaban, E. M. & Taylor, C. J. 2005 Proceedings of the international conference on automatic control and system engineering (ACSE-05).

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2004

Macroscopic traffic flow modelling and ramp metering control using Matlab/Simulink

Taylor, C. J., McKenna, P. G., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Mackinnon, M. 1/10/2004 In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 19, 10, p. 975-988 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Environmental test chamber for the support of learning and teaching in intelligent control

Taylor, C. J. 10/2004 In : International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education. 41, 4, p. 375-387 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Cost effective combined axial fan and throttling valve control of ventilation rate

Taylor, C. J., Leigh, P., Chotai, A., Young, P. C., Vranken, E. & Berckmans, D. 09/2004 In : IEE Proceedings Control Theory and Applications. 151, 5, p. 577-584 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of ventilation rate in agricultural buildings

Taylor, C. J., Leigh, P. A., Price, L., Young, P. C., Berckmans, D. & Vranken, E. 02/2004 In : Control Engineering Practice. 12, 2, p. 225-233 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Proportional-Integral-Plus Control Strategy of an Intelligent Excavator

Gu, J., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 01/2004 In : Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 19, 1, p. 16-27 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Identification of a multivariable state dependency for airflow rate in a forced ventilation test chamber.

Taylor, C. J., Stables, M. A. & Young, P. C. 2004 Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control. 60 ed.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Multivariable proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of the ALSTOM nonlinear gasifier model.

Taylor, C. J. & Shaban, E. M. 2004 UKACC International Control Conference. 256 ed.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

PIP-gain scheduling control of an intelligent excavator.

Gu, J., Taylor, C. J. & Seward, D. W. 2004 Proceedings of the 21st international symposium on automation and robotics in construction. p. 280-285 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Robustness comparison of control systems for a nuclear power plant.

Ding, L., Bradshaw, A. & Taylor, C. J. 2004 Proceedings of the UKACC international conference on control.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

State dependent parameter proportional-integral-plus (SDP-PIP) control of a nonlinear robot digger arm.

Shaban, E. M., Taylor, C. J. & Chotai, A. 2004 Proceedings of the UKACC international conference on control. 59 ed.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2003

Characteristic comparison of control systems for a nuclear power plant.

Bradshaw, A., Ding, L. & Taylor, C. J. 2003 Proceedings of the international conference on agile manufacturing (ICAM2003). p. 4-6 3 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Implementation of a combined fan and valve control design in a ventilation chamber.

Leigh, P., Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A., Young, P. C. & Vranken, E. 2003 Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE2003). p. 423-428 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

State dependent parameter – proportional integral plus (SDP-PIP) control of non-linear systems.

Kontoroupis, P., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Taylor, C. J. 2003 Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE2003). p. 373-378 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

State dependent parameter (SDP) modelling of a traffic corridor based on a macroscopic statistical traffic model (STM).

Kontoroupis, P., McKenna, P. G., Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 2003 Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering (ICSE2003). p. 367-372 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Traffic flow modelling and linked ramp metering control for the M3/M27 pilot scheme.

Taylor, C. J., McKenna, P. G., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Scariza, J. 2003 Proceedings of the 16th international conference on systems engineering, ICSE 2003. p. 687-692 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2002

Wave energy research at Lancaster University: PS frog and frond.

Taylor, C. J., Bradshaw, A., Chaplin, R. V., French, M. & Widden, M. B. 2002 Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress VII held in Cologne, Germany.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2001

Design and application of PIP controllers: robust control of the IFAC ’93 benchmark

Chotai, A., Taylor, C. J. & Young, P. C. 1/08/2001 In : Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control. 23, 3, p. 183-200 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Data-based modelling and proportional integral plus (PIP) control of nitrate in an activated sludge benchmark

Ghavipanjeh, F., Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C. & Chotai, A. 01/2001 In : Water Science and Technology. 44, 1, p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

State space control system design based on non-minimal state-variable feedback: further generalisation and unification results.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 09/2000 In : International Journal of Control. 73, 14, p. 1329-1345 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modelling and control design for free air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) systems

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C., Chotai, A., Mcleod, A. & Glasock, A. R. 04/2000 In : Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research. 75, 4, p. 365-374 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Data-based modelling and proportional integral plus (PIP) control of nitrate in an activated sludge benchmark.

Ghavipanjeh, F., Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C. & Chotai, A. 2000 Proceedings of Aquatech: conference on wastewater and EU nutrient guidelines. Amsterdam

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Modelling and PIP control of dissolved oxygen in a wastewater treatment benchmark system.

Ghavipanjeh, F., Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 2000 Proceedings of the UKACC international conference on control 2000.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Modelling and proportional integral plus (PIP) control of ventilation rate in a fan test chamber.

Leigh, P., Taylor, C. J., Price, L., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 2000 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on systems engineering.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Non-minimal state space design: a unified approach to state variable feedback.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 2000 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on systems engineering. Coventry University

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of agricultural buildings.

Taylor, C. J., Price, L., Leigh, P., Young, P. C. & Berckmans, D. 2000 Proceedings of Agricontrol 2000: international conference on modelling and control in agriculture, horticulture and post-harvest processing. The Netherlands

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of non-linear systems

McCabe, A. P., Chotai, A. & Taylor, C. J. 2000 In : Systems Science. 26, p. 25-46 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of non-linear systems.

McCabe, A. P., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Taylor, C. J. 2000 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on systems engineering. Vol. 2, p. 407-412 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of the ALSTOM gasifier problem

Taylor, C. J., McCabe, A. P., Young, P. C. & Chotai, A. 2000 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. 214, 6, p. 469-481 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Proportional-integral-plus control of feedback-dependent systems with input and output constraints.

McCabe, A. P., Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 2000 Proceedings of the UKACC international conference on control 2000. University of Cambridge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

1999

An analysis of the dynamic response of stomatal conductance to a reduction in humidity over leaves of Cedrella odorata

Jarvis, A. J., Young, P. J., Taylor, C. J. & Davies, W. J. 08/1999 In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 22, 8, p. 913-924 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Data-Based Mechanistic Modelling (DBM) and control of mass and energy transfer in agricultural buildings

Price, L., Young, P. C., Berckmans, D., Janssens, K. & Taylor, C. J. 1999 In : Annual Reviews in Control. 23, 1, p. 71-82 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modelling and control of forced ventilation in agricultural livestock buildings.

Leigh, P., Young, P. C., Chotai, A., Price, L., Taylor, C. J., Vranken, E. & Berckmans, D. 1999

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

1998

Nonminimal state space approach to multivariable ramp metering control of motorway bottlenecks

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Whittaker, J. 11/1998 In : IEE Proceedings Control Theory and Applications. 145, 6, p. 568-574 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Modelling and PIP control design for open top chambers

Lees, M. J., Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C. & Chotai, A. 10/1998 In : Control Engineering Practice. 6, 10, p. 1209-1216 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Continuous time Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP) control with filtering polynomials.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 1998 Proceedings of the UKACC International Conference on Control. Institution of Electrical Engineers Conference Publication No. 455, Vol. 2, p. 1391-1396 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

DACCORD: integrated and co-ordinated control.

Kotsialos, A., Ellouni, N., Middelham, F., van Schuppen, J. & Taylor, C. J. 1998 8th World Conference on Transportation Research. Pergamon

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Multivariable Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP) control of time delay systems.

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP) control of the GEC Alsthom Gasifier benchmark challenge.

Taylor, C. J., McCabe, A., Young, P. C. & Chotai, A. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

Proportional-integral-plus (PIP) control of time delay systems

Taylor, C. J., Chotai, A. & Young, P. C. 1998 In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. 212, 1, p. 37-48 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP) co-ordinated ramp metering control of motorway networks.

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Whittaker, J. 1998

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

1997

Forecasting and control of interurban traffic networks using a state space formulated traffic model

Taylor, J., Whittaker, J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 1997 International Federation of Automatic Control 8th symposium on Transportation systems .

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Forecasting, simulation and control of interurban traffic networks

Taylor, J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 1997 12th International Conference on Systems Engineering.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Modelling and control design for Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) systems used in plant physiology climate change experiments

Taylor, J., Young, P., Chotai, A. & Mcleod, A. 1997 International Federation of Automatic Control 3rd Workshop on Mathematical and Control Applications in Agriculture and Horticulture . Pergamon

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Modelling and control design for open top chambers used in plant physiology climate change experiments

Lees, M., Taylor, J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 1997 International Federation of Automatic Control 3rd symposium on Modelling and Control in Biomedical Systems including Biological Systems . Elsevier

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Robust PIP control of multivariable stochastic systems

Taylor, J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 1997 12th International Conference on Systems Engineering.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

1996

PIP optimal control with a risk sensitive criterion.

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C. & Chotai, A. 09/1996 UKACC International Control Conference. p. 959-964 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Structural and predictive aspects of Proportional-Integral-Plus (PIP) control.

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C., Chotai, A. & Dixon, R. 09/1996 UKACC International Conference on Control. IEEE, p. 1374-1379 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

The importance of structure in PIP control design.

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. C., Chotai, A., Tych, W. & Lees, M. J. 1996 UKACC International Control Conference. Vol. Conf., p. 1196-1201 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

True Digital Control of carbon dioxide in agricultural crop growth experiments

Taylor, C. J., Lees, M., Young, P. & Minchin, P. E. H. 1996 International Federation of Automatic Control 13th Triennial World Congress. Elsevier

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

True Digital Control of interurban traffic networks

Taylor, C. J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 1996 International Federation of Automatic Control 13th Triennial World Congress. Elsevier

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

1994

On the relationship between GPC and PIP control

Taylor, J., Young, P. & Chotai, A. 1994 Advances in Model-Based Predictive Control. Clarke, D. W. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 53-68

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

James Taylor's Activities

2014

IBPSA Symposium on Greenhouse Energy Simulation, Cambridge University

Dr James Taylor (Keynote/plenary speaker), 30/09/2014

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

IAgrE Annual Conference: Reimagining agriculture: engineering as the strategic enabler, Cranfield University

Dr James Taylor (Keynote/plenary speaker), 21/05/2014

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

10th UKACC International Control Conference

Dr James Taylor (Member of programme committee), 2014

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Environmental Modelling and Software

Dr James Taylor (Editorial board member), 2014 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

IET Mini-Symposium on Monitoring and Control of Poorly-Defined and Uncertain Systems

Dr James Taylor (Chair), 2014

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Pre-Conference Workshop, UKACC Control Conference

Dr James Taylor (Chair), 2014

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

2013

BIOSIGNALS Best Paper Award (Barcelona)

Dr James Taylor (Recipient), 2013

Activity: AwardsPrize (including medals and awards)

IET Control and Automation Conference

Dr James Taylor (Member of programme committee), 2013

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

IFAC Workshop on Advances in Control and Automation Theory for Transportation Applications (ACATTA 2013)

Dr James Taylor (Member of programme committee), 2013

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Progress in Nuclear Energy

Dr James Taylor (Editorial board member), 2013 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

2012

Executive Committee, IET Control and Automation Network

Dr James Taylor (Member), 1/10/201230/09/2015

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

9th UKACC International Control Conference

Dr James Taylor (Member of programme committee), 2012

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Academic Programme Accreditor, IET

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2012 → …

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

IFAC Technical Committee on Control in Agriculture

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2012 → …

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

IFAC Technical Committee on Modelling and Control of Environmental Systems

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2012 → …

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Industrial Control Centre, University of Strathclyde

Dr James Taylor (Invited speaker), 2012

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Time for Causality Workshop, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol

Dr James Taylor (Keynote/plenary speaker), 2012

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

2011

Department of Biosystems, Katholieke University of Leuven

Dr James Taylor (Invited speaker), 2011

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, National Taiwan University

Dr James Taylor (Invited speaker), 2011

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

National Cheng Kung University

Dr James Taylor (Invited speaker), 2011

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Visiting Associate Professor, National Taiwan University

Dr James Taylor (Visitor), 2011

Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

2010

8th UKACC International Control Conference

Dr James Taylor (Member of programme committee), 2010

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

InstMC Mini–Symposium on Challenges in Oil & Gas Subsea Production, UKACC Control Conference

Dr James Taylor (Chair), 2010

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Joint Warwick & Coventry University Seminar Series on Control

Dr James Taylor (Invited speaker), 2010

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Judging panel, IET-UKACC Doctoral Prize

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2010

Activity: External academic engagementMembership of peer review panel or committee

2009

12th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems

Dr James Taylor (Member of programme committee), 2009

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in conference

Mathematics for Biomedical Engineering Summer School, University of Warwick

Dr James Taylor (Keynote/plenary speaker), 2009

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

2008

Executive Committee, UK Automatic Control Council (UKACC)

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2008 → …

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

IFAC Technical Committee on Transportation and Vehicle Systems

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2008 → …

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Systems & Control Technology Panel, InstMC

Dr James Taylor (Member), 2008 → …

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

2007

Industrial Control Centre, University of Strathclyde

Dr James Taylor (Invited speaker), 2007

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Workshop on Ramp Metering in Europe: The EURAMP Project

Dr James Taylor (Keynote/plenary speaker), 2007

Activity: Conference participationParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

2006

Undergraduate Programme Examiner, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Loughborough University

Dr James Taylor (Examiner), 20062009

Activity: External academic engagementResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

Current Students

Research students currently supervised by James Taylor include: