Biography

Jun Liu received the B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University in 2002, the M.S. degree in Mathematics from Peking University in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 2011. Following an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech, he became a Lecturer in Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield in 2012. He joined the faculty of the University of Waterloo in 2015, where he currently is an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics and directs the Hybrid Systems Laboratory. Liu's main research interests are in the theory and applications of hybrid systems and control, including rigorous computational methods for control design with applications in cyber-physical systems and robotics. He was awarded a Marie-Curie Career Integration Grant from the European Commission in 2013, a Canada Research Chair from the Government of Canada in 2017, and an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science in 2018. His best paper awards include the Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award (2010, 2015) and the Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems Paper Prize (2017). Dr. Liu is a member of IEEE and SIAM and a lifetime member of CAIMS.