Welcome to the Structural Dynamics, Control & Identification Group at Waterloo!

PI: Sriram Narasimhan, PhD (Rice University), PEng (Ontario).

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Smart Infrastructure,
Civil & Environmental Engineering, and
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering (cross-appointed),
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Email: sriram.narasimhan (at) uwaterloo (dot) ca.
Phone: +1 519 888 4567 x38081

About us:

Our research thrust is on identification and control of dynamically sensitive structures which are vulnerable to natural and man-made dynamic forces. We are trying to understand how structures behave when they experience dynamic forces and whether we can infer their condition from measurements. As a natural extension, we are also developing devices to control unwanted vibrations in dynamically sensitive structures. These are powered by novel system identification and parameter estimation algorithms utilizing concepts of blind source separation, Kalman filtering, unsupervised classification, and time-frequency analysis. Our group works on both theoretical and experimental aspects and we have at our disposal state-of-the-art tools and equipment that enable us to explore these exciting research areas.

In this webpage, you will find a summary of our work, publications, our current team members, and an overview of the facilities we have available for research. In case you are interested in obtaining a copy of one of our papers, or simply are interested in speaking to us, please drop a line via email.

A note to students seeking graduate positions in our group:

I receive a large number of requests from candidates seeking graduate positions in our group. I thank you in advance for showing interest in joining us and in what we do. Due to the volume of such requests I am unable to respond to each one individually. However, I assure you that I will review your application, even though I cannot reply to all of them. I encourage you to send me your cv, and if there is a match I will contact you.