Welcome to the Structural Dynamics, Control & Identification Group at Waterloo!
PI: Sriram Narasimhan, PhD (Rice University), PEng (Ontario).
and Canada Research Chair in Smart Infrastructure,
Civil & Environmental Engineering, and
Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Email: sriram.narasimhan (at) uwaterloo (dot) ca.
Phone: +1 519 888 4567 x38081
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
In this webpage, you will find a summary of our
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:|
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