Jeremy Coulson


Mark and Jenny Brandemuehl Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Wisconsin–Madison

My research interests are in the area of systems and control theory. I am interested in data-driven control and machine learning with applications in robotics and energy systems. I study fundamental questions arising when using data for prediction and design of safe and reliable control algorithms for complex systems.

In 2015 I received my Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University Canada. I received my Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Queen’s University Canada in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Bahman Gharesifard and Prof. Abdol-Reza Mansouri. I received my PhD from the Automatic Control Lab at ETH Zürich under the supervision of Prof. Florian Dörfler and Prof. John Lygeros in 2022.


Jan, 2024 I am honoured to have received the ETH Medal for my PhD thesis.
Jul, 2023 Talk at the pre-conference workshop “Data-driven Predictive Control: Whence and Whither?” at IFAC world congress in Japan.
Jun, 2023 I was interviewed for the “PhDs in Control” column of the IEEE Control Systems Magazine.
Jun, 2023 Invited seminar talk at UCLA.
Jun, 2023 Two talks at ACC in San Diego.
Feb, 2023 I am excited to join the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Assistant Professor!
Oct, 2022 I successfully defended my PhD thesis on Data-enabled Predictive Control!
Sep, 2022 Talk at MTNS (International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems).
Jun, 2022 I’ve been awarded the Best Young Author Journal Paper Award (IEEE Control Systems Society Swiss Chapter) for our paper on Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained Data-enabled Predictive Control.
May, 2022 I’ve accepted a position as a tenure track assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison starting in 2023!