Imperial College London

Dr Joel Simard

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Research Associate







1109Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus





I received a B.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 2016, and in 2018 I received a M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering studying adaptive control from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.

Since 2018 I have been part of the Control and Power (CAP) Research Group at Imperial College London, London, U.K., where I'm currently working as a research associate (since May 2023, research assistant from April 2022 to April 2023).

I completed a Ph.D. in nonlinear control theory as part of the CAP Research Group in 2023, with the topic of my thesis being model reduction and interpolation of systems of nonlinear differential-algebraic equations.

My current research is mainly focused on model reduction and the analysis of nonlinear systems.



Simard JD, Astolfi A, 2024, On the construction and parameterization of interpolants in the Loewner framework, Automatica, Vol:159, ISSN:0005-1098


Simard JD, Moreschini A, Astolfi A, 2023, Parameterization of All Moment Matching Interpolants, European Control Conference (ECC), IEEE

Simard JD, Astolfi A, 2022, Regularization of Underconstrained Interpolants in the Loewner Framework, European Control Conference (ECC), IEEE, Pages:1684-1689

Simard JD, Astolfi A, 2022, Loewner Functions for a Class of Nonlinear Differential-Algebraic Systems, IEEE 61st Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), IEEE, Pages:6542-6547, ISSN:0743-1546

Thesis Dissertations

Simard J, 2023, Interpolation and model reduction of nonlinear systems in the Loewner framework

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