Colin N Jones, Associate Professor

Colin N Jones, Associate Professor

Organization: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Visiting Period:2019.2 -- 2019.5


My research focuses on the development of the theory and practice of optimization-based, or model predictive control with a particular emphasis on problems arising from renewable energy challenges.

Details of ongoing research can be found at


Colin Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He was a Senior Researcher at the Automatic Control Lab at ETH Zurich until 2011 and obtained a PhD in 2005 from the University of Cambridge for his work on polyhedral computational methods for constrained control. Prior to that, he was at the University of British Columbia in Canada, where he took a BASc and MASc in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. Colin has worked in a variety of industrial roles, ranging from commercial building control to the development of custom optimization tools focusing on retail human resource scheduling. His current research interests are in the theory and computation of predictive control and optimization, and their application to green energy generation, distribution and management. 


Publications are searchable on the EPFL infoscience portal(pdf, Oct, 2011)