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Full name: 
David G Taylor
Job title: 
Professor
Email address: 
Work phone: 
404/894-8910
Fax: 
404.894.4641
Office: 
VL 474

Professor Taylor was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1983. He did his graduate work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He has been with Georgia Tech since 1988, where his teaching and research activities have encompassed both the theory and application of control systems, with a particular emphasis on control of electromechanical systems such as robotic motion systems, electric machine systems and power electronic systems.

Research interests: 
  • Nonlinear control systems
  • Electromechanical systems and devices
  • Optimization of manufacturing machines
  • Automotive control systems
  • Hybrid electric vehicles
Distinctions: 
  • NSF Research Initiation Award, 1989
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1991
  • Sigma Xi Research Awards (as thesis advisor)
    • Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, 1994
    • Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis, 2001
    • Outstanding M.S. Thesis, 2002
    • Outstanding B.S. Thesis, 2011
  • Publications Chair, 1998 American Control Conference
  • Senior Member, IEEE

N. Chayopitak and D. G. Taylor, "Performance assessment of air-core linear permanent-magnet synchronous motors," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 44, no. 10, pp. 2310-2316, October 2008.

J. M. Rieber and D. G. Taylor, "Integrated control system and mechanical design of a compliant two-axes mechanism," Mechatronics, vol. 14, no. 9, pp. 1069-1087, November 2004.

D. G. Taylor and S. Li, "Stable inversion of continuous-time nonlinear systems by finite-difference methods," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 537-542, March 2002.

K. R. Shouse and D. G. Taylor, "Sensorless velocity control of permanent-magnet synchronous motors," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 313-324, May 1998.

K. R. Shouse and D. G. Taylor, "A digital self-tuning tracking controller for permanent-magnet synchronous motors," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 412-422, December 1994.

A. Khayatian and D. G. Taylor, "Multirate modeling and control design for switched-mode power converters," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 39, no. 9, pp. 1848-1852, September 1994.

R. S. Wallace and D. G. Taylor, "Low-torque-ripple switched reluctance motors for direct-drive robotics," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 733-742, December 1991.

D. G. Taylor, P. V. Kokotovic, R. Marino and I. Kanellakopoulos, "Adaptive regulation of nonlinear systems with unmodeled dynamics," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 405-412, April 1989.

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