• Expertise areas and Research interests:


- Application and theory of control engineering

- Model-based fault diagnosis methods design (Linear, Multi-linear approach, LPV systems)

- Reliability Analysis for FDI and FTC

- Fault Tolerant Control design (Fault accommodation, Reconfiguration strategy, Recovery trajectory)

- Heath Aware Control Design

- Industrial process fault monitoring with expertise in Metal Processing, Waste Water Treatement and Aerial/Aerospace System

  • Tutorial/Workshop

- September 2018 –10th IFAC Symposium SAFEPROCESS, Septembre 2018, Warsav, Poland Panel Discussion: Current Challenges in Fault Tolerant Control –  D. Theilliol “Self-healing control system management”
Organizers: R.J; Patton, Y. Zhang, D. Theilliol, S. Simani, M. Witczak

- June 2016 – 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, June 7-10, Washington D.C., USA, 2016 New Developments on Sense & Avoid, Fault-Tolerant Control, Fault-Tolerant Cooperative Control Techniques for Unmanned Systems and Their Applications
Organizers: Y. Zhang, D. Theilliol, and K. Hamel

- September 2014 – 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Cape Town, 2014 Fault diagnosis, Fault tolerant Control and Cooperative control of Manned and Unmanned  Aircraft Systems
Organizers: Y. Zhang, C. Edwards, P. Castladi, Marcos, P. Goupil, Patton, V. Puig, D. Theilliol, and A. Tsourdos -

- July 2013 – Europen Control Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 2013 Fault diagnosis, Fault tolerant Control and Cooperative control of Manned and Unmanned  Systems
Organizers: Y. Zhang, C. A. Rabbath, Y. Chen, C. Edwards, C. Fulford, H. H.-T. Liu, L. Tang, D. Theilliol, and A. Tsourdos -

- June 2012 – American Control Conference, June 27-29, Montreal, Canada, 2012 * Health Management, Fault-tolerant Control, and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aircraft Organizers: Y. Zhang, C. A. Rabbath, Y. Chen, C. Edwards, C. Fulford, H. H.-T. Liu, L. Tang, D. Theilliol, and A. Tsourdos

- June 2012 – 2012 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, June 13-15, Philadelphia, USA, 2012 * Fault-tolerant Control and Cooperative Control of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Organizers: Y. Zhang, C. Y. Chen, C. Edwards, D. Theilliol, and A. Tsourdos

  • Plenary Talks


- October 2017 – International Conference on Unmanned Systems, ICUS 2017, October 2017, China, Self-Healing control Methods for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  under actuator/sensor faults - Didier THEILLIOL

- September 2015 – 36th International Summer School  of Automatic Control, Grenoble France :
Survey talk: Fault detection and fault tolerant control
Survey Talk: Panorama of fault detection and isolation methods. Positioning of the set theoretic methods in the landscape
Survey talk: Panorama of fault tolerant control methods. Positioning of the set theoretic methods in the landscape

- September 2015 – 12th Diagnosis of Processes and Systems, DPS 2015, , Poland, Bayesian Networks Application to the Dependability of Multi-State Systems - Philippe WEBER and Didier THEILLIOL

- November 2014 – 11th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis, ACD 2014, Berlin, Germany - Fault-Tolerant Control Methods for Unmanned Aircraft based on Reliability - Didier THEILLIOL and Philippe WEBER

-  October 2012 - Conference on Fault Diagnosis and Fault Tolerant Control organized by ISA France.

- September 2012 - Conference on "Model-based Fault Tolerant Control Methods Design: From Theory to Applications" organized by Shenyang Institute of Automation - Shenyang - RP China.

- September 2011 - Conference on 10th Diagnosis of Processes and Systems, Zamosck, Poland – ”Design of Fault-Tolerant Control and Fault Diagnosis Methods based on Reliability

- July 2010 – Summer School  in CENIDET, Cuernavaca, Mexico supported by AMCA - ”Fault diagnosis and fault accommodation in metal processing – Practical issues

- September 2008 – Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, supported by IEEE – ”Fault Tolerant Control System Design based on Reliability Analysis under Dynamic Behaviour Constraints”

- July 2007 – Spring School  in Barcelona, UPC,  Spain – ”Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control using reliability analysis”

  • Positions:

- 2004-present: Full Professor of Control Engineering, Universite de Lorraine

- 1994-2004: Associate Professor of Control Engineering, Universite de Lorraine

  • Education/Professional Studies:

- 2003: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherchers, University of Nancy - Title "Design of Fault Tolerant Control System: Model-based fault diagnosis and fault accommodation"

- 1993: PhD Thesis, University of Nancy - Title"Identification of nonlinear systems with multi layer neural networks"