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Université de Lorraine (UdL)
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie (ENSG)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Professor in Automatic Control (CNRS section 61)     
IEEE Senor member (IEEE)
Université de Lorraine
Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy
2, Avenue de la forêt de Haye
F 54 518 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cédex
Contact and Information
Telephone: (33) 03 83 59 56 82
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Academic Degrees
1964 : General Certificate of Education Advanced Levels (mathematics)
1965 : Undergraduate courses to prepare for entry exams to top universities (Lycée H. Poincaré)
1966 : Undergraduate courses to prepare for entry exams to top universities (Lycée H. Poincaré)
1969 : Engineer diploma from Ecole Centrale de Nantes
1969 : Assistant at "faculté des sciences" of Nancy
1970 : Postgraduate Degree, granted 5 years after the baccalaureats
1973 : Doctorate "Thèse de doctorat de spécialité"
1973 : Qualification for "Maître de Conférence" position
1980 : PhD "Thèse de doctorat d'état (doctorat-ès-sciences)"
1981 : Assistant-Professor at "faculté des sciences" of Nancy
1985 : Professor, 2nd class, at Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine
1990 : Professor, 1st class, at Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine
1990 : Allowance for doctoral formation (renewed in 94, 98, 02, 06, 10)
2009 : Exceptional class degree
2010 : Scientific Excellence Grant
2011 : Emeritus Professor
2014 : Renewal professor emeritus status 2017 : Renewal professor emeritus status
Fields of Interest
Data Treatment : statistical treatment, data validation, data reconciliation, mass balance equilibration
System Analysis : modelling, parameters estimation, model reduction, model validation, multi-model
System Monitoring : state estimation, fault detection, fault isolation, diagnosis, fault-tolerant control
Other Expertises
Laboratory Applications : grinding and separation process, controled quench in metallurgy, heat exchanger, fluid transportation system, winding-unwinding machine
Industrial Applications : automatic rolling train, uranium mineral concentration, mineral breakage and drying processes, jet engine, air pollution, water distribution, wastewater treatment plant, diesel motor, nuclear power plant, aerospace, continuous casting ...
Works in Progress
Representation of systems with multi-models
Observer synthesis for systems with multiple functionning modes
Data-based fault detection and diagnosis
Fault tolerant control
Key words
Key words for thematic : Modelling, Identification, Observation, Estimation, Stability Analysis, Outliers Detection, Faults Detection, Diagnosic, Robustness, Uncertainties.
Technical Key Words : Kalman Filters, Unknown Input Observers, Principal Component Analysis, Sous-espaces, Fault Indicator Generation and Structuration, Contaminated Distributions, Intervals, Multi-models, Multi-observers, LInear Matrix Inequalities, Lyapunov Stability, Robust Estimation.