Current research associates

  • Swann Marx (ENS Cachan and Univ Grenoble Post-doc Oct 17 - Sep 18) - Occupation measures for nonlinear partial differential equations. Co-supervised with Jean Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse).
  • Matteo Tacchi (ENS Lyon and Ecole des Ponts Paris PhD Oct 17 - Sep 20) - Polynomial differential equations for optimal power flow. Co-supervised with Jean Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse), Carmen Cardozo (RTE Paris) and Patrick Pantiatici (RTE Paris).
  • Paul Rousse (Centrale-Supélec Paris and KTH Stockholm PhD Oct 17 - Sep 20) - Semidefinite programming for embedded control systems validation. Co-supervised with Pierre-Loïc Garoche (ONERA Toulouse).
  • Daniel Wagner (Missouri Univ Sci tech PhD Oct 16 - Sep 19) - Semidefinite programming certification of control laws. Co-supervised with Martin Hromcik (Czech Tech Univ Prague).
  • Guillaume Davy (ENS Cachan PhD Oct 15 - Sep 18) - Semidefinite programming for embedded systems validation. Co-supervised with Pierre-Loïc Garoche (ONERA Toulouse).
  • Tillmann Weisser (Univ. Konstanz PhD Oct 15 - Sep 18) - Polynomial optimization. Co-supervised with Jean Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse).

    Past research associates

  • Roxana Hess (Univ. Konstanz PhD Oct 14 - Sep 17) - Real algebraic geometry for systems control. Co-supervised with Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). Since Nov 17 with INIT Innovation in Traffic Systems SE Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Jérémy Rouot (ENSIMAG Grenoble and INRIA Nice Post-doc Dec 16 - Aug 17) - Nonconvex optimal control and calculus of variations. Co-supervised with Jean Bernard Lasserre. Since Sep 17 with the Université de Technologie de Troyes.
  • Joe Kileel (Univ. California Berkeley PhD Jul - Oct 16) - Polynomial optimization and computer vision. Supervised by Bernd Sturmfels (Univ. California Berkeley). Chateaubriand fellowship of the Embassy of France in the United States. Since Sep 17 post-doctoral fellow at the University of Princeton.
  • Simon Duverger (INSA Toulouse PhD Oct 15 - Sep 16) - Semidefinite programming for embedded control systems validation. Co-supervised with Pierre-Loïc Garoche (ONERA Toulouse).
  • Pavel Trutman (Czech Tech. Univ. Prague BSc Jul - Aug 15) - Semidefinite programming for polynomial optimization in computer vision. Co-supervised with Tomas Pajdla (Czech Tech. Univ. Prague). Since Sep 16 Master Student at the Czech Tech. Univ. Prague.
  • Simone Naldi (Univ. Florence PhD Oct 12 - Sep 15) - Exact algorithms for determinantal varieties and semidefinite programming - Co-supervised with Mohab Safey El Din (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris). PhD thesis manuscript. From Oct 15 to Feb 16, post-doctoral fellow at the Fields Institute in Toronto, Canada. From Mar 16, post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Daniel Plaumann at Dortmund Univ., Germany. Since Sep 17 associate professor at the University of Limoges.
  • Edouard Pauwels (Ecole des Mines de Paris Post-doc Jan - Sep 14) - Polynomial optimization. Co-supervised with Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). From Oct 14 to Sep 15, post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Shoham Sabach at Technion Haifa, Israel. Since Oct 15 Associate Professor at IRIT and Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.
  • Victor Magron (Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau Post-doc Jan - Sep 14) - Polynomial optimization. Co-supervised with Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). From Oct 14 to Sep 15, post-doctoral fellow with Prof. George A. Constantinides at Imperial College London, UK. Since Oct 15 CNRS Researcher at VERIMAG Grenoble.
  • Seyhan Sahin (Gebze Inst. Tech. Post-doc Sep 12-Oct 13) - Linear algebra and geometry of LMIs.
  • Mathieu Claeys (Univ. Cath. Louvain and Supaero Toulouse PhD Sep 10-Oct 13) - Occupation measures and semidefinite relaxations for optimal control. PhD thesis manuscript (in French). Co-supervised with Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). Selected among the 5 finalists for the student paper award of the 2012 American Control Conference. From Oct 13 to Aug 14, post-doctoral fellow with Rodolphe Sepulchre at the University of Cambridge, UK. Since Sep 15 with SABCA Brussels.
  • Florian Bugarin (Univ. Paul Sabatier and ENSEEIHT Toulouse PhD Jan 09-Oct 12) - Polynomial optimization for computer vision. PhD thesis manuscript (in French). Co-supervised with Jean-José Orteu (Ecole des Mines d'Albi). His PhD thesis was awarded the 2012 Léopold Escande prize. Since Oct 14 associate professor with Institut Clément Ader, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse.
  • Mohamed Rasheed Hilmy Abdalmoaty (Czech Tech. Univ. Prague MSc Jan 12-Jun 12) - Moments and LMI for piecewise affine controller design. Since Jul 12, PhD student with Hakan Hjalmarsson at KTH Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Martin Mevissen (Tokyo Univ. Tech. Post-doc Nov 10-Jul 11) - Moments and semidefinite programming for differential equations. Since Sep 11 with IBM Dublin Research Labs.
  • Georgia Deaconu (ESISAR INP Grenoble and Polytech. Univ. Bucarest Eng5 Feb-Jul 10) - Supervised with Denis Arzelier. H2 optimisation with aerospace applications. PhD student under Christophe Louembet and Alain Theron at LAAS-CNRS (Sep 10 - Oct 13). She was awarded the 2012 Amelia Earhart prize by Zonta International. Now with Renault Sport, Paris.
  • Akin Delibasi (Yildiz Technical University Istanbul Post-doc Mar 09-Aug 10) - Polynomial matrix inequalities in robust control. Since Sep 10, associate professor at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Damien Bily (Ecole Centrale Lille PhD Sep 09-Apr 10) - Supervised with Jean-Bernard Lasserre. Polynomial optimization with control applications.
  • Wilfried Gilbert (INSA Toulouse Eng5 MSc+PhD Feb 05-Nov 08) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Gain-scheduled control of aircraft turbofan engines. Classified PhD thesis manuscript. Now with Liebherr Aerospace, Toulouse.
  • Carlo Savorgnan (University of Udine Post-doc Sep 07-Jun 08) - Supervised with Jean-Bernard Lasserre. Optimal control and generalized problems of moments. Research associate with Moritz Diehl at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (2008-2011).
  • Abdel Rashid Husain (Malaysian University of Technology PhD Oct-Nov 07) - Robust control and LMIs.
  • Dalibor Puna (Slovak Technical University in Bratislava PhD Aug-Sep 07) - Robust control and LMIs.
  • Laurie Butaud (ENSPS Strasbourg Eng5 Mar-Aug 07) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Gain-scheduled control of aircraft turbofan engines. Now with Sogeti High Tech, Paris.
  • Luc Reberga (Ecole Centrale Lille PhD Oct 02-Sep 05) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Robust multivariable control of aircraft turbofan engines - Classified PhD thesis manuscript. Now with Turbomeca, Bordes (near Pau).
  • Antoine Arej-Saade (ESTACA Paris Eng5 and Supaero Toulouse MSc Mar-Aug 04) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Gain-scheduled control of aircraft turbofan engines.
  • Christophe Louembet (ESTACA Paris Eng4 May-Sep 03) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Identification of aircraft turbofan engines. PhD at the University of Bordeaux (2004-2006), post-doc at the University of Bordeaux (2006-2007), Associate Professor at the University of Toulouse (since 2007).
  • Prashant Ghildiyal (Banaras Hindu University BSc3 May-Jul 03) - LMI and polynomial matrices for H-infinity control.
  • Damien Le Bel (ENSEEIHT Toulouse Eng5 Feb-Jun 03) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Identification of aircraft turbofan engines.
  • Emmanuelle Dupuy (ESTACA Paris Eng4 from Jun-Oct 02) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Gain scheduled control of aircraft turbofan engines.
  • Thomas Gauchet (INSA Rennes Eng4 from Jun-Sep 02) - Robust control routines for the Polynomial Toolbox for Matlab.
  • Geoffroy Meriaux (ENSEEIHT Toulouse Eng5 Feb-Jun 02) - Supervised with Jacques Bernussou. Multivariable control of aircraft turbofan engines.
  • Juan Carlos Zuniga Anaya (CINVESTAV Guadalajara MSc+PhD Oct 01-Sep 05) - Numerical linear algebra algorithms for polynomial matrices in control - PhD thesis manuscript. Department of Mathematics of the University of Guadalajara, Mexico (2005-2007 and 2010-2014), post-doctoral fellow with Peter Lancaster at the University of Calgary, Canada (2007-2009), and since 2014 with the Research Computing Group of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.