Projects and grants

  • PICS (Projet International de Collaboration Scientifique) with the Czech Republic. Period: January 2016 - December 2018. Funded by the French CNRS. Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Martin Kruzik (UTIA, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague). Topic: Semidefinite relaxations for polynomial optimization and differential equations.

  • GACR Research project 16-19526S. Period: January 2016 - December 2018. Funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR). Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Martin Hromcik and Ivo Herman. Topic: Semidefinite programming certification of control laws for emerging transportation projects.

  • ERC Advanced Grant TAMING. Funded by the European Research Council. Grant holder: Jean-Bernard Lasserre, LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse. Topic: polynomial optimization. Period: 2015-2019.

  • NSF CPS Synergy project SORTIES. Semantics of Optimization for Real Time Intelligent Embedded Systems. Principal Investigator: Eric Feron, Georgia Tech, Atlanta. Period: 2015-2017.

  • ANR Research project FastRelax. Funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Period: 2014-2017. Topic: Fast and reliable approximation algorithms. Project leader: Bruno Salvy (INRIA and ENS Lyon). Research conducted jointly with Sylvie Boldo (INRIA Orsay), Nicolas Brisebarre (ENS Lyon), Silviu Ioan Filip (ENS Lyon), Stef Graillat (Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie Paris), Guillaume Hanrot (ENS Lyon), Mioara Joldes (CNRS LAAS Toulouse), Vincent Lefevre (INRIA and ENS Lyon), Christophe Louembet (Univ. Paul Sabatier Toulouse), Assia Mahboubi (INRIA Saclay), Guillaume Melquiond (INRIA Orsay), Marc Mezzarobba (CNRS LIP6 Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie Paris), Jean-Michel Muller (INRIA and ENS Lyon), Damien Pous (CNRS and ENS Lyon), Laurence Rideau (INRIA Sophia Antipolis), Enrico Tassi (INRIA Saclay), Laurent Thery (INRIA Sophia Antipolis), Serge Torres (ENS Lyon).

  • Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate Project ARRAYCON between the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic and the LMS company in Leuven, Belgium. Project coordinator: Michael Sebek (CTU Prague CZ). Period: 2013-2016. Participants: Jan Anthonis (LMS Leuven BE), Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse FR), Wim Desmet and Bert Pluymer (KU Leuven BE), Martin Kozek (TU Wien). Topic: distributed control for flexible structures.

  • Project of the Gaspard Monge program for optimisation and operations research, funded by the Fondation Mathematiques Jacques Hadamard. Period: 2013. Project leader: Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS). Topic: polynomial optimization.

  • Czech-French project between the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the French CNRS. Period: January 2013 - December 2014. Project leader: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS). Research conducted jointly with Martin Kruzik (UTIA-AVCR). Topic: semidefinite programming for problems of calculus of variations.

  • Project VORACE (Verification des Optimisations Rapides Appliquee a la Commande Embarquee - Verified fast optimization for embedded control), funded by the ASTRID programme of the DGA (Direction Generale de l'Armement - French Government Defense Agency) and managed by ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche - French National Research Agency). Period: 2013 - 2017. Project leader: Marc Pantel. Research conducted jointly with Michael Dierkes (Rockwell-Collins), Eric Feron (ENAC/INP), Pierre-Loic Garoche (ONERA), Mioara Joldes (LAAS-CNRS), Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS), Marc Pantel (IRIT/ENSEEIHT), Xavier Thirioux (IRIT/ENSEEIHT).

  • Numerical study of structured H-infinity design methods for satellite attitude control. Period: 2013. Study carried out by CNES (French national space agency), EADS Astrium and Thales Alenia Space.

  • GACR Research project 13-06894S. Period: January 2013 - December 2015. Funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR). Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Martin Hromcik and Michael Sebek. Topic: semidefinite programming for polynomial optimal control.

  • French-Italian CNRS-CNR joint project. Period: January 2012 - December 2013. Project leaders: Dimitri Peaucelle (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse) and Fabrizio Dabbene (IEIIT-CNR Torino). Topic: convex optimization and randomized algorithms for robust control.

  • Project OPTIGACOM. Awarded by the Simone and Cino del Duca foundation of the Institut de France, upon recommendation by a committee of the French Académie des Sciences chaired by Prof. Catherine Bréchignac. Topic: semidefinite programming and algebraic geometry for systems control. Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Denis Arzelier, Mathieu Claeys, Martin Mevissen, Jean-Bernard Lasserre at LAAS-CNRS, Univ. Toulouse.

  • ANR Research project GEOLMI. Funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Period: 2011-2015. Topic: Geometry and Algebra of Linear Matrix Inequalities with Systems Control Applications. Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Roland Hildebrand, Jerome Malick (LJK-CNRS and INRIA Univ. Grenoble), Laurent Buse, Bernard Mourrain, Evelyne Hubert (INRIA Univ. Nice), Jean-Charles Faugere, Mohab Safey El Din, Philippe Trebuchet (LIP6-CNRS and INRIA Univ. Paris), Daniele Faenzi, Jean Valles (LMA-CNRS Univ. Pau), Ronan Quarez (IRMAR-CNRS Univ. Rennes), Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Univ. Toulouse).

  • Industrial project SAFE-V (Space Application Flight control Enhancement of Validation Framework). Period: January 2011 - September 2012. Funded by ESA-ESTEC (European Space Research and Technology Center or the European Space Agency), coordinated by EADS Astrium Space Transportation. Research conducted jointly with NGC Aerospace France and Leicester University, involving Didier Henrion (leader) and Dimitri Peaucelle at LAAS-CNRS Toulouse. Topic: positive polynomials, integral quadratic separators and LMIs for robustness analysis of launchers in atmospheric flight and orbital manoeuvre.

  • PEPS (Projet Exploratoire Pluridisciplinaire) Automelemi. Period: January 2010 - December 2011. Funded by the French CNRS Institute of Engineering Sciences (INSIS). Project leader: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse). Research conducted jointly with Jerome Malick (LJK-CNRS and INRIA Grenoble) and Roland Hildebrand (LJK-CNRS Grenoble). Topic: new LMI modeling and LMI solvers in automatic control.

  • PEPS (Projet Exploratoire Pluridisciplinaire) Optiforme. Period: January 2010 - December 2011. Funded by the French CNRS Institutes of Mathematics (INSMI), Information Sciences (INS2I) and Engineering Sciences (INSIS). Project leader: Terence Bayen (Univ. Montpellier). Research conducted jointly with Patrick Redont (Univ. Montpellier), Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Pierre Marechal (Univ. Toulouse), Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse), Marc Fuentes (INRIA Nancy). Topic: semidefinite programming for 2D and 3D optimal shape design.

  • GACR Research project 103/10/0628. Period: January 2010 - December 2012. Funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR). Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Petra Sindelarova and Sergej Celikovsky. Topic: semidefinite programming for nonlinear dynamical systems.

  • MSTIC project LMI/SDP2 funded by the University of Grenoble. Period: 2009 - 2010. Project leader: Jerome Malick, Univ. Grenoble, France. Research conducted jointly with Claude Lemarechal (INRIA Grenoble) and Frederic Roupin (Univ. Paris 6). Topic: new algorithms for linear matrix inequalities in combinatorial optimisation and systems control.

  • French-UK international joint project of the UK Royal Society. Period: 2009 - 2010. Project leader: Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham, UK. Topic: Polynomial semidefinite programming with control applications.

  • French-Czech joint project Barrande. Period: January 2009 - December 2010. Handled on the French side by Egide (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and on the Czech side by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Project leader: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). Research conducted jointly with Tomas Vyhlidal and Pavel Zitek (Czech Technical University in Prague). Topic: optimisation and algebraic geometry for time-delay control systems.

  • French-Polish joint project Polonium. Period: January 2009 - December 2010. Handled on the French side by Egide (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Project leader: Olivier Bachelier (University of Poitiers). Research conducted jointly with Krzysztof Galkowksi (University of Torun). Topic: robust analysis and design for uncertain multidimensional systems.

  • PEPS (Projet Exploratoire Pluridisciplinaire) GeoLMI. Period: January 2008 - December 2009. Funded by the French CNRS Information and Engineering Technology Sciences (ST2I) department. Project coordinator: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). Research conducted jointly with Daniele Faenzi, Jean Valles (Univ. Pau), Roland Hildebrand, Jerome Malick (LJK-CNRS Grenoble). Topic: geometry and algebra for semidefinite optimization.

  • French-Belgian joint project Tournesol. Period: January 2008 - December 2009. Handled on the French side by Egide (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Project leader: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). Research conducted jointly with Francois Glineur (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve). Topic: optimization and positive polynomials: numerical aspects.

  • PICS (International Scientific Cooperation Project) between BFBR (Russian Foundation for Basic Research) and the French CNRS. Period: January 2008 - December 2010. Project leader: Dimitri Peaucelle (LAAS-CNRS, FR). Research conducted jointly with IPME-RAS (St Petersburg, RU), IPU-RAS (Moscow, RU), LSS-Supelec-CNRS (Paris, FR), INRIA (Paris, FR). Topic: robust and adaptive control.

  • Bilateral project No. 20219 between the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the French CNRS. Period: January 2007 - December 2008. Project leader: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS Toulouse). Research conducted jointly with Sergej Celikovsky (Institute of Information Theory and Automation). Topic: positive polynomials and LMI optimization in robust and nonlinear control.

  • ECO-NET project No. 12575XL. Period: January 2006 - December 2007. Funded by the the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and handled by Egide. Project leader: Didier Henrion (LAAS-CNRS, FR). Research conducted jointly with Denis Arzelier (LAAS-CNRS, FR), Dimitri Peaucelle (LAAS-CNRS, FR), Michael Sebek (Czech Technical University in Prague, CZ), Sergej Celikovsky (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CZ), Miroslav Fikar (Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, SK), Alexander Fradkov (Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering, RU). Topic: Polynomial optimization for complex systems.

  • GACR Research project 102/06/0652. Period: January 2006 - December 2008. Funded by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GACR). Project leader: Didier Henrion. Research conducted jointly with Michal Kocvara (2006) and Petra Sindelarova (2007-2008). Topic: software for polynomial matrix inequality optimization.

  • ANR Research project MOGA No. NT05-3-41612. Period: January 2006 - December 2008. Funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Project leader: Jean-Bernard Lasserre. Topic: moments, optimization and algebraic geometry.

  • UK EPSRC First Grant Scheme. Period: January 2006 - December 2007. Funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Project leader: Mahbub Gani, Division of Engineering, King’s College London. Research conducted jointly with Fuwen Yang. Topic: Robust Calibration for High Performance Analog-to-Digital Conversion.

  • Research contract between CNRS and the French aerospace propulsion and equipment company SNECMA (now part of the SAFRAN group). September 2005 - December 2008. Research conducted jointly with Jacques Bernussou and SNECMA Moteurs Villaroche. Topic: robust multivariable control of aircraft turbofan engines.

  • Bilateral project No. 16394 between the Russian Academy of Sciences and the French CNRS. Period: January 2003 - December 2004. Project coordinator: Dimitri Peaucelle (LAAS-CNRS). Research conducted jointly with Denis Arzelier (LAAS-CNRS), B. Andrievsky and A. Fradkov (Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering). Topic: theory and algorithms for robust control of complex systems.

  • Action Specifique MOCOROVA (MOdelisation et COmmande RObuste des Vehicules Aerospatiaux = modeling and robust control of aerospace vehicles) No. AS 201. Period: September 2003 - August 2004. Funded by the French CNRS Communication and Information Science and Technology (STIC) Department, as part of the Pluridisciplinary Thematic Network No. 46 on aerospace systems. Project coordinator: Denis Arzelier. Topic: robust control of aerospace vehicles.

  • LAAS project OLOCEP (Outils Logiciels pour l'Optimisation en Commande et Evaluation de Performance = software tools for optimization in control and performance evaluation) No. 03.7. Period: September 2003 - August 2006. Funded by LAAS-CNRS. Project coordinator: Dimitri Peaucelle. Research conducted jointly with Denis Arzelier and Jean-Bernard Lasserre. Topic: optimization software in control and performance evaluation.

  • Bilateral project No. 14678 between the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the French CNRS. Period: January 2003 - December 2004. Research conducted jointly with Sergej Celikovsky, Institute of Information Theory and Automation. Topic: positive polynomials and optimization in robust and nonlinear control.

  • MathSTIC project No. 41/2002. Period: July 2002 - June 2003. Funded by the French CNRS Communication and Information Science and Technology (STIC) and Physics and Mathematics (SPM) Departments. Project coordinators: Jean-Bernard Lasserre (LAAS-CNRS) and Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty (MIP Laboratory, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse). Topic: semidefinite programming in optimization and control.

  • NATO Collaborative Linkage Grant No. PST.CLG.978481. Period: November 2001 - October 2003. Funded by the NATO Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division. Research conducted jointly with Michael Sebek, Center of Applied Cybernetics, Czech Technical University in Prague. Topic: computer algorithms for polynomial methods in signals and systems.

  • Research contract between CNRS and the French aerospace propulsion and equipment company SNECMA (now part of the SAFRAN group). June 2001 - August 2005. Research conducted jointly with Jacques Bernussou and SNECMA Moteurs Villaroche. Topic: robust multivariable control of aircraft turbofan engines.

  • Young Researcher Grant JemSTIC No. 01N80/0474. Period: October 2001 - September 2003. Funded by the French CNRS Communication and Information Science and Technology Department (STIC). Research conducted jointly with Denis Arzelier and Dimitri Peaucelle. Topic: mathematical programming for open problems in control theory.

  • French-Czech joint project Barrande No. 03080XJ/2001-031-1. Period: January 2001 - December 2002. Funded by the French 'Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres', 'Ministere de la Recherche', 'Ministere de l'Education Nationale' and the Czech 'Ministerstvo skolstvi, Mladeze a Telovychovy'. Handled on the French side by Egide (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and on the Czech side by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic. Research conducted jointly with Michael Sebek, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Topic: convex optimization and polynomial methods in robust control.

  • Mexican research project No. 31844-A. Period: 2000-2001. Funded by the Mexican Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT). Research conducted by Javier Ruiz Leon, Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) del Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Unidad Guadalajara, Mexico. Topic: development of numerical algorithms for linear and nonlinear systems control.

  • European Network of Excellence EUROPOLY No. CP97:7010. Period: October 1998 - September 2001. Funded by the 4th RTD Framework Programme Inco/Copernicus of the European Commission. Project coordinator: Michael Sebek, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Topic: industrial applications of polynomial methods in control and signal processing.

  • French-Czech joint project Barrande No. 97/005-97/026. Period: January 1997 - December 1999. Funded by the French 'Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres', 'Ministere de la Recherche et de l'Education Nationale' and the Czech 'Ministerstvo Skolstvi, Mladeze a Telovychovy'. Research conducted jointly with Michael Sebek, Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Topic: numerical methods for polynomial matrices in control.