Dimitri Peaucelle



Brief biography

Dimitri was born in Leningrad, USSR, in March 2nd, 1974.
Due to translation from Russian (Дмитрий Посель), his first name is 'Dmitry' in (most) french administative documents. Sometimes one may also find the spellings 'Dimitry', 'Dmitri' or even 'Dimtry'. In Russian administrative domuments he is also known as Дмитрий Жанович Коновалов. Konovalov is his mother's family name.

He received the "Diplôme d'Ingénieur" (Engineers' degree) form Ecole Centrale de Lille, France, in September 1997 and the "Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies" (Masters' Degree) from University of Science and Technology of Lille, France, that same year.

From October 1997 to July 2000 he was a Ph.D. student at Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) research center of the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Toulouse, France. He received the "Diplôme de Doctorat" (Ph.D. degree) from the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, in July 2000 and the "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" (French Habilitation) degree from that same university in December 2014.

Since October 2001 he is CNRS Researcher and starting from October 2015 he is senior Researcher.

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Research interests

His research interests are in robust control, and extend to convex optimization over linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), periodic systems, time-delay systems and direct adaptive control. He is also involved in computer-aided control design activities and leads a project for control-oriented software development. He is the main contributor to the Robust Multiobjective Control (RoMulOC) Toolbox. He has been involved in several industrial projects with aerospace partners for launcher, aircraft, and satellite robust control.

Models Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems in state-space and polynomial representations; Affine and rational dependency of the models with respect to uncertainties; Linear Fractional Transform (LFT) modelling; Polytopic and dissipative (ellispoidal) uncertainty domains; Positive real / Norm bounded uncertainties; Time-delay systems; Periodic systems; Positive systems; Descriptor systems; Linear systems with saturations.

Performances Stability, Robust stability, Quadratic stability; Pole location, Robust D-stability; Hinfinity norm, L2 gain, robust Hinfinity performance; H2 norm, impusle to norm, robust H2 performance; Impulse to peak performance, regions of attraction.

Control laws State-feedback; Full order, fixed order dynamic output feedback; Static output feedback; Ellipsoidal sets of controllers; Multi-performance, simultaneous performance design; Fragility, Resilience; Passivity-based adaptive control, Simple adaptive control; Discrete-time periodic control.

Theoretical framework Lyapunov theory; Topological separation, Integral Quadratic Separation (IQS), Integral Qaudratic Constraints (IQCs); mu-analysis; KYP-lemma; S-procedure; Passivity.

Numerical methods Semi Definite Programming (SDP); Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMIs); Algorithms for bilinear (non linear) matrix inequalities.

Applications Control of civil launchers; Control of turbofan engines; Control of civil aircrafts; Orbit and attitude control of satellites.

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Science administration


2016-2021 - Elected member of Comité national de la recherche scientifique - section 07 that is in charge of evaluating CNRS activities in the field of information sciences (treatement, cyberphysical systems, robots, controls, images, contents, interactions, signals and languages).
2017 - General Chair of the 20th IFAC World Congress.
2014-2017 - Member of the Administrative and Finance Committee of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).
Since 2010 - Member of IEEE-CSS Technical Commitees on Systems with Uncertainty (TC-SU) and Computational Aspects of Control System Design (TC-CACSD)
Since 2009 - Member of the IFAC Technical Committee TC 2.5 on Robust Control
2005-2015 - Member of the Administrative Commission of SNCS, National Trade Union of Scientific Researchers (Membre de la Commission Administrative du SNCS-FSU)


2013-2015 - Elected member of the Scientific Council of CNRS and scientific secretary of the council.
2011-2015 - Elected member of the Scientific Council of University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, for the Mathematics, Engineering and Information Sciences field (conseil du pôle de recherche MST2I de l'Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III)
2010-2014 - Elected member of the Scientific Council of "Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences" (Institut des sciences de l'ingénierie et des systèmes) of CNRS and invited at the Scientific Council of "Institute for Information Sciences and Technologies" (Institut des sciences informatiques et leurs intéractions) of CNRS.
2008 - 2014 Co-chair with Edouard Laroche of the french working group on Methods and Tools for Robust Analysis and Control Design (groupe de travail MOSAR du GdR MACS)
2007-2011 - Member of the Scientific Council of LAAS "Modeling, Optimization and Driving of Systems" pole (Membre du conseil du pôle MOCOSY du LAAS-CNRS)
2006-2010 - Elected member and scientific secretary of the Scientific Council of CNRS "Information and Engineering Sciences" Department (Membre élu (CR) et Secrétaire Scientifique au Conseil Scientifique du Département "Sciences et Techniques de l'information et de l'Ingénierie")
2007-2008 - Member of the recruiters commission of INSA Toulouse for Computer Sciences, Control Theory and Electronics (Commission des Spécialistes (sections 61-63) de l'INSA Toulouse)
2006-2009 - Elected member of the CNRS "Commission Administrative Paritaire" (CAP 2 du CNRS)
2003-2008 - Elected member of the LAAS Laboratory Council (conseil de laboratoire du LAAS-CNRS)

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Editorial activities

IFAC-PapersOnLine deputy Editor in Chief since 2015
IFAC symposium on Robust Control Design: Program committee member for 2006 and 2015 events.
IFAC conference on Modelling, Identification and Control of Nonlinear Systems: Program committee member for 2015 event.
CSS Conference Editorial Board: Associate Editor since 2015.
IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control: Associate editor for 2010, 2013 and 2016 events.
European Control Conference: Associate Editor for 2013, 2014 and 2015 events.
International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics: Program committee member for 2015 event, program committee co-chair for 2016 event.
Journées doctorales du GdR MACS: Program committee member for 2013 event.
European Journal of Automation (JESA): Guest co-Editor for special issues vol:46 no:4-5 2012 and vol:44 no:6 2010.
European Journal of Control (EJC): Guest co-Editor for special issue vol:12 no:1 2006.

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PhD committees

Synthèse et validation de lois de commande de vol robustes en présence d'incertitudes paramétriques et de non-linéarités, by Jérémy Lesprier. December 2015.
Estimation robuste pour les systèmes incertains, by Benoît Bayon. December 2012.
Trajectory control in curves, towards the perceptive-ESC: through a piecewise affine approach, by André Benine-Neto. November 2011.

Visiting committees

CRAN (Centre de Recherche en Automatique de Nancy) Member of the HCERES visiting committee and Comité National de la Recherche Scientifique representative - November 2016.

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Links to other activities and people

Irina Peaucelle, Jean-Louis Peaucelle, Alexis Peaucelle, TiBassam, Pavel Konovalov, OMPDA...

Sang d'Encre, Ancrée, A a O o, Le bord des larmes, Pedro, Paulot, Suzanne Cardinal, corps-chantant ...

SNCS-FSU, SNCS-FSU Midi-Pyrénées, Urgence Emploi Scientifique, ...

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