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Founded in 1980, the Research Center for Automatic Control (CRAN) is a joint research unit between the University of Lorraine and the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS). It also hosts researchers from the Lorraine Institute of Oncology (ICL - Alexis Vautrin), the University Hospital of Nancy, the Regional Hospital Center of Metz-Thionville and the LIST in Luxembourg-City.

As of January 1, 2023, the laboratory had 107 academics, 3 emeritus, 10 CNRS researchers, 11 other researchers from UL, ICL and CHU or external organizations, 13 post-doctoral fellows, 90 doctoral students and 33 (including 28 permanent and 5 fixed-term contracts) engineers, technicians or administrators. It is part of the Charles Hermite Automatique, Informatique, Mathématiques de Lorraine Research Federation and the Automatique, Mathématiques, Informatique et leurs Interactions (AM2I) scientific pole of the University of Lorraine.

Based on digital sciences, the laboratory is internationally recognized for its activities in the fields of signal and image processing, control and computer engineering, as well as for its work in health in connection with biology and neuroscience. Today, its fundamental and applied research enables it to accompany the changes in society and goes beyond the traditional industrial issues: energy production, management of the intelligent city or transport. In health, it is opening up to diagnosis and care in cancerology and neurology. They are crossing sociology, listening to social behaviors and opinion dynamics, and investing in the field of sustainable development, in the service of the circular economy and ecological systems.

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Fiabilité MTHPC Thérapie photodynamique Modélisation Robust control Data reconciliation Fault estimation Photodynamic therapy Robustesse Cancer State estimation Maintenance Systèmes non linéaires Neural networks Identification LPV systems Observer design Energy efficiency Multiple model LMIs Stability analysis Sûreté de fonctionnement Linear systems Systems Engineering Nonlinear observer Nonlinear system Prognostics Robustness Fluorescence Observers Uncertain systems Reconfiguration Linear matrix inequalities Stability Optimal control Epilepsy Simulation Reliability Observer Monte Carlo simulation Event-triggered control Optimization Lyapunov stability Machine learning Bilinear systems Internet of Things Ontology Diagnosis Unknown inputs Modeling Fault tolerant control Fault diagnosis Model-free control Modelling System identification Observer-based control Fault detection Breast cancer Networked control systems Fault detection and isolation E-maintenance Radiotherapy Stabilization Linear matrix inequality Prognostic Consensus Safety Nonlinear systems Lyapunov methods Diagnostic Multi-agent systems LMI Availability Singular systems Graph theory Interoperability Security Systèmes linéaires Estimation Estimation d'état Détection de défaut ingénierie Descriptor systems Wireless sensor networks Dependability Switched systems Neural network Optimisation Glioblastoma Industry 40 Fault-tolerant control Instrumental variable Classification Hybrid systems Synchronization Uncertainty Flatness Multi-component system Observability Parameter estimation EEG