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