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