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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). The unit is also supported by the Lorraine Institute of Oncology (ICL - Alexis Vautrin) and hosts hospital practitioners from the University Hospital Center (CHU).

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