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