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