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