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