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