Director of research at the CNRS

GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France



  • SPEEDD 2014-17 (Scalable ProactivE Event-Driven Decision making) STREP FP7-ICT (Big-data call) develops a prototype for robust forecasting and proactive decision-making. Our aim here is to device new prediction, and control algorithms that it will be resilient to the inherent uncertainty of big data. In traffic congestion forecasting and management, which is the show case we propose, the data come from motorway sensors that are often out of order, not calibrated appropriately or inaccurate. Our role is also to provide a large-scale micro-simulator using AIMSUM to simulate the traffic dynamics of the Grenoble city network.


  • CONFORT 2014-16. COntrol and FORecasting in Transportation networks. Associate Team between INRIA project-team NeCS and the Berkeley University project PATH, addresses open issues modeling, estimation, and control for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The project support PhD students and faculty research visits, and is part of the INRIA@SiliconValley program.

Industry, public-research centers, and start-ups

  • ALSTOM-Hydro (2013-16). Collaborative and reconfigurable resilient control design of hydroelectric power plants”, PhD-CIFRE
  • IFP-EN (2012-15) Control of communicating vehicles in urban environment, PhD IFP-Funds
  • Karrus-ITS provides services in Intelligent Traffic Management Systems. It participated to the deployment of the GTL sensors network and contributes to its maintenance.

    Experimental platforms, Test-Beds and Demos

    • Grenoble Traffic Lab (GTL) is an experimental platform for real-time collection of traffic data coming from a dense network of wireless sensors installed in the south ring of Grenoble (Rocade Sud in French), direction east-west from A41 to A480. You can see on-line traffic prediction and monitoring demos, real-time data analysis including the status of the network, and a documentation with details about the GTL.
  • Test-beds, software and Demos. Here you can see several test-beds and demos developed in the team, including; the NeCSCar (a tele-operated electrical vehicle), the Oil-drilling 2-DoF mechanism with acoustic communication, the mobile robot performing source localization via Poisson's integrals, and videos of the Connect-sim simulator (multi-agent-under-communication-constraints).

Past projects (selection)

  • HYCON2 2010-14 (Highly Complex and Networked Control Systems). Network of Excellence; NoE FP7. Test-bed on control of freeway network (Grenoble ring).
  • FeedNetBack 2008-12 STREP-FP7-ICT-2007-2. Co-design framework for network control. Control co-design in systems interconnected via wireless networks.
  • MOCoPo 2011-13 (Measuring and mOdeling traffic COngestion and pollution) funded by Research & Innovation in Land Transport Programs.
  • VOLHAND 2008-13 (VOLant pour personnes âgées & HANDicapées). Founded by ANR. Electrical power-assisted steering for disabled people.
  • ARAVIS 2007-11 (Architecture reconfigurable et asynchrone intégrée sur puce) funded by Minalogic Pole. Low-energy solutions for SoC at 32 nano- scale.
  • CONNECT 2007-11 (CONtrol of NEtworked Cooperative sysTems) funded by the National Research Agency (ANR). Control of multi-agent systems for source seeking.  

Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique laboratoire

UMR 5216 CNRS - Grenoble INP - Université Joseph Fourier - Université Stendhal