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