Short bio

I was born in 1982 in Lannion, a small city of France located in Brittany. I spent the quasi totality of my childhood in a small town called "La Terrasse" located 25km away from Grenoble in the "Vallée du Grésivaudan" (Gresivaudan valley). My mother was a school teacher and my father a researcher in compter science at the ENSIMAG. I am currently living in Basel, in Switzerland.

I got both my Engineers' and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2005, and my PhD degree in Systems and Control Theory in 2008, all from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble, France). I then joined the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre in the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) for a two-year postdoctoral position (2009/2011). From January 2012 to August 2017, I have been a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, where I worked on theoretical problems arising from systems and synthetic biology. I am now an independent researcher.

My research interests cover systems and control theory, as well as adjacent mathematical fields and their application. More specifically, I am interested in uncertain and LPV systems, hybrid systems, delay systems, positive systems (and their applications), (aperiodic) sampled-data systems, and theoretical problems arising in the modeling, the analysis and the control of communication and biological networks.

Brief CV

  • 2012-2017: Postdoc at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH-Zürich), Basel, Switzerland.
  • 2009-2011: Postdoc at the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2005-2008: PhD in Systems and Control Theory, GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France.
    - Topic: Robust Control and Observation of LPV Time-Delay Systems
    - Supervisors: Olivier Sename (GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble, France) and Jean-Francois Lafay (IRCCyN, Nantes, France)
    - Committee: Jean-Pierre Richard, Sophie Tarbouriech, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Andrea Garulli and Erik Verriest
  • 2003-2005: Master of Science in Systems and Control Theory, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France.
  • 2000-2005: Enginneer's degree in Electronics, Computer Science and Automatic Control, ESISAR School, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Valence, France.

Research Interests

My research activites are related to the following areas:
  • Systems: time-delay systems, LPV systems, uncertain systems, hybrid systems, sampled-data systems, positive systems.
  • Analysis: Lyapunov theory, dissipativity theory, IQCs, robust analysis, matrix analysis, linear algebra, perturbation theory.
  • Design methods: robust design, LPV design, H and H2 control, resilient design, impulsive control.
  • Optimization: linear programming, semidefinite programming, polynomial programming, relaxation.
  • Applications: Epidemiology, congestion control modeling in communication networks, networked control systems, systems biology.