Research Interest

  • Trajectory optimisation for dynamical systems: sensitivity analysis numerical methods, homotopy, interior point methods
  • Hamilton-Jacobi approach for optimal control problems, numerical methods for first and second order HJB equations
  • Stochastic control and stochastic programming
  • Application to energy systems

On-going projects

National collaborations

supported by IFPEN with Professor Frédéric Bonnans & Pierre Martinon (researcher)


The optimal control solver. Software development project supported by Inria, 2011-2012.

Finished Projects


Sensitivity Analysis for Deterministic Controller Design. European program «FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN»,  2011-2014, lien url


Optimization and control in network economics INRIA Associated team: CMM, Universidad de Chili 2012-2014


supported by Renault-Technocentre, 2009 – 2013. Involved researchers: F. Bonnans, G. Granato, and H. Zidani


Management of a portfolio of Natural Liquefied Gas. PhD supported by TOTAL, 2009-2011. Involved researchers: F. Bonnans, Z. Cen

-PROJECT OPALE: “Trajectory Optimisation for the space launcher Ariane V”.

This project was supported by CNES-Evry2006-2010. Main studies carried out within this project:

  • Hamilton-Jacobi approach for optimisation trajectory for Ariane launcher
  • Numerical study of optimal trajectories with singular arcs for heavy launcher problems

Involved researchers: F. Bonnans, O. Bokanowski, P. Martinon and H. Zidani