About McTAO team

McTAO (Mathematics for Control, Transport and their ApplicatiOns) is an Inria Team, common with Université Côte d’Azur & CNRS (Laboratoire J.-A. Dieudonné) and in an agreement with Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté & CNRS (Institut de Mathématiques de Bourgogne).  Members are located in Sophia Antipolis, Nice and Dijon.

Overall Objectives

The core endeavor of this team is to develop methods in control theory for finite-dimensional nonlinear systems, as well as in optimal transport, and to be involved in real applications of these techniques. Some mathematical fields like dynamical systems and optimal transport may benefit from control theory techniques. Our primary domain of industrial applications will be space engineering, namely designing trajectories in space mechanics using optimal control and stabilization techniques: transfer of a satellite between two Keplerian orbits, rendez-vous problem, transfer of a satellite from the Earth to the Moon or more complicated space missions. A second field of applications is quantum control with applications to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and medical image processing. A third and more recent one is the control of micro-swimmers, i.e. swimming robots where the fluid-structure coupling has a very low Reynolds number.

You may find here our annual activity reports since 2012.

Séminaire McTAO : Nicolas Leclère (Université de Liège)

Orbital propagation around asteroid using the harmonic balance method Nicolas Leclère (Université de Liège) Vendredi 1 juillet, 11:00, salle Coriolis (Galois). Abstract. Interest in asteroids and small celestial bodies significantly increased in the last two decades, and, consequently, the number of space exploration missions increased as well. We propose to exploit a frequency-domain method, the harmonic …

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Best poster prize at Journées SMAI-MODE 2022 (June 1-3, Limoges)

Congratulations to Alesia Herasimenka for her ex æquo best poster prize at Journées SMAI-MODE 2022!

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Séminaire McTAO : Michael Orieux (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya)

Control of neural populations and Communication Through Coherence Michael Orieux (Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya) Lundi 20 juin 2022, 15:00, en ligne. Abstract. On many scales in the brain, from single neurons to populations of tens of thousands and more, oscillatory behaviors can be scouted. We are interested in the phase control of neural models in …

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Séminaire McTAO : Dario Prandi (CNRS, L2S, CentraleSupélec)

Reproducing sensory induced visual hallucinations via neural fields Dario Prandi (CNRS, L2S, CentraleSupélec) Mercredi 25 mai 2022, 11:00, salle Coriolis (Galois). Abstract. Understanding the interaction between retinal stimulation and the cortical response in the primary visual cortex (V1 for short) is a significant challenge in improving our insight into human perception and visual organisation. In this talk …

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