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.

Exposé de Tarek Hamel – 25 octobre 2018, Inria Sophia

Exposé de Tarek Hamel (I3S et IUF) – Vers un stratégie de contrôle unifié des drones aériens Jeudi 25 octobre à 14:00, Inria Sophia (salle Euler bleu) Résumé. Il s’agit d’un exposé large dans lequel je présenterai la problématique du contrôle d’un drone (à voilure tournante ou fixe), la démarche de contrôle adoptée et des illustrations …

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ANR Maximic (2017-2021) – Optimal control of microbial cells by natural and synthetic strategies

ANR project no. ANR-17-CE40-0024 Maximic website Joint project with Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes Centre de Recherche Inria Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes – IBIS Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée Centre de Recherche Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée – Biocore & McTAO teams UGA-LIPhy Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique The growth of microorganisms is fundamentally an optimization problem which consists in dynamically allocating resources to cellular functions so …

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PGMO days 2018 – Mini-symposia “Optimal control and applications I and II”. EDF lab Paris-Saclay, Nov. 20-21, 2018

MS “Optimal control and applications I and II” PGMO days 2018 Organized by J.-B. Caillau (Nice) and H. Zidani (Saclay) Multi-objective control problems Ana-Paula Chorubura (Univ. Parana) Robust bang-bang control through redundancy Thomas Haberkorn (Orléans) Real-time optimal control of aerospace systems with state-control constraints and delays Bruno Hérissé (Onera) Inverse optimal control Sofya Maslovskaya (ENSTA …

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Deux exposés d’Alain Chenciner (Paris) au LJAD – 8 et 9 octobre 2018

Alain CHENCINER (Université Paris 7, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Paris) Colloquium : salle de conférences du LJAD, lundi 8 octobre à 12:00 Equilibres relatifs de n corps en grandes dimensions Résumé Les équations du problème des n corps d^2(ri)/dt^2 = sum_{j/=i}(mj (rj – ri) / ||rj – ri||^3) régissent les mouvements de n particules ponctuelles ri …

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