Denis Efimov received Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control from the Saint-Petersburg State Electrical Engineering University (Russia) in 2001, and Dr.Sc. degree in Automatic control in 2006 from the Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS (Saint-Petersburg, Russia). From 2000 to 2009 he was a research fellow at the Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering RAS, Control of Complex Systems Laboratory. From 2006 to 2011 he was working in the L2S CNRS (Supelec, France), the Montefiore Institute (University of Liege, Belgium) and IMS CNRS lab (University of Bordeaux, France). In 2011, he joined Inria (Lille - Nord Europe center). Starting from 2018 he is the head of Valse team. He is a co-author of more than 140 peer-reviewed journal papers. He is a member of several IFAC TCs and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IFAC Journal on Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems and Asian Journal of Control.

PhD position with Nokia Bell Labs on cloud robotics

The thesis aims to design control and estimation algorithms that relax network latency and reliability requirements while ensuring the safety of the autonomous robotics applications in which the controller (motion control units) and the perception systems are located in the edge cloud:

Continue reading

New survey on finite-time stability analysis and control/estimator design

New survey on finite/fixed-time stability analysis, and control or estimation algorithm design possessing accelerated convergence rates has been released: Denis Efimov and Andrey Polyakov (2021), “Finite-Time Stability Tools for Control and Estimation”, Foundations and Trends® in Systems and Control: Vol. 9: No. 2-3, pp 171-364 See:

Continue reading

PhD defense of Alex dos Reis de Souza

The PhD defense of Alex dos Reis de Souza “Control and Estimation Methods for Microbial Communities” will take place 24/09/21, 10:00 at Inria, Lille. Supervisors: Denis Efimov (Inria, Lille), Jean-Luc Gouzé (Inria, Nice) and Andrey Polyakov (Inria, Lille) Members of jury: Mario di Bernardo (Università di Napoli Federico II) Catherine…

Continue reading