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Research Director at CNRS


Silviu-Iulian NICULESCU was born in Petrosani, Romania in 1968. He received the B.S. degree from the Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest, Romania, the M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, both in Automatic Control, from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, and the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (HDR) in Automatic Control from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, in 1992, 1993, 1996, and 2003, respectively. From 1992 to 1997, he was with the Department of Automatic Control and Computers, University "Politehnica" Bucharest, Romania. From 1997 to 2006, he was with HEUDIASYC (“Heuristics and diagnosis of complex systems”) laboratory, Compiègne, France as a Researcher at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). He also held a PostDoctoral position in the Department of Applied Mathematics, ENSTA, Paris, France, from 1996 to 1997. In September 2006, he joined L2S (Laboratory of Signals and Systems), Gif-sur-Yvette, where he is currently Research Director (“Senior Researcher”) at CNRS. He was the head of the laboratory for 10 years (2010-2019). Co-founder of the Inria team "DISCO" (common team of Inria with CNRS and CentraleSupélec, located at L2S) in 2010, he is also an active member of the team.

Dr. Niculescu is author or co-author of ten books (Diderot: 1997; Birkhauser, Briefs: 2015; SIAM: 2007 and 2015; Springer: LNCIS - 2001, CES - 2014, AIC - 2015, SpringerBriefs - 2 in 2015  1 in 2016, and 1 in 2020)  and co-editor of six volumes (SIAM, 1999; Pergamon Press, 2001; Springer 2004; Springer 2007; Springer 2009). He is author or co-author of more than 500 book chapters or scientific papers. He has been the IPC Chairman of the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems (Santa Fe, NM, USA, December 2001) , of the 8th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems (Sinaia, Romania, September 2009), 13th European Control Conference (Strasoburg, France, June 2014), and the main organizer or co-organizer of the 1st CNRS-NSF Workshop on Time-Delay Systems (Paris: La Défense, January 2003), and of the two European Summer School in Automatic Control (Grenoble, September 2000; Grenoble, July 2013) devoted to time-delay systems. He was the guest co-editor of five special issues in the area of delay systems (Journal of Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (MMNP) in 2009, Asian Journal of Control in 2005, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information in 2002 and 2010, and Kybernetika in 2001).

Dr. Niculescu has been scientific responsible of 15 international cooperation programs and projects (with Belgium, Mexico, Romania and Eastern European countries, South Korea, Hong Kong, Turkey and United States). He is member of the IPC of 45 International Conferences, and he was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2003-2005). Since 2011, he is an Associate Editor of European Journal of Controland IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and InformationIEEE Fellow since 2018, Dr Niculescu is the chair of the IFAC Technical Committee "Control Linear Systems" (TC 2.2) since 2017 and he was the chair of the IFAC Research Group on "Time-delay systems" (2007 and vice-chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Linear Systems (TC 2.2) for the period 2011-2017. Since 2012, he is the founding editor and the scientific responsible of the Springer (book) series: Advances in Delays in Dynamics (ADD@S).

Dr. Niculescu was awarded the CNRS Silver and Bronze Medals for scientific research, the Best Paper Presentation Award at American Control Conference, Chicago, IL and the Ph.D. Thesis Award from INPG, Grenoble (France) in 2011, 2001, 2000, and 1996, respectively. He was also awarded the title of "Doctor Honoris Causa" of University of Craiova (Romania) in 2016. His research interests include delay systems, robust control, operator theory, and numerical methods in optimization, and their applications to the design of engineering systems.


2016   

Books1 document

Journal articles9 documents

  • Nikola Stanković, Florin Stoican, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Fault tolerant control design for a class of multi-sensor networked control systems. International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Wiley, 2016, 30 (2), pp.412-426. ⟨10.1002/acs.2568⟩. ⟨hal-01257661⟩
  • José-Enrique Hernández-Díez, J. Gonzalez-Galvan, César Fernando Méndez Barrios, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. A bilateral control scheme of a haptic-virtual system using proportional-delayed controllers. AMRob Journal, Robotics: Theory and Applications, Asociación Mexicana de Robótica e Industria, 2016. ⟨hal-02276123⟩
  • Mehmet Eren Ahsen, Hitay Ozbay, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Analysis of a Gene Regulatory Network Model With Time Delay Using the Secant Condition. IEEE Life Sciences Letters, IEEE, 2016, 2 (2), pp.5-8. ⟨10.1109/LLS.2016.2615091⟩. ⟨hal-02276095⟩
  • Islam Boussaada, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Tracking the Algebraic Multiplicity of Crossing Imaginary Roots for Generic Quasipolynomials: A Vandermonde-Based Approach. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016, 61 (6), pp.1601-1606. ⟨10.1109/TAC.2015.2480175⟩. ⟨hal-01425757⟩
  • Islam Boussaada, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Characterizing the Codimension of Zero Singularities for Time-Delay Systems : A Link with Vandermonde and Birkhoff Incidence Matrices. Acta Applicandae Mathematicae, Springer Verlag, 2016, 145 (1), pp.47-88. ⟨10.1007/s10440-016-0050-9⟩. ⟨hal-01429961⟩
  • Mohammed-Tahar Laraba, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Franco Blanchini, Giulia Giordano, et al.. Guide on set invariance for delay difference equations. Annual Reviews in Control, Elsevier, 2016, 41, pp.13 - 23. ⟨10.1016/j.arcontrol.2016.04.020⟩. ⟨hal-01408474⟩
  • Martha Belem Saldivar, Sabine Mondié, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Hugues Mounier, Islam Boussaada. A control oriented guided tour in oilwell drilling vibration modeling. Annual Reviews in Control, Elsevier, 2016, 42, pp.100-113. ⟨10.1016/j.arcontrol.2016.09.002⟩. ⟨hal-01425845⟩
  • Jing Wang, Hugues Mounier, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Marcel-Stefan Geamanu, Arben Cela. Event-driven model-free control in motion control with comparisons. IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2016, 32, pp.1-21. ⟨10.1093/imamci/dnw023⟩. ⟨hal-02276107⟩
  • César Fernando Méndez Barrios, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Felix Lorenz. Sampling decomposition and asymptotic zeros behavior of sampled-data SISO systems. An eigenvalue-based approach. IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2016, 33, pp.1177-1197. ⟨10.1093/imamci/dnv029⟩. ⟨hal-01284740⟩

Conference papers17 documents

  • Dina Irofti, Keqin Gu, Islam Boussaada, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Migration of imaginary roots of multiplicity three and four under small deviation of two delays in time-delay systems. 15th European Control Conference (ECC 2016), Jun 2016, Aalborg, Denmark. ⟨10.1109/ecc.2016.7810535⟩. ⟨hal-01418212⟩
  • Matěj Kubička, Jan Klusáček, Antonio Sciarretta, Arben Cela, Hugues Mounier, et al.. Performance of current eco-routing methods. Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2016, Jun 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. ⟨10.1109/ivs.2016.7535428⟩. ⟨hal-01318678⟩
  • Keqin Gu, Chi Jin, Islam Boussaada, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Towards more general stability analysis of systems with delay-dependent coefficients. 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Dec 2016, Las Vegas, United States. ⟨10.1109/cdc.2016.7798743⟩. ⟨hal-01658313⟩
  • Hakki Ulaş Unal, Islam Boussaada, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Tracking Sustained Oscillations in Delay Model Oregonators. 2016 IEEE Conference on Control Applications(CCA), Sep 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. ⟨10.1109/cca.2016.7587993⟩. ⟨hal-01658325⟩
  • Islam Boussaada, Hakki Ulaş Unal, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Multiplicity and Stable Varieties of Time-delay Systems : A Missing Link. 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Jul 2016, Minneapolis, United States. ⟨hal-01658365⟩
  • Islam Boussaada, Hakki Ulas Unal, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Further remarks on the effect of multiple spectral values on the dynamics of Time-delay systems : A Birkhoff-based approach. the 20th Conference of the International Linear Algebra Society, Jul 2016, Leuven, Belgium. ⟨hal-01658264⟩
  • Islam Boussaada, Hakki Ulaş Unal, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Multiplicity and stable manifolds for time-delay systems : Further remarks on the rightmost root. the 11th AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, Jul 2016, Orlando, United States. ⟨hal-01658297⟩
  • Unal Hakki, Islam Boussaada, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Further remarks on delay dynamics in Oregonator models. IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Jun 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal. ⟨10.1109/ICCA.2016.7505261⟩. ⟨hal-01445899⟩
  • Binh Quang Van Ngo, Pedro Rodriguez-Ayerbe, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Model predictive power control based on virtual flux for grid connected three-level neutral-point clamped inverter. 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Sep 2016, Karlsruhe, Germany. ⟨10.1109/EPE.2016.7695299⟩. ⟨hal-01813508⟩
  • René Natowicz, Matej Kubicka, Antonio Sciarretta, Arben Cela, Hugues Mounier, et al.. About prediction of vehicle energy consumption for eco-routing. 2016 IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), Nov 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp.1096-1101. ⟨hal-02001925⟩
  • Mohammed-Tahar Laraba, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Analysis of PWA control of discrete-time linear dynamics in the presence of variable time-delay. 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Dec 2016, Las Vegas, United States. pp.567 - 572, ⟨10.1109/CDC.2016.7798329⟩. ⟨hal-01429223⟩
  • Mohammed-Tahar Laraba, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Set invariance for delay difference equations. International Conference on progress on Difference Equations (PODE 2016), May 2016, Riga, Lithuania. ⟨hal-02276050⟩
  • Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Islam Boussaada, Xu-Guang Li. Critical delays, multiple characteristic roots and stability of dynamical systems : An overview. 20th IEEE International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC), Oct 2016, Sinaia, Romania. ⟨hal-02276078⟩
  • José-Enrique Hernández-Díez, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, César Fernando Méndez Barrios, Emilio-Jorge González-Galván, Raoul Hernandez-Molinar. A transparent bilateral control scheme for a local teleoperation system using proportional-delayed controllers. 12th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, ICCA 2016, Jun 2016, Katmandou, Nepal. pp.473-478, ⟨10.1109/ICCA.2016.7505322⟩. ⟨hal-02274353⟩
  • Mohammed-Tahar Laraba, M. Hovd, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. A bilevel optimization approach for D-invariant set design. 6th symposium on system structure and control (SSSC), Jun 2016, Istanbul, Turkey. pp.235-240. ⟨hal-02274355⟩
  • L. Zhang, Z.-Z. Mao, X.-G. Li, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Arben Cela. Complete stability for constant-coefficient distributed delay systems A unified frequency-sweeping approach. 28th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, CCDC 2016, May 2016, Yinchuan, China. pp.1053-1058, ⟨10.1109/CCDC.2016.7531139⟩. ⟨hal-02274357⟩
  • L. Zhang, Z.-Z. Mao, X.-G. Li, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Arben Cela. Complete stability of linear fractional order time delay systems A unified frequency-sweeping approach. 35th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2016, Jul 2016, Chengdu, China. pp.1605-1609, ⟨10.1109/ChiCC.2016.7553319⟩. ⟨hal-02274359⟩