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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 and the head of the laboratory. (since 2010).

    He 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 2018)  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) and he was the chair of the IFAC Research Group on "Time-delay systems" (2007 and chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Linear Systems (TC 2.2) since 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.


    Division Systèmes - L2S    Sorin Olaru   

    Journal articles6 documents

    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Ricardo Bencatel, Joao Borges de Sousa, Cristina Stoica, et al.. Receding horizon flight control for trajectory tracking of autonomous aerial vehicles. Control Engineering Practice, Elsevier, 2013, 21 (10), pp.1334-1349. ⟨10.1016/j.conengprac.2013.05.010⟩. ⟨hal-00876457⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Predictive Control for Trajectory Tracking and Decentralized Navigation of Multi-Agent Formations. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Zielona Góra 2013, 23 (1), pp.91-102. ⟨10.2478/amcs-2013-0008⟩. ⟨hal-00826632⟩
    • Warody Lombardi, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Laurentiu Hetel. A predictive control scheme for systems with variable time-delay. International Journal of Control, Taylor & Francis, 2012, 85 (7), pp.915-932. ⟨10.1080/00207179.2012.669847⟩. ⟨hal-00734738⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Florin Stoican, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Enhancements on the Hyperplanes Arrangements in Mixed-Integer Programming Techniques. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Springer Verlag, 2012, 154 (2), pp.549-572. ⟨10.1007/s10957-012-0022-9⟩. ⟨hal-00750934⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Path following with collision avoidance and velocity constraints for multi-agent group formations. Annals of the University of Craiova Physics AUC , Department of Physics, University of Craiova, 2010, 7(34) (2), pp.33-38. ⟨hal-00593091⟩
    • R.H. Gielen, Sorin Olaru, M. Lazar, W.P.M.H. Heemels, N. van de Wouw, et al.. On polytopic inclusions as a modeling framework for systems with time-varying delays. Automatica, Elsevier, 2010, 46 (3), pp.615-619. ⟨10.1016/j.automatica.2010.01.002⟩. ⟨hal-00524547⟩

    Conference papers15 documents

    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Predictive Control for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Trajectory Tracking. Journée Envol Recherche de la Fondation d'entreprise EADS, Feb 2013, Paris, France. ⟨hal-00794373⟩
    • Nikola Stankovic, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. On Stability of Discrete-Time Delay-Difference Equations for Arbitrary Delay Variations. 11th Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Feb 2013, Grenoble, France. pp.242-247, ⟨10.3182/20130204-3-FR-4031.00218⟩. ⟨hal-00794366⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Fernando Fontes, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. A predictive control-based algorithm for path following of autonomous aerial vehicles. IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, 2013, Hyderabad, India. pp.1042 - 1047, ⟨10.1109/CCA.2013.6662889⟩. ⟨hal-00917261⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. On the Tight Formation for Multi-Agent Dynamical Systems. KES AMSTA 2012, Jun 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia. pp.CD rom. ⟨hal-00683902⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Control of Multi-Agent Dynamical Systems in the Presence of Constraints. Groupe de Travail de Commande Prédictive Non Linéaire, Nov 2012, Paris, France. ⟨hal-00761508⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Cooperative Dynamical Systems with Communication Constraints and Limits of Viability. Journée Envol Recherche de la Fondation d'entreprise EADS, Mar 2012, Paris, France. ⟨hal-00683945⟩
    • Nikola Stankovic, Florin Stoican, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Reference Governor Design with Guarantees of Detection for Delay Variation. 10th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Jun 2012, Boston, United States. pp.67-72, ⟨10.3182/20120622-3-US-4021.00055⟩. ⟨hal-00751246⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Predictive Control for Trajectory Tracking and Decentralized Navigation of Multi-Agent Formations. 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), Feb 2012, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal. pp.209-214, ⟨10.5220/0003749102090214⟩. ⟨hal-00683940⟩
    • Nikola Stankovic, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Further Remarks on Invariance Properties of Time Delay Systems. ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2011, Washington DC, United States. pp.CD-Rom, ⟨10.1115/DETC2011-48234⟩. ⟨hal-00657892⟩
    • Nikola Stankovic, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Further remarks on invariance properties of time-Delay and switching systems. 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Jul 2011, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. 6 p. ⟨hal-00593065⟩
    • I. Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Path following with collision avoidance and velocity constraints for multi-agent group formations. 14th International Conference on System Theory and Control, Oct 2010, Sinaia, Romania. pp.CD-Rom. ⟨hal-00528307⟩
    • Warody Lombardi, Anamaria Luca, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Sorin Olaru, J. Cheong. Feedback Stabilization and motion synchronization of systems with time-delay in the communication network. 9th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Jun 2010, Prague, Czech Republic. pp.CD-Rom. ⟨hal-00528813⟩
    • Warody Lombardi, Anamaria Luca, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Patrick Boucher, et al.. Synchronisation de mouvement sous contraintes pour des systèmes à retard. Sixième Conférence Internationale Francophone d'Automatique, Jun 2010, Nancy, France. pp.CD-Rom. ⟨hal-00528772⟩
    • Bogdan Liacu, C. Mendez-Barrios, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Sorin Olaru. Some Remarks on the Fragility of Transparency and Stability in General 4-Channel Architecture for Bilateral Teleoperation with Delay. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems ICCAS, Oct 2010, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. pp.CD-Rom. ⟨hal-00528752⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Collision avoidance and path following for multi-agent dynamical systems. International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems ICCAS, Oct 2010, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. pp.1930-1935. ⟨hal-00528298⟩

    Book sections4 documents

    • Ionela Prodan, Florin Stoican, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Mixed-Integer Programming Techniques in Distributed MPC Problems. Maestre, José M. and Negenborn, Rudy R. Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy, Springer, pp.273-288, 2013, ⟨10.1007/978-94-007-7006-5_17⟩. ⟨hal-00826633⟩
    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. On the Tight Formation for Multi-Agent Dynamical Systems. Agent and Multi-Agent Systems. Technologies and Applications, Springer, pp.554-565, 2012, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Volume 7327, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-30947-2_60⟩. ⟨hal-00750830⟩
    • Nikola Stankovic, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. A Multi-sensor Switching Scheme with Tolerance to Delay and Packet Loss. Manuel Graña, Carlos Toro, Jorge Posada, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain. Advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, IOS Press, pp.626-635, 2012, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. Volume 243, ⟨10.3233/978-1-61499-105-2-626⟩. ⟨hal-00750905⟩
    • Warody Lombardi, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu, Sorin Olaru. Polytopic Discrete-Time Models for Systems with Time-Varying Delays. Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends, Springer, pp.277-288, 2012, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Volume 423, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-25221-1_21⟩. ⟨hal-00750895⟩

    Other publications1 document

    • Ionela Prodan, Sorin Olaru, Cristina Stoica, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Path Following with Collision Avoidance and Velocity Constraints for Multi-Agent Systems. 2010. ⟨hal-00553349⟩

    Reports1 document

    • Daniel Ioan, Ionela Prodan, Florin Stoican, Sorin Olaru, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu. Complexity bounds for obstacle avoidance within a zonotopic framework. [Research Report] L2S, CNRS, Supelec, Université Paris Sud. 2019. ⟨hal-01986337⟩