Seminario de I+D 
del Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de Sistemas
de la Universidad de Zaragoza

Edición especial 10º Aniversario de la Ingeniería en Informática en el C.P.S.

From Robust Control to Adaptive Control

Prof. Ioan-Doré Landau 
Directeur de Recherche CNRS
Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, INPG/CNRS

Fecha: 2003-05-23
Hora: 12:00
Lugar: Seminario del DIIS en el Edificio Ada Byron, María de Luna 1, Zaragoza
Resumen y reseña biográfica:

The lecture emphasizes the interaction between robust control, identification in closed loop and adaptive control. Robust control and recent algorithms developed for plant model identification in closed loop have led to new designs of adaptive control systems. Their performances are further enhanced by the use of multiple-model adaptive control, based on switching and tuning. These developments are illustrated by their application to the control of a flexible transmission system.


Ioan-Doré Landau is Research Director at C.N.R.S.(National Centre for Scientific Research) and works at the Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble (CNRS/INPG) of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.

His research interests encompass theory and applications in system identification, adaptive control, robust digital control and nonlinear systems. He has authored and co-authored over 200 papers on these subjects. He is the author of the books: Adaptive Control - The Model Reference Appoach (Dekker 1979) translated also in chinese, System Identification and Control Design (Hermès 1993, Prentice Hall 1990). Commande de systèmes: conception, identification, mise en oeuvre (Hermes-Lavoisier, 2002) and co-author (with M. Tomizuka) of the book Adaptive Control - Theory and Practice (in Japanese -Ohm 1981) as well as co-author (with R. Lozano and M. M’Saad) of the book Adaptive Control (Springer Verlag 1997). He edited  and co-edited several books in french on the above topics including a series on «Mathematical Tools for Control, System Analysis and Signal Processing  and Models» and one on «Adaptive Control». He holds also several patents and was at the origin of several software packages in control developped by ADAPTECH. He advised 31 PhD students. He delivered a number of Plenary Talks at International Conferences including American Control Conference in Seattle in 95. He was the key note speaker at the European Control Conference in Bruxelles in 1997.

Dr. Landau received the Rufus Oldenburger Medal 2000 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineering which recognizes significant contributions to the field of automatic control for his pioneering contributions in adaptive control and system identification. He is  “Doctor Honoris Causa” of the Université Catholique de Louvain-la- Neuve (2003). He was a R. Springer Professor at University of California-Berkeley, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering in 1992. He received the price Monpetit from the French Academy of Science in 1991, the "Best Review Paper Award (1981-84)" for his paper on adaptive control published in ASME Journal of Dynamical Systems Measurement and Control, the C.N.R.S. Silver Medal in 1982 and the Great Gold Medal at the Invention Exhibition Vienna in 1968 for his patent on the variable frequency control of asynchronous motors. He is an IEEE-CSS “Distinguished Lecturer” for 2001-2003.

He received the degree of Docteur-es-Sciences Physiques from the University of Grenoble. Before joining the C.N.R.S. in 1976 as research director, he was an Associate Professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble from 1973 to 1976, a Senior Post-doctoral Research Associate at NASA - Ames Research Center in 1971-72 and a research engineer at ALSTHOM in 1969-71 and 72-73.

At C.N.R.S. he launched several coordinated programs in the field of Control which contributed to the emergence and development of the French control community. He was the Director of co-ordinated research programs: «Mathematical Tools and Models for Control, System Analysis and Signal Processing» from 1979 to 1982, «Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing» from 1984 to 1988 and «Automatique» from 1988 to 1996. He was also Director of the Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble from 1987 to 1990.

Dr. Landau was the first President of the European Community Control Association (ECCA) from 1991 to 1993 and he was Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Control (a publication of the European Union Control Association) from 1994 to end 2002.