Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences)

University of Bordeaux (Science and Technology Department)
IMS lab, CNRS UMR 5218
351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence, France


My CV (updated in June 2021) can be downloaded here.


Open positions

  • There are no open positions at this time.

Research topics

  • My main research interests are focused in the fields of adaptive and robust digital control and flat dynamic systems characterization. The practical applications on which I have been most involved are active noise and vibration control and convertible UAVs that can take-off and land vertically but use aerodynamic surfaces such as wings to increase autonomy. More recently, I have become interested in predictive maintenance with artificial intelligence and neural networks based models.


  • Principal investigator for the french research agency (ANR) founded young researchers (JCJC) project MICA which deals with the problem of fault detection and isolation and fault tolerant control for convertible UAVs (please visit our website for more information)


  • June 2012: PhD in Automatic Control, University of Grenoble, France, Awarded best PhD by the GdR MACS and best PhD in Automatic Control by the EEA Club (April 2013) (see nomination in pdf).
    Co-directorship of thesis with the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania.
    Topic: "Robust Design and Tuning of Active Vibration Control Systems" (pdf, 8.9 MB).
    Under the supervision of Dr. Ioan Doré Landau, Dr. Luc Dugard, and Prof. Dumitru Popescu.
  • July 2008: Former student of the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, where I obtained an Engineering Diploma in System's Engineering.

Professional experience

  • 09/2014 - present: Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences), IMS-lab, University of Bordeaux, France. I'm with the teams CRONE and FFTG.
  • 12/2012 - 04/2014: Post-doctoral researcher at Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, France, working on the visual servoing control of fluid flows (system's described by partial differential equations). I was with the Fluminance team.
  • 1 Oct. - 30 Nov. 2012: Research engineer at LIPhy and GIPSA-lab, University of Grenoble, France, working on the modeling and analysis of an adaptive optics system.
  • 1 Mai - 15 June 2012: Research engineer at INP Grenoble Entreprise SA and Paulstra SNC (Vibrachoc Department), France, working on the development and experimental testing of active vibration control algorithms for a multivariable system represented by a large boat diesel engine.
  • 1 March - 30 June 2008: Final year project, GIPSA-lab, INP Grenoble, France. Development of an interactive software in Visual C++ for computing robust RST controllers based on the method sensitivity functions shaping.

Other scientific activities

  • Member of the IFAC's Technical Committee on Adaptive and Learning Systems.
  • Member of the IEEE CSS's Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control (TCSIAC).
  • Associate editor in the Conference Editorial Board of IEEE Control Systems Society, which organises the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) and the American Control Conference (ACC).
  • Associate editor in the Conference Editorial Board of European Control Association (EUCA), which organises the annual European Control Conference (ECC).
  • Other conference associate editor activities: ALCOS 2022.
  • Robert-Houdin award at the french seminar on Experimental Vibratory Analysis (18-20 November 2014, Blois, France) for the paper: Landau I.D., Airimițoaie T.-B., Castellanos-Silva A., Alma M., Adaptive active vibration isolation - A control perspective (link 1 and link 2).
  • Co-organiser of a Benchmark on Adaptive Regulation and an invited session at ECC'13.