Finite-time control and estimation for distributed systems
Finite-time control and estimation for distributed systems

The information revolution brings new possibilities related with Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems in robotics, health monitoring and transportation: everything becomes a sensor being sometimes equipped with a possibility of actuating its immediate neighborhood. Then the questions appear: how to use this information about environment, people, society? And how to feedback it?

Valse team studies the problems arising in the analysis of distributed, uncertain and interconnected dynamical systems, with design of estimation and control algorithms:

  • Using the concepts of finite-time/fixed-time/hyperexponential convergence and stability, the main idea is to separate and hierarchize in time the control and estimation processes, which are distributed in space. This greatly simplifies their analysis and the design for large-scale solutions.
  • The main area of investigation and application is constituted by Internet of things and cyber-physical systems.
  • The team aims to draw up algorithms for distributed finite-time control and estimation. The methodological tools to be developed include extensions of the theory of homogeneous systems and of finite-time/fixed-time/hyperexponential convergence and stability notions. A particular attention is given to applications in real-world scenarios.
  • It is a joint proposal with the University of Lille (Centrale Lille, CRIStAL UMR-CNRS 9189), which follows Non-A team.
Centre(s) inria
Inria Centre at the University of Lille
In partnership with
Ecole Centrale de Lille,Université de Lille


Team leader

Amélie Supervielle

Team assistant

Anne Rejl

Team assistant

Aurore Dalle

Team assistant

Lucille Leclercq

Team assistant