• PhD supervision:

During my career,  I have supervised over 20 PhD students, 17 postdoctoral fellows, 3 HDR (French degree for research supervision) and 7 PhD visitors (one to four months stays in my team, from Europe, Mexico and Russia). Of my past PhD students, 5 of them are University Professor or Associate Professor and all others hold major R&D positions in industrial sector (except one who works in tertiary sector). Some of them received renowned awards, for example:

Anca Gheorghe, France’s Aerospace Valley award, 2014

Pascal Simon, European PhD Days – Airbus award, 2009

Alexandre Falcoz, 3AF (French Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) award, 2015


Below is a selected list of my past PhD students together with their future after PhD:

  • Postdocs:

Since 2018, the postdocs fellows under my supervision are listed below:

Some past postdoc fellows :


  • Teaching:

As any university professor in France, about half of my working time is devoted to teaching and supervision of student projects.

  • At undergraduate level, I teach mainly automatic control and signal processing at IUT de Bordeaux (Département Mesures Physiques) where I supervise also lab activities, projects and training.

  • At graduate level, I used to teach system identification, estimation methods, fault diagnosis and numerical methods for advanced control design. I had been Deputy director and Director of doctoral studies in control, signals and systems of the Bordeaux University for several years. I continue to supervise Master projects in Automatic Control. As member of innovation comity board of the Bordeaux University, I participate to the selection/evaluation/funding process of the most innovative student projects in all disciplines (at graduate and undergraduate levels).

  • A thesis defence in TuDelft (NL)

    In other countries, I have given a number of invited lectures in Europe at Master and PhD level. Recently (May 2021) I gave a lecture at Xidian University, School of Aerospace Science and Technology, China. I have participated to many international PhD examination committees: Germany (University of Duisburg-Essen); Netherlands (Delft University of Technology) and Italy (Politecnico di Torino).

Below, some undergraduate (DUT) study materials for 2020-2021 (in French):

    • IUT de Bordeaux-SGM (Automatique – mini-project; S3): Télécharger le planning de soutenances ici et le texte du mini-projet ici.
    • IUT de Bordeaux-MP (Traitement du Signal – TP; S3): Télécharger le texte ici.
    • IUT de Bordeaux-MP (PTUT, S3-S4): Télécharger le sujet ici.
    • IUT de Bordeaux-MP (cours visio 2 + TF + PC): Télécharger ici et ici.
    • IUT de Bordeaux-MP (TP de Traitement des Données Expérimentales): Télécharger ici.