PhD supervision:

I have supervised over 20 PhD students, 13 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, 7 of them are University Professor or Associate Professor and all others hold major R&D positions in industrial sector (majority in aerospace). 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

Some past and on-going postdoc fellows under my supervision :

  • 2008-2009: Efrain Alcorta Garcia (PhD: Duisburg, Germany). He is a Professor in Automatic Control, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico.
  • 2009-2010: Denis Berdjag (PhD: LAGIS, U-Lille). He is now an associate prof. at U-Valenciennes – Lamih-lab.
  • 2009-2011: Denis Efimov (PhD: St Petersburg State University, Russia). Denis is now a senior researcher at INRIA-Lille, France. See at here.
  • 2011-2012: Emilie Roche (PhD: GIPSA-lab, U-Grenoble, France).
  • 2012-2013: Alejandra Ferreira de Loza (PhD : UNAM, Mexico). She is now a research associate at Centro de Investigacion Y DESA, Mexico.
  • 2013-2014: Souad Bezzaoucha (PhD: CRAN, U-Nancy). She is now a researcher at Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
  • 2013-2014: Nizar Chatti (PhD: LAGIS, U-Lille, France). He is now an associate prof. at U-Angers, LARIS lab, France. 
  • 2014-2015: Mariem Sahnoun (PhD: U-Lyon, France).
  • 2018-2020: Alejandro Apaza Peres (PhD: UNAM, Mexico).
  • 2019-2021: Sara IFQIR (PhD: Evry Val d’Essonne University Paris-Saclay University, France).
  • 2020-2021: Arthur Perodou (PhD: U-Lyon / Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France).


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 (IUT) 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.