Prof. Silviu-Iulian NICULESCU , PhD

Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, membre de l'équipe Inria "Disco"France



November 9th, 2022

(Opening Ceremony and  Plenary)

Title: " Delay as a control parameter. A guided tour"






Silviu-Iulian NICULESCU was born in Petrosani, Romania in 1968. He received the B.S. degree from the Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest, Romania, the M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, both in Automatic Control, from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, and the “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (HDR) in Automatic Control from Université de Technologie de Compiègne, in 1992, 1993, 1996, and 2003, respectively. From 1992 to 1997, he was with the Department of Automatic Control and Computers, University « Politehnica » Bucharest, Romania. From 1997 to 2006, he was with HEUDIASYC (“Heuristics and diagnosis of complex systems”) laboratory, Compiègne, France as a Researcher at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). He also held a PostDoctoral position in the Department of Applied Mathematics, ENSTA, Paris, France, from 1996 to 1997. In September 2006, he joined L2S (Laboratory of Signals and Systems), Gif-sur-Yvette, where he is currently Research Director (“Senior Researcher”) at CNRS. He was the head of the laboratory for 10 years (2010-2019). Co-founder of the Inria team « DISCO » (common team of Inria with CNRS and CentraleSupélec, located at L2S) in 2010, he is also an active member of the team.

Dr. Niculescu is author or co-author of ten books (Diderot: 1997; Birkhauser, Briefs: 2015; SIAM: 2007 and 2015; Springer: LNCIS – 2001, CES – 2014, AIC – 2015, SpringerBriefs – 2 in 2015 1 in 2016, and 1 in 2020) and co-editor of six volumes (SIAM, 1999; Pergamon Press, 2001; Springer 2004; Springer 2007; Springer 2009). He is author or co-author of more than 500 book chapters or scientific papers. He has been the IPC Chairman of the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems (Santa Fe, NM, USA, December 2001) , of the 8th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems (Sinaia, Romania, September 2009), 13th European Control Conference (Strasoburg, France, June 2014), and the main organizer or co-organizer of the 1st CNRS-NSF Workshop on Time-Delay Systems (Paris: La Défense, January 2003), and of the two European Summer School in Automatic Control (Grenoble, September 2000; Grenoble, July 2013) devoted to time-delay systems. He was the guest co-editor of five special issues in the area of delay systems (Journal of Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (MMNP) in 2009, Asian Journal of Control in 2005, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information in 2002 and 2010, and Kybernetika in 2001).

Dr. Niculescu has been scientific responsible of 15 international cooperation programs and projects (with Belgium, Mexico, Romania and Eastern European countries, South Korea, Hong Kong, Turkey and United States). He is member of the IPC of 45 International Conferences, and he was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2003-2005). Since 2011, he is an Associate Editor of European Journal of Controland IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information. IEEE Fellow since 2018, Dr Niculescu is the chair of the IFAC Technical Committee « Control Linear Systems » (TC 2.2) since 2017 and he was the chair of the IFAC Research Group on « Time-delay systems » (2007 and vice-chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Linear Systems (TC 2.2) for the period 2011-2017. Since 2012, he is the founding editor and the scientific responsible of the Springer (book) series: Advances in Delays in Dynamics (ADD@S).

Dr. Niculescu was awarded the CNRS Silver and Bronze Medals for scientific research, the Best Paper Presentation Award at American Control Conference, Chicago, IL and the Ph.D. Thesis Award from INPG, Grenoble (France) in 2011, 2001, 2000, and 1996, respectively. He was also awarded the title of « Doctor Honoris Causa » of University of Craiova (Romania) in 2016. His research interests include delay systems, robust control, operator theory, and numerical methods in optimization, and their applications to the design of engineering systems.



 Prof. Daniel Ulises Campos Delgado, PhD

Professor of Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP)

School of Sciences


November 10th, 2022


Title: "Hybrid Classification Approach for Correlated Multimodality Images: Unmixing Processing + Artificial Intelligence"




Correlated multimodal images allow to capture spatial-temporal or spatial-spectral information simultaneously from a scene. These types of images had found applications in diverse fields, as earth observation to identify types of vegetation, medical diagnosis to detect cancerous lesions in the skin or oral cavity, food inspection to distinguish contaminants, non-destructive testing to perceive defects in materials, among others. One of the main challenges in this field is to make an efficient and fast processing of the vast acquired information. In this talk, I will focus on the classification problem of correlated multimodal images by a hybrid approach. Hence, first, linear and nonlinear unmixing are used to extract features to guide the classification process by applying the algorithm “extended blind end-member and abundance extraction”, which was developed by our research team. Next, machine learning and deep learning are applied to achieve the final pixel labeling. In the talk, I will focus on the applications to medical diagnosis and non-destructive testing for our hybrid classification approach.




Daniel U. Campos Delgado received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi (UASLP), Mexico, in 1996, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU), USA, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. In 2001, he joined the School of Sciences of UASLP as a Professor. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, and 100 in international congresses. His research interests include estimation and detection, optimization algorithms, fault diagnosis, control theory, and digital signal processing. In these areas, he has received international funding for collaborative work with University of California (Santa Barbara), Texas A&M University, and Institute of Molecular Bioimaging and Physiology (Milan); and in the period august/2014 to may/2015, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Biomedical Engineering Department of Texas A&M University. His research products have been cited more than 1,500 (h-index: 20) and 2,000 times (h-index: 20) according to Web of Science and SCOPUS, respectively. Dr. Campos Delgado has been advisor or co-advisor of 30 bachelor thesis projects, 24 Master thesis works, and 9 Doctoral dissertations. He is currently a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) and Sigma Xi, and a Senior Member in the IEEE. In 2001, the College of Engineering of LSU granted him the “Exemplary Dissertation Award”, and in 2009 and 2013, he received awards as a Young Researcher from UASLP and AMC. In May/2021, he received the State Award for Scientific and Technological Research by COPOCYT. From July/2016 to June/2020, Dr. Campos Delgado was the Dean of the Faculty of Sciences in UASLP, and since January/2021, he is

the Director of the Research Institute of Optical Communication. Since May/2019, he is an associate editor for IEEE Latin America Transactions (ISSN: 1548-0992), and since October/2018, he is also a reviewer for Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet. Dr. Campos-Delgado has been reviewer for many journals from IEEE, IET, OSA and American Mathematical Society; and he was recently selected as a member of the bank of experts from Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain). In June/2020, he joined the Board of Communication Theory in Frontiers in Communications and Networks as an Associate Editor.