IRN SINERGIE

IRN SINERGIE

International Research Network on Renewable Energy

IRN SINERGIE
2017- 2020
Contact:
Dr. Alain Dollet
Alain.dollet(at)promes.cnrs.fr 

Dr Subodh Mhaisalkar

IRN SINERGIE
Website

IRN SINERGIE
News

PREDIS – Distribution Network Demonstrator at G2Elab (Copyright G2Elab)

4th meeting & Fall School of SINERGIE : “Sustainable & resilient cities: energy considerations”

 5-8 Nov 2019, Singapore

Introduction

The IRN “SINERGIE” for French-SINgaporean network on renewable enERGIEs is a joint CNRS-NTU initiative that is the follow-up of an international workshop on Renewable Energy which was held in Singapore in early February 2015. From 2016 to 2019, the network involved 25 laboratories from 27 institutions in France, and the Nanyang Technological University and ENGIE-Lab in Singapore. In 2020, 4 additional laboratories from 3 French institutions joined the network. SINERGIE should be renewed for 4 years in 2021.

Missions and research themes

The network aims at:

  • coordinating the organisation of conferences, lectures, seminars, symposiums, study days, theme-based workshops or any other type of meeting dealing with the scientific theme of the network;
  • facilitating and encouraging exchange of information and documentation on the scientific theme;
  • identifying common research projects relating to the scientific theme;
  • coordinating replies to invitations to tender for supporting research and technological development;
  • encouraging permanent training initiatives and promote pedagogical operations.

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE NETWORK

The scientific project adresses five topics. Each topic is co-leaded by 1 French and 1 Singaporean researcher, and organized in several subtopics.

Topic 1. Smart Grids and Power systems

Coordinators: Nouredine HadjSaid (G2Elab, Grenoble INP) Prof. Choo Fook Hoong (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Microgrids and Renewable Energies integration
Subtopic 2: Electromobility and challenges for the power systems
Subtopic 3: Peer to peer Energy and Cyber-physical modelling

Topic 2. Energy storage

Coordinators: Madhavi Srinivasan (ERI@N/NTU) Mathieu Morcrette (LRCS/CNRS)

Subtopic 1: Electrochemical Energy storage
Subtopic 2: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells (SOFC/SOEC) and
Subtopic 3: Thermal Energy Storage

Topic 3. Wind and Marine Energies

Coordinators: Pierre Ferrant (LHEEA, Ecole Centrale Nantes) Narasimalu Srikanth (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Tidal Energy
Subtopic 2: Wind Energy

Topic 4: Photovoltaics

Coordinators: Péré Roca i Cabarrocas (LPICM/CNRS) Nripan Mathews (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Tandem solar cells
Subtopic 2: Fundamental recombination at bulk and interfaces
Subtopic 3: Perovskite quantum dots: New synthesis and theoretical approaches

Topic 5: Green/Smart Buildings

Coordinators: Christophe Ménézo (LOCIE/Université Savoie-MB) Yann Grynberg (ERI@N/NTU)

Subtopic 1: Building Integrated Energy systems
Subtopic 2: Indoor Air Quality and Comfort
Subtopic 3: Building Management System and Energy performance Evaluation

    institutions and laboratories involved

    French institutions

     

    • CNRS – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
    • CEA – Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    • CentraleSupélec
    • École centrale de Lyon
    • École centrale de Nantes,
    • Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble,
    • Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon
    • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
    • Université de Corse Pascal Paoli,
    • Université Grenoble Alpes
    • Université Paris-Sud
    • Université Pierre et Marie Curie
    • Université de Picardie Jules Verne
    • Université de Nantes
    • Collège de France
    • Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Microtechnique
    • Université de Franche-Comté
    • Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard
    • Ecole Polytechnique
    • Chimie-ParisTech
    • Université de Nantes
    • Université de La Rochelle
    • Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc
    • Université Technologique de Compiègne
    • Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille
    • Ecole centrale de Lille
    • Université d’Artois
    • Université de Paris-Est Créteil Val-De-Marne
    • Université Gustave Eiffel
    • École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées

    French laboratories

    PROMES (UPR 8521), G2ELab (UMR 5269), GIPSA-Lab (UMR 5216), SIMAP (UMR 5266), LEGI (UMR 5519), GeePs (UMR 8507), AMPERE (UMR 5005), NIMBE (UMR 3685), LHEEA (UMR 6598), SPE (UMR 6134), INAC (CEA), L2S (UMR 8506), CETHIL (UMR 5008), LRCS (UMR 7314), IMN (UMR 6502), LCMCP (UMR 7574), FEMTO-ST (UMR 6174), LPICM (UMR 7647), IRDEP (UMR 7174, now UMR IPVF 9006), LOCIE (UMR 5271), LASIE (UMR 7356), LEC (EA1006), CINTRA (UMI), LAAS (UPR 8001), UCCS (UMR 8181), MSME (UMR 8208), ESYCOM (UMR 9007), LIGM (UMR 8049), COSYS department (Univ. G. Eiffel)

    Singaporean institution

    • NTU – Nanyang Technological University

    Industrial partner

    • ENGIE Lab – Singapore

    Network coordinators

    • France : Dr. Alain Dollet, Director of PROMES laboratory, CNRS

    • Singapore : Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar, Executive Director of ERI@N, Nanyang Technological University (with support of Prof. Claude Guet NTU)

    IRL IPAL

    IRL IPAL

    International Research Laboratory between France and Singapore in Artificial Intelligence

    IRL IPAL

    Creation date: 2007
    Contact:
    Dr. Christophe Jouffrais
    christophe.jouffrais(at)ipal.cnrs.fr

    IRL IPAL 
    Website

    Introduction

    The partners of the IRL IPAL are CNRS, Université Grenoble Alpes, Institut Mines Telecom, National University of Singapore and A*Star. The IRL IPAL is currently directed by Dr Christophe JOUFFRAIS (CNRS).

    Mission and research themes

    Mission: Bridge top researchers and labs of CNRS, UGA, IMT, NUS and A*Star into fruitful collaborative links and networks around selected topics in computer science with a strong hold on Artificial Intelligence (project 2021-2025).

    Research Axes : Core AI, Explainable and Trustable AI, AI & HCI, Natural Language Processing, Data Science and Applications, Wearable AI.

    MAIN RESEARCH PROJECTS

    Theme 1: Explainable and Trustable AI

    This theme covers techniques that lead to AI model/systems that would lead to better human trusts towards outputs from an AI system, in particular where the learnt models can be explained in a human-understandable manner, and/or can be certified correct.

    Theme 2: AI & HCI

    This theme deals with new HCI paradigms that integrate AI techniques, or AI techniques that involve human-in-the-loop interactions.

    Theme 3: Natural Language Processing

    The Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a multidisciplinary field involving linguistics, computer science and artificial intelligence, which aims to create natural language processing tools for various applications. In the last decades, the NLP research domain benefited from the strong improvements made in AI tools and methods, and sometimes led to novel approaches based on neural networks.

    Theme 4: Data Science and Applications

    The Data Science and Applications theme focuses on data analysis techniques, data management and their applications.

    Theme 5: Efficient AI

    This theme covers techniques that aim to improve the computational efficiency of AI, through improved hardware, mathematical and algorithmic techniques, or systems design. Examples include neuromorphic or bio-inspired techniques.

    laboratories involved

    France:
    CNRS,
    Université Grenoble Alpes,
    Institut Mines Telecom,

    Singapore:

    National University of Singapore,
    A*Star

    SINFRA symposium on Artificial Intelligence in December 2019. Credits: IPAL

    IRP ARS

    IRP-ARS

    Franco-Australian International Research Program in Autonomous Robotic Systems

    IRP-ARS
    2020-2024
    Contact:
    Pr. Tarek Hamel
    thamel(at)i3s.unice.fr

    Pr. Robert Mahony
    robert.mahony(at)anu.edu.au

    IRP-ARS
    News

    Introduction

    The Franco-Australian IRP-ARS (Advanced Autonomy for Robotic Systems) is managed by Professor Tarek Hamel (I3S UMR-CNRS 7271, Côte d’Azur University) in collaboration with Professor Robert Mahony  (Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, Australian National University) and started in 2020.

    Missions and research themes

    During the last two decades important progress has been made in the development of advanced methods for motion control of unmanned autonomous robotic systems.  The commercial landscape of these vehicles is characterized by a plethora of small start-up companies proposing an increasing variety of devices for various applications. This rapidly growing market has boosted research studies in the field of autonomous robotic systems, particularly from the Systems and Control community.

    The objective of the IRP-ARS is to pool the top-level resources of research institutions from both France and Australia and build an excellence centre  to go beyond the state of the art in systems and control theory applied to Unmanned Robotic Systems. It will be built on existing collaborations and it will establish new ones between the top-level research entities.

    Theoretical open problems with high impact in practical applications will be addressed to enable Unmanned Robotic Systems to operate more robustly and more reliably in complex and cluttered dynamic environments encountered in real-world applications. These aims will be achieved by meeting the following objectives:

    • Develop a unified control approach of a large class of Unmanned Robotic Systems (Airplanes, helicopters and other Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicles, blimps, rockets, hydroplanes, ships and submarines are generally underactuated)
    • Develop a unifying scientific framework for the analysis and design of observers for general systems with symmetry of the system with high quality state estimation (position, velocity, orientation, etc.).

    Exploit the latest advances in deep learning to develop ‘front-end’ sensor processing that directly integrates into globally well-defined control and perception algorithms for systems with symmetry.

    MAIN projects of research

    • National Projects (Equipex, 2 ANR, 1 FUI, 1 DGA-Rapid, Compagnies (ECA-Robotics, Eurocopter))

    institutions and laboratories involved

    France
    • Professor Tarek Hamel. I3S UMR-CNRS 7271, Côte d’Azur University (leader of the French part), CRAN UMR-CNRS 7039, Université de Lorraine and IRISA UMR -CNRS 6074, Rennes.

    Australia
    • Professor Robert Mahony. Australian Centre for Robotic Vision, Australian National University (leader of the Australian part), the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

    PUBLICATIONS

    M-D. Hua, J. Trumpf, T. Hamel, R. Mahony and P. Morin, Nonlinear observer design on SL(3) for homography estimation by exploiting point and line correspondences with application to image stabilization. Automatica, Volume 115, May 2020, 108858.

    1. Van Goor, R. Mahony, Tarek Hamel and J. Trumpf, An Observer Design for Visual Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping with Output Equivariance. IFAC World Congress, Berlin: Germany, 2020.

    Granzotto, R. Postoyan, L. Busoniu, D. Nesic and J. Daafouz, Finite-horizon discounted optimal control: stability and performance, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.

    A.I. Maass, D. Nesic, R. Postoyan and P.M. Dower, Observer design for non-linear networked control systems with persistently exciting protocols, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.

    1. Astolfi, R. Postoyan and D. Nesic, Uniting observers, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.
    2. Wang, R. Postoyan, D. Nesic and W.P.M.H. Heemels, Periodic event-triggered control for nonlinear networked control systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 65 (2), 620-635, 2020.

    L. Cuevas, D. Nesic, C. Manzie and R. Postoyan, A multi-observer approach for parameter and state estimation of nonlinear systems with slowly varying parameters, IFAC World Congress, Berlin: Germany, 2020.

    M-D. Hua, J. Trumpf, T. Hamel, R. Mahony and P. Morin, Nonlinear observer design on SL(3) for homography estimation by exploiting point and line correspondences with application to image stabilization. Automatica, Volume 115, May 2020, 108858.

    S. De Marco, MD Hua, R Mahony, T Hamel, Homography estimation of a moving planar scene from direct point correspondence, IEEE Transaction on Control Systems Technology, to appear.

    P. Van Goor, R. Mahony, T. Hamel and J. Trumpf, An Observer Design for Visual Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping with Output Equivariance. IFAC World Congress, Berlin: Germany, 2020.

     P. Van Goor, T. Hamel, R. Mahony, Equivariant Filter (EqF): A General Filter Design for Systems on Homogeneous Spaces. CDC (IEEE Conference on Decision and Control), Jeju Island: South Korea, 2020.

     Y. Ng, P. van Goor, T. Hamel, R. Mahony, Equivariant Systems Theory and Observer Design for Second Order Kinematic Systems on Matrix Lie Groups, CDC (IEEE Conference on Decision and Control), Jeju Island: South Korea, 2020.

    Granzotto, R. Postoyan, L. Busoniu, D. Nesic and J. Daafouz, Finite-horizon discounted optimal control: stability and performance, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.

    A.I. Maass, D. Nesic, R. Postoyan and P.M. Dower, Observer design for non-linear networked control systems with persistently exciting protocols, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.

    D. Astolfi, R. Postoyan and D. Nesic, Uniting observers, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.

    W. Wang, R. Postoyan, D. Nesic and W.P.M.H. Heemels, Periodic event-triggered control for nonlinear networked control systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 65 (2), 620-635, 2020.

    L. Cuevas, D. Nesic, C. Manzie and R. Postoyan, A multi-observer approach for parameter and state estimation of nonlinear systems with slowly varying parameters, IFAC World Congress, Berlin: Germany, 2020.

    S.H.J. Heijmans, R. Postoyan, D. Nesic and W.P.M.H. Heemels, An average allowable transmission interval condition for the stability of networked control systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, available on-line.

    W. Wang, D. Nesic, R. Postoyan, W.P.M.H. Heemels, A unifying event-triggered control framework based on a hybrid small-gain theorem, CDC (IEEE Conference on Decision and Control), Jeju Island: South Korea, 2020.

    A. I. Maass, D. Nesic, V.S. Varma, R. Postoyan, S. Lasaulce, Stochastic stabilisation and power control for nonlinear feedback loops communicating over lossy wireless networks, CDC (IEEE Conference on Decision and Control), Jeju Island: South Korea, 2020.

    Awards:

    The Editor’s Choice paper for May 2020:” It is my pleasure to recommend a paper that starts with the Special Linear group SL(3) and its algebra and culminates with captivating YouTube videos that demonstrate an efficient algorithm for image stabilization. The journey from SL(3), through nonlinear observers on the corresponding manifold using point and line correspondences as measurements, to YouTube is fascinating”

    M-D. Hua, J. Trumpf, T. Hamel, R. Mahony and P. Morin, Nonlinear observer design on SL(3) for homography estimation by exploiting point and line correspondences with application to image stabilization. Automatica, Volume 115, May 2020, 108858

    The Kimura best paper award for, September 2020: 

    M‐D. Hua, J. Trumpf, T. Hamel, R. Mahony and P. Morin, Feature-based Recursive Observer Design for Homography  Estimation and its Application to Image Stabilization, Asian Journal of Control, Vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 1443-1458, July 2019.