Research interests



Alain Sarlette

Quantic lab, offices A.4xx
2 Rue Simone Iff
75012 Paris

Centre Automatique et Systemes
Mines ParisTech
60 Bd Saint-Michel
75006 Paris, France

UGent office 2.12
Technologiepark 914
9052 Zwijnaarde (Gent), Belgium

CR1 researcher, QUANTIC group, INRIA Paris
Lecturer (10%),
 ELIS department,  Ghent University

Email: <first name> o <surname> @ inria o fr
            <first name> o <surname> @ ugent o be


since 10/2014
since 10/2011

long visits


CR1 researcher,  INRIA / QUANTIC
Lecturer,  Ghent University / SYSTeMS — now on part-time leave
Postdoc (FNRS),  Mines ParisTech (Prof. Pierre Rouchon) & Liege University
PhD,  Liege University / Systems & Modeling (Prof. Rodolphe Sepulchre, FNRS funding)
Eng. in Applied Physics / space technologies, Liege University

IIT Bombay (Prof. Ravi Banavar, 2014)
Princeton University (Prof. Naomi Leonard , 2006)
European Space Agency (Huygens mission team , 2005)

Master in music performance, Maastricht Conservatory


Research interests

My research on dynamical systems theory & automatic control revolves around three main aspects.

- nonlinear  geometric  modelling and design tools (manifolds, Lie groups, « informative » formulation from symmetries,...)
- interactions  among multiple systems (collective motion, distributed sensing/control, target evolution by coupling,...)
- providing insights towards the development of  quantum information technologies 

During the last years my focus has shifted more and more towards a comprehensive study of quantum dynamics, related systems engineering and algorithmic questions

Teaching experience

I am currently focusing on quantum systems with a full research position.
I am still teaching a Robotics course (probabilistic data interpretation and decision making) at UGent
I am occasionally teaching Quantum Control at graduate schools (EECI, Elgersburg School, Ecole d'Automatique Grenoble)
In the past I have been teaching Mechatronics, Linear Control Systems, Stochastic processes, Distributed Control


You will find the most up-to-date list of my papers on my Google-Scholar profile. They should be available via arXiv. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need something that you don't find.