François Dufour

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Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux
Université de Bordeaux

INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest

Contact

INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest
Project Team CQFD
Office 434 Tel: 33 (0) 5 24 57 41 65
200, avenue de la Vieille Tour Fax: 33 (0) 5 24 57 41 41
33405 TALENCE cedex, France francois.dufour@math.u-bordeaux.fr

Research Interests

  • Markov processes

  • Optimal stochastic control

  • Linear programming

  • Numerical methods for stochastic control

  • Stochastic stability

  • Estimation theory

  • Applications: medecine, reliability, optimal trajectory generation

Education

  • Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Paris XI, 1999

  • Ph. D. Thesis: Contribution à l'étude des systèmes linéaires à sauts markoviens, Université Paris XI, 1991-1994

  • Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 1986-1990

Award

CNRS bronze medal, 2000, section 07

Academic experience

  • 2005-          : Full Professor, Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux, ENSEIRB-MATMECA

  • 2002-2005: Full Professor, Université Bordeaux 4

  • 2000-2002: Chargé de Recherche au CNRS, LaBRI, Université Bordeaux 1

  • 1994-2000: Chargé de Recherche au CNRS, LSS, Université Paris XI

Other professional activities

  • Associate editor, SIAM Journal on Control Optimization since 2009 (SICON)

  • Representative of the SIAM activity group in control and system theory for the journal SIAM News since 2014 (SIAM News)

  • Member of the IFAC technical committee CC 1 - Systems and Signals :

    Stochastic Systems (IFAC TC 1.4.)

  • Head of the INRIA project team CQFD (INRIA Bordeaux Sud-Ouest)

  • Head of the INRIA Associate Team CDSS with the University of Sao Paulo.

  • Coordinator of the ANR Fautocoes (2010-2013). Analysis and optimal control of piecewise deterministic Markov processes.

  • Member of the ANR STOCH-MC (2014-2018). Stochastic Models Scalable Model Checking.