Sorin Olaru is a Professor of CentraleSupélec and a member of the CNRS Laboratory of Signals and Systems, both part of the Paris-Saclay University in France. From 2020 he holds the RTE Chair at CentraleSupélec His research interests are encompassing the optimization-based control design, set-theoretic characterization of constrained dynamical systems as well as the numerical methods in optimization and control. He is currently involved in research projects related to embedded predictive control, fault-tolerant control, and network control (time-delay) systems.

L2S, CentraleSupélec
3 rue Joliot Curie
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France



Journal articles


Application of a stabilizing model predictive controller to path following for a car‐like agricultural robot

Comelli, Olaru, Seron, Kofman
OCAM – Optimal Control Appl. Methods, Wiley, 2024

Delay-dependent set-invariance for linear difference equations with multiple delays: a polyhedral approach

Dórea, Olaru, Niculescu, Răsvan
Journal of Difference Equations and Applications, p. 1-18, 2024

Inner–outer approximation of robust control invariant sets

Comelli, Olaru, Kofman
Automatica, 159, p. 111350, 2024

High current density charging of zinc-air flow batteries: Investigating the impact of flow rate and current density on zinc electrodeposition

Khezri, Motlagh, Etesami, Mohamad, Pornprasertsuk, Olaru, Kheawhom
Applied Energy, 348, p. 121564, 2023

Simplified design of practically stable MPC schemes

Comelli, González, Ferramosca, Olaru, Seron, Kofman
Syst. control. lett., 180, Elsevier, p. 105626, 2023

A novel State-of-Health notion and its use for Battery Aging Monitoring of Zinc-Air Batteries

Lao-Atiman, Bumroongsri, Olaru, Kheawhom
Comput. chem. eng., Elsevier, p. 108465, 2023

Data-Based Predictive Control for Power Congestion Management in Subtransmission Grids Under Uncertainty

Dkhili, Olaru, Iovine, Giraud, Maeght, Panciatici, Ruiz
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 31 (5), p. 2146-2158, 2023

System reconfiguration ontology to support model-based systems engineering: Approach linking design and operations

Qasim, Hein, Jankovic, Olaru, Garnier
Systems Engineering, 26 (4), p. 347-364, 2023

Conference papers


Nonlinear Model Predictive Control based on K-step Control Invariant Sets

Zhao, Girard, Olaru
European control conference, Stockholm, Suède, 2024

Estimation of Power Transmission Distribution Factors for Predictive Control in Sub-transmission Areas

Ganet–Lepage, Iovine, Olaru
ACPEE 2024- 2024 9th Asia Conference on Power and Electrical Engineering, Shanghai, Chine, 2024

PWA control functions: from the projection of mpQP solution and back to the convexification by lifting

Yang, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe
62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2023), Singapore, Singapour, 2023

On the inverse optimality of a class of PWA functions through liftings

Yang, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe
27th International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing, Timisoara, Roumanie, 2023

Challenges for Control Engineering Curricula Motivating 800 Students via Current Trends in Industry and Research

Stoica Maniu, Chaillet, Dumur, Godoy, Font, Lhachemi, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe, Sandou, Siguerdidjane, Tebbani, Vlad, Bourdais
22nd World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2023), Yokohama, Japon, 2023

Delay-Dependent Invariance of Polyhedral Sets for Discrete-Time Linear Systems

Dórea, Olaru, Niculescu
IFAC 2023 – 22nd World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, Yokohama, Japon, 2023

Towards a safe maximisation of renewable’s flexibility in power transmission sub-grids: An MPC approach

Ganet–Lepage, Olaru, Iovine, Ruiz, Maeght, Panciatici
2023 European Control Conference (ECC23), Bucarest, Roumanie, 2023

Robust PWA control Based on State Space Partitions

Yang, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe
2023 European Control Conference (ECC 2023), Bucharest, Roumanie, 2023

Set-theoretic fault-diagnosis for a nonlinear real-word fluidic benchmark

Stoican, Culiţă, Olaru
2023 European Control Conference (ECC), Bucharest, France, 2023

Distributed Observer-Based Time-Varying Formation Control Under Switching Topologies

Soni, Soni, Wang, Boutat, Djemai, Olaru, Reger, Geha
2023 European Control Conference (ECC), Bucharest, Roumanie, 2023


Chapitres d’ouvrages scientifiques

An Ontology for System Reconfiguration: Integrated Modular Avionics IMA Case Study

Qasim, Hein, Olaru, Jankovic, Garnier
in Recent Trends and Advances in Model Based Systems Engineering, pp. 189-198, Springer International Publishing, 2022

From Control Invariant Sets to an Inverse Optimality Perspective on the Constrained Control Design

in Stability and Control Processes, pp. 11-20, Springer International Publishing, 2022

The Linear Constrained Control Problem for Discrete-Time Systems: Regulation on the Boundaries

Bitsoris, Olaru, Vassilaki
in Difference Equations, Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications. ICDEA 2017., pp. 215-245, 2019

Model-based System Reconfiguration: a descriptive study of current industrial challenges

Qasim, Jankovic, Olaru, Garnier
in Complex Systems Design & Management. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Complex Systems Design & Management, CSD&M Paris 2018, pp. 97-108, Springer International Publishing, 2018

On the structure of polyhedral positive invariant sets with respect to delay difference equations

Laraba, Olaru, Niculescu
in Advances in Difference Equations and Discrete Dynamical Systems. ICDEA 2016, 2017
Autres ouvrages scientifiques
Ouvrages scientifiques

Mixed-Integer Representations in Control Design

Prodan, Stoican, Olaru, Niculescu
Springer, 2016
Autres ouvrages scientifiques
Ouvrages scientifiques

Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control

Olaru, Grancharova, Lobo Pereira
Springer, 2015
Chapitres d’ouvrages scientifiques

Ultimate Bounds and Robust Invariant Sets for Linear Systems with State-Dependent Disturbances

Olaru, Reppa
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 339-359, Springer, 2015

Implications of Inverse Parametric Optimization in Model Predictive Control

Gulan, Anh Nguyen, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe, Rohal’-Ilkiv
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 49-70, 2015

Distributed Robust Model Predictive Control of Interconnected Polytopic Systems

Grancharova, Olaru
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 73-91, 2015

Predictive Control for Path-Following. From Trajectory Generation to the Parametrization of the Discrete Tracking Sequences

Prodan, Olaru, Fontes, Lobo Pereira, Borges de Sousa, Stoica Maniu, Niculescu
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 161-181, 2015

Robustness Issues in Control of Bilinear Discrete-Time Systems—Applied to the Control of Power Converters.

Hovd, Vatani, Olaru
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 301-318, 2015

Formation reconfiguration using model predictive control techniques for multi-Agent dynamical systems.

Nguyen, Stoica Maniu, Olaru, Grancharova
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 183-205, 2015

Fully inverse parametric linear/quadratic programming problems via convex liftings

Anh Nguyen, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe, Hovd, Ion
in Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control, vol. 464, pp. 27-47, 2015

Low Complexity Invariant Sets for Time-Delay Systems: A Set Factorization Approach

Olaru, Stankovic, Bitsoris, Niculescu
in Low-Complexity Controllers for Time-Delay Systems, vol. 2, pp. 127-139, Springer, 2014
Ouvrages scientifiques
Chapitres d’ouvrages scientifiques

Mixed-Integer Programming Techniques in Distributed MPC Problems

Prodan, Stoican, Olaru, Stoica, Niculescu
in Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy, pp. 273-288, Springer, 2013

Set-Based Detection and Isolation of Intersampled Delays and Pocket Dropouts in Networked Control

Stanković, Olaru, Niculescu
in Knowledge Engineering, Machine Learning and Lattice Computing with Applications, pp. 51-60, 2013
Autres ouvrages scientifiques
Chapitres d’ouvrages scientifiques

Set-Induced Stability Results for Delay Difference Equations

Gielen, Lazar, Olaru
in Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends, vol. 423, pp. 73-84, Springer, 2012

A Multi-sensor Switching Scheme with Tolerance to Delay and Packet Loss

Stankovic, Olaru, Niculescu
in Advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, pp. 626-635, IOS Press, 2012

Polytopic Discrete-Time Models for Systems with Time-Varying Delays

Lombardi, Niculescu, Olaru
in Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends, pp. 277-288, Springer, 2012

On the Tight Formation for Multi-Agent Dynamical Systems

Prodan, Olaru, Stoica, Niculescu
in Agent and Multi-Agent Systems. Technologies and Applications, pp. 554-565, Springer, 2012

A model predictive control approach for the Pantograph-Catenary positioning system

Chiriac, Olaru, Rodriguez-Ayerbe
in Advances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, pp. 636-645, IOS Press, 2012
Autres ouvrages scientifiques
Chapitres d’ouvrages scientifiques

Model Predictive Control – Numerical Methods for the Invariant Sets Approximation

Benlaoukli, Olaru
in Numerical Analysis and its applications, pp. 192-199, Springer, 2009

Commande prédictive des systèmes dont l’entrée est affectée par un retard variable

Benlaoukli, Olaru, Niculescu, Marinkovic
in Automatique Avancée et Informatique Appliquée, pp. 55-61, Ed. Academiei Romane, Bucuresti, 2009

Particle Swarm Optimization based NMPC: An Application to District Heating Networks

Sandou, Olaru
in Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Towards New Challenging Applications, pp. 551-559, Springer-Verlag, 2009

On Polytopic Approximations of Systems with Time-Varying Input Delays

Gielen, Olaru, Lazar
in Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, pp. 225-233, Springer, 2009

State Estimation in Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, Unscented Kalman Filter Advantages

Marafioti, Olaru, Hovd
in Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, pp. 305-313, Springer, 2009

On the geometry of predictive control with nonlinear constraints

Olaru, Dumur, Dobre
in Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. Selected Papers from the International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 2007, pp. 301-314, Springer, 2008

Non linear predictive control : structure, computational challenges, stochastic optimization algorithms

Olaru, Sandou
in Nonlinear Analysis Research Trends, pp. 157-208, Nova Science Publishers, 2008

Geometrical Analysis of Model Predictive Control. A Parameterized Polyhedra Approach

Olaru, Dumitrache, Dumur
in Numerical Analysis and its applications, pp. 439-446, Springer, 2008

On the geometry of predictive control with nonlinear constraints

Olaru, Dobre, Dumur
in Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics IV, pp. 301-314, Springer, 2008

A parameterized polyhedra approach for the explicit Robust Model Predictive Control

Olaru, Dumur
in Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics II, pp. 217-226, Springer-Verlag, 2007

Ant colony and genetic algorithm for constrained predictive control of power systems

Sandou, Olaru
in Hybrid Systems Computation and Control. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 501-514, Springer-Verlag, 2007

Commande prédictive sous contraintes

Olaru, Dumur
in La Commande Prédictive, pp. 71-115, Hermes, 2006

Patents and software