Ionela Prodan

I was born and I did part of my studies in Romania. I have received my Electrical Engineering Degree (Systems and Applied Informatics Specialization) in 2009 from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University “Politehnica” of Bucharest (UPB), Romania. I continued my studies with a PhD in Control Engineering at Supélec (now CentraleSupélec), Gif-sur-Yvette, France (2009 – 2012). For one and a half year I was a postdoctoral researcher within the Chair on Systems Science and the Energetic Challenge – EDF, École Centrale Paris, France (2013 – 2014). I am currently an Associate Professor at University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, Esisar (École Nationale Supérieure en Systèmes Avancés et Réseaux) within LCIS (Laboratoire de Conception et d’Intégration des Systèmes) laboratory, France.

My research interests are multi-disciplinary with a core expertise in control and applied mathematics. They are encompassing constrained optimization-based control (via distributed and decentralized approaches, NMPC and potential field approaches), mixed-integer programming, differential flatness, set-theoretic methods and their application to control and coordination of autonomous (aerial and aquatic) vehicles and energy management of DC microgrids.