Silvère Bonnabel

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Silvère Bonnabel born in 1981


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• 2014: Research Habilitation HDR (Mathematics, Paris VI)

• 2004-2007: Ph.D. Ecole des Mines de Paris

• 2003-2004: Master in financial mathematics (Paris XII)

• 2001-2004: Ecole des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech) Engineering School

• 1999-2001: CPGE at Lycee Thiers, Marseille


• 2019-: Professor at University of New Caledonia

• 2017: University of Cambridge (Visiting Fellow of Sidney Sussex College)

• 2016- : Professor at Ecole des Mines ParisTech

• 2009-2016: Assistant professor at Ecole des Mines ParisTech

• 2007-2008: Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Liθge


• 2021: European Control Award.

• 2020: "Automatica Paper Prize" for the paper "Symmetry reduction for dynamic programming".

• 2015: IEEE / SEE Glavieux prize: "For the development of remarkable mathematical abstractions for the design of automatic control systems and their implementation for navigation and guidance in various industrial applications".

• 2015: SAGEM (SAFRAN) Innovation Award : WO/2015/075248 elected best patent of the year.

• 2009: PhD prize GDR MACS (the French Control Community).

• 2009: PhD prize Club EEA (Reasearcher Club in Electronics, Electrotechnics, and Automatic control).

• 2007: Co-founder of the start-up company Synertie awarded by the french goverment (OSEO).


• 2021-: Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems Magazine.

• 2021: Associate Editor for European Control Conference ECC'21.

• 2012-2019: Associate Editor for Systems Control Letters (Elsevier).


• PhD of Marc Lambert. Co-advised with Francis Bach. 2020-

• PhD of Colin Parellier in collaboration with Safran. Co-advised with Axel Barrau. 2020-

• PhD of Sami Jouaber in collaboration with the company Thales. Co-advised with Santiago Velasco-Forero. 2019-

• PhD of Priyanka Das in collaboration with the company Safran Electronics and Defense (SAGEM). Co-advised with Eric Chaumette. 2018-

• PhD of Martin Brossard. Co-advised with Axel Barrau. 2017-2020.

• PhD of Paul Chauchat in collaboration with the company SAFRAN TECH. Co-advised with Axel Barrau. 2017-2020. Currently a post-doc at ISAE (Supaero).

• PhD of Marion Piltι in collaboration with the company THALES AIR SYSTEMS. 2015-2018. Currently an engineer and researcher at Thales. The thesis was awarded the Thales PhD prize (two laureates out of seventy PhD defenses) see the news.

• PhD of Axel Barrau in collaboration with the company SAGEM. Non-linear state error based extended Kalman filters with applications to navigation. 2012-2015. (pdf). Currently an engineer and researcher at Safran Tech, Paris. This thesis was awarded the 2d PhD prize of the GdR Robotique (the French Robotics Community).

• Post-doc of Martin Barczyk (co-advised with F. Goulette). Kinect-based localization. 2012-2014. Currently an assistant professor at University of Alberta, Canada.

• PhD of Jean Grιgoire (co-advised with A. de La Fortelle). Priority-based coordination of mobile robots. 2011-2014. (pdf). After a post-doc at MIT, Jean became an entrepreneur in San Francisco.

• PhD of Thach N. Dinh (co-advised with F . Mazenc). Interval observers and positive observers. 2011-2014. (pdf). Currenty Assistant Professor at CNAM Paris, France.

• PhD of Gilles Meyer (co-advised with R. Sepulchre). Geometric optimization algorithms for linear regression on fixed-rank matrices. 2007-2011. (pdf). Currently a Software Engineer at EVS Broadcast Equipment, Belgium.

• Visitor: Sebastien Diemer (co-advised with A. de La Fortelle). Motion planning. 2013-2014. Currently an engineer at Polyconseil, Paris.

• Internship (stage Telecom ParisTech) of Pierre-Marie Ageneau. SLAM. 2016.

• Internship (stage ENSTA) of Emilien Flayac. Kinect-based SLAM. 2015.

• Internship (stage Ecole Polytechnique) of Thibault Hervier (co-advisor). 3D SLAM. 2011-2012.

• Internship (stage Ecole Polytechnique) of Fan Jingnan (co-advisor). Motion planning. 2011.


Music (violin/chamber music) : Fin d'ιtudes/1 accessit - Conservatoire de Marseille (CNR).

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