The Institut d’Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes is a public laboratory that brings together research teams from CentraleSupélec, CNRS (INSIS), Université de Rennes 1, INSA Rennes, and Université de Nantes.

IETR also welcomes associate researchers through host agreements (UBO, ESEO Angers, and the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks). In total 380 instructor-researchers, engineers, PhD students and administrative staff work at the Rennes Atalante Science Park.

CentraleSupélec has three research teams present.


The aim of the team is to propose algorithms to control large scale network systems. Considering that it is interesting to anticipate known reference trajectories and disturbances and to take into account constraints and multi objectives, most activities are based on Model Predictive Control. In order to deal with the complexity of the considered systems, hierarchical and distributed control is primarily studied. Special attention is paid to the control of hybrid systems that involve both continuous and logical behaviors. These projects are mainly applied to energy management and distributed generation integration. Energy management in buildings requires a tradeoff between energy consumption and the occupants’ comfort, but also integration of local renewable sources and responses to grid demands. It is then necessary to control more complex systems that are set up in buildings and to optimize multi-objective criteria such as energy, power, comfort, CO2 emissions and lifecycle.



Launch of the Van Gogh project with TU Delft on Distributed MPC control of Hybrid systems


Key Figures 2014

  • Faculty members: 8
  • PhD Students: 5
  • Post-Doc : 1
  • rank A publications (Source : web of science) : 12
  • Contracts: 87 k€


  • Rennes 1 university
  • TU Delft


  • Delta Dore
  • EDF




Director: Hervé Guéguen
Tel.: +33 (0)2 99 84 45 04
Fax: +33 (0)2 99 84 45 99



Fast – Facial Analysis Synthesis and Tracking

FAST specializes in expressions and emotion analysis. The goal is to quantify the amount of stress of people with depression, burnout, overtraining or post-traumatic disorders. Our core technology is based on 3D deformable models and multi-modal processing (audio, video and context) in order to analyze people’s faces and behavior. With those tools we analyze the gaze, age, gender, identity and expression of unknown people.


The team has co-founded two startups (Dynamixyz and 3D Sound Labs), the latest one was created in January 2014.


Key figures

  • Faculty members: 3
  • PhD Students: 6
  • Post-Doc : 1
  • rank A Publications (Source : web of science) : 7
  • Contracts : 110 k€

Academic partners

  • Cognac G UMR
  • Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées
  • Institut Maupertuis
  • ENIB

Industry partners



Website: under construction

Director: Renaud Seguier
Tel.: +33 (0)2 99 84 45 35
Fax: +33 (0)2 99 84 45 99


SCEE – Signal Communication and Embedded Electronics

SCEE team is focused on the study of future telecommunication systems (advanced multicarrier waveforms, 5G, Smart Grids, and green communication) based on the three concepts of Software Radio, Cognitive Radio and Green Radio. To do so expertise spans through the following three research areas: i) Digital Communications and Signal Processing, which includes deep background on digital communications and signal processing for cognitive radio systems (equipments and networks), ii) Embbeded Systems, that focuses on flexible reconfigurable architectures, security and demonstrators developments iii) Sensors for Cognitive Radio, with a focus on spectrum holes (white spectrum) detection.


Apart the fact that 2014 was the 10th year of SCEE team (a special day has been dedicated to this event the 27th of June), three events marked 2014: first, SCEE organized the third edition of NextGWin conference held in Rennes. A worldwide panel of 20 top level invited speakers gave a large overview on further green wireless networks and especially 5G. Second, SCEE organized a Spring School of Newcom# Network of Excellence whose topic was based on flexible multicarrier systems. Third, SCEE was part of ISWCS 2014 conference organization as Chair. Two research projects in which SCEE is partner have been selected for funding by the french national research agency (ANR): SOGREEN (Smart Grids and Cognitive Radio) and ACCENT5 (Device-to-Device Communications for 5G).


Key Figures

  • Faculty members: 7
  • PHD Students: 14
  • Post Docs: 4
  • rank A Publications (Source : web of science): 22
  • Contracts: 450 k€


Academic partners

Zhejiang univ., Patras univ., Poznan univ., Supcom Tunis, CTTC, KTH, Macquarie univ., Lebanese univ., Trinity College of Dublin, Technical univ. of Sofia, INSA Rennes, IRISA, Telecom Bretagne, ESIEE, ENSEA, CNAM, CEA.

Industrial Partners

CEA, Orange Labs, Thales, Teamcast, Enensys, Alcatel, Zodiac.



Web site :

Leader : Jacques Palicot
Tel : (+33) 2 99 84 45 00
Fax : (+33) 99 84 45 99

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