L’Institut d’électronique et des technologies du numérique est un laboratoire public qui regroupe des équipes de recherche venant de CentraleSupélec, CNRS (INSIS), Université de Rennes 1, INSA de Rennes, Université de Nantes. L’IETR accueille également des chercheurs associés par convention d’accueil (UBO, ESEO d’Angers, IFSTTAR-Nantes). Au total 380 enseignants-chercheurs, ingénieurs, doctorants et administratifs travaillant sur la technopole de Rennes Atalante.

CentraleSupélec présente ici 3 équipes de recherche.


The aim of the team is to propose algorithms to control large scale network systems. Considering that it is interesting to anticipate on 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 mainly studied. A special attention is paid to the control of hybrid systems that involve both continuous and logical behaviors. This works are mainly applied to energy management and distributed generation integration. Energy management in buildings so requires to find the tradeoff between the energy consumption and the occupants comfort but also to integrate local renewable sources and to respond 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 life time.


The "Smart and Secure Room" is a component of the hardware cybersecurity new IETR testbed, developed in collaboration with the Signal & Communication Department and IRISA CIDRE team. It will allow the study of cybersecurity problems in distributed energy control architectures (production, consumption, storage).


  • 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



Web site : https://www.ietr.fr/departement-automatique

Leader: Romain Bourdais
Tél : (+33) 2 99 84 45 04
Fax : (+33) 2 99 84 45 99
Mail : romain.bourdais@centralesupelec.fr




In the area of Affective Computing, the focus of Aimac is to analyze, synthesize and track emotions. The team develops tools drawn from Artificial Intelligence (Auto-encoders and GANs) applied to the fields of image, voice and text.



World first awake neurosurgery, in partnership with Angers hospital. (https://www.centralesupelec.fr/fr/chirurgie-eveillee-sous-realite-virtuelle)


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



Web site: https://www.ietr.fr/equipe-aimac-artificial-intelligence-multimodal-affective-computing

Leader: Renaud Seguier
Tel: (+33) 2 99 84 45 35
Fax: (+33) 2 99 84 45 99
Mail: renaud.seguier@centralesupelec.fr



The Signal and Communications Department of IETR is made up of two thematic teams: the SIGNAL (SIgnal processinG aNd ALgorithm) team which brings together skills around signal processing, algorithms and digital communications, and the ASIC (Architecture, Systems, Infrastructure and electroniCs) team which brings together skills around on-board electronic systems and architectures.



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:

  • 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.
  • Spring School of Newcom# Network of Excellence whose topic was based on flexible multicarrier systems.
  • 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).



  • 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.


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



Web site: https://www.ietr.fr/departement-signal-communications-sc

Leader: Yves Louët
Tel : (+33) 2 99 84 45 00
Fax : (+33) 99 84 45 99
Mail : yves.louet@centralesupelec.fr



Les dernières publications

Communication dans un congrès
Nanotechnologies associating surface resonant light to probe the displacement of interfaces and the sedimentation of fragmented matter : towards blood viscosity measurements by resonant photonics
Jordan Gastebois, Lucas Garnier, Hervé Lhermite, Nathalie Coulon, Hervé Cormerais, Arnaud Saint-Jalmes, Véronique Vié, Arthur Groussin, Denis Colorado de Faria, Firas Jandoubi, Bruno Bêche
Pré-publication, Document de travail
Learning and controlling the source-filter representation of speech with a variational autoencoder
Samir Sadok, Simon Leglaive, Laurent Girin, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Renaud Séguier
Article dans une revue
Spatiotemporal Features Fusion From Local Facial Regions for Micro-Expressions Recognition
Mouath Aouayeb, Catherine Soladie, Wassim Hamidouche, Kidiyo Kpalma, Renaud Seguier
Communication dans un congrès
Learning and controlling the source-filter representation of speech with a variational autoencoder
Samir Sadok, Simon Leglaive, Laurent Girin, Xavier Alameda-Pineda, Renaud Seguier
Pré-publication, Document de travail
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