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McTAO was created January 1, 2012,
as a common team between INRIA and University of Nice (Laboratoire J.-A. Dieudonné), with strong links with University of Bourgogne, Dijon.
It is an INRIA "project-team" since January, 2013.
The core endeavor of McTao will be to develop methods in control theory for finite-dimensional nonlinear systems, as well as new contributions to optimal transport, and to be involved in applications of these techniques. Some mathematical fields like dynamical systems and optimal transport may benefit from control theory techniques. Apart from this, our primary domain of industrial applications will be space engineering, namely designing trajectories in space mechanics using optimal control and stabilization techniques: transfer of a satellite between two Keplerian orbits, rendez-vous problem, transfer of a satellite from the Earth to the Moon or more complicated space missions. A second field of applications is quantum control with applications to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and medical image processing.
You can find our publications on the personnal web pages of members, mostly Jean-Baptiste Caillau, Ludovic Rifford, Jean-Baptiste Pomet.