VITA OF JEAN-PAUL GAUTHIER.
Livre: Deterministic observation theory and applications, with Ivan Kupka (Cambridge University Press) - Review du livre dans Zentralblatt Maths
Liste complète des travaux et publications
Sélection de publications (PDF)
La vidéo de ma conférence au centenaire de Pontryagin, juin 2008
Featured review AMS de l'article 
ERC starting Grant GeCoMethods
Conférences au Mexique (janvier 2012)
Personal DataJean-Paul André Gauthier,
Born: 17 Février 1952,
Personal address: 37 rue Davoust, 83100, Toulon, France.
Family: Married, 4 children.
Academic SituationPosition: Professor, extraordinary class, 2.
Teaching Institution: Université de Toulon, Bat R, BP 20132, 83957 LA GARDE CEDEX.
Research Institution: LSIS (Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes), Unité mixte de recherche CNRS 7296, Marseille.
Distinctions:Medal of Institut Universitaire de France, 1992.
"Featured review" of the American Mathematical Society, for the paper  with A. Agrachev.
Plenary Lecture at the centennial anniversary of Lev Semenovitch Pontriaguin, june, 2008,
Medal for the organization of the session "Geometric Control" (with U. Boscain and A. Agrachev), at this centennial anniversary.
Medal of "Institut National des Sciences Appliquées", 1992.
I was under a "contrat d'encadrement doctoral" from 1990 to 2010. I got quotation A at PES in 2010.
Recent fundings (2009):
Administration and academic functions
Organization of Teaching
Personal teaching activities
PHD adviserAbout 30 PHD Theses, in Mathematics, Control Engineering, Computer Sciences, Chemical Engineering, NeuroSciences.
The two last ones: Ulysse Serres (now Maitre de Conférences in Lyon I), control engineering, 2006, Bastien Berret, NeuroSciences, 2008, now postdoc in Italy.
Currently: 3 students.
Industrial activitiesContracts with several private companies. Creation of the company RSI, in Grenoble, with 3 colleagues of CNRS. It is now a subcompany of the French Petroleum Institute (IFP).
Scientific Adviser of the French SHELL company for 7 years.
Research activitiesMy research topics are: Geometric Control Theory, Optimal Control, Control on Lie Groups, Observability, Real applications of Control Theory, specially in the field of chemical engineering, Image Processing, Quantum Control, Robotics.
PublicationsI wrote 2 books (last one at Cambridge University Press), and I am editor or coeditor of a certain number of books and proceedings.
I wrote about 130 papers in scientific journals or collective books
Most important journals: SIAM journal on Control, PLOS computational Biology, Chemical Engineering Science, Journal of Functional Analysis, IEEE Trans Aut. Control, IEEE Trans. Information Theory, Annales Institut Henri Poincaré).
InvitationsI have been invited speaker all over the world, for conferences, seminars, lectures, summer schools, workshops or just scientific collaboration.
-Plenary lecture for the centennial anniversary of Pontriaguin, Moscow, 2008,
-Invited speaker at the "workshop on Mathematical Control Theory and Finance", Lisbon 2007,
-Hokaido University November 2010,
-Liverpool University, 2011-2012,
-Morelia University, Mexico, January 2012.
Organization of ConferencesI was organizer or member of the scientific committee and/or coeditor of proceedings of a number of international conferences (about 20).