Welcome to SECO GROUP

Systems, Estimation, Control and Optimization

The SECO group conducts both basic and applied research in the fields of dynamical system modeling and analysis, parameter and state estimation, automatic control, and process optimization. These areas of research have handful applications in a variety of domains, and we also carry out applied research and consultancy in partnership with the industry.

Regarding education, we are in charge of several courses in the Engineering Faculty of the University of Mons, both at the Bachelor and Master levels. Particularly, we are involved in the “Data science for Dynamical Systems” program of the Electrical Engineering Department and the “Mechatronics” program of the Mechanical Engineering Department. We are strongly committed to high-quality and innovative teaching.

Discover our Potential

Our interest is related to dynamical systems, system analysis, numerical simulation, prediction and estimation techniques, control and optimization of complex systems.

Control

100 %

Technology

100 %

Estimation

100 %

Optimization

100 %

servers

SECO can provide consultancy in the following areas:

  • Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation (development of dynamic simulators)
  • Neural network modeling (dynamic prediction)
  • Model identification (parameter estimation)
  • Software sensor design (state estimation)
  • Process control (PID control and model predictive control)
  • Distributed control

SECO has the required computing facilities for data analysis, treatment and modeling.

SECO GROUP

Research topics

The SECO group often develops research driven by applications, these applications suggesting interesting theoretical developments whose interest goes beyond the original context. Our interest is related to dynamical systems, system analysis, numerical simulation, prediction and estimation techniques, control and optimization of complex systems.

Mathematical modeling and optimization of beer fermentation

01 Oct 2020

This research focuses on the development of mathematical models of the beer fermentation process...

Mathematical modeling and predictive control of hot-melt extrusion processes

01 Oct 2020

Hot melt extrusion is a process combining heat and pressure to melt a polymer and forcing it...

Binary and ternary separations in simulated moving bed processes

01 Oct 2020

Simulated moving bed (SMB) chromatographic separation processes allows achieving delicate binary...

Extend Sim

Extend Sim

MatMol

MatMol

N. I.

N. I.

Arduino

Arduino

Labview

Labview

Matlab

Matlab

Rasp berry

Rasp berry

GPS-X

GPS-X