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 “Systems, Signals and Bioengineering” 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.

Extremum seeking control with applications to micro-algae cultures

01 Oct 2020

Extremum seeking allows determining on-line the optimal operating conditions of a process,...

Mathematical modeling and control of anaerobic digestion

01 Oct 2020

Anaerobic digestion is an important biological treatment process of organic wastes which allows...

Application of Koopman operator theory to system analysis and control

01 Oct 2020

The Koopman operator theory has experienced an extraordinary revival in the last decade.

Extend Sim

Extend Sim

MatMol

MatMol

N. I.

N. I.

Arduino

Arduino

Labview

Labview

Matlab

Matlab

Rasp berry

Rasp berry

GPS-X

GPS-X