Automation and IT

The Automation and IT department is a teaching and Research and Development Pole, resulting from the close alliance between the computer science, automation and electronics departments. Through this alliance, the expectations and expertise required for the understanding and development of modern digital technologies are met.


  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems and cyber-security
  • Industrial Computing
  • Robotics
  • Analogical and Digital Electronics
  • Automation and Regulation
  • Operational Research

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The research carried out within the Pole forms part of a LabECAM work theme that covers the Energy efficiency of systems, machines and other processes.

It is characterised by developments and study axes using skills in identification, synthèse de correcteurs par approches prédictives, robust control, performance analysis of closed loop systems incorporating thermal machines (heat exchangers, refrigerating machines, air treatment centres, industrial boilers).

This research activity is specific to LabECAM and focuses mainly on industrial processes through an expertise in the field of energy efficiency of thermal machines and particularly the integration of internal model regulation developed by macroscopic scale modelling of machine components.

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Relationships between the school and industrialists are built through the industrial services ECAM offers (R&D and Expertise) in the following fields:

  • Development of components of Information Systems and of web solutions, applications and Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Digital work space development
  • Process modelling and development and/or improvement of specific regulation systems
  • Design and sizing of process control systems based on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Design of robotic cells
  • Development of industrial computing tools and of electronic or microelectronic prototyping using a microcontroller
  • Development of connected solutions (Internet Of Things IoT, autonomous sensor networks), design of measurement systems, application and testing of telecommunication interfaces (Wifi, LoRa, Sigfox, ZigBee, etc.)

List of department members

Mohamed Benallouch


Role : Teacher – Researcher
Studies : PhD Electronics, Electro-techniques, Automation – option automatics
Key words : Predictive control, feedback control, system surveillance (non linear, LPV, unknown inputs), reduced order observers, Lyapunov stability, Hinf synthesis, LMI.
Recent publications :
International Experience : Post-Doctorate at the Henri Tudor Public Research Centre in Luxembourg (2010-2012).

Pierre-Yves Benevise

Pierre-Yves Benevise

Role : Teacher – Researcher
Studies : ECAM Engineer –Master’s Degree Level
Key words : Discontinuous systems, Siemens and Schneider Electric PLC, Industrial statistics

Guy Cazaux


Role : Teacher – Researcher. Corresponding to C2i level 1
Studies : Master’s Degree (Economic Sciences IT option) – Preparation of a Doctorate on Teleworking
Key words : Data bases, C2i, Algorithms, VBA, Project management, Teleworking

Antoine Gagneux


Role : Teacher – Researcher
Studies : PhD in IT INSA-Lyon
Key words : Development, Algorithmics, Data bases, Networks, web

Christophe Jouve

Christophe JOUVE

Role : Manager of Automation & IT Pole – Teacher – Researcher
Studies : PhD Integrated Electronic Devices UCBL/INSA Lyon
Key words : Micro-controller, Sensors, Measurements, ISE, ISFET, Micro-Nano Technology
Recent publications :

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Role : Teacher – Researcher
Studies : PhD Electronics
Key words : Cells, Sensors, Micro-Nanotechnologies
Recent publications :
International experience : Post-doc 2 years at EPFL, Switzerland European project QuantiHeat; During PhD International collaboration with University of Linz (Austria)