Company name: LAAS CNRS
The Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) is a CNRS research unit linked with the Institute for Engineering and Systems Sciences (INSIS) and the Institute of Information Sciences and their interactions (INS2I).
Located at Toulouse, LAAS is associated with the 5 founding members of the University of Toulouse:
- l'Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (UPS)
- l'Institut national des sciences appliquées de Toulouse (INSA)
- l'Institut national polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT)
- l'Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès (UT2J)
- l'Université Toulouse I Capitole (UT1)
LAAS’ research activities fall within the domain of Information Sciences and Technologies and address complex systems (artificial and sometimes natural) generally heterogeneous, and at different scales, to devise theories, methodologies and tools for modeling, designing and controlling them.
Research, innovation and transfer are tied. The lab has a history of strong relationships with industry and works in a large number of collaborative projects with international, national and regional industries of all size. LAAS was one of the 20 first “Carnot Institutes” labeled in 2006.
The systems considered in our research are of different kinds: integrated systems, embedded systems with real time and safety requirements, distributed systems, mobile systems, autonomous and robotics systems, micro and nano systems, biological systems. They fall in various application domains such as aeronautics and space, telecommunications, transports, production, services, security and defense, energy management, healthcare, environment and sustainable development.
Scientific research is distributed into eight main departments:
- Critical Infomation Processing
- Networks and Communications
- Decision and Optimization
- MicroNanosystems RF and Optics
- Nano-Engineering and Integration
- Energy Management
- MicroNanoBio Technologies
In addition, in our laboratory project, 4 transversal axes were defined across domains and groups:
- Adream: Architectures for dynamic resilient embedded autonomous mobile systems
- Alive: Interacting with the living
- Synergy: Systems for smart energy management