Jose Ragot received his Engineering Degree with specialization in control from the Central School of Nantes, France, in 1969. Then, he joined the University of Nancy, France, where he received the M.S. degree in 1970. In 1973 he obtained his Ph.D. degree, and was posted as Assistant Professor at University Henri Poincaré in Nancy, and in 1980 the “Diplôme de Doctorat-es-Sciences.” Dr. Ragot moved up to Professor in 1985 at the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine. His major research fields include data validation and reconciliation, process diagnosis, fault detection and isolation, and fault tolerant control. A part of his activities is devoted to modeling and state estimation, adapted to process diagnosis and mainly in the field of multimodels. He has successfully advised 70 Ph.D. and 3 HDR (French D.S.) theses and published about 500 refereed technical communications, including 120 papers in international journals, 340 communications in international conferences, 4 books, and 14 chapters in collective volumes. Applications have been in various fields such as mineral and metallurgical processing, chemical engineering, water treatment, aerospace, and environmental processes. Professor Ragot is a Member of the Research Center for Automatic Control of Nancy, France, where he was the Head of the group “process diagnosis” during 12 years. Presently he is an Emeritus Professor (with highest degree “Classe Exceptionnelle”) at University of Lorraine. He is also a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes and a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mining, Mineral and Metal Processing.
Biography Updated on 28 November 2014