This page archives news about recent publications in journals, presentations and participations in conferences, invited seminars, organisations of workshops, short courses, conference sessions ... and many others.


We've got a new paper accepted for publication in the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurements and Control:

M. Brunot, J.P. Noël, F. Carrillo, J. Cheong, and A. Janot, Output error methods for robot identification.


I've submitted an ERC Starting Grant proposal on "Data-driven User-oriented Nonlinear Modelling: Enabling the Future of Mechanics".


I've attended for the first time the European Research Network on System Identification (ERNSI) Workshop, held this year in Maastrich, Netherlands, with many interesting talks and posters on (nonlinear) data-driven modelling.


I've submitted a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship proposal on "Nonlinear Data-driven Modelling for High-precision Mechatronic System Control".


We've got a new paper accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A:

T. Dossogne, L. Masset, B. Peeters, and J.P. Noël, Nonlinear dynamic model upgrading and updating using sine-sweep vibration data.


We've got a new paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Sound and Vibration:

D. Anastasio, S. Marchesiello, G. Kerschen, and J.P. Noël, Experimental identification of distributed nonlinearities in the modal domain.


Start of a postdoc position with the Control Systems Technology Group at the Eindhoven University of Technology, working with Prof. Tom Oomen.


We've got a new paper accepted in MSSP:

J.P. Noël, and M. Schoukens, Cross-fertilising research in nonlinear system identification between the mechanical, control and machine learning fields.
This is the editorial statement of a special issue I co-edited in MSSP around data-driven nonlinear modelling research themes, see the list of featured papers here.


I've co-organised with Maarten Schoukens at TU Eindhoven the fourth edition of the "Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks" (NSIB). As usual, it was preceded with a 2-day course on nonlinear system identification. A full account of the material presented during the Workshop can be found here.


I've attended the 38th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, held in Lommel, Belgium.


I've visited Dr. Anela Bajric-Hodzic at the University of Oxford, UK, where I've presented a seminar entitled 'Nonlinear, data-driven modelling in mechanics'. The slides can be downloaded here.


Paw Moller (MSc from DTU in Denmark) I'm supervising has been awarded a 4-year PhD research grant by the Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS in Belgium! He will be working on 'Nonlinear state-space identification in mechanics using unconventional techniques'.


I've received an award from the University of Liège for two journal papers I wrote in 2016 and 2017. See a few pictures of the ceremony here.


I've participated in the MSc thesis committee of Jennifer Dietrich from the Institute of Structural Analysis at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. She wrote a manuscript on the "Numerical and experimental investigations of beam structures with geometrical nonlinearities".


I've organised in Leuven, Belgium, and in conjunction with the NOLISYS start-up company, a 2-day course on the "Experimental Analysis of Nonlinear Vibrations", that has attracted 25 academic participants from around the world.


I've attended the 2018 International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering (ISMA), organised in Leuven, Belgium.


Still in Zurich, I've participated in the 2nd Symposium on Nonlinear Reduced Order Models.


I've visited Prof. Eleni Chatzi at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where I've had the occasion to deliver a seminar on 'An engineering introduction to nonlinear modal analysis'.


We've got a new paper accepted for publication in the Structural Control and Health Monitoring journal:

M. Song, L. Renson, J.P. Noël, B. Moaveni, and G. Kerschen, Bayesian model updating of nonlinear systems using nonlinear normal modes.


I've lectured on "Data-driven nonlinear mechanics" during a one-week spring school on "Nonlinear Dynamics Methods in Structural Engineering", held in Frejus, France. See more details partly in French here.


I've hosted at ULiège for a one-day visit Prof. Jin-Song Pei, from the College of Engineering of the University of Oklahoma, USA, who has then given a seminar dedicated to "A brief introduction to mem-models in engineering mechanics applications".


I've visited Prof. Tom Oomen at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of TU Eindhoven, Netherlands, where I've given a seminar on a "Data-driven framework for nonlinear mechanics".


I've hosted at ULiège for a one-day visit Dr. Anela Bajric-Hodzic, from the Engineering Science Department of Oxford University, UK, who has talked during a seminar presentation about some "Explicit expressions for the identification of offshore wind turbine dynamics".


I've organised at ULiège the third edition of the "Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks" (NSIB). It was preceded with a 2-day course on nonlinear system identification. A full account of the material presented during the Workshop can be found here.


We've got a new paper accepted for publication in PLoS ONE:

T. Detroux, J.P. Noël, L.N. Virgin, and G. Kerschen, Experimental study of isolas in nonlinear systems featuring modal interactions.


I've attended the 36th IMAC Conference in Orlando, Florida, where I've delivered a talk on a new method for locating nonlinearities inspired from dynamic network ideas. The slides are available here.


I've participated in the PhD committee of Mathieu Brunot at ONERA, France, with a thesis manuscript on the "Identification of rigid industrial robots - A system identification perspective".


I've joined the Editorial Board of the Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing journal.


We've got a new paper accepted for publication in MSSP:

A.F. Esfahani, P.Dreesen, K. Tiels, J.P. Noël, and J. Schoukens, Parameter reduction in nonlinear state-space identification of hysteresis.


I've organised at ULiège the third edition of a 3-day course on "Nonlinearity in Structural Dynamics", with 20 participants from around the world. Upcoming editions of this course are announced here.


I've been a member of the Mentoring Committee at the Institute for Nonlinear Dynamics of Coupled Structures and Interfaces, held at Rice University, Houston, Texas. See the Institute webpage.


I've co-organised with Maarten Schoukens the second edition of the "Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks" (NSIB), with 4 keynotes, 16 regular talks and 60 participants from 12 countries. Read more here.


I've given a presentation on the model-based analysis of bifurcations in nonlinear systems at the 2017 edition of the Benelux Meeting, held in Spa, Belgium. The slides can be downloaded here.


We've got a new paper accepted in the International Journal of Control:

J.P. Noël, and J. Schoukens, Grey-box state-space identification of nonlinear mechanical vibrations.


We've got a paper accepted in MSSP on the identification of a full-scale nonlinear aircraft:

G. De Filippis, J.P. Noël, G. Kerschen, L. Soria, and C. Stephan, Model reduction and frequency residuals for a robust estimation of nonlinearities in subspace identification.


I've been at TU Eindhoven, Netherlands, to give a seminar on the "Identification of hysteresis in dynamic systems", invited by Prof. Paul Van den Hof. The slides of this talk are available here.


I've co-founded the NOLISYS start-up company, providing consultancy services and software development in the field of nonlinear vibrations.


I've given a talk at the ISMA 2016 conference discussing the progress in nonlinear system identification achieved in structural dynamics over the 2006-2016 decade. The slides are available for download here.


I've organised at ULiège the second edition of a 3-day course on "Nonlinearity in Structural Dynamics", attracting 25 participants from around the world.


Start of a 6-month stay in the ELEC Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, working with Prof. Johan Schoukens.


We've got 3 new papers accepted in the Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (MSSP) journal:

J.P. Noël, and G. Kerschen, Nonlinear system identification in structural dynamics: 10 more years of progress.
P. Tiso, and J.P. Noël, A new, challenging benchmark for nonlinear system identification.
J.P. Noël, A.F. Esfahani, G. Kerschen, and J. Schoukens, A nonlinear state-space approach to hysteresis identification.


I've published a paper in MSSP with Paolo Tiso from ETH Zurich, introducing new benchmark data for nonlinear system identification. Depending on forcing amplitude, the system to be identified features linear behaviour, localised nonlinearity, and distributed nonlinearity. You can read the paper here, and download the corresponding simulation package on this page.


I've lectured on "Nonlinear identification of mechanical systems: state of the art, challenges and trends" during the "2016 ELEC Doctoral School on Identification of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems", organised by Prof. Johan Schoukens at VUB, Belgium.


The OUFTI-1 nanosatellite I worked on as a Master student has been successfully launched from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou (see the project website).


I've delivered two presentations during the "Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks", held in Brussels, Belgium. In particular, the focus of one of the two talks was on some recent trends in nonlinear mechanical system identification, based on this set of slides.


I've co-organised the first edition of the "Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks" (NSIB). The originality of this workshop is that it stands as a forum facilitating the exchange of ideas and knowledge between the control, machine learning and mechanical communities around the central theme of nonlinear system identification. Read more here.


I've been invited to give a research seminar in the Department of Civil Engineering of KULeuven, Belgium. I've talked about "Modal analysis of nonlinear engineering structures" (see the slides here).


I've given a talk during the "VIbrations, SHocks and NOise" (VISHNO) Conference, organised in Le Mans, France. The subject was the integration of system identification and continuation tools for experimental forced response calculation.


I've given a talk on the "State-space identification of hysteresis dynamics" at the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC), held in Orlando, Florida.


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