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The MAIAA Laboratory is one of the four research units of the French University of Civil Aviation (ENAC). It conducts research in three areas: Applied Mathematics, Computer science and Automatics with a common application theme: Air Traffic Management.

The laboratory is divided into three research groups: Optimization, Probability and Statistics, et Automatics.

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The laboratory conducts research in three main academic areas: Applied mathematics, computer science and automatics. He gained recognition in the major themes of his research group expertise:

  • Metaheuristics (evolutionary algorithms, differential evolution, particle swarm, taboo search, hybrid methods),
  • Methods of intervals
  • Constraint programming, methods of tree search
  • Integer programming, linear, nonlinear, mixed,
  • Particulate algorithms for the simulation of rare events,
  • Statistical methods of data analysis,
  • Functional and spatial statistics
  • Dynamical systems and geometry
  • Linear and non-linear control, robust control,
  • Optimal control.

The MAIAA applies its research in the Air Traffic Management (ATM) domain. Current problem in relation with sociocial and economic issues  are covered: