Data-driven Model Learning of Dynamic Systems

online, 4-8 April 2022
Virtual Spring School
Laboratoire Ampère, CNRS, GDR MACS & Ecole Centrale Lyon

A five-days PhD course on data-based modeling (system identification) covering both the fundamentals and more advanced topics

Dynamical models play a key role in many branches of science. In engineering they have a paramount role in model-based simulation, health monitoring, control and optimization. The accuracy of the models is often crucial to their subsequent use in model-based operations.

Data-driven modeling (system identification) and statistical parameter estimation are established fields for determining mathematical models of dynamical systems on the basis of measurement data from dedicated experiments.

The 5-days Spring School aims at covering the fundamentals of data-driven modeling approaches (ranging from parameter estimation algorithms (PEM and ETFE) and experiment design to model validation) as well as more advanced topics. In this year edition, these advanced topics will pertain to closed-loop identification, to optimal experiment design and to the use of statistical tools (such as the maximum likelihood theory) for learning the dynamics of linear and nonlinear systems.  

The school consists of a series of lectures and of (computer) exercise sessions.

For the computer exercices,  participants  should have a computer with one of the latest versions of Matlab (version R2014a at least) installed. The Matlab System Identification Toolbox must be available.

The school is mainly aimed at an audience of PhD students in control engineering (or related fields), but the course is also open to any other persons interested in the topic of data-based modeling.

The course is eligible for scientific doctoral modules (+/- 20 hours). A certificate of attendance will be delivered to all participants at the end of the course.


  • 4-8 april 2022
  • Locatie: online
  • Taal: Engels
  • Doelgroep: PhD students in control engineering (or related) but also open to anyone interested in data-based modeling


  • Inschrijvingsperiode: tot 31 januari 2022
  • Prijs: €150 voor PhD, €250 voor anderen (prijzen incl. btw)
  • Certificering: aanwezigheidsattest

Klaar om te starten?

Alle praktische info vind je op de spring school website.