Many of the problems studied at IFPEN are formalized as an inversion problem consisting in finding all the admissible values of a set of parameters so that an amount of interest (or several) remains in a certain domain, below a threshold for example. An example is the study of a vehicle exhaust aftertreatment pollution control system for which the aim is to estimate all the values of the controller's parameters to obtain pollutant emissions below a certain threshold. To solve such a robust inversion problem, several difficulties must be overcome. You must be able to take into account both the presence of intrinsic uncertainty in the system (for example in the case of the pollution control system, through different sensors) and the presence of uncertainties in the inputs of this system (always in the case of the depollution system, the uncertainty on the driving cycles for example), and this so that the solution of the inversion is robust. On the other hand, we must face the complexity of certain inputs and outputs of the system: uncertain functional inputs often modeled by stochastic processes (eg, a time-dependent driving profile in the example of the pollution control system) and quantities of interest of a vectorial or even functional type (the evolution of a quantity of pollutant as a function of time). In the context of the depollution system, we formalized in a previous work the problem as follows:
Require profile : Master in statistics-probability/machine learning
The internship will be hold at Grenoble Alpes University, in narrow collaboration with Ecole Centrale in Lyon and IFPEN, the French Renewable Energy Institute. Usual indemnities will be paid for the internship.
Clémentine PRIEUR : email@example.com
Céline HELBERT : firstname.lastname@example.org
A PhD thesis on the same subject and in the continuity of the internship could be considered.