Webpage of Jean-Philippe Noël, PhD

Research fellow and Adjunct lecturer at ULiège, Belgium



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 Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing:

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 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.


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

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


Start of an 8-month stay in the Control Systems Group of the Technical University of Eindhoven, working with Prof. Paul Van den Hof.


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, The Netherlands, to give a seminar on "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, active 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.


I've got 3 papers accepted in the 'Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing' 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 with Paolo Tiso from ETH Zurich in MSSP 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 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. The first one has presented a state-space framework to hysteresis identification (the slides are here). The second one has discussed some recent trends in nonlinear mechanical system identification (with slides here).


I've co-organised the first edition of the Workshop on Nonlinear System Identification Benchmarks. 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 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 identification and continuation tools for experimental forced response calculation. The slides can be downloaded here.


I've given a talk on hysteresis identification at the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC), held in Orlando, Florida. The slides can be downloaded here.


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