Jerome Le Ny

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Research Interests

Control of uncertain complex systems: networked and embedded control systems, dynamic and stochastic resource allocation problems, control of large-scale networks. Applications to unmanned vehicle systems and robotics, aerospace and transportation systems. Verification, privacy and security issues associated with cyber-physical systems.


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Polytechnique Montreal since May 2012, and a member of GERAD, a multi-university research group on decision analysis. In the past I have been affiliated with the GRASP Laboratory and the PRECISE Center for embedded systems at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at MIT, where I received my PhD in September 2008. I graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique in France in 2001, and I also received in 2003 an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. You can see my CV and a more official biographical sketch for more details.



  • April 14-17 2014:
    CPSWeek in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 13-14 2014:
    ITA in San Diego, CA
  • Dec. 10-13 2013:
    CDC in Florence, Italy

Latest Papers

  • J. Le Ny and G. J. Pappas, Differentially Private Filtering. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59 (2), pp. 341-354, February 2014.
  • J. Le Ny, A. Touati and G. J. Pappas, Real-Time Privacy-Preserving Model-Based Estimation of Traffic Flows. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), Berlin, Germany, April 2014.
  • N. Atanasov, J. Le Ny, K. Daniilidis and G. J. Pappas, Information Acquisition with Sensing Robots: Algorithms and Error Bounds. Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong-Kong, China, June 2014.
  • J. Le Ny and G. J. Pappas, Adaptive Deployment of Mobile Robotic Networks. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 58 (3), pp. 654-666, March 2013.

Latest News

  • April 2014: I received a New University Researchers Start-up Grant from FRQNT (Quebec) to work on "Privacy-Preserving Traffic Estimators".
  • December 2013: I gave a talk at CDC on improved differentially private mechanisms for event stream analysis.
  • October 2013: I received an NSERC Engage grant to work on the composition of "Natural motions for a robotic arm integrated in media installations".