Jamal Daafouz is a full professor at INPL (Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine) in Nancy, France. He is a researcher at the Research Centre of Automatic Control (CRAN UMR 7039 CNRS, Nancy University) and an IUF (Institut Universitaire de France) junior member. He prepared his Ph.D at LAAS-CNRS and received the Ph.D. degree from INSA Toulouse, in 1997. He got the French Habilitation degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL) in 2005. He is an Associate Editor at the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society and serves also as an associate editor for the journals : IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Nonlinear Analysis : hybrid systems. His research interests include robust control, hybrid and embedded systems with applications in secure communications and metallurgy.