Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue is Directeur de Recherche au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique since 1993 at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes. She obtained the Maîtrise ès sciences mathématiques pures degree at the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) in 1976 and she held a CNRS position in 1980. She obtained her Docteur d'état ès Sciences Physiques from Université Paris Sud in 1985. Some recent activities include: Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Control; Scientific Manager of the Marie Curie Control Training Site,CTS (ended December 2006); Elected Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society for 2003-2005; Scientific Manager of the HYCON Network of Excellence (ended March 2009) and HYCON2 (2010-2014); She is Member of the International Advisory board for LCCC - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems since 2010 and Member of the Comité de Direction du GDR MACS. She is the founder of the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI). She will serve as Member of the IFAC Technical Board, in particular as Chair of CC9 Social Systems, for the next triennium (2011 to 2014). Her main recent research interests include performance and robustness issues in nonlinear, hybrid and networked control systems. She is author and co-author of a book, 80 journal papers and chapters of book, a Special issue of the International Journal on Control, the co-edition of 11 books, about 80 published conference papers. She is the prizewinner of the 2008 Michel Monpetit prize of the French Academy of Science and of the 2010 Prime d’Excellence Scientifique at CNRS.