Amine Othmane

Research assistant

Dr.-Ing. Amine Othmane
Saarland University
Chair of Systems Theory and Control Engineering
Campus A5 1, Room 1.06
66123 Saarbrücken

Tel.: +49 681 302-64730

Office hours (or available through MS Teams):
Wednesdays, 16-17 (also during semester breaks)
and by appointment



  • 2022: binational doctoral degree from Saarland University and Université Paris-Saclay (cotutelle)

  • 2018-2022: research assistant at LSR and L2S (Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes)

  • 2015-2018: studies of Engineering Cybernetics, University of Stuttgart; degree: M.Sc.

  • 2016: exchange student at the Nowegian Univerity of Science and Technology, Trondheim

  • 2016: student assistant at INM (Univerity of Stuttgart)

  • 2015: exchange student at the University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2013-2015: student assistant at LSR

  • 2012-2015: studies of Mechatronics, Saarland University; degree: B.Sc.


  • 2016-2017: Deutschlandstipendium
  • 2012-2015: Deutschlandstipendium
  • 2016: Erasmus student, University of Stuttgart
  • 2015: DAAD PROMOS scholarship, Saarland University


A Python class implementing all necessary tools for the design, analysis, and discretization of algebraic differentiators. An interface to Matlab is also provided.



P.M. Scherer, A. Othmane, J. Rudolph, Combining model-based and model-free approaches for the control of an electro-hydraulic system, Control Engineering Practice, Volume 133, 2023. DOI

A. Othmane, L. Kiltz, and J. Rudolph, Survey on algebraic numerical differentiation: historical developments, parametrization, examples, and applications, International Journal of Systems Science, 2022. DOI

A. Othmane,  J. Rudolph, Data and computation efficient model-based fault detection for rolling element bearings using numerical differentiation, 2021 5th International Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol), 2021, Pages 163-168. DOI

A. Othmane, H. Mounier, Observers for the Seidel–Herzel model of human autonomic-cardiorespiratory system, in: 11th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems BMS 2021, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 54, Issue 15, 2021, Pages 514-519. DOI

A. Othmane, J. Rudolph, H. Mounier, Systematic comparison of numerical differentiators and an application to model-free control, European Journal of Control, Vol. 62, 2021 European Control Conference Special Issue, Nov. 2021, Pages 113-119. DOI

A. Othmane, J. Rudolph, H. Mounier, Systematic comparison of numerical differentiators and an application to model-free control, presented at ECC 2021, selected for 2021 European Control Conference Special Issue. DOI

A. Othmane, H. Mounier, J. Rudolph, Parametrization of algebraic differentiators for disturbance annihilation with an application to the differentiation of quantized signals, in: 24th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems MTNS 2020, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 54, Issue 9, 2021, Pages 335-340. DOI

A. Othmane, J. Rudolph, H. Mounier, Analysis of the parameter estimate error when algebraic differentiators are used in the presence of disturbances, in: 21th IFAC World Congress, IFAC-PapersOnLine, Volume 53, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 572-577. DOI