THE BIG PICTURE
We do research on
mobility modelling AND DATA-DRIVEN ANALYSIS, TRANSPORT
NETWORK DESIGN and control
for cities to become smarter and better to live in
The Transport and Traffic Engineering Laboratory (LICIT) is a Joint Research Unit which is placed under the supervision of University Gustave Eiffel and ENTPE (Post-graduate School of Transport and Civil Engineering).
The laboratory is located on both the ENTPE Campus and the University Gustave Eiffel centre in Lyon.
The LICIT’s main research theme is the Dynamic Modelling, Monitoring and Control of Transportation Networks.
OUR RESEARCH THEMES
A few things we’re great at
The research activities performed in our laboratory cover a large spectrum of subjects related to traffic modelling, simulation, data-driven mobility analysis, optimal transport design
and novel solutions for sustainable transport.
TRAFFIC MODELLING, SIMULATION AND CONTROL
We develop simulation models and tools based on physics and traffic theory. Simulation tools are used to test new mobility services and control strategies.
We design traffic models describing the evolution of mobility flows, including the different modes of transport into the core of our solutions. We also focus on the characterisation of the effects deriving from the introduction into transport networks of new shared mobility services (car-sharing, ride-sharing, etc.), connected and autonomous vehicles.
DATA-DRIVEN MOBILITY ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION
We leverage multi-source data to build intelligent transport systems and understand human mobility at different spatio-temporal scales.
We develop original solutions based on artificial intelligence, data mining and data assimilation techniques to understand how people move within a city and to implement smart solutions to improve the transport system. We focus on the usage of large-scale data, such as call detail records, mobile network probe data, drone images, GPS data.
OPTIMAL AND RESILIENT TRANSPORT OFFER DESIGN
We explore complex networks theory and operations research approaches towards the design of an optimal multi-modal sustainable transport offer.
We do research concerning the optimal organization of the transport offer via economic, resilience and environmental efficiency criteria, focusing on both densely and sparsely populated areas. We explore strategies to enforce the complementarity between public transport and on-demand mobility, as well as the achievement of the overall optimum of the system.
OUR RESEARCH APPROACHES
Data-DRIVEN AND multi-Physics APPROACHES
To MODEL, ANALYSE, simulate, predict and control traffic
THE potential of big data and Artificial Intelligence
We use multi-source data to understand human mobility demand, travel patterns and motifs. We develop platforms based on data analysis and machine learning to support traffic monitoring, vulnerability assessment and resilience improvement.
The power of MULTI-physics for traffic Modelling AND CONTROL
We develop multi-scale traffic models, simulation tools and control strategies for the understanding and managing of multi-modal transport, by integrating a variety of mathematical approaches .
Our RESEARCH TEAM
GREAT PEOPLE FOR A GREAT WORK
LICIT is a team of wonderful people…
Director of Research
POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ENGINEER
Affiliated Phd Students
LICIT & GRETTIA
LICIT & CITI
LICIT & IFPN
Mohamed Lamine BENZAGOUTA
LICIT & ERENA
LICIT & PICS-L
LICIT’s teaching activities take place at the National School of State Public Works (
Ecole Centrale de Lyon and other higher-education institutions.
LICIT coordinates a part of the teaching activities of the Transport & Mobility program
– Voie d’approfondissement Mobilité et Transports –
at the Department of Transportation of ENTPE
LICIT’s teaching activities focus on
Research approaches for Transport engineering, Road traffic modelling and ITS;
Scientific disciplines related to Data Science, Operational research, Computer Science.
Intelligent Transportation systems
Data Science and Machine learning
Traffic study with dynamic simulation
Traffic Modelling and USages
Regulation and exploitation of transport
Research projects AND PLATFORMS
LICIT is involved in many international, European, national and regional research projects.
LICIT has also developed several platforms to support for
traffic simulation and intelligent transportation systems.
YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH US?
Location 1: Université Gustave Eiffel, Campus Lyon
25, avenue François Mitterrand, Case24 Cité des Mobilités
F- 69675 Bron Cedex
Location 2: Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat (ENTPE)
3 Rue Maurice Audin,
69518 Vaulx-en-Velin CEDEX
+33 (0)4 72 14 24 70
+33 (0)4 72 04 77 10