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 LICIT is also part of the University de Lyon and Lyon Urban School.

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

data-driven approach

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. 

multi-physics approach

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…

PERMANENT STAFF
Ludovic LECLERCQ

Director of the LICIT, Researcher, HDR, Professor

Nour-Eddin EL FAOUZI

Researcher, HDR, Professor

Christine BUISSON


Researcher, HDR, Professor

Nicolas CHIABAUT


Researcher, Professor, HDR

Angelo FURNO


Researcher, Professor

laharotte
Pierre-Antoine LAHAROTTE

Researcher, Professor

Delphine LEJRI


Researcher, Professor

Cecile BECARIE


Research
Engineer

Colette MINTSA-EYA


Engineer


Bernard SCHNETZLER


Research 
Engineer

Sonia CENILLE


Secretary


Anne-Christine DEMANNY

Secretary


Samuel SELLAM


Emeritus
Director of Research

POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ENGINEER
Pierre LEMAIRE


Postdoc


Andres LADINO


Postdoc

Matthieu GUILLOT


Postdoc

Humberto GONZALEZ


Postdoc

Evelyne AKOPYAN


Research
Engineer

Kinjal BHATTACHARYYA


Postdoc

Florian GACON

Research
Engineer

Mohammed Amine MERZOUG

Postdoc

Sarah TULLIEZ


Postdoc

PhD students
Loïc BONNETAIN


PhD Student

Cecile DANIEL


PhD Student

Carlos Mario
GOMEZ PATINO

PhD Student

Cyril VEVE


PhD Student


Elise HENRY


PhD Student

Manon SEPPECHER


PhD Student

Anna TAKAYASU


PhD Student

Alexandre JAYOL


PhD Student

Mélanie CORTINA


PhD Student

Louis BALZER


PhD Student

Mathis BOUKHELLOUF


PhD Student


Affiliated Phd Students
Benoit MATET


PhD Student
LICIT & GRETTIA

Lucas MAGNANA


PhD Student
LICIT & CITI

Niloofar SHAKOORI


PhD Student
LICIT & IFPN

Mohamed Lamine BENZAGOUTA

PhD Student
LICIT & ERENA

Jeremy LEROY


PhD Student
LICIT & PICS-L

TEACHING ACTIVITY

BESIDES RESEARCH

LICIT’s teaching activities take place at the National School of State Public Works ( ENTPE),
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.

TRAFFIC THEORY
Intelligent Transportation systems
Data Science and Machine learning
Traffic study with dynamic simulation
Traffic Modelling and USages
Regulation and exploitation of transport
multi-physics coupling
our pride

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.

Research Projects

Research Platforms

YOU WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH US?
Contact us!

Location 1: Université Gustave Eiffel, Campus Lyon

25, avenue François Mitterrand, Case24 Cité des Mobilités
F- 69675 Bron Cedex

FRANCE

Location 2: Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat (ENTPE)

3 Rue Maurice Audin,
69518 Vaulx-en-Velin CEDEX

FRANCE

Contact

anne-christine.demanny@univ-eiffel.fr

Phone

+33 (0)4 72 14 24 70

+33 (0)4 72 04 77 10