Jakob Puchinger

Anthropolis Chair Holder at IRT SystemX and CentraleSupélec. Jakob Puchinger is responsible for the research axis Scientific Computing and Optimization at IRT-SystemX as well as Professor of Industrial Engineering and responsible for the Operations Management team at the Industrial Engineering Research Department at CentraleSupélec and co-director of the Futures Cities Lab at Centrale Pékin. His main research interests are in urban logistics, human centered innovation for urban mobility, disruptive technologies and algorithmic optimization of the underlying transport systems. After completing his doctoral studies at the TU Vienna in 2006, Jakob Puchinger worked at the NICTA Research Centre at the University of Melbourne. He joined the Austrian Institute of Technology in 2008 where he became head of the business unit Dynamic Transportation Systems in 2014. Jakob Puchinger additionally held a position as external lecturer at TU Vienna, regularly offering a course on optimization methods for transport logistics. Jakob Puchinger is the author of more than 70 scientific publications.


Flore Vallet

Researcher on Human Centered Design at IRT SystemX and Assistant Professor at CentraleSupélec. Before coming to IRT SystemX, she was an assistant professor at the Mechanical Systems Engineering Department of the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC). She graduated in mechanical engineering design at the ENS Cachan (1993), and obtained a Master’s degree in industrial design from UTC in 1999. In 2012, she completed a PhD on the dimensions of eco-design practices towards education of engineering designers. She is a member of the French EcoSD (Eco-Conception de Systèmes Durables) network and of the Design Society. Her fields of interest are practices of eco-design and eco-innovation in industry and for education, human centered approaches in design and eco-design. Flore has recently coordinated the creation of an eco-design plugin for the EU-FP7 SuPLight project (Sustainable Production of Lightweight solutions) with the transportation industry.


Researcher and PhD candidate on Stochastic Optimization and Reinforcement Learning for the design of an on-demand mobility service by simulation at IRT SystemX and Laboratoire Genie Industriel. Tarek Chouaki obtained a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from Sorbonne Université in 2019. His major fields of interest are Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems.


Yue Su

Researcher and PhD student at Laboratoire Génie Industriel and IRT SystemX in Université Paris-Saclay. Yue SU obtained a double-master degree in both Ecole Centrale de Lille and Southwest Jiaotong Université. Her PhD thesis is pickup and delivery problem with electric vehicles. Her research interests also include traffic network design optimization, and deep learning.


Tjark Gall

Researcher and PhD candidate on Human-centred Scenarios for Urban Mobility Futures at IRT SystemX and Laboratoire Genie Industriel. Tjark obtained a MSc Urban Management and Development from IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2018, and a MSc Architecture with focus on Urban Design from the Technical University Braunschweig in 2019. His interest lies in participatory practices and the interface between data and design.


Mariana Reyes

Researcher and PhD candidate on “Mobility as a Service: Concepts, governance and business models.” Mariana completed a degree in Architecture and a diploma in Urban Planning and Management of Metropolitan Mobility in Mexico. She joined the Chair in November 2020, after successfully completing a MSc in Urban Planning, Transportation and Mobility at the Ecole d’Urbanisme de Paris with the research topic of “Governance of Mobility as a Service and its effects on public transport systems”.