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MINES ParisTech, Center for Robotics – CAOR

Prof. Arnaud de La Fortelle has engineer degrees from the French École Polytechnique and École des Ponts et Chaussées (2 top French institutions) and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in the field of queuing networks applied mainly to transportation systems. He moves from Inria to MINES ParisTech in 2006 where he becomes director of the Center for Robotics in 2008. He has been elected in 2009 to the Board of Governors of IEEE ITSS (Intelligent Transportation System Society). He has been member of several program committees for conferences and is General Chair of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium to be held in Paris in June 2019. He has been president of the French ANR scientific evaluation committee for sustainable mobility and cities from 2015 to 2017. He also served as expert for the European H2020 program. In 2017-2018 he spent one year at UC Berkeley as visiting professor (teaching control of distributed systems and working with the Berkeley Deep Drive consortium).While keeping some teaching and fundamental research in probability theory, his main topic of interest is now cooperative systems (communication, data distribution, control, mathematical certification) and their applications (e.g. Cybercars, collective taxis). He chairs the international research chair Drive for All with sponsors Valeo, Safran and Peugeot and partners UC Berkeley, EPFL and Shanghai Jiao Tong University and also the Chair on Urban Logistics with sponsors Renault, POMONA, La Poste, Ville de Paris and ADEME.