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Industrial Engineering Department

 

The Industrial Engineering (IE) Research Department (Laboratoire Génie Industriel, LGI) studies production, activity or socio-technical systems along their life cycles. These systems are engineered by humans and must be observed, diagnosed, specified, designed, improved, manufactured, deployed, exploited, regulated, maintained and recycled. These systems are industrial systems (production systems, value chains, eco-parks), complex products (airplanes, cars...), complex factories, transportation systems, health systems, energy networks, service systems and construction systems.

Key principles of our research are: multidisciplinarity, life-cycle thinking , societal and economical issues, model-based engineering approaches.

The systems we study are often characterized by the following:

•the presence of sophisticated technical components but also of human agents (organizations, policy makers, operators),

•a large number of individual components that interact,

•heterogeneity of these components, each with specific individual behavior,

• systems that must often be analyzed at different physical, spatial and temporal scales and from different points of view (technical performance, cost, environmental impacts, material flows, skills...),

•a system feedback on its components and the emergence of macroscopic properties.

 
KEY FIGURES 2020

·         Researchers: 28

·         Doctorates: 53

·         Post-Doctorates: 8

·         Technical and administrative staffs: 6

·         Publications : 42

·         Contracts: 2.01 M

The control of such systems presents many challenges and issues from both a technical and scientific point of view as well as practical and application perspectives like financial profitability, efficiency, continuity and reliability of service, security, resilience. The integration of technical systems is already challenging regarding, for example, aerospace, automotive or energy systems, but it is even more complex when it comes to inter-network systems (“System of Systems” paradigm) such as health systems, human mobility infrastructure, distribution of products and services, transport and regulation of energy, gas, water, and other socio-technical systems including human or various agents such as organizations with different and even contradictory strategies, goals and preferences.

Our scientific approach consists in adequately modeling for analyzing and simulating  in order to better understand the system behavior through virtual experiments on models and, ultimately, finding optimal solutions for the design, deployment and monitoring. Often many life cycle phases of these systems must be modeled and analyzed: collection of needs and requirements specification, development (architectural design, dimensioning, validation, manufacture and market launch or startup), system management (its regulation, its maintenance, its failure modes, its upgrade, its dismantling and end of life).

We are organized in :

4 Research Teams

5 transversal themes

11 Industrial Chairs

  • Energy Systems
  • Circular Economy
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Mobility Systems
  • Industry of the future

Our Partners:

INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS ACADEMIC PARTNERS
  • Automotive industry/transport : Renault, PSA, Valéo, Akka Technologies, RATP, SNCF, Alstom
  • Aéronautics : Thalès, Safran, Airbus, AdP
  • Energy : EDF, Total, Engie
  • Information science : IBM, Place des leads, Interact-IV
  • Control : Schneider Electric, Siemens
  • Services : IWIPS, Leynaud & Associés, Etablissement Français du Sang, Mairie de Paris, Le Basic, CapitalDon
  • Goods : LVMH, Sanofi, Carrefour, l'Oréal
  • Construction : Bouygues Construction
  • Research institutes : CEA, IRT SystemX, VEDECOM, Agence Régionales de Santé
  • IT : Orange, Nokia Bell Labs

More than 50 collaborations abroad:

  • Allemagne (Université de Magdeburg, TU Munich, Université de Nuremberg Erlangen)
  • Angleterre (University of Liverpool, University of Bath, The Open University, University of Cambridge)
  • Australie (University of Queensland, University de Melbourne)
  • Autriche (University of Vienna)
  • Belgique (Université de Louvain, Université de Mons)
  • Brésil (UFRJ, PUC, Université de Lavras)
  • Canada (Mc Gill University, ETS)
  • Chine (Beihang University, Ecole centrale Beijing, Wuhan University of Technology, University of Hong Kong, UESTC)
  • Danemark (DTU)
  • Espagne (Université de Valence)
  • Finlande (University of Helsinki, Aalto University)
  • Italie (Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Turino)
  • Japon (Chiba University, RITE-Kyoto)
  • Liban (University of Stavanger)
  • Luxembourg (Université de Luxembourg)
  • Maroc (Ecole Centrale de Casablanca)
  • Norvège (University of Stavanger)
  • Singapour (SUTD)
  • Suisse (HEC Lausanne, ETHZ)
  • Tunisie ( ENIT, ENIM)
  • Turquie (Koç University)
  • USA (Northwestern University Chicago, MIT, Penn State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois University)
CONTACTS:

Head: Bernard Yannou
E-mail: bernard.yannou@centralesupelec.fr
Tel: +33 (0)1 75 31 65 21

Assistante: Delphine Martin,
delphine.martin@centralesupelec.fr,
Tel:+33(0)1 75 31 63 88
Laboratoire Genie Industriel
CentraleSupélec
3, rue Joliot Curie
91192 Gif-sur-Yvette

http://www.lgi.centralesupelec.fr/

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