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Components and systems Department

Components and Systems

The Components & Systems (COSYS) department was established on January 1rst of 2013. It is one of five departments within the IFSTTAR.
Its main goal is to develop the necessary concepts and tools to improve basic knowledge, methodology, technologies and operational systems for a renewed conception of mobility, infrastructure networks and large urban systems.
Thus, it aims at an improved control of their efficiency, their safety, their carbon footprint and impacts on environment and health.
Production of cutting-edge knowledge of industry practices, and their transformation into useful products and doctrines applied to public policies; and evaluation of transformations induced by the innovations in these fields, form the DNA of the department.

The research conducted in the department is in the field of Information and Communication Technologies and Sciences and engineering sciences.

With 270 staff including 80 PhD students and spread over 5 sites, it brings together 11 laboratories offering a wide range of scientific disciplines: mainly modeling, scientific computing, digital physics, computer science and software engineering, automation, imaging, perception, information processing, electronics, experimental sciences and engineering.

The COSYS is part of I4S (Statistical Inference for Structural Health Monitoring) , a research team shared withInria at Rennes,since 2013.

The department is also extremely involved within European and International actions within networks such as Eurnex, Nearctis, Hycon2, and also technological platforms such as ECTP, ERRAC or ERTRAC.
The department takes part to the national program “Investment for the future” ( Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir) : Technological Research Institutes (IRT) Railenium, SystemX and Jules Verne,Institute of Energy Transition (ITE)  VEDECOM and Efficacity,  Equipment of excellence (Equipex) Sense-City leaded by the department.

It involves itself proactively within industrial relationships with companies of every size in transports, infrastructures, energy or telecommunications.

The department has been evaluated by the HCERES in 2015.