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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 develops concepts and tools to improve basic knowledge, methodologies, technologies and operational systems that sustain renewed  mobility, infrastructure networks and large urban systems.
Thus, it aims at an improved control of their efficiency, safety, carbon footprint and impacts on the environment and the health.
The production of cutting-edge knowledge, transformation thereof into useful products and support to public policies and evaluation of transformations induced by the innovations in these fiels form the DNA of the department.

The research conducted in the department is in the field of Engineering sciences.

With 270 staff members including 70 PhD students and divided up over 5 sites, it brings together 10 laboratories offering a wide range of scientific disciplines, such as modeling, scientific computing, computational physics, computer science and software engineering, automation, imaging, perception, information processing, electronics, experimental sciences.

The COSYS department hosts I4S (Statistical Inference for Structural Health Monitoring) , a joint research team with Inria at Rennes,since 2013.

The department is also deeply involved in European and International 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 led by the department.

It proactively commits in industrial partnerships with companies of every size in transports, infrastructures, energy and télécommunications. 

The department has been evaluated by the HCERES in 2015.