Partners

7 institutions, 7 cultures

We are an European partnership

Seven partners from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain collaborate to CrowdDNA Projet. The consortium is composed of 2 SME (Crowd Dynamics and ONHYS), 5 academic institutions (INRIA, UL, URJC, ULM and FZJ). The CrowdDNA partners have individual and complementary roles to meet the project's objectives.

Our partners

Inria

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique

The Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (Inria) is the only French public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. The Rainbow team, involved in CrowdDNA, is a joint Inria/IRISA Project-Team in partnership with CNRS, Université de Rennes 1, and Insa of Rennes. The long-term vision of this team is to develop the next generation of sensor-based robots able to navigate and/or interact in complex unstructured environments together with human users.

Inria is coordinator of the project, WP6 (management) and WP7 (ethics requirements) leader. Inria will also contribute to all the other WPs.

Julien PETTRE

Project Coordinator, Inria Senior Researcher

Julien PETTRE

Project Coordinator, Inria Senior Researcher

Team members

  • Charles PONTONNIER
    Assistant professor
  • Anne-Hélène OLIVIER
    Assistant professor
  • Ludovic HOYET
    Junior researcher
  • Heidi VAN HERBRUGGEN
    European officer
  • Solenne FORTUN
    Project manager
  • Caroline SURQUAIN
    Contract & partnerships lawyer
  • Myriam DAVID
    Financial officer
  • Thomas CHATAGNON
    PhD Student
  • Cédric DE ALMEIDA BRAGA
    PhD Student
  • Wouter VAN TOLL
    Postdoctoral researcher

University of Leeds

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS) is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research, and is ranked 93rd in the QS World University Rankings 2019. 

In addition to other managerial and dissemination responsibilities, the Leeds team led by Dr Wang will be mainly responsible for the research tasks of data acquisition (WP1), statistical modelling of mid and high level crowd dynamics (WP2), coupling between the low-level behaviors and high-level patterns and (WP3) and automating crowd management (WP4). This research will heavily capitalize on Leeds team’s expertise on Computer Graphics, Vision and Machine Learning, as well as the infrastructure available.

He WANG

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Director of High-Performance Graphics and Game Engineering, Academic Lead in AI & Visualization of Center for Immersive Technologies

He WANG

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Director of High-Performance Graphics and Game Engineering, Academic Lead in AI & Visualization of Center for Immersive Technologies

Team members

  • Ceri WILLIAMS
    Director of research and innovation development
  • Cigdem TASCI TOCHNITI
    European Research Development Officer
  • Keri DUNNING
    Senior EU Post Award Research Administrator
  • Jiangbei YUE
    PhD Student

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Rey Juan Carlos University (in Spanish Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, URJC) is a Spanish public research university located in the southern area of the Community of Madrid (Spain), with five campuses at Móstoles, Alcorcón, Vicálvaro, Aranjuez and Fuenlabrada. Within the URJC, our group is the Multimodal Simulation Lab (MSLab), where we research novel models and algorithms to simulate mechanical phenomena in a wide variety of applications involving dynamic systems. These include medical training and planning, computer animation and videogames, computational design and virtual prototyping, computer haptics or virtual touch, and even molecular dynamics for drug design.
 
In the project, URJC leads WP3 (macro-to-micro crowd motion analysis) and will also contribute to all the others WP.

Dan CASAS

Principal Investigator, Asssistant professor

Dan CASAS

Principal Investigator, Asssistant professor

Team members

  • Miguel À. OTADUY
    Associate professor
  • Marc COMINO
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Jessica ILLERA
    Local project manager
  • Matilde LÀZARO GARCÍA
    Rector’s secretary
  • Rosamaria MESA
    Head of the European Project Office

Universität uulm

Universität ULM

Ulm University (ULM) was founded in 1967 with an explicit research assignment and a mission to provide high-quality research-oriented teaching. The Applied Cognitive Psychology Group, headed by Prof. Dr. Marc Ernst, is associated to the faculty of Computer Science, Engineering, and Psychology at Ulm University and builds the bridge between the basic sciences on human cognition and their applications in computer science and engineering. The research focus of the Applied Cognitive Psychology Group is on human multisensory perception and the control of action, sensorimortor integration, perceptual learning, and human-machine interaction.

In the project, ULM leads one task of WP1 (datasets) and will also contribute to WP2 (modeling and simulating high-density crowds).

Marc ERNST

Principal Investigator, Head of Applied Cognitive Psychology

Marc ERNST

Principal Investigator, Head of Applied Cognitive Psychology

Team members

  • Jernej ČAMERNIK
    Postdoctoral researcher

Jülich Forschungszentrum

Forschungszentrum Jülich GMBH

The Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), founded in 1956, is member of the Helmholtz Association. With its 6,446 employees in total, the FZJ is one of the largest research centers in Europe. The scientists working in CrowdDNA belong to the “Institute for Advanced Simulation – Civil Safety Research” (IAS-7) which focuses on pedestrian dynamics and fire dynamics with an interdisciplinary approach.

In the project, the FZJ leads WP1 (datasets) and is especially responsible for the realization of large-scale experiments. The FZJ also contributes to WP2 (modeling and simulating high density crowds).

Anna SIEBEN

Principal Investigator, Postdoctoral researcher

Anna SIEBEN

Principal Investigator, Postdoctoral researcher

Team members

  • Juliane ADRIAN
    Postdoctoral researcher
  • Armin SEYFRIED
    Director
  • Aileen DE GUIA
    Contract management
  • Volker MARX
    International project funding
  • Jutta STIER
    External funding management
  • Sina FELDMANN
    PhD Student
  • Helena LÜGERING
    PhD Student

Crowd Dynamics

Crowd Dynamics International limited

Crowd Dynamics International Ltd is a high-tech SME with a widespread client base and global reputation. This reputation has been built on research, modelling systems and simulations, and expert consultancy for crowd management. CDI consultants have put in place effective crowd management, crowd modelling and communication systems in the UK and worldwide, working alongside other specialist consultants and research teams to deliver practical solutions. The company is involved  in 5 big research projects focused on crowd management. 

In the project, CDI leads WP5 (dissemination, exploitation and communication) and two tasks of the WP1 (datasets) and WP4 (crowd management technologies). CDI will also contribute to all the other WPs.

Paul TOWNSEND

Principal Investigator, Director

Paul TOWNSEND

Principal Investigator, Director

Team members

  • Goc O'CALLAGHAN
    Experience Analyst
  • Nicholas HEIJBROEK
    Research Consultant
  • Christopher OAKLEY
    Technical Director

onhys-C

ONHYS

ONHYS is a French company, incorporated in 2015 and headquartered in Sophia Antipolis, France. ONHYS specialises in pedestrian behavioural simulation. The company provides off-the-shelf software applications, as well as tailormade consulting services. ONHYS has developed a unique piece of software named ONHYS ONE that simulates the flow of individuals in any urban environment.

 
In the project, ONHYS leads WP4 (crowd management technologies) and will also contribute to all the others WP.

David WOLINSKI

Principal Investigator, R&D project lead

David WOLINSKI

Principal Investigator, R&D project lead

Team members

  • Sébastien PARIS
    CEO
  • Fanny LAURENT
    Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Camille SCHOMMERS
    Communication Manager