Friday, March 10, 2023

[DMANET] PhD position in Campus Georges Charpak Provence (Gardanne, 13, France) of Mines Saint-Etienne


You will find below an offer for a PhD position. Thank you for your help.

Best regards,

Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès


PhD thesis - Campus Georges Charpak Provence (Gardanne, 13, France) of
Mines Saint-Etienne

Titre : « Agile planning of railway resources »
Context : Collaboration with SNCF (National French Railway Company)
Contact : Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès (

Classical problems in railway resource planning aim to build train
timetables  by planning in a sequential, and sometimes integrated, way
the different critical resources: Train paths, rolling stock and
drivers. In the operational implementation of the transport plan, the
objective is to return to the plan as quickly as possible (in other
words, to absorb the delays in relation to the theoretical timetables)
while minimizing the costs and the impact on the service to the
customers (passengers or goods).
This thesis aims to explore two complementary axes to better control the
performance of the railway system. The first axis is interested in
questioning the transport plan in the event of disturbances in order to
better meet expectations by not forcing the system unnecessarily to
return "to normal". In particular, the goal will be to characterize the
new objectives to be optimized from a disturbed initial situation, for
example minimizing waiting times without necessarily respecting the
theoretical timetable. Building on the work conducted in the first axis,
the second axis aims to rethink the design of the transport plan to
facilitate its modifications at the operational level if necessary.
Research work on agile planning has already been carried out in this
direction and could serve as a basis.

Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès
Department of Manufacturing Sciences and Logistics
Center of Microelectronics in Provence, EMSE-CMP
Mines Saint-Etienne
Campus G. Charpak Provence
880 avenue de Mimet

Tel: +33 (0)4 42 61 66 60
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 61 65 91

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