MSc theses

2024
  • Cost Control Methodology for Infrastructure Projects in Construction Phase, Esteban Requena (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • TBD, Martim Beels (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Dr Christophe Salzmann
  • Optimizing Gas Storage Strategies: Addressing Price Fluctuations and Leakage through a Mercuria Case Study, Antoine Goupil de Bouille (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Cloe Cortes Balcells, Fabian Torres
    • External expert:
  • Solve the problem of the EPFL campus in MOBi, Preto Anne-Valérie (None)
    • Supervision: Negar Rezvany, Fabian Torres, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Antonin Danalet
  • Stochastic on-demand electric vehicle routing and charge scheduling, Mohamed Essayouti (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Léa Ricard, Tom Haering, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Claudia Bongiovanni
  • Application of the information-theoretic clustering to the discrete choice, Alexandre Monti (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Pavel Ilinov, Evangelos Paschalidis, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
2023-2024
  • Modeling the Influence of Fear on Daily Activity Scheduling during a Pandemic through an Endogenous Choice Set Formation Approach., Dixit Sabharwal (Communication Systems)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Cloe Cortes Balcells, Janody Pougala
    • External expert:
  • Actualisation des méthodes d'analyse des carrefours giratoires, Pablo Garcia (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Franco Tufo
  • Learning joint rebalancing and dynamic pricing policies for Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand systems, Xinling Li (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Filipe Rodrigues
2023
  • Decision-Focused Learning for Transportation Network Design, Lucas Bataillard (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Emma Frejinger
  • Optimisation et Déploiement d’une méthode de calculation au sein d’un groupe actif dans le second œuvre, Thomas Poulain (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Bastien Sauve
  • Energy efficiency estimation of buildings in Switzerland based on open-source data with machine learning models, Hilda Horvath (Master in Data Science)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Félix Arbez-Gindre
  • Capturing dynamics in synthetic population, Salim Benchelabi (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Marija Kukic, Janody Pougala, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Antonin Danalet
  • Synthetic generation of activity motifs, Quentin Bochud (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Marija Kukic, Janody Pougala, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Gael Lederrey
2022-2023
  • Orders Allocation Management with Upstream Consolidation, Olivier Laferrere (None)
    • Supervision: Fabian Torres, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
2022
  • Artificial intelligence for supply chain management and optimisation, Pierre Bouquet (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • Targeted COVID-19 policies in Switzerland: A review of different optimization strategies., Mattia Mariantoni (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Cloe Cortes Balcells, Nour Dougui
    • External expert: Joseph Lemaitre
  • Stochastic and robust hydropower unit commitment, Pierre Tarazi (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)
    • Supervision: Tom Haering, Nicola Ortelli
    • External expert: Maziar Kermani
2021-2022
  • Modélisation du réseau de transports publics genevois à la suite d'un événement réseau, Nicolas Richter (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Marija Kukic, Janody Pougala, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Antoine Stroh
  • Representing destination choice sets within activity-based models, Nicolas Salvadé (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Janody Pougala, Tom Haering, Tim Hillel
    • External expert: Patrick Manser
2021
  • Space habitation: regenerative CO2 capture system. Application on a space simulation module., Jean-Javid Nobari (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Supervision: Claudio Leonardi
    • External expert: Philippe Müllhaupt, Jean-Paul Kneib, Baptiste Cunin
  • The railway timetable rescheduling problem with capacity constraints, Benoit Pahud (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Nour Dougui, Marija Kukic, Stefano Bortolomiol
    • External expert: Hellwig Matthias
  • Analyse du comportement d'une structure avec application des techniques de la réalité virtuelle, Lucas Ferrari (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Claudio Leonardi
    • External expert: Prof. Miguel Fernández Ruiz
2020-2021
  • Simulating realistic traffic flows to predict bridge loadings, Isabelle Pumford (Computer science)
    • Supervision: Tim Hillel, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Dimitrios Papastergiou, ASTRA
2020
  • Feuille de route pour l'électrification du réseau de bus urbains de Lausanne à l'horizon 2030, Alain Azzi (Mechanical Engineering)
    • Supervision: Nicola Ortelli, Janody Pougala, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Philippe Seydoux
  • Generating daily activity schedules using machine learning, Sergej Gasparovich (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Janody Pougala, Tim Hillel, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Antonin Danalet
  • Transportation mode classification with smartphone accelerometer data: An end-to-end deep learning approach, Julien Harbulot (None)
    • Supervision: Rico Krueger, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Florent Martin
  • Risk assessment of pedestrian crossings, Adrien Nicolet (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Nicholas Molyneaux, Gael Lederrey, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
2019-2020
  • Investigations on a pilot-survey for modelling mobility behaviours in Switzerland, René Lugrin (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Meritxell Pacheco, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Sylvie Garda
2019
  • Disruption-caused railway timetable rescheduling problem and its solution, Oliver Buschor (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Meritxell Pacheco, Stefano Bortolomiol, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Hellwig Matthias
  • Warehouse inventory management optimization in Rolex SA, Rym Karime (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Nikola Obrenovic, Selin Atac, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Bruno Delaborde
  • Dynamic optimization of a bicycle-sharing system, Mohamed Detsouli (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Stefano Bortolomiol, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Frédéric Meunier
  • Evaluation of Bootstrap methods, Jessica Hopkins (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Tim Hillel, Gael Lederrey, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Damon Wischik
  • Heuristic algorithms to find market equilibria in oligopolies, Nicolas Pradignac (Computer science)
    • Supervision: Stefano Bortolomiol, Nikola Obrenovic, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Olivier Gallay
2018-2019
  • Automatic utility specification using machine learning techniques, Nicola Ortelli (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Francesco Pereira
  • Innovative technologies for improvement of airport accessibility with the applications to Geneva Airport, Thibaut Guillaume Marie Richard (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Nikola Obrenovic, Selin Atac, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Philippe Canal, Virginie Marche
2018
  • Offre ferroviaire 2030/35 entre Berne et Lausanne, Benoît Corday (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Daniel Emery
    • External expert: Vincent Krayenbuhl
  • Augmentation des réserves de capacité du métro m1 des TL, David Moy de Vitry (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Daniel Emery
    • External expert: Panos Tzieropoulos
  • Concepts d'accessibilité pour les JO d'hiver Sion 2026, Clément Sintes (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Daniel Emery
    • External expert: Claude Strickler
2017-2018
  • Modelling High Mobility Practices in Santiago de Chile, Pauline Hansotte (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent
    • External expert: Prof. Ricardo Hurtubia
  • Moving walkways in train stations, Charles Jeanbart (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Nicholas Molyneaux, Riccardo Scarinci, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: TBD
  • Plan directeur du triangle ferroviaire Clermont-Ferrand – Gannat – St.-Germain-des-Fossés, Jean-Baptiste Landes (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Daniel Emery
    • External expert: Benoît Descourvières
2017
  • Simulator for fleet of autonomous vehicles, Demotz Vincent (Computer science)
    • Supervision: Riccardo Scarinci, Yuki Oyama, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Bastien Rojanawisut
  • Organisation d'un interface rail-route en Valais Central, Jérôme Bichsel (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Daniel Emery
    • External expert: Pascal Bovey
  • Demand based rolling stock allocation, Salma Deruiche (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Virginie Lurkin, Stefan Binder, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Simon Landureau
  • Clip-Air-Rail - Capsules et gabarits ferroviaires, Martin Ellwanger (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Daniel Emery, Claudio Leonardi
    • External expert: Thomas Bernet
  • Dynamiques de la grande mobilité, Alexis Gumy (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: V. Kaufmann, E. Ravalet, Sebastien Munafo
  • Concurrence sur les marchés automobiles européens: une approche par la modélisation de la demande, Christophe Paillard (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Antonin Danalet
  • Modeling Heterogeneity of Drivers Route Choice Behavior in Quebec, Mathieu Plourde (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Evanthia Kazagli, Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Charisma Choudhury
  • Integrating Bicycle Travel Demand to a Land-Use and Transport Model, Marc-Edouard Schultheiss (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent, Marija Nikolic, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Christopher Zegras
  • Passenger's Connection Time Preferences in Airline Itinerary Choice, Elisabeth Zbinden (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Virginie Lurkin, Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Laurie Garrow
2016-2017
  • Information system for passenger discretionary activities in transport terminals, Federico Orsini (None)
    • Supervision: Riccardo Scarinci, Marija Nikolic, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Riccardo Rossi
2016
  • Analysis, tuning, hybridization and design of experiments for an adaptive large neighborhood search (ALNS) heuristic for a complex inventory routing problem, Raphaël Lüthi (None)
    • Supervision: Iliya Markov, Yousef Maknoon, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • Discrete choice model for the automobile market: modeling willingness-to-pay for marginal and non marginal changes in car attributes, Anna-Katharina Clodong (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent, Anna Fernandez Antolin, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
2015-2016
  • Disaggregate modeling of vehicle-miles traveled: what about users of alternative-fuel vehicles?, Takao Dantsuji (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent, Anna Fernandez Antolin, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • Decision making for human resource training and allocation, Guillaume Lopez (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Yousef Maknoon, Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • Robust Design of a Single Line Electrical Bus, Ulrich Wehres (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Yousef Maknoon, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • Towards Solar Decathlon: evaluation of different mobility scenarios, Frédéric Rast (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
    • Supervision: Riccardo Scarinci, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Philippe Couty
2015
  • Modeling consideration and willingness-to-pay for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in car renewal, Baillif Maurin (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Matthieu de Lapparent, Anna Fernandez Antolin, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Yves Delacrétaz
  • Exploiting pedestrian WiFi traces for destination choice modeling, Loïc Tinguely (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Antonin Danalet, Matthieu de Lapparent, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Andres Sevtsuk
2014-2015
  • Optimization of arrivals and departure ow management at congested airports, Guilhem Pujol (None)
    • Supervision: Shadi Sharif Azadeh, Michel Bierlaire, Tomás Robenek
    • External expert:
  • Optimisation of the network design of a futuristic transport system based on accelerated moving walkways, Bastien Rojanawisut (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Riccardo Scarinci, Iliya Markov, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Sacha Varone
2014
  • Individual activity-travel analysis based on smartphone WiFi data, Amélie Buisson (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Evanthia Kazagli, Antonin Danalet
    • External expert: Dr Francisco Pereira
  • A multi-class framework for a pedestrian cell transmission model accounting for population heterogeneity, Guy Cooper (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Flurin Hänseler, Marija Nikolic
    • External expert:
  • Development And Implementation Of A Decision Making Tool In Quality Control Networks Using Quantitative System Modeling Techniques, Pierre de Pommerol (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Prof. Nicolas Zufferey
  • Development of a urban distribution model and a strategic decision making tool for Singapore’s freight transport planning, Alexis Dubil (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Jianghang Chen
    • External expert: Der Horng Lee
  • Mode Choice Analysis Using Smartphone Data, Michael Friederich (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Evanthia Kazagli, Marija Nikolic, Anna Fernandez Antolin
    • External expert:
  • Exploring approaches to model financial decisions, Billal Mahoubi (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Amanda Stathopoulos, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert:
  • TBD, Ilias Nafai (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Ulrich Weidmann
  • Optimisation des tournées de ramassage des employés de l'aéroport de Genève, Isabel Tovar (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Tomás Robenek, Stefan Binder, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Philippe Quaglia, Aéroport international de Genève
  • TBD, Maëlle Zimmerman (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Emma Frejinger
2013
  • How perceptions affect the modal choice? A cross country comparison from a gender oriented point of view, Silvia Francesca Varotto (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Amanda Stathopoulos, Aurélie Glerum
    • External expert:
2012-2013
  • Associations among Household Charasteristics, Vehicle Characteristics and Emission Failures: An Application of Targeted Marketing Data, Stefan Binder (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Laurie Garrow, GeorgiaTech
  • Optimization of an electric bus network, Frédéric Pythoud (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Bilge Atasoy, Tomás Robenek, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Olivier Augé, ABB
2012
  • MEETAWAY: Connecting People Optimally, François Anken (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Prem Kumar, Bilge Atasoy, Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Pedro Faustino
  • A two-stage sequential linear programming approach to optimize security staff at Geneva Airport, Mahmoud Kharouf (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Nitish Umang, Prem Kumar
    • External expert: Vincent-Ruben Jimenez
  • Mode choice models for the city of Nice using psychometric indicators and latent variables, My Hang Nguyen (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Ricardo Hurtubia, Aurélie Glerum
    • External expert: Valérie Attas, Veolia
  • Activity space and social network, Jeanne Ythier (Environmental Sciences and Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Prof. Joan Walker
  • Integrated berth allocation and yard assignment in bulk ports using column generation, Tomas Robenek (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Nitish Umang
    • External expert:
2011-2012
  • Pedestrian flow simulation and optimization in transportation hubs (case study), Sohrab Sahaleh (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Bilal Farooq, Antonin Danalet
    • External expert: Prof. Winnie Daamen
  • Hybrid choice models: an application to automobile demand, Lidija Stankovikj (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Aurélie Glerum
    • External expert:
2011
  • Mobility in the Middle East, Laurene Aigrain (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Jingmin Chen
    • External expert: Prof. John Polak
  • An analysis of Singapore's road pricing system using Multi-agent transport simulations, Youssef Mezdani (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Gunnar Flötteröd
    • External expert: Dr. Alexander Erath
  • The urban development effects of a metro line extension : western arm of the Orange Line from Montreal to Laval, Aurélien Odobert (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Ricardo Hurtubia
    • External expert: Prof. Zachary Patterson
2010-2011
  • The modeling of the investors behavior, Sabine Luisier (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Thomas Robin, Michaël Thémans
    • External expert: Dr. Frank Crittin, LODH
2010
  • Sampling of alternatives for logit mixture models, Ines Azaiez (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Aurélie Glerum
    • External expert: Prof. Ben-Akiva, MIT
  • Analyse des relations entre la forme urbaine, l'accessibilité aux transports en commun et la mobilité quotidienne des habitants de la ville de Québec, Canada, Laetitia Bettex (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Ricardo Hurtubia
    • External expert: Luis Miranda-Moreno, McGill University, Canada
  • Blind Booking Purchase Patterns: discrete choice analysis, Alexandre Khelifa (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Bilge Atasoy, Prem Kumar
    • External expert: Prof. Laurie Garrow, Georgia Tech.
  • Balancing Energy Consumption and Location Precision in Continuous Location Tracking, Julien Eberle (Computer science)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Jingmin Chen
    • External expert: Gian Paolo Perrucci
  • Modeling for Strategic Robustness, Peter G. Swartz (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Prem Kumar
    • External expert: Prof. Christopher Zegras, MIT
2009-2010
  • Application of Markov Decision Processes to pipeline data, Aurélie Glérum (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Gianluca Antonini
  • Combining heterogeneous sensor information for the activity tracking of smart phone users, Willem Himpe (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Gunnar Flötteröd, Ricardo Hurtubia
    • External expert: Prof. Ben Immers, Dr. Chris Tampere
2009
  • An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Attention to Attributes in Choice Experiments, Antonin Danalet (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Michaël Thémans, Thomas Robin
    • External expert: Prof. Ricardo Scarpa
  • Comparative Study of CLIP-AIR's Multimodal Performance, Alexandre de Tenorio (Communication Systems)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Claudio Leonardi
    • External expert: François Bouteiller, Baboo
  • Experiences des moyens de transport et choix modal, Medhi-Seyed Tavakoli (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Thomas Robin
    • External expert: Dr Christophe Jemelin
  • Simulation and optimization in container terminals, Atoosa Kasirzadeh (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Ilaria Vacca
    • External expert: -
2008-2009
  • Implementation of attribute strategies in advanced discrete choice models, Carol Kirchhofer (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Dr. John Rose
  • Extending the framework for MEV discrete choice models, Lorenza Santini (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Mogens Fosgerau
2008
  • Measures of congestion in container terminals, Arnaud Vandaele (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Matteo Salani, Ilaria Vacca
    • External expert:
  • Dynamic Traffic Assignment in Lausanne, Marine Vidaud (Civil Engineering)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Michaël Mahut
2007-2008
  • Gestion optimale de l'espace dans un système d'entreposage et distribution, Nicolas Anken (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Angel Ruiz, Université Laval, Québec
  • Optimization of road traffic counts location, Fanny Gillieron (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Prof. Jaime Bacerlo, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
2006-2007
  • Modélisation de Bruxelles avec UrbanSIM, Lefteris Samartzis (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Zachary Patterson
    • External expert: Sylvie Gayda, STRATEC
  • Validation d'un modèle de mouvement de piétons, Sabina Schneider (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Thomas Robin
    • External expert: Gianluca Antonin, IBM Research Zürich
  • Customer Centric Revenue Management, Marjorie Benz (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Carolina Osorio Pizano
    • External expert: Daniel Rueda, OpenPricer
  • Field experiment on the willingness of the umployed to accept a job, with a mixed logit estimation, Flaminio Cadlini (None)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire
    • External expert: Prof. Rico Maggi, USI
2006
  • Développement d'une étude de cas pour l'analyse des comportements par modèles de choix discrets, Gianni Farini (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Michaël Thémans
    • External expert: Teghem J., Polytech. Mons, Belgique
2005-2006
  • Degenerate nonlinear constrained programming, Lionel Dumartheray (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Michaël Thémans
    • External expert: Prof. Th. Liebling (EPFL - IMA - ROSO)
  • Energy management optimization for a solar vehicle, Alexander Scheidegger (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michaël Thémans, Emma Frejinger
    • External expert: Liebling Th. M., EPFL-ROSO
2004-2005
  • Utilisation des modèles d'utilité pour évaluer la valeur du temps, Frédéric Mivelaz (Mathematics)
    • Supervision: Michel Bierlaire, Michaël Thémans
    • External expert: Rico Maggi, Uni. Lugano