Simon Theissing

PhD Student, ENS Cachan

Hello and welcome to my academic web page. From September 2013 until August 2016 I was working on a PhD thesis here at the LSV in collaboration with IRT SystemX. You can find a list of my publications during that time here. Further below you can also find a short description of my research, and an extract from my CV.

Please note that I am looking forward to defend my PhD thesis on 5 December 2016. You can find more information here.


Simply speaking, I am working on a mathematical model that can be used to predict the network load of a multimodal public transportation system so as to help transportation operators in degraded modes of operation; e.g. by evaluating different restoration scenarios. Now more formally speaking, the model has - after almost two years of intensive work - the shape of a Markovian stochastic hybrid automaton with discrete and fluid Petri nets as the basic modelling blocks.

Jumps between the discrete modes of the stochastic hybrid automaton You can find my research abstract here, and a poster of a recent workshop here.

Short CV

In 2009, I obtained the degree of a Bachelor of science from the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) in general engineering science introducing the basics of mechanical, electrical, and process engineering, as well as computer science. I then continued my studies at the TUHH, and finally obtained the degree of a Master of science in aircraft systems engineering in 2012. It was also during my graduate studies, when I went to Canada so as to pursue my studies abroad at the University of Waterloo for about one year including an academic internship. Following my graduate studies, I started to work in the automotive industries in the field of embedded controllers including, but not restricted to, hydrogen fuel tank control. Now since September 2013, I have been pursuing my studies here at the LSV in collaboration with IRT SystemX, and under the supervision of Ph.D. Stefan Haar.

About LSV


Simon Theissing
LSV, CNRS & ENS de Cachan
61, avenue du Président Wilson
94235 CACHAN Cedex, France
+33 (0)1 47 40 22 68
+33 (0)1 47 40 75 20

Recent Publications

All the publications

S. Haar and S. TheissingForecasting Passenger Loads in Transportation NetworksIn Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Practical Applications of Stochastic Modelling (PASM'16), Münster, Germany, April 2016, ENTCS 327, pages 49-69. Elsevier Science Publishers, April 2016. Web page | PDF | BibTeX )
S. Haar and S. TheissingDecoupling Passenger Flows for Improved Load PredictionIn QEST'16, LNCS 9826, pages 364-379. Springer, August 2016. Web page | PDF | BibTeX )
S. Haar and S. TheissingPredicting Traffic Load in Public Transportation NetworksIn ACC'16, pages 821-826. IEEE Control System Society, July 2016. Web page | PDF | BibTeX )
S. Haar and S. TheissingA Passenger-centric Multi-agent System Model for Multimodal Public Transportation.  Research Report hal-01322956, HAL-inria, May 2016. 12 pages. Web page | PDF | BibTeX )
S. Haar and S. TheissingA Hybrid-Dynamical Model for Passenger-flow in Transportation SystemsIn ADHS'15, IFAC-PapersOnLine 48(27), pages 236-241. Elsevier Science Publishers, October 2015. PDF | BibTeX )

All the publications