Michele Tirico

Michele Tirico

about me

Michele Tirico is a Postdoctoral researcher at LICIT-ECO7 lab, a Joint Research Unit which is placed under the supervision of University Gustave Eiffel and ENTPE (Post-graduate School of Transport and Civil Engineering) based at Lyon (France). He was previously a Postdoctoral researcher at LGI laboratory, the industrial laboratory of CentraleSupélec (Paris-Saclay University). He received his Ph.D in computer science by University of Le Havre Normandy (France), his M.Sc. in engineering by University of Pisa (Italy) and a second M.Sc. in geography by University of Côte d'Azur, Nice (France). He is interested in the study of urban morphogenesis, transport and environmental impacts of human and goods mobility. His approaches are drawn from complexity theory, network science, artificial intelligence and agent-based systems.


Address : 3 rue Maurice Audin, 69518 Vaulx-en-Velin, France (room T0202)

ORCID : 0000-0001-9964-5762

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February 2023 I am glad to reach the LICIT-ECO7 lab for a new PostDoc!

October 2022 After two successful seminar series conducted since 2020, we are happy to announce the third edition of the joint seminar series of the Anthropolis Chair and the Future Cities Lab. The dates of the seminars are here.

February 2022 Researcher internship in: "Modelling the impact of new mobility modes to transportation networks". Please have a look here: no file

January 2022 I am thrilled to reach the Future Cities Lab and the LGI Lab for a PostDoc!

Research experieces

2023 PostDoc, ENTPE, Vaulx-en-Velin, France

2022 PostDoc, University of Paris-Saclay, CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

2021 PostDoc, University of Le Havre Normandy, Le Havre, France

2016-2020 Ph.D. in computer science at LITIS (RI2C team) and FR CNRS 3638 NormaSTIC, Le Havre, France

2015-2016 Assistant in research laboratory at CNRS UMR 7300 ESPACE, Nice, France

2015 Erasmus+ traineeship at CNRS UMR 7300 ESPACE, Nice, France



Researcher and teaching assistant (ATER)

Higher Institute of Logistic Studies, public school of engineers post-bac (ISEL), 2019-2021

Role: lecturer and tutor. Helped write assignments and exams.

Topics: programming and Python language, web page design, office, mail, web security.


Ph.D. in computer science

University of Le Havre Normandy, Litis laboratory, France, 11/2020

Title Morphogenesis of complex networks. An application in urban growth. no file

Laboratory LITIS, RI2C team

Keywords complex networks, complex systems, morphogenesis, spatial networks, reaction-diffusion systems, urban growth models, graph generator, fractal theory.

Advisor Damien Olivier (full professor, University of Le Havre Normandy)

Abstract The characteristics, functions and morphogenetic processes of a large number of complex spatial networks are influenced by the position and the geometry of their constituent elements. In this work, we address the computational aspects of the morphogenesis of complex networks by proposing a general model, simulating their formation. The networks are generated under the influence of constraints expressed through a vector field that is determined using a reaction-diffusion system. We use the Gray-Scott model to produce a wide variety of dynamic patterns. The resulting vector field controls the geometry and the growth rate of the constructed network that feeds back the reaction-diffusion process. A study was carried out on the influence of the patterns and feedback processes on the structure of the obtained networks using measures from graph theory and multi-fractality theory. A process of validation and evaluation of the model's behaviour was carried out and applied by comparing the networks obtained to largest French cities and the most relevant geometric planar graphs.

M.Sc. in Geography

University of Côte d'Azur, Nice, France, 07/2016

Master Geoprospective, Planning and Sustainability: Spatial Structures and Dynamics (Geoprad Sds)

Thesis title Discriminer des morphologies urbaines : Application des approches configurationnelles à l’agglomération de Nice no file

Laboratory CNRS UMR 7300 ESPACE

Advisor Giovanni Fusco (full professor, CNRS Senior Research Fellow)

Topics Urban morphology, spatial analysis, street network analysis, configurational analysis, space syntax.

M.Sc. in Architecture and Construction Engineering

University of Pisa, Italy, 12/2015

Topics Architectural design, material and construction technology, graphic computer science,urban planning, urban analysis.

Thesis title Centralità urbana e connettività. Applicazione delle tecniche di analisi configurazionale nel progetto di riqualificazione urbana dell’abitato di Saint-Laurent-du-Var nell’area metropolitana di Nizza

Laboratory DESTEC

Advisors Valerio Cutini (full professor, University of Pisa) and Giovanni Fusco (full professor, CNRS Senior Research Fellow)

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