Andres Ladino

Postdoctoral Researcher

Université Gustave Eiffel


I am a postdoctoral researcher in Automatic Control at UGE formely IFSTTAR. My recent research interests include Networked Control Systems (NCS), Cyberphysical Systems (CPS), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Previously, I did my PhD at INRIA/CNRS with the NeCS team developing Short-term Forecasting and estimation techniques for large scale traffic networks. Currently, I work within the LICIT team working on control techniques for connected and automated vehicles (CAV)s. In this team I develop traffic flow models and traffic simulation algorithms for truck platoon strategies.

I am also passioned about the Data Science community and the recent work developed around reproducible research. Fan of #rstats and python.


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automatic Control
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems


  • PhD in Automatic Control, 2018

    Université Grenoble Alpes

  • MEng in Electronic Engineering, 2012

    Pontifical Xavierian University

  • BSc in Electronic Engineering, 2008

    Pontifical Xavierian University

I know about…

Data Analysis

Manipulation, DataViz, Modeling


Predictive, Non-linear, Gurobi, CVX


Hardware in the Loop / Control toolbox


Hardware Oriented Development


PyViz, Pandas, Keras





Postdoctoral Researcher


Jan 2018 – Present Lyon, France
Postdoctoral Researcher for projects C-The Difference, ENSEMBLE

  • Traffic Simulation
  • Connected & Automated Vehicles
  • Analysis of truck platooning strategies in traffic

Research Assistant


Sep 2014 – Dec 2018 Grenoble, France
Development of estimation and prediction techniques for traffic systems:

  • Development of the Grenoble Traffic Lab (GTL)
  • Short-term forecasting algorithms based on real time data analytics
  • Research contributor to the EU project SPEEDD

Instructor Professor

Pontifical Xavierian University

Jan 2012 – Jul 2014 Bogota, Colombia

Taught in electronic engineering program. Associated Courses:

  • Control laboratory
  • Dynamic Systems Theory
  • Automatic Control Theory

Program Assistant: Participated in program certification. Communication’s leader: Project ADDE SALEM


Adjunct Professor

Pontifical Xavierian University

Jan 2010 – Dec 2011 Bogota, Colombia
Taught in electronic engineering program. Associated Courses

  • Control laboratory

Process Analyst

International Business Machines IBM

Jan 2008 – Apr 2009 Bogota, Colombia
Responsibilities include:

  • Documentation of Business IT Processes for IT Delivery Services


International Business Machines IBM

Aug 2007 – Dec 2007 Bogota, Colombia
Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Outsourcing. Business case solution analysis and support

Additional Education

Data Scientist with Python

A series of online lectures & projects on how to combine statistical and machine learning techniques with Python programming to analyze and interpret complex data.
See certificate

Recent Posts

Anti-Windup PID

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Slides on ITS

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IPAM Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles

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Truck platooning has a great potential to improve road safety, reduce emissions and increase transport efficiency. Significant advances …


SPEEDD developed a prototype for proactive event-driven decision-making: decisions were triggered by forecasting events-whether they …


A Python interface for integration of Automation within Simulators

Recent & Upcoming Talks

A Framework of Simulation and Impact Assessment of Connected and Automated Traffic

Recent years have seen the development and the emergence of new Cooperative Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) where data sent …

On the design of cooperative maneuvers for CAV in traffic flow

Vehicle platooning in particular truck platooning has attracted substantial attention due to its pronounced benefits in saving energy …

Travel time forecasting from clustered time series via optimal filtering fusion

This talk summarizes the problem of travel time forecasting within a highway. Several measurements are captured describing travel times …

Recent Publications

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Dynamic game, cooperative vehicles, optimal control, cooperative lane change, traffic flow

Coordinated execution of lane change maneuvers for automated vehicles near highway bottlenecks is crucial for traffic throughput and …

Calibration and impact of control strategies for splitting trucks at on-ramps

Heavy-duty vehicles or trucks contribute in a significant share with global green house emissions and energy consumption in …

A Hierarchical Approach For Splitting Truck Platoons Near Network Discontinuities

Truck platooning has attracted substantial attention due to its pronounced benefits in saving energy and promising business model in …

Hierarchical multi-injection strategy and platoon manoeuvres at network junctions

During the recent years, connected automated vehicles (CAV) have shown to be a crucial technology for the upcoming developments towards …

Density and flow reconstruction in urban traffic networks using heterogeneous data sources

In this paper, we consider the problem of joint reconstruction of flow and density in a urban traffic network using heterogeneous …