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Campus CESI Toulouse
16 rue Magellan
31670 LABEGE

Research team

Engineering and Numerical Tools

Research themes

  • Urbain sustainable and shared mobility
  • Signal and data processing
  • Modeling

Educational activities

  • Field:  : Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence,
  • Levels: : All levels of engineering studies


  • PhD
    Institut National Polytechnique, 2015
    «Performance Analysis of the Modernized GNSS Signal Acquisition»
  • Master 2 Research
    Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, 2010
    Applied Mathematics

PhD thesis supervision

On going thesis

Joan BURGALAT “Optimizing a transport system using digital methods in the context of a smart and sustainable city”, defense expected in 2025

Rekia ABDELLAOUI “Planning of student mobility through a dynamic and multimodal system”, defense expected in 2026

Scientific activities

  • Member of MIDOC (Mobilité intelligente et durable en Occitanie)
  •  Member of Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique (GIS) neOCampus

Research programs

  • MobE – Optimizing energy-efficient student mobility (CEE)



  • ACL : 5
  • C-ACTI : 8
  • C-COM: 3


Selected Publications

  • J. Burgalat, G. Pallares, M. Foucras, Y. Dupuis, “Bus Routing Optimization: a Case Study for the Toulouse Metropolitan Area”, in 10th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems, May 2024, Angers (France)
  • M. Foucras, J. Leclère, C. Botteron, O. Julien, C. Macabiau, P.-A. Farine, B. Ekambi, “Study on the Cross-Correlation of GNSS Signals and Typical Approximations”,  in GPS Solutions, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 293-306, March 2017
  • M. Foucras, O. Julien, C. Macabiau, B. Ekambi, F. Bacard, “Probability of Detection for GNSS Signals with Sign Transitions”, in IEEE TAES, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 1296-1308, June 2016
  • M. Foucras, M. Zribi, C. Albergel, N. Baghdadi, J.-C. Calvet, T. Pellarin “Estimating 500-m Resolution Soil Moisture Using Sentinel-1 and Optical Data Synergy”, in MDPI Water, vol.12, no 3, March 2020
  • M. Foucras, O. Julien, C. Macabiau, B. Ekambi, “A Novel Computationally Efficient Galileo E1 OS Acquisition Method for GNSS Software Receiver”, in Proceedings of the 25th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2012). Nashville, TN (USA), pp. 365-383, September 2012