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Mohamed Sallak

Associate Professor / HDR at “Université de Technologie de Compiègne”
Department of Computer engineering
Laboratoire Heudiasyc UMR CNRS 7253
57 Avenue de Landshut
60200 Compiègne Cedex
Tel. : 33 (0)3 44 23 49 30 ; 33 (0)6 63 20 54 93
Fax : 33 (0)3 44 23 44 77

Detailed CV in French


Research areas

  • Dependability assessment of systems under uncertainty: RAMS analysis (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) of complex technological systems.
  • Prognostic and Health Management (PHM)
  • Dependability of railway systems: Safety studies, railway standards (EN 50126, EN 50128, EN 50129), Risk analysis.


More than 30 journal articles and 50 conference articles.


  1. Member of ANR PRCE DRIFT-HF project : « Digitalization – Risks, (U)ncertainties and Fragilities of Technologies in relation to the Human Factor», French National Research Agency (ANR), 2022-2026.
  2. Member of the national project : « Autonomous Freight Train (TFA) », 2018-2023 (Partners : UTC - IRT Railenium, SNCF, HITACHI RAIL STS, Apsys, Altran).
  3. Member of the national project : « Remote Driving on Rail (TC-Rail) », 2017-2021 (Partenaires : UTC - IRT Railenium, SNCF, Thales, Actia telecom, Cnes).
  4. Principal Investigator of ANR PRCE MAPSYD project : “Predictive Maintenance of transportation systems under incomplete and imprecise data”, French National Research Agency (ANR), 2018-2021
  5. Principal Investigator of the regional project (Région Hauts de France) ODISYM : “Optimization of Availability of multi-state systems under uncertainty”, 2016-2019.
  6. Member of the SURF project : “Security and safety in the factory of the future”, PEPS-CNRS, 2016.
  7. Principal Investigator of ANR JCJC (Young researcher program) Récif project : “Belief networks for quantitative evaluation of dependability parameters of railway systems”, French National Research Agency (ANR), 2013-2017.
  8. Member of the PERFECT project: “Performing Enhanced Rail Formal Engineering Constraints Traceability”, French National Research Agency (ANR), ANR-TDM, 2013-2016.
  9. Member of the VEGAS project : “Virtual lab based on co-simulation to include impairments of wireless telecommunication such as GSM-R in the evaluation of ERTMS components”, French National Research Agency (ANR), ANR-TDM, 2013-2016.
  10. Member of the Labex MS2T project : “Control of Technological Systems-of-Systems”, 2011-2021.
  11. Member of the Defi Labex MS2T project : “RUNESK: Risk modeling and UNcertainty analysis using Evidential networks and Semantic Knowledge representations”, 2014-2016.pdf

PhD Students

  1. Felipe Aguirre (2009-2012). Reliability analysis of systems using belief functions theory to represent epistemic uncertainty. Co-supervisor: Walter Schön.
  2. Siqi Qiu (2011-2014). Safe design of Systems of Systems in the presence of uncertainty. Co-supervisor: Walter Schön.
  3. Yunhui Hou (2012-2016): Estimation of the probability and uncertainty of undesirable events in large-scale systems. Co-supervisor: Walter Schön and Nikolaos Limnios.
  4. Subeer Rangra (2014-2017): Integrating of human factors in risk analysis: Application to advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and railway systems, co-tutoring with Pr. Walter Schön (UTC) and Pr. Frederic Vanderhaegen (Valenciennes University).
  5. Yu Lanting (2014-2017): A contribution for Interval comparison of system reliability.
  6. Ayyoub Imakhlaf (2015-2021): Binary Decision diagrams for reliability studies under uncertainty.
  7. Rémi lacaze (2015-2018): Dynamic inference model of critical situations for planning in virtual environments under uncertainty.
  8. Joanna Akrouche (2016-2019) : Optimization of Availability of multi-state systems under uncertainty.
  9. Adrien Delmas (2016-2019) : Predictive maintenance policies under uncertainty.
  10. Rim Louhichi (2018-2021) : Elaboration of an economic model for decision aid optimizing the maintenance strategy of transport systems.
  11. Sadek Rayan Aktouche (2018-2022) : A joint safety/security approach applied to a railway remote control system.

Scientific National and International Responsibilities

  • Responsible of the topic 2 (Data with uncertainty, Bayesian Networks, Evidential Networks) of the International Scientific Coordination Network: “Human-Machine Systems in Transportation and Industry (GDR I-HAMASYTI)” since 2014.
  • Co-convenor of the Working Group GT: Human-Machine systems of the GDR MACS since 2014.
  • Member of the Research Working Group (GTR) “Probabilistic networks for risk and dependability analysis”, French Institute for Risk Management and dependability (IMdR-SdF), since 2012.

Scientific Local Responsibilities

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Compiègne University of Technology since 2013.
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Heudiasyc Laboratory since 2012.
  • Organiser of the ASER (Automation, Embedded Systems, Robotics) team seminars of the Heudiasyc Laboratory since 2012.

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