Dr Sebastien Demmel

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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MAEng(Electronics), BEng(Electronics)


Sébastien Demmel joined QUT and CARRS-Q in March 2008 for an internship while completing his Masters of Engineering at the University of Versailles (UVSQ), France. After graduating from UVSQ in October 2008, he came back to Australia to start his PhD research at CARRS-Q in March 2009. His thesis “Building an Augmented Map for Road Risk Assessment” was a joint project between QUT and UVSQ, funded by the AutoCRC. The project involved field work in France within the facilities of IFSTTAR in Versailles. He graduated from his PhD at QUT in early 2013, following a double thesis defence in Brisbane (September 2012) and Paris (December 2012). Ever since, he has been employed at CARRS-Q working on a variety of projects with Prof. Rakotonirainy.

Since 2016 he has been the manager of CARRS-Q Advanced Driving Simulator.

Research interests

Sébastien Demmel has been involved in Road Safety since 2007, initially in the field of assistance systems for disabled people, and automotive engineering in general since 2006. His current main interests are:

  • ITS (intelligent transportation systems)
  • Naturalistic data collection
  • Highly Automated Driving (CHAD project)
  • Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle/infrastructure communications (CAVI FOT)
  • Driving simulation
  • Vulnerable road users safety
  • Microscopic traffic simulation
  • Sensor systems
  • Data fusion

International cooperation

Include both project-wide or individual cooperation, ongoing or past.


Additional information

Featured on Network Ten‘s show Scope (season 2, episode 148) titled “Science of C“, episode can be viewed here.