Mohcine Chraibi

(Dr. rer. nat.)


Head of the division “Pedestrian Modeling” at Civil Safety Research

Research interests

Pedestrian dynamics: Data Analysis, Modelling, Simulation and Research Software Development

Validation and Verification of Mathematical Models

Traffic Engineering, Parallel Computing

Education and Positions

Aug. 2006 Guest Student Programme on Scientific Computing

Nov. 2007 Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg

Nov. 2008 Diploma in Computer Science, Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg

May 2012 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Faculty of Physics, University of Cologne

Dec. 2012 JSPS Fellow (3 months)

2008 - 2018 Research assistant, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Jul. 2018 - 2019 Guest researcher at Key State Laboratory of Fire Science at USTC - China (6 months)

Since 2018 Head of the division ‘Pedestrian Dynamics - Modeling’ at IAS-7

2020 - 2022 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI)

2024 Habilitation at the University of Wuppertal.
“Elements for modeling pedestrian movement from theory to application and back”


A list is also available online

Research projects

MADRAS ongoing




Simulation and modelling in, “ORPHEUS: Fire Safety in the underground” funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under 13N13266, 2018.

Simulation and modelling in “BaSiGo – Safety and security modules for large public events”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under grant number 13N12045. February 2012 till March 2015.

Principal investigator in, “PEDFLOW Code Validation”, cooperation with SL–Rasch GmbH Special Lightweight & Structures, 2013.

Principal investigator in, “Model calibration of CrowdControl”, cooperation with Siemens AG, 2012.

Simulation and modelling in, “Hermes – Investigation of an evacuation assistant for use in emergencies during large-scale public events” funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the program “Research for Civil Security” in the field “Protecting and Saving Human Life” under grant number 13N9952. November 2008 till December 2011,


2015-now Pedestrian Dynamics (English, link)

2017-now Theory of Traffic Flow (German, link)

2019-now Evacuation simulation (German, link)

2011-2018 Computer engineering (German)

Other activities

Organization of the conference TGF’13 in Jülich.

Visiting scientist in Tokyo university, Nishinari’s lab

Member of RiMEA (Guideline for Microscopic Evacuation Analysis)

Senior developer of the software JuPedSim – a framework for simulation and analysis of pedestrian dynamics.

Member of the scientific committee of PED (Conference on Pedestrian Dynamics) and TGF (Traffic and Granular Flow)

Reviewer in diverse journals e.g. in Physical Review E, Collective Dynamics, PLOS, Transportation Research part B and part C, Physica A etc.

Last updated: Oct. 2017