Maria Laura Delle Monache

Research scientist, Inria Grenoble - Rhône Alpes

Scientific activity


Principal Investigator of

  • Rutgers Global Grant - International collaborative research grant: Mean field game models for traffic application, with the group of Benedetto Piccoli at Rutgers University - Camden (USA), 2019-2020
  • IRS - Accueil nouveaux arrivant project: MAVIT - Modeling Autonomous Vehicles In Traffic flow, 2018-2019
  • Inria Associated team: MEMENTO  with the group of Dan Work  at Vanderbilt University (USA), 2018-2020
  • Grenoble Data Insitute project: DATASAFE - understanding Data Accidents for TrAffic SAFEty, 2018-2019

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Workshop organisation

  • Workshop: "Traffic flow control via PDE Techniques", 2018 Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), with Nikolaos Bekiaris-Liberis, Delphine Bresch-Pietri, Rafael Vazquez, Miami Beach, USA, 16 December 2018

Mini-symposium organisation


  1. La mobilité et les vehicules autonomes, Cérémonie de remise de prix des Olympiades de Mathématiques, talk to students of 8th grade (4ème) and 11th Grade (1ère), Université Grenoble Alpes, France, May 2019


  1. Coupled PDE-ODE systems: applications to traffic flow modeling and control, PDE Seminar, Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, January 2019
  2. Control of traffic: from ramp metering to autonomous vehicles, Pizza Lecture, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University, USA, May 2018
  3. Control of traffic flow: from ramp metering to autonomous vehicles, Seminar of the department of mathematics, University of Alabama, USA, April 2018
  4. Les mathématiques cachées du trafic routier, ISN Conference, Academie de Grenoble, Inria Grenoble - Rhône Alpes, France, March 2018 [video]
  5. Coupled PDE-ODE systems: applications to traffic flow modeling and control, Groupe de travail EDP hyperboliques, conditions limites et méthodes numériques, Institute de Mathematiques de Marseille, France, November 2017
  6. Ramp-metering and optimal rerouting traffic assignment, Traffic meeting, UC Berkeley, USA, December 2016
  7. Some control strategies for conservation laws with applications to traffic flow, Séminaire de Théorie du Contrôle de Toulon, Université de Toulon, France, November 2016
  8. Coupled PDE-ODE Models: applications to traffic flow, Applied mathematics and scientific computing seminar - Traffic flow series seminar, Temple University, USA, February 2016
  9. Crowd dynamics and vehicular traffic: mathematical modeling, Research seminar series, Center for Urban Sciences and Progress (CUSP), New York University (NYU), New York, USA, November 2015
  10. Macroscopic models for traffic flow, Séminaire modélisation des Résaux de Transport, IFSTTAR, Paris, France, October 2013
  11. Traffic flow modeling by conservation laws, Seminar Analysis, Universität Basel, Switzerland, April 2013
  12. Continuous junction-based model for ramp-metering, Connected Corridors Seminar, Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH), UC Berkeley, USA, October 2012

Invited talks

  1. Modeling autonomous vehicles in traffic flow, International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) 2019, Valencia, Spain, July 2019
  2. A decision support and planning mobility method for large scale traffic networks, European Control Conference (ECC), Naples, Italy, June 2019
  3. Micro - macro models for traffic with autonomous vehicles, IPAM workshop on Autonomous vehicles, IPAM (UCLA), USA, February 2019
  4. Traffic control and estimation with autonomous vehicles, Journée du groupe de travail en automatique et transports terrestres, Université Grenoble Alpes, France, January 2019
  5. Traffic reconstruction using autonomous vehicles, Sixth Chilean Workskshop on Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations (WONAPDE), Concepción, Chile, January 2019
  6. Can big data help traffic flow control?, Workshop "Traffic flow control via PDEs techniques" at the Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Miami Beach, USA, December 2018
  7. Control and estimation of traffic flow using autonomous vehicles, Joint meeting of the Italian Mathematical Union, the Italian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Polish Mathematical Society, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2018
  8. Micro-macro traffic modeling for estimation and control, First SoPhy International Workshop on Societal-Scale Cyber-Physical Transport Systems Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2018
  9. Riemann solver for a macroscopic double-lane roundabout model, 15th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems, Savona, Italy, June 2018
  10. Two-dimensional macroscopic model for large scale traffic network, Incontro Scientifico su Modellizzazione ed Analisi di Problemi di Folle e Traffico, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, April 2018
  11. Control of traffic: from ramp metering to autonomous vehicles, The finite volumes schemes and traffic modeling workshop, Besançon, France, November 2017
  12. Control of traffic via ramp metering and automated vehicles, France - Berkeley Fund Prize ceremony, College de France, Paris, France, June 2017
  13. Traffic regulation via controlled speed limit, SIAM Conference on Optimization, Vancouver, Canada, May 2017
  14. Traffic flow modeling, Gipsa-Lab days, Grenoble, France, November 2016
  15. Traffic flow modeling and simulations with moving bottlenecks, 11th AIMS conference on dynamical systems, differential equations and applications, Orlando, USA, July 2016
  16. Modeling of traffic flow on networks, Berkeley - Inria - Stanford Workshop (BIS'2016), Inria, Paris, France, June 2016
  17. Optimal control strategies for traffic flow, TRAM3 Terminus workshop, Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, France, January 2016
  18. Traffic flow control via variable speed limit, Mathematical foundations of traffic flow modeling workshop (TRAWS1), Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, September 2015
  19. Towards smart transportation systems, panelist on "Big Data and aviation/transportation", New Jersey Big Data Alliance 2015 Symposium, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA, April 2015
  20. A junction model for flow optimization on highway corridors, Berkeley-Inria-Stanford (BIS'2014), CNAM, Paris, France, June 2014
  21. A PDE-ODE model for a junction with ramp buffer, Tenth meeting on hyperbolic conservation laws: recent results and research perspectives, L'Aquila, Italy, July 2013
  22. A junction model for ramp metering, Berkeley-Inria-Stanford Workshop (BIS' 2013), Stanford University, USA, May 2013

Contributed talks

  1. Big data and the fundamental diagram, INDAM Workshop: Transport Modeling and Management, Rome, Italy, March 2017
  2. Traffic flow control: avoiding shocks via variable speed limit, GAMM 86th Annual Scientific conference, Lecce, Italy, March 2015
  3. A conservative scheme for non-classical shocks arising in traffic flow modeling, 15th International conference on hyperbolic problems: theory, numerics, applications (HYP2014), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2014
  4. Traffic flow optimization on networks, 15th Italian meeting on hyperbolic equations (IperMib), Milan, Italy, September 2013
  5. Traffic flow optimization on roundabouts, 16th Euro Working Group on Transportation (EWGT2013), Porto, Portugal, September 2013
  6. A PDE-ODE model for a junction with ramp buffer, VI Workshop on Mathematical Foundations of traffic (TRAM2), Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée, France, March 2013
  7. Loi de conservation scalaire avec une contrainte mobile, Rencontres interdisciplinaires doctorales de l'Architecture et de l'Amégement durable (RIDA2D 2013), Lyon, France, February 2013
  8. Scalar conservation laws with moving density constraints arising in traffic flow modeling, 14th International conference on hyperbolic problems: theory, numerics, applications, Padua, Italy, June 2012


  1. Scalar conservation laws with moving density constraints arising in traffic flow modeling, 6e Biennale Française des Mathématiques Appliquées et industrielles (SMAI2013), Seignosse, France, May 2013