Personal details

Dr Sebastien Demmel
Research Fellow (Advanced Technologies)
Faculty of Health,
School of Psychology & Counselling
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Psych and Counc - IPTM
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services, Transportation and Freight Services
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Identifiers and profiles

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

Professional memberships
and associations


  • 2016 ITS World Congress program-sub committee
  • IEEE Member, Queensland section (region 10)


  • IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium (2012-2016)
  • IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (2012-2014)
  • ITS World Congress (2016)
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008



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.

In 2016 he became the manager of CARRS-Q’s Advanced Driving Simulator, for which he also serves as the main engineer.

After a training at Vedecom Tech in Versailles in early 2019, he became one of the few expert drivers for QUT/TMR/MAIC/iMove Zoé2, the only L4-capable self-driving standard passenger car in Australia.

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

International cooperation

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

This information has been contributed by Dr Sebastien Demmel.


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

This information has been contributed by Dr Sebastien Demmel.


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.