Founded in June 2010, The CoSMo Company is a spin-off company from the CNRS and Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon. The goal of CoSMo is to conceive, implement, and disseminate state-of-the-art software dedicated to in-silico concrete, problem solving for complex systems. CoSMo has developed a unique in-silico modeling process for complex systems. Recently, Veolia and EDF, two of the largest European utility companies entered into an agreement with The Cosmo Company to deploy the proprietary platform in the field of city modeling for energy distribution, management and optimisation.
CoSMo Software Platform uses a complex systems approach designed to represent the systems and their behavior in their complexity. The multi-scale modeling approach seeks to understand how the individual components of a complex system interact in their dynamic environment at different times and scales. The CoSMo solution allows heterogeneous model coupling, and visualization of dynamic networks of networks.
Relevant network and experience in National and European projects
The scientific and technical leaders at CoSMo co-ordinated and participated (as WPL) to several European (FP6 and FP7) as well as national scale (ANR) research projects in various scientific domains like city, biology, and epidemiology. Currently CoSMo is actively involved in research collaboration agreements with Veolia and EDF for the modeling of cities such as Singapour, Mexico and Lyon. The goal is to couple heterogeneous networks such as energy, water, waste treatment… to reduce the carbon footprint of the cities
Principal team members involved in TOP-REF
Dr. Eric Boix, (PhD) , Chief Scientific Officer, has been work package leader in charge of the modeling and simulation platform within various European projects. He received his PhD in mathematics in 1994 at Ecole Polytechnique, while studying formal discrete equivalent of geometrical invariants with an initial computational approach. Later he integrated the computer science laboratory at ENS Lyon where he took part to the development of middle-ware grid computing software (DIET) and mainly to the complex system simulation group within IXXI (Complex Systems Institute).
Dr. Thierry de Lumley (PhD) , Development Director, has industrial R&D experience in France and the US as a senior project manager at Corning (NYSE: GLW). Prior to joining the industry Thierry had worked in academia as a researcher in the Chemistry Department of the University of Cambridge, UK. Thierry received a BSc degree from Ecole Nationale de Chimie de Lille, an MSc and a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.