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    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval


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Research summary

Hichem Omrani, Ph.D. is a research scientist at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) hosted at the Urban Development and Mobility department). Dr. Omrani received his habilitation-HDR (2019), a full ADR (authorisation à diriger des recherches, 2018) from the University of Luxembourg, PhD (2007), Master (2004) in Computer Science from the Technology University of Compiegne (UTC-France). He has supervised several Ph.D. and Masters students. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals. During his LISER funded scientific leave (2016-2017), he served as a Senior Visiting Researcher at Purdue University (USA), working jointly with Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, an internationally recognized specialist in the field of land change science.  

Dr. Omrani conducts research in the framework of several competitive projects supported mainly by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). His research focuses on data science, complex systems modeling based on cellular automata, multi-agent systems models, multi-criteria decision making in complex, dynamic and uncertain environments, human mobility and transportation, policy evaluation, and urban studies and planning. He has published more than 100 scientific publications among them more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of GIScience and Remote Sensing, Environmental Modelling & Software, Ecological modeling, Computers, Environment and Urban SystemsEnvironmental Informatics, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Expert Systems and Applications, Computers & Industrial Engineering, and Applied Geography.


Education/Academic qualification

Computer and information sciences, Université de technologie de Compiègne

1 Jan 201821 Jun 2019

Award Date: 21 Jun 2019

Computer and information sciences, PhD, Université de technologie de Compiègne

1 Sep 200411 Dec 2007

Award Date: 11 Dec 2007

Computer and information sciences, Master

1 Sep 20031 Jul 2004

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

Computer and information sciences, Bachelor

15 Sep 20071 Aug 2002

Award Date: 1 Aug 2002


  • QA76 Computer software
  • Environmental science
  • Sustainability
  • Smart nation
  • Data science
  • Big data analytics
  • Remote sensing
  • Machine learning
  • Transport, Mobility, and Pollution
  • Land use change science

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Research Output

Analysis on residential density dynamics in USA-a case study in southeast Wisconsin

Wang, L., Wei, Y., Omrani, H., Pijanowski, B., Doucett, J., Li, K. & Wu, Y., 1 Jan 2020, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 52, 101866.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Impact of local payments for ecosystem services on land use in a developed area of China: A qualitative analysis based on an integrated conceptual framework

Long, K., Omrani, H. & Pijanowski, B., 1 Jul 2020, In : Land Use Policy. 96, 104716, p. 1-10 10 p., 104716.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spatio-temporal data on the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide derived from Sentinel satellite for France

Omrani, H., Omrani, B., Parmentier, B. & Helbich, M., Feb 2020, In : Data in Brief. 28, 105089.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Analysis on urban densification dynamics and future modes in southeastern Wisconsin, USA

Wang, L., Omrani, H., Zhao, Z., Francomano, D., Li, K. & Pijanowski, B., 6 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, p. e0211964

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access