Pedestrian dynamics

Pedestrian Dynamics Research

This group aims to analyze and model pedestian behaviour under various conditions. With the knowledge of pedestrian flow and its interaction to obstacles, public infrastructure may be improved from the view of efficiency as well as security. The research is provided mainly on microscopic approach on small scale systems, e.g. several joined rooms or one train unit, but it foccuses on microscopic accuracy, respecting the individual features of each participant.

Our analytic team uses the records of cameras or other detectors to evaluate fundamental quantities as velocity, density and flow. The relations of this variables depend on infrastructure and participant’s preferences, but general phenomena may be observed. Focusing of some specific feature, egress experiment are organized to get dedicated data. The deep analysis of cause of flow decrease may prevent many bottleneck issues.

Our modeling team designs, develops and improves pedestrian motion models based on varios principles – from simple macroscipic modes enabling analytic solution over force based models introducing social forces to sophisticated agent based systems. Calibration and verification process is run on our expemental data, which makes the whole team to close cooperation.


Marek Bukáček

Ph.D. student at FNSPE CTU in Prague

  • heterogeneity in pedestrian movement
  • CA model of egress situations
  • realization of egress experiments
  • fundamental data analysis

Pavel Hrabák

assistant proffesor at FIT CTU in Prague

  • application of Markov processes to pedestrian models
  • mathematical analysis of totally asymmetric simple exclusion process in both 1D and 2D
  • hand calculations of flow


Jana Vacková

Ph.D. student at FNSPE CTU in Prague

  • microscopic analysis of pedestrian movement
  • reaction of pedestrians to their surroundings (Pearson correlation coefficient)
  • reaction of pedestrians to the others (follower-leader concept)

František Gašpar

master student at FNSPE CTU in Prague

  • Markov processes in CA models


Marina Džabarjan

bachelor student at FNSPE CTU in Prague

  • metodology around density and flow on crossroads



Lenka Ščepánková

(TASEP on crossroad)

Matěj Kotrba

(metodology around density and flow)

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