Eric Villeneuve, Ph.D., received the engineer degree in industrial engineering from the National Engineering School of Tarbes (ENIT), France, in 2009 and his Ph.D. degree in industrial systems with a specialization in decision support systems from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), France, in 2012. As an assistant professor in industrial engineering, he has been teaching and conducting research at ESTIA since April 2016.


He is currently in charge of Industrial Engineering department of the Bachelor of Technology program at ESTIA, that he co-founded in 2016. In 2019, he joined the ESTIA Studio team in charge of proposing and implementing pedagogical innovations within the various training cycles at ESTIA. He has 3 conference communications in education sciences concerning pedagogical innovations that he has conducted. He teaches modules related to industrial engineering such as production management, statistics or problem-solving approaches and monitors the student projects proposed in the various training cycles at ESTIA.


His research interests include data processing under uncertainty (formalization, fusion, reasoning, etc.) and hybridization of technological data (sensors, databases, etc.) and expert knowledge (derived from human experience) for decision-making. His research work is mainly directed toward Industry 4.0 through the design of Cyber-Physical Systems and/or Digital Twins, supported by French and international industrial partners, such as Altran, Safran Helicopter Engines, Total and Solvay. He participates or has participated in the supervision of 4 doctoral theses and in 2 European H2020 projects (REZBUILD and HyperCOG) and 1 ANR project (French National Research Agency – OPERA Project). He published four journal papers, one submitted journal paper, one scientific book chapter and 17 conference refereed papers. A selection of the list of publications:

•Guillon, et al., “Product⋎service system configuration: a generic knowledge-based model for commercial offers”, International Journal of Production Research, 2021.

•Villeneuve, et al., “Decision support in precision sheep farming”, IFAC-PapersOnLine - Proceedings of the 2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human-Systems, 2018.

•Villeneuve, et al., “Decision-Support Methodology to Assess Risk in End-of-Life Management of Complex Systems”, IEEE Systems Journal, 2017.