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Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse
I am currently a senior researcher in applied mathematics at CNRS, Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, France.
Between 2013 and 2020, I have been a Chair Professor in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London.
I was trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure rue d’Ulm in Paris and my first appointment in 1985 was in Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, as a Junior Researcher at CNRS. I became a full Professor in Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan (now Ecole Normale Paris-Saclay) in 1990 until 1993 when I moved to CNRS in Toulouse.
I am interested in collective dynamics, decision making and self-organization in complex systems coming from biology and social sciences. The methods I use combine analysis, asymptotic theory and multiscale numerical techniques. My earlier interests were in plasma physics, rarefied gas dynamics and semiconductor modeling.
I have been an invited speaker at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM 2018). I have been awarded the Jacques-Louis Lions prize 2013, of the French Academy of Sciences and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2014-2018.