Video of my inaugural lecture
Mathematics of the mob
Imperial College, June 21, 2016

Workshop: kinetic equations for theory to models
Imperial College London, June 20-21, 2016
Link to the workshop webpage

Link to my teaching web page


I am currently a Chair Professor in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London. Before joining the College, I was at the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, where I held a Senior Researcher position at the French Research Center CNRS.

I was trained at the Ecole Normale Supérieure rue d’Ulm in Paris and my first appointment was in Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, as a Junior Researcher at CNRS. I was then appointed as a full Professor in Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan before joining back the CNRS in Toulouse where I founded the Applied Math group. I moved to Imperial College London in October 2013. 

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 awarded the Jacques-Louis Lions prize 2013, of the French Academy of Sciences and I am a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder