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What I am working on

I am a researcher at INRIA (Sophia Antipolis), in the team MathNeuro. I was previously a member of the team NeuroMathComp. Before this, I was a postdoctoral associate at the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory of the Salk Institute (San Diego, CA) directed by Terrence Sejnowski, working on models of neuronal populations relevant for Schizophrenia and the primary visual area V1.

My current research is axed on descriptions and analysis of neural networks from the point of view of dynamical systems. My goal is to develop numerical/theoretical tools that allow an efficient study of these systems in order to draw predictions which can be tested in experiments.

More specifically, I am interested in the following fields :

Applications in theoretical neurosciences
  • Modelling of visual cortical areas and neural illusions,
  • Signal integration in dendritic spines,
  • Neural plasticity (synaptic...),
  • Spiking neural networks
  • Dendritic spikes
Dynamical Systems / Probability Theory
  • Delayed systems,
  • Hyperbolic PDEs
  • Nonlocal transport equations, nonlinear Fokker-Planck  equation
  • Pattern formation,
  • Jump processes / Point processes, stochastic dynamics.

Events

- Conferences ICMNS

I organized the second ICMNS conference on mathematical neurosciences in June 2016. I am in the advisory board of the next editions.

- Workshop Computational Neuroscience and Optical Dynamics

We  organised a workshop on May 18-19, 2017 to bring together two different communities to foster collaborations and dissemination of ideas.

Quotes

"Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it" -- (Richard Feynman)

"There never have been and never will be any 'applied sciences', there are only applications of sciences" -- (Pasteur)

"I have never heard of such a mathematician, he is actually a physicist" -- (Landau on Poincaré)