About me

I am a CNRS senior researcher (DR2) located at IRIF, University Paris Diderot. My interests include various fundamental aspects of computation under uncertainty. This finds relevance in a variety of domains, including distributed computing, online algorithms, decision theory, and search algorithms. In previous years I focused on classical models of distributed computing, aiming to improve our understanding regarding the connections between the global and the local scales of information. Recently, I have become particularly intrigued with applying techniques from the theory of algorithms in order to uncover computational aspects which are inherent to collective animal behavior. For this purpose, I collaborate with biologists and together combine algorithmic investigations with tailored biological experiments. So far I have been focusing mostly on foraging and information dissemination strategies employed by animal ensembles such as ants, bees, and bats. My research in this direction is supported by an ERC Consolidator grant. 

My extracurricular interests include North Indian Classical music. I am a tabla exponent of the Farrukhabad gharana and a disciple of Pandit Nayan Ghosh.