I am a CNRS senior researcher (Directeur de recherche) located at IRIF, University Paris Diderot. I am interested in understanding fundamental aspects of computation under uncertainty, especially those that relate to computer science or biology. In previous years I studied theoretical aspects of distributed computing, focusing on identifying connections between the local and global scales of information. Recently, I have become particularly intrigued with applying techniques from the theory of algorithms in order to uncover computational aspects that are inherent to biological ensembles. Questions I am interested in are, for example, how do aspects such as noise or competition affect the ability of groups to effectively perform basic collective tasks. Aiming to connect to biological contexts I collaborate with experimental biologists, and together we develop new methodologies for integrating algorithmic insights with empirical data. The main biology labs I currently work with focus on ants and bats. My research on this algorithmic biology perspective is supported by an ERC Consolidator grant (May 2015 - April 2021).
My extracurricular interests include North Indian Classical music. I am a senior tabla disciple of Pandit Nayan Ghosh.
Winner of the 2020 Prize for Innovation in Distributed Computing
Joined the editorial board of J. Distributed Computing