About me

I am a CNRS senior researcher (DR2) 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 algorithm 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 biologists I currently work with are Ofer Feinerman (specializing in ants) and Yossi Yovel (specializing in bats). My research on this algorithmic biology perspective is supported by an ERC Consolidator grant (May 2015 - April 2020). 

My extracurricular interests include North Indian Classical music. I am a senior tabla desciple of Pandit Nayan Ghosh.