About me

I am a CNRS senior researcher (DR2) located at IRIF, University Paris Diderot. My interests focuses on 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 studied classical models of distributed computing, aiming to improve our understanding regarding the connections between the global and local scales of information. Recently, I have become particularly intrigued with applying techniques from algorithm theory in order to uncover computational aspects that are inherent to collective animal behavior. For this purpose, I collaborate with biologists aiming to combine algorithmic investigations with tailored biological experiments. So far I have been focusing on foraging and information dissemination strategies employed by ants and bats.

My research regarding biological algorithms is supported by the ERC Consolidator grant "DBA" (budget roughly 2M Euros). 

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