Permanent Members

Paul-Henry Cournède


Véronique Letort

Post-Doctoral Researchers

Benoit Bayol

Pierre Carmier

Research interests

  • Stochastic modeling of interacting populations of plants
  • Bayesian inference in hidden Markov models
  • Information-driven experimental design
  • Statistics of quantum transport in topological phases
  • Semiclassical analysis for the two-dimensional Dirac equation


My publications on arXiv


  • Statistics (L3, CentraleSupélec)
  • Student projects in biomathematics and applied statistics (L3 and M1, CentraleSupélec)


  • PhD in theoretical physics (condensed matter), LPTMS / Univ. Paris-Sud (2010)
  • Diplôme d'ingénieur de l'Ecole Centrale Paris (2003-06)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics, DAMTP / Univ. Cambridge (2006)
  • L3 en Physique et Mathématiques Fondamentales, Univ. Paris-Sud (2004, 2005)

Charlotte Baey

PhD. Students

Thomas Galinier

Chloe Adam

Antonin Della Noce

Gautier Viaud

Xiangtuo Chen

Étienne Claverie

In Digiplante since 2014

etienne-claverieResearch subject

  • Design of a generic soil module for process-based models cornFlo and sunFlo (temperature, water and nitrogen content)
  • Improving prediction of the timing between sowing and emergence of cornFlo model.


  • Plant Breeding (2010, SupAgro Montpellier, France)
  • Plant Molecular Biology (2008, Université de Strasbourg, France)

Professional Experiences

  • 2013 Scientist in Environmental and Crop Modeling team at Syngenta Crop Protection, Switzerland
  • 2012 Research assistant on powdery mildew avirulence genes at University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2011 Project assistant in a prospective study on food security in the Mediterranean at Agropolis International, France (


  • Plant physiology, statistical analysis, plant modeling, quantitative genetics, R


Jean-Christophe Attard



Amélie Mathieu

Former Members

Mingchao Yang

Philippe de Reffye

Konstantinos Koutroumpas

Rui Huang

Octave Etard

Vasudha Khandelwal

Brenda Delamonica

Yuting Chen

Marc Jaeger

Samis Trevezas

Cédric Loi

Nivetha Krishnamoorthy

Mengzhen Kang

Marion Carrier

Xiujuan Wang

Qiongli Wu

Benoit Pallas

Aman Gupta

Thomas Guyard

Pauline Hézard

Vincent Le Chevalier

Fenni Kang

Nitish Srivastava

Zhongping Li

Sébastien Lemaire

Chi Thanh Nguyen

Qi Rui

Olexiy Kyrgyzov

Li Song

Katarina Streit

Julien Sainte-Marie

Claire Mouton

Irene Votsi

Robert Beyer

## Research interests
* Functional-Structural Plant Modelling
* Mathematical Ecology, Population Dynamics
* Dynamical Systems, Partial Differential Equations

## Education
* since 2012: Double Doctorate with [TU München](, [Chair for Forest Growth]( on *Mathematical Modeling of Tree Crown Dynamics in Changing Environments*
Thesis directors: Prof. Paul-Henry Cournède, [Prof. Hans Pretzsch](
* funded by the [Heinrich Böll Foundation](
* 2006-2011: Studies in Mathematics, Economics, Philosophy at Technische Universität München and Kyoto University
* ranked 1st and recipient of the Hurwitz Society Award

Corina Iovan

Pierre Labatut

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