Author Archives: gabriel.stoltz

Bernard Lapeyre distinguished as he retires

Bernard Lapeyre was distinguished as “chevalier dans l’ordre des Palmes Académiques”. He retired in December 2022. Bernard Lapeyre has devoted most of his career to the development of applied mathematics at the Ecole des Ponts. Since his arrival at the School in 1985 at CERMA (the very young laboratory of applied mathematics created 3 years earlier by Nicolas Bouleau), Bernard… Read more »

Renewal of the chair “Risques Financiers” with the Fondation du Risque

The chair “Risques Financiers” of the Fondation du Risque has been renewed for the period 2023-2027. The researchers involved at CERMICS are Benjamin Jourdain (Principal Investigator) and Aurélien Alfonsi. The chair is headed by Nicole El Karoui and jointly conducted with Sorbonne Université (PI: Gilles Pagès) and Ecole Polytechnique (PI: Nizar Touzi). Since its creation in 2007, this chair fosters… Read more »

Léo Baty wins the EURO-NeurIPS challenge

With his teammates from the Technishe Universität München, Leo Baty won the competition organized jointly by NeurIPS (one of the 3 most selective machine learning conferences) and EURO (the European Society for Operations Research) on a dynamic vehicle routing problem. 54 teams of researchers from all over the world participated in this competition. Léo Baty is an alumni from Ecole… Read more »

Amaury Hayat and Nathan Lichtlé designed control algorithms for the world’s largest collaborative autonomous vehicle experiment

Between November 14 and 18, two CERMICS researchers participated in the world’s largest collaborative autonomous vehicle experiment on the highway during rush hour. A hundred connected autonomous vehicles were deployed on the highway between 6am and 10am with control algorithms aiming to reduce traffic jams and in particular stop-and-go waves. The goal is to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of… Read more »

Dylan Dronnier was awarded a 2021 Paris-Est Sup PhD prize

Dylan Dronnier received on November 16th 2022 the Prix spécial « Territoire » de la Communauté d’agglomération Paris-Vallée de la Marne for his PhD thesis on “Epidemics models in infinite-dimension and optimal vaccination strategies”. Dylan Dronnier is a former student of Ecole des Ponts, and completed his PhD under the co-supervision of Jean-François Delmas (CERMICS) and Pierre-André Zitt (LAMA).

Julien Guyon makes headlines by shedding light on the draw probabilities of the UEFA Champions League

In November 2022, Julien Guyon published an article in Le Monde and was interviewed in L’Equipe. He explained how to compute the draw probabilities of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, a neat math problem which passionates football fans and is not as easy to solve as it looks! His calculations were also presented in the popular French TV… Read more »

Claude Le Bris is a MATH+ Distinguished Visiting Scholar at FU Berlin

Claude Le Bris will be a MATH+ Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the academic year 2022/2023. He will be hosted by Ralf Kornhuber of Freie Universität Berlin. The title “Distinguished Visiting Scholar” is given by the Berlin Mathematics Research Center to outstanding scientists and scholars from around the world with high international visibility. Read more here.

Renewal of the chair with Air France

The “Operational Research and Machine Learning” chair between Air France and Ecole des Ponts has been renewed for 5 years, and renamed “Artificial Intelligence for Air Transport”. It will fund research projects on the interactions of Machine Learning and Operations Research, as well as their applications to predictive maintenance, revenue management, and airline operations optimization.

Urbain Vaes joined the project-team MATHERIALS

Urbain Vaes joined the Inria project-team MATHERIALS on October 1st, 2021. His research focus is on the development and analysis of sampling methods in high dimensions, in particular for applications related to Bayesian inverse problems and molecular dynamics. He obtained his PhD in 2019 under the supervision of Grigorios Pavliotis and Serafim Kalliadasis. After that, he was a postdoctoral research… Read more »