Physics/Mathematics/Computer Science

Accurate and Efficient New Numerical Methods for Fluid Models in Plasma Physics

Electric propulsion for satellites is a technology that largely reduces the launch costs and provides reliable orbit control capabilities. Nevertheless, the design and…

Pushing the Limits of Audio Spatialization with Emerging Architectures

Spatial audio refers to various systems and techniques used to diffuse sound sources or sound fields in space. While “surround sound” systems which are present in many homes…

Towards Predictive Fluid Modeling of Plasma Processing Applications

Low-temperature plasmas have multiple vital scientific and industrial applications, including plasma processing, electric propulsion, arc discharges, and…

Developing a Real-Time Cancer Cell Tracking Algorithm for Cancer Patients

A major health challenge our societies are about to face on the long-term is cancer, as it is already the primary cause of death in France and the second one in the US. As a…

High-Moment Simulations for Low-Temperature Plasmas

The physics of ionized gases, or plasmas, gives rise to a great variety of fascinating phenomena like northern lights or solar flares. In particular, plasmas are widely used…

Advanced Diagnostics for Astrophysical Beam-Plasma Experiments in the Laboratory

The interaction of highly energetic particles with plasmas plays a major role in the evolution of the universe and gives rise to many…

Fairness for Data Analysis

Automated decisions are taking a prominent place in our societies in various domains ranging from medical diagnosis, to justice decisions or college…

Magnetic Probe Diagnostic Simulation

Calibration for a Next-generation Gamma-ray Camera

Towards Structurally Characterizing Protein-RNA Interactions With Kino-geometric Sampling

Biomolecules such as protein and RNA are flexible to form complexes and perform their cellular function. Advances in X-ray crystallography, in particular the capabilities of…

Medical Records Data and the Semantic Web to Monitor Drug Uses

The widespread use of patient Electronic Health Records in hospitals generates large volumes of data offering exciting opportunities for novel discoveries in medicine. Indeed…

Plasmas and Light Emission

A plasma is what can be called the fourth state of matter. Thisis an electrically conductive gas. As the other states of matter, plasmas are everywhere around us. For example…

Biomedical Data Integration

The volume of data in biomedicine is constantly increasing. A key aspect to address biomedical data integration and semantic interoperability is the use of terminologies and…

Virtual-Reality Enabled Molecular Visualization for Structural Biology

Biomolecules such as proteins interact with one another to ensure our cells’ good health and functioning, and as such, the 3D atomic structure of these interactions is an…

Accurate and Efficient New Numerical Methods for Fluid Models in Plasma Physics

Electric propulsion for satellites is a technology that largely reduces the launch costs and provides reliable orbit control capabilities. Nevertheless, the design and development of plasmas thrusters is still semi-empirical and involves long and expensive life tests due to the complex, nonlinear physics of low-temperature plasmas, making its study an active field of research. In this project I will be collaborating with Prof. Ken Hara to develop innovative models and numerical methods to study the onset of plasma instabilities in magnetized configurations.

Pushing the Limits of Audio Spatialization with Emerging Architectures

Spatial audio refers to various systems and techniques used to diffuse sound sources or sound fields in space. While “surround sound” systems which are present in many homes typically involve 5 to 7 speakers, more advanced techniques such as Ambisonics and Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) imply the use of a much greater number of speakers. Those techniques are very efficient to recreate sound spatialization and are of high interest in fields like virtual and augmented reality, acoustic of concert room, archeoacoustics, etc.

Towards Predictive Fluid Modeling of Plasma Processing Applications

Low-temperature plasmas have multiple vital scientific and industrial applications, including plasma processing, electric propulsion, arc discharges, and many more. Plasmas exhibit complex phenomena in a wide range of both spatial and temporal scales, spanning frequencies from gigahertz to kilohertz and length scales from microns to meters.

Developing a Real-Time Cancer Cell Tracking Algorithm for Cancer Patients

A major health challenge our societies are about to face on the long-term is cancer, as it is already the primary cause of death in France and the second one in the US. As a way to tackle it, one of the most used techniques nowadays is radiotherapy. It uses high-dose radiations to kill cancer cells detected with medical imaging. Yet, as cancer can be located in sensitive areas, and in a bid to protect surrounding healthy tissues, radiations must be precise and directional.

Advanced Diagnostics for Astrophysical Beam-Plasma Experiments in the Laboratory

The interaction of highly energetic particles with plasmas plays a major role in the evolution of the universe and gives rise to many astrophysical processes that are not yet fully understood. Our collaboration, consisting of groups from France and the USA, aims at creating these processes within a laboratory, which permits a high degree of control and insight into parameters that are otherwise not accessible.

Fairness for Data Analysis

Automated decisions are taking a prominent place in our societies in various domains ranging from medical diagnosis, to justice decisions or college admissions. For this to be for the better, we require these decisions to be fair and to take into account the diversity of the population. How can we rely on an automated decision if we are not guaranteed that the procedure does not introduce a bias or amplify an existing one?

Towards Structurally Characterizing Protein-RNA Interactions With Kino-geometric Sampling

Biomolecules such as protein and RNA are flexible to form complexes and perform their cellular function. Advances in X-ray crystallography, in particular the capabilities of the unique X-ray Free Electron Laser (LCLS) at SLAC, and other imaging techniques exceedingly provide insights into how biomolecules and their complexes move to perform their functions.