Roland Bouffanais  (P.I.)
Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

  • Complexity Science:
    • Swarm Robotics
    • Human Dynamics
  • Complex Fluid Flows

Our latest publication was selected and highlighted in Science Daily, 5 Oct 2017, Excessive social interaction reduced collective response!

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My group focuses on both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary problems rooted in the field of Complexity. Depending on the nature of the problem, experiments, analytical theory and computation are considered and practiced. Specifically, we investigate complexity in engineering, biological and physical systems with a particular emphasis on the study of dynamical QR-Cord-ORCIDprocesses in relation with emergent collective behaviors: cell aggregation, fish schooling, cellular sensory networks, quantum emergent behaviors, turbulence in fluids, etc. We aim at devising some commonalities in those awe-inspiring collective behaviors by studying the system dynamics of a set of parameters borrowed from information theory, control theory and network science.