Roland Bouffanais (P.I.)

Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)

Curriculum Vitae

My research group focuses on both fundamental and applied interdisciplinary problems rooted in the field of Complexity. Depending on the very nature of the problem, experiments, analytical theory and computation are considered and practiced. More specifically, we investigate complexity in engineering, biological and physical systems with a particular emphasis on the study of dynamical processes 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.