I am a Research Scientist at the (ISC-PIF), which I also directed for two years
in 2009-10. My research topics, at the interface between computer
science and complex systems, focus on computational biology
and its mirror image bio-inspired computing—and their mutual links. I
studied physics at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS), Paris and
completed my PhD in 1991 in neural networks and cognitive science.
After postdocs in Germany and France, and a detour through the
software industry of the San Francisco Bay Area, , first as
a Visiting Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, then in
2006 as a Research Scientist (then Director) at ISC-PIF, and a Guest
Lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. From 2011 on, I occupied
various visiting positions at the University of Malaga (Spain),
Drexel University (US), and CNRS Paris, before becoming a Full
Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in January
2016. I eventually quit in November 2019 for personal convenience,
and returned to ISC-PIF.