René Doursat
 PhD, Habil.

Research Scientist, CNRS (USR3695),
   BioEmergences Lab, Gif s/Yvette, France

Research Scientist & Fmr. Director,
   Complex Systems Institute, Paris, France

Co-Founder & Guest Lecturer, Complex
   Systems Master's, Ecole Polytechnique

Research Associate Professor, School of
   Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University

Officer (Secretary), Board of Directors,
   International Society for Artificial Life



email: rene.doursatiscpif.fr






Books

Growing Adaptive
Machines



Springer 2014
Morphogenetic
Engineering



Springer 2012
Cognitive
Morphodynamics



Peter Lang 2011
Edited Proceedings

Artificial Life
ALife'14, ECAL'15





MITPress 2014,2015
Evolution. Comp.
GECCO'12, '13





ACM 2012,2013
Artificial Life
ECAL'11



MITPress 2011
Swarm Intell.
ANTS'10



Springer 2010
IT Revolutions
ICST'08



Springer 2009


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Full CV   (July 30, 2015)


Welcome to René's home page
I am a researcher and lecturer at the interface between computer science and biomedical engineering, focusing on computational biology and bio-inspired computing. After a detour through the software industry, I returned to academia in 2004, first as a Visiting Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, then as a Research Scientist at the Complex Systems Institute, Paris (under the CNRS) and a Guest Lecturer at Ecole Polytechnique. I was also Director of the institute for two years, but handed over this management responsibility to dedicate myself again to research. Later, I lived in the Washington DC area, where I was formally affiliated with Drexel University and taught at The Catholic University of America. In August 2014, I moved back to France to take up a new research position at CNRS. Bio →
Research in Complex Systems
Theoretical &
Computational
Biology


Morphogenesis
Neuroscience
Evolution & Ecology


Bio-Inspired
Computing

& Bioengineering

Morphogenetic Engineering

Neural Computation

Genetic Programming
Recent Publications   More →
• May 2015
Faure, E. et al. (2015) A workflow to process 3D+time microscopy images of developing organisms and reconstruct their cell lineage. Nature Communications. In press.
• May 2015 PAPER
Varenne, F., Chaigneau, P., Petitot, P. & Doursat, R. (2015) Programming the emergence in morphogenetically architected complex systems. Acta Biotheoretica 63(3): 295-308.
• June 2014 PAPER
Doursat, R. & Sánchez, C. (2014) Growing fine-grained multicellular robots. Soft Robotics 1(2): 110-121.
• June 2014 PAPER
Castro-González et al. (2014) A digital framework to build, visualize and analyze a gene expression atlas... PLoS Comp Biol 10(6): e1003670.
• December 2013 PAPER
Delile, J., Doursat, R. & Peyriéras, N. (2013) Computational modeling and simulation of animal embryogenesis... In Computational Systems Biology, 2nd ed: pp. 359-405. Acad. Press.
• November 2013 PAPER
Doursat, R., Sayama, H. & Michel, O. (2013) A review of morphogenetic engineering. Natural Computing 12(2): 517-535.