Title: tbc

Abstract: tbc

The lectures will be held as below:

Wed 13 March 1pm-3pm

Wed 20 March 1pm-3pm

Thu 21 March 10am-12pm

Wed 27 March 1pm-3pm

Short bio:

    Since 2007, Pierre Del Moral is a Research Director (first class since 2011) at INRIA.
    In 2014-2016, he was Professor at the School of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
    In 2011-2014, he also joined the Applied Mathematical Center of the Polytechnique School in Paris as a Professor “charge de cours”. After a masters degree in pure mathematics in 1989 in the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse in the field of Cohomology, Dynamical Systems, Hyperbolic Geometry and Algebraic Geometry, he joined the LAAS Automation and Control Institute of the C.N.R.S. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). He obtained a PhD in 1994 in signal processing with one of the first study on stochastic particle methods in nonlinear filtering and optimal control problems. From 1992 to 1995, he also served as a lecturer in mathematics at the “Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace”, and as a research engineer in the company Steria-Digilog, working on particle filters in tracking problems arising in radar and sonar signal processing problems.
    In 1995, he joined the C.N.R.S. as a junior research fellow in mathematics and physics at the Probability and Statistical department of the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, and he received in 2002 the higher degree of research (H.D.R.) in Mathematics. In 2004, he joined the Lab. J. A. Dieudonne of the University of Nice and Sophia-Antipolis as a full Professor of Mathematics in the field of Probability and stochastic processes. He has also been a visiting professor in the russian academy of sciences as well as in several international universities, including Beijing, Cambridge, Edmonton, Erlangen, La Havana, Helsinki, Melbourne, Montreal, Moscow, St Petersbourg, Sydney, Tokyo, Oxford, Princeton, Purdue, and Wuhan University.
    Pr. Del Moral is one of the principal designers of the modern and the recently developing theory on stochastic particle methods in nonlinear filtering, numerical physics, engineering and information theory. He has published over 200 papers in pure and applied probability journals, and he is the author of the books “Mean field simulation for Monte Carlo integration”, Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, monographs on Stats and Applied Probability (2013), and “Feynman-Kac formulae. Genealogical and interacting particle approximations”, Springer New York, Series: Probability and Applications (2004). His current research interests are : bayesian inference and nonlinear filtering, multiple targets tracking problems, rare event analysis, calibration and uncertainty propagations in numerical codes, particle absorption models, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic algorithms, branching processes and interacting particle systems.