Publications

(2018). Feedbacks, nonlinearities and nonequilibria: A thermodynamic perspective. Journal of Theoretical Biology.

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(2018). Food dissemination in ants: Robustness of the trophallactic network against resource quality. Journal of Experimental Biology.

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(2018). The interplay between personalities and social interactions affects the cohesion of the group and the speed of aggregation. PLOS ONE.

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(2017). Group choices seemingly at odds with individual preferences. Proceeding of the Royal Society Open Science.

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(2017). Setting development goals using stochastic dynamical system models. PLOS ONE.

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(2016). Coordinated aggregation in complex systems. The European Physical Journal Special Topics.

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(2016). Decision-making at the cellular level: the physarum paradigm. Advances in Physarum Machines: Sensing and Computing with Slime Mould.

(2016). Sensitivity of density-dependent threshold to species composition in arthropod aggregates. Scientific Reports.

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(2016). Transition between segregation and aggregation: the role of environmental constraints. Scientific Reports.

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(2015). Animal construction as a free boundary problem: evidence of fractal scaling laws. Chaos, Information Processing and Paradoxical Games.

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(2015). Insights into Complex Dynamics of Sustainable Development.

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(2015). Phenotypic variability in unicellular organisms: from calcium signalling to social behaviour. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences.

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(2015). Probabilistic network approach to decision-making. Open Systems.

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(2015). Understanding democracy and development traps using a data-driven approach. Big Data.

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(2014). Collective choice in ants: the role of protein and carbohydrates ratios. Journal of Insect Physiology.

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(2014). Data-driven Modeling in the Social Sciences-A pragmatic approach for policy-makers. Workshop Paper Series, 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: Data Science for Social Good.

(2014). Symmetry restoring bifurcation in collective decision-making. PLoS Computational Biology.

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(2013). Flexibility in collective decision-making by ant colonies: Tracking food across space and time. Chaos, Solitons & Fractals.

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(2013). Foraging at the edge of chaos: internal clock versus external forcing. Physical Review Letters.

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(2012). Individual rules for trail pattern formation in Argentine ants (Linepithema humile). PLoS Computational Biology.

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(2012). Six predictions about the decision making of animal and human groups. Managerial and Decision Economics.

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(2011). A dynamical approach to stock market fluctuations. International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos.

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(2011). Collective irrationality and positive feedback. PLOS ONE.

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(2011). Information flow and information production in a population system. Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics.

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(2010). The selfish to egalitarian transition in young children: developmental processes versus cooperative interactions. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences.

(2009). Noise improves collective decision-making by ants in dynamic environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences.

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(2009). Propagation of extremes in space. Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics.

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(2009). The role of multiple pheromones in food recruitment by ants. Journal of Experimental Biology.

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(2008). Collective decision-making and behavioral polymorphism in group living organisms. Journal of Theoretical Biology.

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(2008). Communication networks in insect societies. Bio-Inspired Computing and Communication.

(2008). Extreme events in bimodal systems. Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics.

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(2008). Individual differences influence collective behaviour in social caterpillars. Animal Behaviour.

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(2008). Self-organization, collective decision making and resource exploitation strategies in social insects. European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter Physics.

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(2007). How do ants and social caterpillars collectively make decisions?. Cognitive Decision-Making: Empirical and Foundational issues.

(2007). Kinetics of aggregate formation in social insects. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.

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(2007). Return time statistics of extreme events in deterministic dynamical systems. Europhysics Letters.

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(2006). Collective decisions in ants when foraging under crowded conditions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

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(2005). Optimality of communication in self-organised social behaviour. Self-Organisation and Evolution of Social Systems.

(2005). The effect of aggregates on interaction rate in ant colonies. Animal Behaviour.

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(2003). Optimality of Collective Choices: A Stochastic Approach. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.

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(2002). Spatial patterns in ant colonies. Proceedings of the National academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

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(2000). Auto-organisation induite par des fluctuations dans les systèmes phonologiques. XIIIèmes Journées sur la Parole.

(1999). Emerging patterns and food recruitment in ants: an analytical study. Journal of Theoretical Biology.

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Teaching

During my stay in Sweden, from 2008 to 2015, I taught two courses at the Mster level for Mathematicians, Biologists and Physicists.

2013 : Mathematical Biology

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  1. General formulation
  2. Diseases and epidemics
  3. Populations
  4. Biochemical kinetics
  5. Turing patterns
  6. Evolutionary Biology

Projects ( first | second | third)

2009- 2011 : Applied Dynamical Systems

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  1. Survey of self-organisation phenomena and complex non-linear phenomena
  2. Quantitative formulation
  3. Dynamical systems governed By ordinary differential equations
  4. One variable systems
  5. part I : Two variables – part II : The Diffusion equation
  6. Spatially extended systems

Projects ( first | second | third)

2012 : Summer school in Collective behaviour

Further readings

  • Strogatz, S.H. (2000). Nonlinear dynamics and chaos : with applications to physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press.
  • Edelstein-Keshet, L. (2005). Mathematical models in biology. Philadelphia : SIAM.
  • Nowak, M.A. (2006). Evolutionary dynamics : exploring the equations of life. Cambridge, Mass.
  • Nicolis, G. (1995). Introduction To Nonlinear Science. Cambridge University Press.
  • Landau, L. and Lifshitz, E. (1959). Fluid mechanics. Pergamon Press, Oxford.
  • De Groot, S. and Mazur, P (1962). Non equilibrium thermodynamics. North Holland, Amsterdam.

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Binary choice simulator for the cockroach model

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