I was trained as an engineer in mathematics and computer sciences at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. I did my Masters in Applied Mathematics and PhD in Systems Biology at Harvard. This background gave me a pretty wide-ranging scientific toolbox, which includes mathematical modeling and data analysis, but also basic genome sequencing techniques and experimental psychology

My current research interest are bacterial pathogens, human diseases, evolutionary dynamics, language evolution, cultural studies and broad patterns of human behaviors such as wars. I use whatever tool is more adapted to the problem under study.

I am currently a Fellow affiliated with the institutions below, and a Director and co-Founder of the Cultural Observatory at Harvard. 

Harvard (Cambridge, MA)
FQEB FellowPinker Lab, Department of Psychology
co-Director and co-Founder, Cultural Observatory
Research Scientist, Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Department of Mathematics and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology


Fellow, TED2012

Jb Michel,
Apr 4, 2013, 7:11 AM