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Pablo Neruda - Odas elementales
I am an Instructor in Applied Mathematics at MIT
, on leave from
I did my Undergraduate studies at Ecole Normale Supérieure
in Paris, and my Ph.D. in Bordeaux under the supervision of Mireille Bousquet-Mélou
. I then spent one year at the CRM-Barcelona
for the Special Enumerative Combinatorics and Random Structures
organized by Marc Noy
and Dominic Welsh
. In 2007 I got hired by the CNRS
, and spent two years at Université Paris-Sud
in Orsay, before taking a leave at MIT.
My main research interests are in combinatorics and probability. One of my favorite topics is the combinatorics of maps
(graphs embedded in surfaces). Maps actually appear in a wide variety of contexts: statistical mechanics on random lattices, random matrices, random surfaces, representation theory of the symmetric group, graph theory, algorithms for drawing graphs, encoding of meshes. Bijections between maps and certain decorated plane trees are at the core of recent advances in these domains.