I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland since January 2018. I am also a member of the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling and of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.

Before that I was at the Courant Institute (NYU).
I earned a PhD from Université Pierre et Marie Curie ( UPMC - Paris 6 ), where I studied with Bruno Després (Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions).
I studied Mathematics at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.

My CV is here.


  • Hidden symmetries and fusion energy (Simons Foundation) Website
  • Simons collaboration in Mathematics and Physical Sciences. More than 20 collaborators worldwide, founding-PI for UMD, $8M.
  • Advances in Numerical Methods for Wave Propagation Problems in Inhomogenous Media (NSF) NSF-DMS 1818747
  • Computational Math. program. Single PI, $268,940.


  • 18th IMA Leslie Fox Prize in Numerical Analysis, second prize, 2017.
  • Cathleen Morawetz Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2016-2017.


In a broad sense I am interested in the propagation of time-harmonic waves in variable media. More specifically, my work includes:

  • High order Discontinuous Galerkin method with generalized plane waves.
  • Theoretical analysis of various wave resonances.
  • Fast solvers for wave propagation in inhomogeneous media.
  • Definition, modeling and simulation of mode conversion.
  • Partial differential equations on surfaces.
  • Harmonic vector fields on genus 1 surfaces.
  • More recently : time-dependent problems for resonances.

Summer school

Together with Martin Campos-Pinto (CNRS), Bruno Després (LJLL), Eric Sonnendrucker (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics), we have organized a summer school on waves in palsmas, in July 2017 in Paris.

Mini-symposia organization

Waves in Plasmas seminar

I am organizing this semester (fall'16) a new edition of this seminar on waves in plasmas. More on that soon in the WiPs tab.

I organized during the spring'15 semester together with Jacob Bedrossian a seminar on waves in plasmas. Find all you need to know in the WiPs tab.