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Education

  • Ph.D. Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1998.

Employment history

  • Professeur
    • Université Denis Diderot - Paris 7, France (2008-present).
  • Research Associate (tenured)
    • F.N.R.S., U.C.Louvain, Belgium (2002-2011).
  • Marie Curie European fellowship
    • Université Paris 11, Orsay, France (2001-2003).
  • Post-doctoral position
    • Université Paris 11, Orsay, France (2001).
  • E.P.S.R.C. fellowship
    • University College London, London, England (1998-2000).

Temporary positions

  • Professeur invité, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France (May 2007).
  • Invited associate professor, Rice University, Texas (Spring 2007).
  • Invited lecturer, Rice University, Texas (Spring 2000).

Research interests: Analysis

  • Geometric measure theory: existence and regularity of solutions of geometric variational problems in Euclidean or metric spaces.
  • Linear and nonlinear partial differential equations: regularity of solutions and removable singularities.
  • Conditionally convergent integrals: coordinate free generalizations of the Lebesgue integral, the Gauss-Green Theorem.
  • Cohomology of metric spaces.

PhD Students

  • Mario Quillas Saavedra (U. Paris Diderot, 2012-present)
      Sur quelques points de régularité au bord
  • Philippe Bouafia (U.C.Louvain and Orsay, 2009-present)
      Opérateurs de représentation de charges; Régularité et singularités des multi-fonctions stationnaires
  • Laurent Moonens (U.C.Louvain, 2005-2008)
      From the Henstock-Kurzweil integral to charges in Euclidean space
      Maître de conférences, Orsay
  • Jordan Goblet (U.C.Louvain, 2003-2008)
      Multiple-valued functions in the sense of F.J. Almgren
      Senior R&D Engineer, Project Manager, Vadis Consulting

Post-doctoral collaborator

  • David Pavlica (U.C.Louvain, 2005-2006).

Teaching experience

  • Differential geometry and functional analysis, Paris Diderot.
  • Calculus of variations, Rice U, 2007.
  • Geometric Measure Theory (graduate), at U.C.Louvain, 2004-2008, and at Paris Diderot, 2010-present.
  • Probability (graduate), at U.C.Louvain, 2005-2006.
  • Several variables (undergraduate), at U.C.Louvain, 2004-2005.
  • Elliptic PDE (graduate), at Rice U, 2000.
  • Calculus and its applications (undergraduate), at Rice U, 2000.
  • Teaching assistant (undergraduate), at U.C.Louvain, 1993-1998.

Selected invited talks

Administrative duties

  • Co-organizer with A. Lemenant and V. Millot (U. Paris Diderot) of a conference in Geometric Measure Theory, Paris, September 2012.
  • Member of the PhD committee of:
    • Christian Riedweg (ETH, Zurich, 2011)
    • Xiangyu Liang (Université de Paris Sud, Orsay, 2010)
    • Vincent Feuvrier (Université de Paris Sud, Orsay, 2008)
    • Wei Zhu (Rice U., Texas, 2007)
    • Marc Bernot (E.N.S., Cachan, France, 2006)
    • Jean Van Schaftingen (U.C.Louvain, Belgium, 2005)
    • Ville Suomala (U. of Helsinki, Finland, 2005)
    • Gautier Berck (U.C.Louvain, Belgium, 2005)
  • In charge of the Geometric Measure Theory seminar at the Université catholique de Louvain, 2002-2008.
  • Member of the committee in charge of making the new graduate program, Université catholique de Louvain, 2005-2006.
  • Co-organizer with B. Kirchheim (Oxford University) of the Geometric Measure Theory Summer School, Luminy, France, September 2003.

Grants

  • Team member of ANR GEOMETRYA, 2013-present.
  • Crédit aux chercheurs, F.N.R.S., 2009-2010.
  • Crédit aux chercheurs, F.N.R.S., 2006-2007.
  • Grant for hiring a post-doc for one year (Université catholique de Louvain, F.S.R.), 2005-2006.
  • Crédit aux chercheurs, F.N.R.S., 2004-2006.

Awards

  • Prix Jacques Deruyts 2004-2008 (Académie Royale de Belgique)
  • Quatrième Prix et Prix Vanhamme, 1988 (Belgian Mathematical Olympiad)
  • Premier prix du concours Tintin, 1980 (?) (Institut Champagnat)

(Human) language skills

  • French: mother tongue.
  • English: spouse tongue.
  • Dutch: basic skills.
  • Italian: vague recollections of working knowledge.

(Computer) language skills

  • Working knowledge of Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems.
  • Working knowledge of LaTeX related software.
  • Some restricted programming experience with Assembly language (the good old time of the Commodore 64), Pascal, Basic, C, Tcl.

Erdos number

  • 3 (Erdos -> Mauldin -> Buczolich -> De Pauw).