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Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau

Directeur de Recherche (senior researcher), Inria.
Professeur chargé de cours (adjunct professor), Ecole Polytechnique.

JF Gerbeau


  • Address:
    Jean-Frédéric Gerbeau
    Bureau A317
    Centre de Recherche Inria de Paris
    2 rue Simone Iff
    CS 42112
    75589 Paris Cedex 12

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  • At Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory (Sorbonne Université and CNRS): Jussieu, Corridor 16-26, Office 302 (3rd floor)

Professional activities

  • At Inria
    • Head of Science of Inria Paris research center (chairman of the project-teams’ committee) (2012-2017)
    • Head of the REO project-team, Inria and Jacques-Louis Lions Laboratory (Sorbonne Université and CNRS) (since 2005)
    • Member of the Inria Evaluation Committee (2009-2017)
    • Deputy head of Science of Inria Paris-Rocquencourt research center (2009-2012)
  • At universities
    • Academic council of the doctoral school Mathematical Models and Methods in engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • Scientific board of Labex Numev, Montpellier, France
    • Mathematics Faculty Council (2009-13), University P. & M. Curie – Paris 6, France
  • Community service
    • Elected member at the board of SMAI, in charge of SMAI’s publications (since 2017)
  • Editorial activities
  • Teaching activities
    • Adjunct professor in the department of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique (since 2016), France
    • Visiting professor, Stanford University (2008-2009), USA
    • Main classes taught:
      • Numerical hemodynamics, MSc, UPMC Paris 6 – Univ Paris Orsay – Ecole Polytechnique, (2012-2016), France
      • Finite element in fluid mechanics, MSc, Stanford University (2009), USA
      • Numerical analysis and optimization, Ecole Polytechnique (2006-2008), France
      • Functional analysis and Scientific Computing, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (1999-2010), France
      • Numerical methods in fluid-structure interaction, MSc, UPMC (2003-2008), France
      • Finite element in fluid mechanics, MSc, Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie (2003-2007), Tunisia
      • Numerical analysis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (1998-1999), Switzerland


  • Alcan Prize 2010 (with T. Lelièvre), awarded by the French Academy of Sciences.
  • Pierre Faurre Prize 2008, awarded by the French Academy of Sciences.
  • CS Prize 2002 in Scientific computing (with C. Le Bris and T. Lelièvre), awarded by Communications & Systems (ex-CISI Prize)

Scientific interests

  • Mathematical modeling, Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, Scientific computing
  • Interaction data / simulation, model reduction
  • Modeling and simulation of the cardiovascular system (fluid-structure interaction, hemodynamics, cardiac electrophysiology)
  • Modeling and simulation in magnetohydrodynamics of liquid metals and free surface flows


PhD students

  • Felipe Galarce, UPMC, expected 2020 (co-advisors: M. Lombardi and O. Mula). Ultrasound signals and computational hemodynamics.
  • Ludovic Boilevin-Kayl, UPMC, expected 2019 (co-advisor: M. Fernández). Modeling of cardiac implantable devices.
  • Alexandre This, UPMC, expected 2019. Fusion data / simulation for the assessment of mitral regurgitation.
  • Eliott Tixier, UPMC, expected 2017 (co-advisor: D. Lombardi). Modeling of the electrophysiology of cardiac stem cells for safety pharmacology.
  • Matteo Aletti, UPMC, expected 2017 (co-advisor: D. Lombardi). Hemodynamics of the retina.
  • Chloé Audebert, UPMC, expected 2016 (co-advisor: I. Vignon-Clementel). Hemodynamics of the liver.
  • Elisa Schenone, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: M. Boulakia). Inverse problem in cardiac electrophysiology.
    Current position : Engineer, Mox-off (Italy)
  • Grégory Arbia, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: I. Vignon-Clémentel). Pediatric cardiovascular surgery modeling.
    Current position : Engineer, Sorin group
  • Saverio Smaldone, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: M. Fernández). Cardiac hemodynamics numerical simulation.
    Current position: Research and Development Engineer at Evolution Energie
  • Annabelle Collin, UPMC, 2014 (co-advisor: D. Chapelle) Modeling of the atria of the heart,
    Current position : Assistant Professor, Bordeaux.
    ECCOMAS 2014 PhD thesis Award
    SMAI-GAMNI 2015 PhD thesis Award
  • Cristóbal Bertoglio, UPMC, 2012 (co-advisor: M. Fernández). Fluid-structure interaction : simulation and medical imaging.
    Current position: Assistant professor, University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
    Airbus Foundation 2013 PhD thesis Award
    SMAI-GAMNI 2013 PhD thesis Award
  • Matteo Astorino, UPMC, 2010 (co-advisor: C. Grandmont). Fluid-Structure Interaction in the Cardiovascular System. Numerical Analysis and Simulation
    Current position : Research engineer, Symetis SA (Switzerland).
  • Nejib Zemzemi, Université Paris-Sud, 2009 (co-advisor: M. Fernández) Numerical methods in cardiac electrophysiology
    Current position : Researcher, Inria Bordeaux.
  • Nuno Diniz dos Santos, UPMC, 2007. Numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction problems with valves.
    Current position : research engineer, Glaizer group (France).
  • Antoine Gloria, Ecole des Ponts, 2007 (co-advisor: C. Le Bris). Multiscale modeling and numerical methods in nonlinear elasticity.
    Current position : professor, Sorbonne Université (France).
  • Astrid Decoene, UPMC, 2006. Hydrostatic model for three-dimensional free surface flows and numerical schemes
    Current position : assistant professor, Université Paris-Sud.
  • Mohamed Belhadj, UPMC, 2005 (co-advisor: B. Perthame). Toward a mathematical modelling of white blood cells filtration.
    Current position : assistant professor, Université de Kairouan (Tunisia).


  • Habilitation thesis (HDR) in applied mathematics, Université P. & M. Curie – Paris 6, 2003
  • PhD thesis in applied mathematics, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, 1998
  • Agrégation in mathematics, 1995
  • Military service, Armée de l’air, 1994-1995
  • Master in Numerical Analysis, Université P. & M. Curie – Paris 6, 1994
  • Ingénieur civil des Ponts et Chaussées, 1994

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