I was born in France in 1971 and obtained my PhD from INRIA and the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis in 1999. I hold a Master's Degree in computer science from École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, where I studied parallel programming and architecture. In 1993, I worked for one year on developing vision and learning algorithms for a smart retina for the French ministry of defence, then joined INRIA Sophia Antipolis for a PhD thesis on using mobile process calculi as a programming model.
In 1999, I joined the Programming Principles and Tools Group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge (UK) for two years. In 2001, I became a CNRS researcher, working at the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale (LIF) in Marseille, and a member of the INRIA project MIMOSA. Since July 2007, I am a CNRS researcher at LAAS-CNRS in Toulouse.
Research topics:verification of concurrent and distributed systems; safety critical embedded systems; mobile and higher-order process calculi; global computation (mobile ambients); type systems and static analysis; programming languages for semi-structured data.