Past and current PhD students

  • Malek Ben Salem (2015 – 2018, now research engineer at Ansys).
    • PhD thesis: “Model selection and adaptive sampling in surrogate modeling: Kriging and beyond“. Directed with F. Gamboa (Inst. de Math. de Toulouse) and L. Tomaso (Ansys).
  • Mickaël Binois (2013 – 2015, now researcher at INRIA)
    • PhD thesis: “High-dimensional multi-objective optimization for automotive design“. Directed with D. Ginsbourger (Univ. Berne) and F. Mercier (Renault).
  • Jhouben Cuesta-Ramirez (2018 – . , PhD in progress).
    • PhD thesis: “Optimization of a computationally expensive simulator with quantitative and qualitative inputs”. Directed with A. Gliere (CEA) and G. Perrin (CEA).
  • Nicolas Durrande (2008 – 2011, now researcher at Prowler.io)
    • PhD thesis: “Etude de classes de noyaux adaptées à la simplification et à l’interprétation des modèles d’approximation. Une approche fonctionnelle et probabiliste“. Directed by  R. Le Riche (Dir., Mines Saint-Etienne), L. Carraro (Dir., Telecom St-Etienne), D. Ginsbourger (Univ. of Bern) and I.
  • Jana Fruth (2012 – 2015, now statistician)
    • PhD thesis: “New methods for the sensitivity analysis of black-box functions with an application to sheet metal forming“. Directed with S. Kuhnt (Univ. Dortmund).
  • David Ginsbourger (2006 – 2009, now researcher at Idiap and University of Bern)
    • PhD thesis “Multiples métamodèles pour l’approximation et l’optimisation de fonctions numériques multivariables“. Directed by A. Antoniadis (Dir., Univ. J. Fourier), L. Carraro (Mines Saint-Etienne), R. Le Riche (Mines Saint-Etienne) and I.
  • Andrés Felipe Lopez-Lopera (2016 – . , PhD in progress)
    • PhD topic: Interpolation under inequality constraints. Directed with F. Bachoc (Inst. de Math. de Toulouse) and N. Durrande (Prowler.io).
  • Michel Lutz (2010 – 2013, now “group data officer”  at Total)
    • PhD thesis: “Méthodes socio-statistiques pour l’aide à la décision en milieu industriel“. Directed by X. Boucher (Dir., Mines Saint-Etienne), M.A. Girard (Mines Saint-Etienne) and I.
  • Hassan Maatouk (2012, 2015, post-doc at INRIA)
    • PhD thesis: “Correspondance entre régression par processus gaussien et splines d’interpolation sous contraintes linéaires de type inégalité. Théorie et applications“. Directed with L. Grammont (Univ. Jean Monnet), X. Bay (Mines Saint-Etienne) and Y. Richet (IRSN).
  • Espéran Padonou (2013 – 2016, head of the Fondation Vallet)
    • PhD thesis: “Statistical learning on circular domains for advanced process control in microelectronics“. Directed with J. Blue (Mines Saint-Etienne) and H. Duverneuil (STMicroelectronics).
  • Tran Vi-vi Elodie Perrin (2016 – ., PhD in progress)
    • PhD topic: Uncertainty quantification for cost assessment of marine submersions. Directed with J. Rohmer (BRGM) and D. Moncoulon (CCR).
  • Victor Picheny (2006 – 2009, now researcher at Prowler.io)
    • PhD thesis: “Improving accuracy and compensating for uncertainty in surrogate-modeling“. Directed by R. Haftka (Dir., Univ. Florida), A. Vautrin (Dir., Mines Saint-Etienne), N.-H. Kim (Univ. Florida), G. Panasenko (Univ. J. Monnet) and I.