My research lies at the interface of biology, statiscal physics and applied mathematics. I use a collection of statistical and modelling methods to investigate collective behaviours of animals such as insect societies or fish from experiments. In particular, I have strong interests in collective motion of social groups.
I am currently a PhD student under joint-supervision between Charlotte Hemelrijk (Groningen University, The Netherlands) and Guy Theraulaz (Toulouse University, France). My PhD project addresses the questions of coordination of motion and information transfer in groups of fish under internal or external perturbations.
Publications and Communications
- Sept 2016 Dynamics of collective U-turns in fish schools: from empirical data to computational model. Talk at the 2016 Conference on Complex Systems, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Jun 2016 Dynamics of collective U-turns in fish schools: how information propagates within a group. Talk at the Collective Motion 2016 workshop, Uppsala, Sweden.
- Jun 2014 On collective bandit behaviour. Master thesis supervised by Kristiaan Pelckmans, in Uppsala, Sweden.
- Oct 2013 Khuong A, Lecheval V, et al. How Do Ants Make Sense of Gravity? A Boltzmann Walker Analysis of Lasius niger Trajectories on Various Inclines. PLoS ONE.
- Aug 2013 Jost C, Solacroup A, Lecheval V, et al. The influence of gravity on termite displacement. Poster session presented at the International Union for the Study of Social Insects national section meeting, Paris.
- Jun 2013 How do the support inclination and the temperature affect the ant motion? Master thesis supervised by Jacques Gautrais in Toulouse, France.
- Autumn 2016 64 hours as teaching assistant for the courses Quantitative ecology, Bachelor's programme in Ecology and Statistics, Master's programme in Ecology, Toulouse University, France
- Winter 2015 Invited speaker in the course Advanced Self-organisation of social systems for master's students, Groningen University, The Netherlands
- Autumn 2015 66 hours as teaching assistant for the courses Quantitative ecology, Bachelor's programme in Ecology and Statistics, Master's programme in Ecology, Toulouse University, France
- Autumn 2014 64 hours as teaching assistant for the course Quantitative ecology, Bachelor's programme in Ecology, Toulouse University, France
- 2014-2017 PhD student in the Research Center of Animal Cognition, Toulouse University (France) and the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, Groningen University (The Netherlands)
- 2013-2014 Master programme in Computational Science, Uppsala University, Sweden
- 2011-2013 Master's degree in Ecological Systems Modelling, Toulouse University, France
- 2010-2011 Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environment, Toulouse University, France
- 2008-2010 2-year special undergraduate studies to prepare competitive entrance examinations for admission in engineering schools, École des Métiers de l'Environnement, Rennes, France