Robin Vacus

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I have been a ENS de Lyon student from September 2016 to July 2020, where I obtained a master's degree in theoretical Computer Science. I am now a 2nd year PhD student under the supervision of Amos Korman and Pierre Fraigniaud.

I am interested in computational aspects of stochastic systems inspired by animal and human behavior. I focus on groups of individuals (e.g., birds, fishes, insects) facing collective challenges (e.g., navigation and foraging). Specifically, my research involves elementary notions from:

  • Distributed computing: Identifying the most efficient way for a group of individuals to perform collective tasks;
  • Probability: Accounting for the presence of noise (lack of information, lack of organization, miscommunications, mistakes);
  • Game Theory: Taking into account selfish behaviors and competition between individuals.



Submitted papers