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Jean-Baptiste Durand



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Assistant Professor at Grenoble INP (Grenoble Institute of Technology)...

... and more specifically at the "École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble" Ensimag (engineering school of applied mathematics and computer science)Photo

Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann
S40700 - 38058 Grenoble cedex 9, France (Post)
700 avenue centrale - 38400 Saint Martin d'Heres (to actually get there!)

phone+33 4 57 42 17 33


Short biography / Research topics

Jean-Baptiste Durand received the engineering degree in applied mathematics and computer science from the "Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble" Grenoble INP (Grenoble Institute of Technology) in 1999. He received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics in 2003 from the University of Grenoble I (France).

From 1999 to 2003, he worked on statistical modelling at the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (Inria), as a member of the IS2 project (Statistical Inference for Health and Industry). Then, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AMAP "Plant Modelling" mixed research unit, Montpellier (France), with a grant from CIRAD.

Currently, he is a teaching assistant at Grenoble INP, member of the Statify team of Laboratoire Jean Kuntzmann. He is the head of the statistics and data science tracks of the international Master's programme MSIAM (Looking for a high-level postgraduate programme in Data Science or Statistics? Have a look and apply at http://msiam.imag.fr/).

He teaches at the "École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble" Ensimag (engineering school of applied mathematics and computer science). Topics: fundamentals of statistics, computational statistics.

He was delegated to Inria team Virtual Plants (Inria Sophia) between September 2009 and August 2011 and to Inria team Statify between September 2019 and August 2021 . His research interests include computational methods for hidden Markov models, statistical analysis of tree-structured processes, discrete multivariate distributions and applications to signal processing and botany.


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Publications (@ copyright notice)

PhD thesis (defended the 31st of january 2003)

Modèles à structure cachée : inférence, estimation, sélection de modèles et applications (in French)
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Habilitation thesis (defended the 19th of October 2020)

Contributions to hidden Markov models and applications to plant structure analysis
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Research papers

Research reports

Conference proceedings

Meetings of the French Statistical Society (Journées de Statistique - usually in French)

Publications / communications in educational journals / conferences (in French)

Popularization of science (in French) / vulgarisation



- Author of package TREE_STATISTIC in StructureAnalysis

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