 
Summary: EDUCATION BACKGROUND
I received an engineering degree in 1983 and
a DEA in 1984 (roughly equivalent to an
M.Sc.) from the Université Paris VI in
Artificial Intelligence. Then I was hired as a
Research Engineer in the Department of
Applied Mathematics at the Centre National
d'Études des Télécommunications. I spent
three years (197780) in preparatory study
(Advanced Math, Special Math); special
classes where the subjects taught are
essentially math, physics, chemistry and IT,
all in preparation for the French engineering
competition for the "Grandes Écoles."
I submitted my doctoral thesis in 1986, in
computer science, at the École Nationale
Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.
My studies have often involved courses that draw links between
mathematics and other fields, such as computers, telecommunications,
and more generally how to model a given problem as a mathematical
