Summer School 2018 – Teaching team

Direction de la recherche, des études, de l’évaluation et des statistiques du ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé (DREES)

Kim ANTUNEZ is a statistician for the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee). From 2015 to 2017, she held a position at the Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires (CGET) where she developed expertise on territorial public data sources and mobilized skills in spatial data analysis . Since 2017, she works in the Statistical Department of the French Ministry of Health and Solidarities. Active in the R users community, she has conducted work on the evolution of French geographical meshes, developing in particular R libraries on this theme.

  • K. ANTUNEZ, B. BACCAÏNI, M. GUÉROIS, R. YSEBAERT (2017). Disparities and territorial discontinuities in France with its new regions: A multiscalar and multidimensional interpretation. Economie et Statistique / Economics and Statistics, 497-498, 19-41.

Institute for Theoretical Physics (IPhT)

Marc BARTHELEMY is a former student of the École Normale Superieure of Paris. In 1992, he graduated at the University of Paris VI with a thesis in theoretical physics titled “Random walks in random media”. After his thesis, Marc BARTHELEMY focused on disordered systems and their properties. Since 1992, he has held a permanent position at the CEA (Paris) and since 2009 is a senior researcher at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (IPhT) in Saclay and a member of the Center of Social Analysis and Mathematics (CAMS) at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). His interests moved towards applications of statistical physics to complex systems, and he worked on complex networks, theoretical epidemiology, and more recently on spatial networks. Focusing on both data analysis and modeling with the tools of statistical physics, Marc Barthelemy is currently working on various aspects of the emerging science of cities.

  • R. LOUF, M. BARTHELEMY, “Modeling the polycentric transition of cities”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 198702, 2013.
  • L.A.N. AMARAL, A. SCALA, M. BARTHELEMY, HE. STANLEY, “Classes of Small-World Networks”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci., Vol 97, p. 1149-1152, 2000.
  • A. BARRAT, M. BARTHELEMY, A. VESPIGNANI, “Weighted evolving networks: coupling topology and weights dynamics”, Physical Review Letters 92, 228701, 2004.
  • S. FORTUNATO and M. BARTHELEMY, “Resolution limit in community detection”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. (USA) 104:36-41, 2007.
  • A. BARRAT, M. BARTHELEMY, R. PASTOR-SATORRAS, A. VESPIGNANI, “The architecture of complex weighted networks”, Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. (USA) 101:3747, 2004.

Laboratoire J.A. Dieudonné (UMR 7351)

Charles BOUVEYRON is a Professor of Statistics at Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France. He holds the chair of excellence INRIA on “Data Science”. He is both a member of the laboratory J.A. Dieudonné, UMR CNRS 7135, and of the team Epione in INRIA Sophia-Antipolis. He is also an associate editor for The Annals of Applied Statistics and the founding organizer of the series of Statlearn workshops.

  • C. BOUVEYRON, P. LATOUCHE and P.-A. MATTEI, Bayesian Variable Selection for Globally Sparse Probabilistic PCA, Electronic Journal of Statistics, in press, 2018
  • C. BOUVEYRON, C. DUCRUET, P. LATOUCHE and R. ZREIK, Cluster dynamics in the collapsing Soviet shipping network, in Advances in Shipping Data Analysis and Modeling, Routledge, 2018
  • C. BOUVEYRON, G. FOUETILLOU, P. LATOUCHE and D. MARIÉ, Présidentielle 2017 : une réorganisation politique du web social ?, Statistique et Société, in press, 2018:
Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière (IGN)

Paul CHAPRON is a researcher at the national french mapping agency (IGN). His interests are in simulation and modeling of social and spatial systems, with a focus on Input/Output spaces analysis. His current work deals with right-to-build simulation, morphological properties of buildings and their impact on sustainability.

  • M. BRASEBIN, P. CHAPRON, G. CHÉREL, M. LECLAIRE, I. LOKHAT, J. PERRET and R. REUILLON (2017) Apports des méthodes d’exploration et de distribution appliquées à la simulation des droits à bâtir, Actes du Colloque International de Géomatique et d’Analyse Spatiale (SAGEO 2017)
  • P. CHAPRON, M. BRASEBIN, J. PERRET and R. REUILLON (2017) Exploration de l’influence de la réglementation urbaine locale sur la morphologie des formes bâties par simulation distribuée, 13e Rencontres de Théo Quant
Etienne COMEEtienne CÔME
Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l’aménagement et des réseaux (Ifsttar)

Etienne CÔME is a researcher at the french institute of sciences and technology for transport, development and networks (Ifsttar in french). He mainly works on applications of pattern recognition tools to transportations problems.

  • E. CÔME, P. LATOUCHE. Model selection and clustering in stochastic block models with the exact integrated complete data likelihood. To appear in Statistical Modelling
  • P.A. LAHAROTTE, R. BILLOT, E. CÔME, L. OUKHELLOU, A. NANTES, N.E. El FAOUZI. Spatiotemporal Analysis of Bluetooth Data: Application to a Large Urban Network. Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (99) : 1-10, 2014
  • E. CÔME and E. DIEMERT. The Noise Cluster Model, a Greedy Solution to the Network Community Extraction Problem. I3, 11(3), 2011.
Clémentine COTTINEAUClémentine COTTINEAU
Centre Maurice Halbwachs (UMR 8097)

Clémentine COTTINEAU is a CNRS researcher at the Centre Maurice Halbwachs in Paris. She studied geography and economics, and holds a PhD in geography from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, where she has been (multi-)modelling the post-Soviet urbanisation. She worked 3 years as a post-doc at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL) on urban economics and systematic scaling in the context of European systems of cities. Since then, she has been investigating inequality in cities and economic disparities between cities using tools from quantitative geography, econometrics and complexity science.

  • CURA R., COTTINEAU C., SWERTS E., IGNAZZI C. A., BRETAGNOLLE A., VACCHIANI-MARCUZZO C., PUMAIN D., 2017, “The old and the new. Qualifying city systems in the world with classical models and new data”, Geographical Analysis, DOI:10.1111/gean.12129
  • COTTINEAU C., 2017, “Peut-on estimer la singularité des villes (post-)soviétiques ?”, Revue d’économie régionale et urbaine (RERU), n° 1/2017, pp. 5-32, Armand Colin.
  • COTTINEAU C., HATNA E., ARCAUTE E., BATTY M., 2016, “Diverse cities or the systematic paradox of Urban Scaling Laws”, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Vol. 59. DOI : 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2016.04.006
SilhouetteTimothée GIRAUD
RIATE : Réseau Interdisciplinaire pour l’Aménagement et la cohésion des Territoires de l’Europe et de ses voisinages (UMS2414)

Timothée GIRAUD is a database and geomatics engineer in the CNRS within the Interdisciplinary Network for European Spatial Planning (UMS RIATE). His works focus on the development of open source software, open data and reproducible research for cartography and spatial analysis. He develops and maintains a few R packages (cartography, osrm, SpatialPosition, etc.) and publishes a blog about the spatial ecosystem of R.

  • Timothée GIRAUD, Marta SEVERO. Le périple d’Edward Snowden : analyse quali-quantitative d’un événement médiatique international. NETCOM : Réseaux, communication et territoires / Networks and Communications Studies, Netcom Association, 2013, Géopolitique de l’espace cybernétique, 27 (3-4), pp.385-410.
  • Pierre GAUTREAU, Marta SEVERO, Timothée GIRAUD, Matthieu NOUCHER. Formes et fonctions de la “donnée” dans trois webs environnementaux sud-américains (Argentine, Bolivie, brésil). NETCOM : Réseaux, communication et territoires / Networks and Communications Studies, Netcom Association, 2013, 27 (1-2), p. 22-59.
  • Marianne GUEROIS, Anne BRETAGNOLLE, Timothée GIRAUD, Hélène MATHIAN. A new database for the cities of Europe? Exploration of the urban Morphological Zones (CLC2000) from three national database comparisons (Denmark, France, Sweden). Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, SAGE Publications, 2012, 39 (3), 439-458 /
University of California, Berkeley

Professor GONZALEZ works in the area of urban computing, with a focus on the intersections of people with the built environment and their social networks. Her team designs urban mobility solutions and to enable the sustainable development of smart cities. She has introduced new tools into transportation research and is a leader in the emergent field of urban computing.

  • “Using convolutional networks and satellite imagery to identify patterns in urban environments at a large scale” (Adrian ALBERT and Marta C. GONZALEZ), KDD ’17 Proceedings of the 23rd ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data MiningPages 1357-1366
  • “TimeGeo: a spatiotemporal framework for modeling urban mobility without surveys” (Shan JIANG, Yingxiang YANG, Siddarth GUPTA, Daniele VENEZIANO, Shounak ATHAVALE, and Marta C. GONZALEZ), PNAS 2016 113 (37) E5370E5378; 2016.
  • “Understanding congested travel in urban areas” (Serdar Colak, Antonio Lima), Nature Comms, Vol 2, 10793, 2016. (in press) (2016)
  • “Understanding individual routing behavior”, (Antonio LIMA, Rade STANOJEVIC, Dina PAPAGIANNAKI, Pablo RODRIGUEZ and Marta C. GONZALEZ, J. Roy. Soc. Interface Vol. 13 20160021, DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0021
  • Data-driven modeling solar powered urban mocgogrids” (Arda HALU, Antonio SCALA, Marta C. GONZALEZ), Science Adv. Vol 2(1), e1500700 (2016)
  • “The path most travelled: travel demand estimation using big data ressources” (Jameson L. TOOL, Serdar COLAK, Bradley STURT, Lauren ALEXANDRE, Alexandre EVSUKOFF and Marta C. GONZALEZ), Transportation Research C: Emerging Technologies, Volume 58, Part B, September 2015, Pages 162–177, (2015)

Catherine MORENCYCatherine MORENCY
Polytechnique Montréal

Catherine MORENCY is a civil engineer and professor at the department of civil, geological and mining engineering of Polytechnique Montreal. She is head ot the Mobilité research chair (supported by 5 institutional partners), which focuses on the implementation of sustainability in transportation, as well as head of the Canada Research Chair on Personal Mobility. She conducts researches on the modelling of individual travel behaviours, including the use of active (walking, cycling, bikesharing) and alternative (carsharing, free-floating cars, taxi, microtransit) modes of transportation. She is interested by data collection (surveys, technology), analysis and visualisation as well as innovative use of passive streams of data. She also conducts research on approaches to support the design and diagnosis of integrated transportation and mobility systems. She supervises a research team of 3 professionals, 2 post-doctoral students, 5 ph.d. students and 15 research masters.

  • FRAPPIER A., MORENCY C., TRÉPANIER M. (2018). Measuring the quality and diversity of transit alternatives, Transport Policy, Vol.61, pp.51-59
  • LEFEBVRE-ROPARS G., MORENCY C. (2018). Walkability: Which Measure to Choose, Where to Measure It and How?, Transportation Research Record, to be published.
  • VERREAULT H., MORENCY C. (2018). Integration of a phone-based household travel survey and a web-based student travel survey, Transportation, Vol. 45, no.1, pp.89-103.
  • BOURBONNAIS P.-L., MORENCY C. (2018). Factors Affecting Interview Duration in Web-Based Travel Surveys, Transportation Research Record, to be published.

ComplexCity lab, UT Group (Shangai)

Fabien PFAENDER is urban data scientist. His research focuses on exploring urban systems using quantitative methods and interdisciplinary cooperation with data analysis as a common language. The research put with a strong emphasis on harvesting urban data, visualizing and modeling urban systems and involving all city’s stakeholders through participatory science.
Since 2011 he is working for Sorbonne University (UTC) between France and Shanghai where he is coordinating and developing ComplexCity lab. He is leading an international workgroup to develop urban data exploration and mining strategy for interdisciplinary scientist. His latest project is massive data powered comparative framework of cities in the world.

  • X. FENG, X. YU, W. WAN, F. PFAENDER, J. ALFREDO SANCHEZ: A Robust and Fast Reconstruction Framework for Noisy and Large Point Cloud Data. CCGRID 2014: 828-836
  • Z. ZHANG, E. OSTROSI, A.-J. FOUGERES, J.-B. BLUNTZER, Y. LIU, F. PFAENDER, M. TZEN: City-Product Service System: a Multi-scale Intelligent Engineering Design Approach. ISPE CE 2014: 405-413
  • B. HE, E. OSTROSI, F. PFAENDER, A.-J. FOUGERES, Denis ChHOULIER, Bruno BACHIMONT, M. TZEN: Intelligent Engineering Design of Complex City: a Co-evolution Model. ISPE CE 2014: 434-443

IDEES (UMR 6266)

Sébastien REY-COYREHOURCQ is a research engineer in Computer Science/GIS at Rouen UMR-IDEES Geography lab. He has special interest in spatial simulation (Netlogo,GAMA) , data exploration and visualisation, meta-heuristics, development of computational tools (web scrapping, data wrangling tools, etc.) using Scala, Python and R languages and DevOps (Build-Systems, Docker, etc.). The different (open-source !) tools and methodologies have been developped in the frame of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects (gathering scientists in archaeology, geography, epidemiology, risk prevention, etc.).

  • M. DELAGE, F. LE NÉCHET, T. LOAUIL, H. MATHIAN et S. REY “Simulation d’accessibilité dans la ville et expérience pédagogique : le modèle AccesSim”, Actes des neuvièmes rencontres de ThéoQuant, 2009.

Mississippi State University

Dr. Taylor SHELTON is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. Prior to joining MSU in 2017, he held appointments as a visiting scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky and as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Urban Innovation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Broadly-trained as a human geographer, Dr. SHELTON earned BA and MA degrees in geography from the University of Kentucky and his PhD from the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. Dr. SHELTON’s work focuses on exploring the social and spatial dimensions of emerging sources of ‘big data’, combining the analysis and visualization of spatial data with a critical and theoretically-informed understanding of how this data shapes our understandings of the world. In particular, he is interested in how such a critical approach to mapping can be used to develop alternative understandings of urban social and spatial inequalities.

  • SHELTON, T. 2017. Spatialities of data: mapping social media ‘beyond the geotag’. GeoJournal 82(4): 721-734.
  • SHELTON, T. 2017. The urban geographical imagination in the age of big data. Big Data and Society 4(1): 1-14.
  • POORTHUIS, A., M. ZOOK, T. SHELTON, M. GRAHAM and M. STEPHENS. 2016. Using geotagged digital social data in geographic research. In Key Methods in Geography (3rd Edition), eds. N. CLIFFORD, M. COPE, T. GILLEPSIE and S. FRENCH. Sage. pp. 248-269.
  • SHELTON, T., A. POORTHUIS and M. ZOOK. 2015. Social media and the city: rethinking urban socio-spatial inequality using user-generated geographic information. Landscape and Urban Planning 142: 198-211.
  • SHELTON, T., M. ZOOK and A. WIIG. 2015. The ‘actually existing smart city’. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society 8(1): 13-25.

Wageningen University

Remko UIJLENHOET received both the MSc degree (Hydrology and Water Resources, 1990) and the PhD degree (Hydrometeorology, 1999) from Wageningen University. From 1997 to 1999 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Laboratoire d’Étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement (LTHE) in Grenoble, France. From 2000 to 2001 he was a Research Associate in the Water Resources Program at Princeton University, USA. In 2001 he received a 5-year grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to set up a research team in Hydrometeorology, within the Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management Group at Wageningen University. In 2006 he became an Associate Professor and in 2007 he was appointed Full Professor and Chair of Hydrology and Quantitative Water Management at Wageningen University.


EVS : Environnement Ville société (UMR 5600)

Lise VAUDOR is a data scientist and works in a geography lab as a research engineer since 2011. She has a special interest for data-wrangling, statistical modelling and visualization, and her favorite tool for any method falling into these broad categories is R. Besides offering methodological support to her colleagues whose subjects range from ecology to fluvial physical and social geography, she has invested some of her time into sharing explanations, advice and tips about data analysis with R in her blog R-atique.


  • F. ARNAUD, H. PIÉGAY, D. BÉAL, P. COLLERY, L. VAUDOR, et al.. Monitoring gravel augmentation in a large regulated river and implications for process-based restoration. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Wiley, 2017
  • J. RIQUIER, H. PIÉGAY, N. LAMOUROUX, L. VAUDOR. Are restored side channels sustainable aquatic habitat features? Predicting the potential persistence of side channels as aquatic habitats based on their fine sedimentation dynamics. Geomorphology, Elsevier, 2017, 295, pp.507-528.
  • V. BENACCHIO, H. PIÉGAY, T. BUFFIN-BÉLANGER, L. VAUDOR. A new methodology for monitoring wood fluxes in rivers using a ground camera: Potential and limits. Geomorphology, Elsevier, 2017, pp.44-58.

Matthew ZOOKMatthew ZOOK
University of Kentucky

Matthew ZOOK is Professor of Information and Economic Geography in the Department of Geography at the University of Kentucky where he directs the DOLLY project, a repository of billions of geolocated tweets. His research focuses on the production, practices and uses of big geodata. He studies how code, algorithms, space and place interact as people increasingly use of mobile, digital technologies to navigate through their everyday, lived geographies. Of special interest is the duplicitous manner that code and content can congeal and individualize our experiences in our digitally augmented cities. He has served as a Fulbright Fellow at the Mobility Lab at Tartu University, (2013-14), a visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute (2014), and a visiting scholar at the University of Auckland (2016-17). He is currently the managing editor of Big Data & Society and a co-editor of the AAG’s new journal, GeoHumanities.


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