Nicolas Lanchier

School of Mathematical

and Statistical Sciences

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

Office: WXLR 628

Email: nicolas.lanchier@asu.edu

Phone number: 480-965-3870

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. dissertation:

Multicolor particle systems

Pour les francophones ...

Cyrano a de grandes oreilles

School of Mathematical

and Statistical Sciences

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-1804

Office: WXLR 628

Email: nicolas.lanchier@asu.edu

Phone number: 480-965-3870

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. dissertation:

Multicolor particle systems

Pour les francophones ...

Cyrano a de grandes oreilles

Ph.D., University of Rouen, France, 2005

2013 - | Associate Professor in Mathematics at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Honors Faculty at Arizona State University, USA. |

2007 - 2013 | Assistant Professor in Mathematics at the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences and Honors Faculty at Arizona State University, USA. |

2005 - 2007 | Research Associate in Mathematics under the supervision of Claudia Neuhauser at the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior of the University of Minnesota, USA. |

2002 - 2005 | Ph.D. in Mathematics under the supervision of Claudio Landim and Teaching Assistant at the University of Rouen, France. |

2001 - 2002 | Diploma of Advanced Studies (2nd year of Master's Degree) analysis and stochastic models, Magna Cum Laude, University of Rouen, France. |

2001 | Agregation de Mathematiques (nationwide competition). |

1999 - 2000 | Maitrise in Mathematics (1st year of Master's Degree), Magna Cum Laude, University of Rouen, France. |

1998 - 1999 | Licence in Mathematics (3rd year of Bachelor's Degree), Magna Cum Laude, University of Rouen, France. |

Most mathematical models introduced in the life and social sciences literature that describe inherently spatial phenomena of interacting populations consist of systems of ordinary differential equations.
These models, however, leave out any spatial structure or stochastic component, two factors that have been identified as key factors in how communities are shaped.
The aim of my research is to understand the role of space and stochasticity in a wide variety of applied sciences: ecology, epidemiology, population genetics, opinion and cultural dynamics, evolutionary game theory, through the mathematical analysis of stochastic processes known as interacting particle systems.
In these models, members of the population (particles) such as atoms, cells, plants or agents, are located on the set of vertices of a connected graph.
The latter has to be thought of as a network of interactions that dictates the dynamics of the system as particles interact only locally with their neighbors, thus modeling the presence of a spatial structure.
The main objective of research in this area is to understand the macroscopic behavior and spatial patterns that emerge from the microscopic interactions that describe the local dynamics of large systems.
Space in this context must be understood in a broad sense: an edge between two vertices of the underlying graph may be synonymous of geographic proximity, but also friendship relation, adherence to the same political party, etc.