Expertise and research topics

The COMPLEXYS Institute relies on multidisciplinary teams combining the skills of mathematicians, computer scientists, and scientists in general, to study complex systems.


The computer scientists and mathematicians at the Institute specialise in:

  • The modelling of information and communication systems (software, databases, networks, etc.)
  • The development of tools and techniques for:
    • Numerical analysis
    • Probability and statistics
    • Graph theory and game theory
    • Operational research
    • Automata theory and mathematical logic

The Institute’s experts focus their research on:

  • The interaction and manipulation of light with complex materials (photonics and plasmonics)
  • The multi-scale modelling of structures and the optoelectronic properties of materials
  • The behaviour of liquids at interfaces
  • The creation of novel architectures from thin structures (filaments, plates and shells)
  • The mechanisms of the cytoskeleton of a cell
  • The creation of organs by living organisms
  • The creation of compact cities