Presentation of the laboratory MICS

The laboratory MICS has been created in 2003 to develop and organize the research activities in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ecole Centrale Paris, now CentraleSupélec. Its main research direction is the modeling, design and simulation of complex systems, whether they originate from life sciences, the industry, information technology or financial markets.

To that aim, researchers at MICS work in several fields such as :

- empirical properties of complex systems

- data-based modeling

- abstraction of complexity-related notions

- mathematical objects representing complex systems

- numerical simulation and scientific computing

- visualization and conceptualization of massive, unstructured data.


The laboratory MICS consists of three research poles:

– Partial Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis,

– Theoretical Computer Science,

- Probability and Statistics.

Some researches, especially those driven by specific applications, have led to the creation of dedicated research teams

- Digiplante - Quantitative biology, in particular plant modelling,

– FiQuant - Quantitative finance and financial market modelling.


Please go to the page "Research teams" for more details.


Strong collaborations take place between MICS and its academic and industrial partners :

  • close ties with research tems at CEA, ENS Cachan, Ecole Polytechnique, INRA, UPMC, Université Denis Diderot, Université Paris Sud Orsay...
  • Strong connections with industrial partners such as BNP Paribas, Safran, Syngenta, CybeleTech...


Director of the laboratory

Paul-Henry Cournède Email :

Secretary of the laboratory

Sylvie Dervin Phone : +33 1 4113 1711 Email :

Research teams and poles