Yan Pautrat
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about me

these days

I am now Attaché for scientific and academic cooperation at the French embassy in Slovakia, which means I am no longer active in either research or teaching. I will still be happy to (try and) answer queries about my mathematical production.

former positions

I was previously an associate professor (maître de conférences) with habilitation, in the Orsay mathematics department of Université Paris-Saclay (I hear Université Paris-Sud is no more).

Had I remained in academia, I would be a member and local coordinator of the ANR project ESQuisses, and a member of the ANR projet QTraj (both started in late 2020). I was also a member of ANR project NonStops.

I was on leave at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of the University of Cambridge in the first half of 2019, and at the CNRS/CRM international lab, and McGill University in Montreal in 2013-2014.

I worked for the French ministry of foreign affairs in Vietnam in 2009-2012, where I was in charge of two institutions (now merged into the Vietnamese National Universities) running fifteen French bachelor and masters programs. I also worked on the launch (meaning various things like intergovernmental negociations, drafting of an administrative charter or scientific curricula, defining specifications for the campus…) of the French-Vietnamese university USTH, and set up an evaluation procedure for transnational programs in Vietnam with the Vietnamese ministry of education.

I was a postdoc at McGill University in Montreal, mentored by Vojkan Jaksic.

I did my PhD work under the supervision of Stéphane Attal at Institut Fourier of Université Grenoble-Alpes.

Well before that, I studied at école maternelle Elsa Triolet in Tremblay-en-France.

international work

My love of travel, foreign cultures and languages, and belief in international cooperation have led me to enjoy scientific collaborations in Chile, India, Canada, Japan, Italy and the UK, and to take part in mathematical training in Tunisia, Cambodia and Vietnam.

what else?

In my free time, I love to travel (visited 54+ countries so far), cook and practice martial arts and combat sports. For the past four years, I have done a lot of cooking, but very little travelling or training. This may or may not be related to the birth of my two fantastic children.