Corentin Briat

Short Biography

I was born in 1982 in Lannion, a small city of France located in Brittany. I spent the quasi totality of my childhood in a small town called “La Terrasse” located 25km away from Grenoble in the “Vallée du Grésivaudan” (Gresivaudan valley). My mother was a school teacher and my father both a researcher in computer science at the IMAG and a teacher at the “Universite Joseph Fourier”. I am currently living in Basel, in Switzerland.

I got both my Engineers’ and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2005, and my PhD degree in Systems and Control Theory in 2008, all from the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble, France). During my PhD, I spent more than half a year in Georgia Tech (Atlanta, USA). After my PhD, I joined the ACCESS Linnaeus Centre in the Division of Optimization and Systems Theory of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Stockholm, Sweden) for a two-year postdoctoral position (2009 to 2011). From January 2012 to August 2017, I have been a research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, where I worked on theoretical problems arising from systems and synthetic biology. I also worked as a data scientist in Omya before accepting a part-time Senior Scientist position at ETH-Zurich and a consulting position at Arcondis. On my spare-time, I am also involved in the start-ups Swisspod Technologies and Symbergy where I am applying my knowledge to GreenTech/CleanTech, for a (hopefully) better future.

My research interests broadly cover systems and control theory in general, as well as adjacent mathematical fields, and their application to real-world processes such as communication and biological networks. More details can be found in the “Research Section” of this website