Yoann Le Bars

Numerical analyst



Functional analysis, numerical analysis, meshes, finite elements, finite differences, finite volumes, discontinuous-Galerkin’s method.


Fluid mechanics, physical oceanography.

Computer science

Analysis of numerical instabilities, parallel computing, algorithms, C, C++, Fortran, Python, \LaTeX, gnu/Linux (including administration of servers).


Native speaker.

French citizen.


Fluent, 18 years of practice.

Several stays in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, including a post-doctoral position.

Toefl ibt: 92/120 (in 2007). Toeic: 870/1000 (in 2008).


High school level, 20 years of practice.

Several stays in Germany, including one month as a high school student.


2006 – 2010

Ph.D, University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse – France, physical oceanography.

Barotropic dynamic modelling of the Amazon estuary and shelf.

2004 – 2005

Master, University Pierre and Marie Curie (Paris 6)École normale supérieureÉcole polytechniqueÉcole des ponts, Paris – France.

Applied mathematics, specialities in mathematical modelling and computer science.

Career history

References available upon request.

Researcher experience

Since March 2018

Post-doctoral position, cnrsUniversité de Caen, Caen – France, m2c, in Anne-Claire Bennis’ team.

Modelisation of sea waves with interaction to rivers.

June 2013 – June 2015

Post-doctoral position, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve – Belgium, Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering, in Éric Deleersnijder’s team.

Contribution to slim 2D and 3D model and application to the Congo River and neighbouring ocean.

June 2011 – June 2012

Post-doctoral position, Saint-Venant laboratory for hydraulics, Chatou – France, École des ponts Paristechcetmefedf r&d, in Michel Benoit’s team.

Creation of a surge model for French Atlantic coast, to be used in climate change studies.August 2010 – March 2011

August 2010 – March 2011

Post-doctoral position, Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center (nasa) – usa, University of Southern Mississippius Navy, in Cheryl Ann Blain’s team.

Contribution to creating a Virginia coastal model.

November 2006 – May 2010

Ph.D thesis, legos, Toulouse – France, cnrscnesUniversity Paul Sabatier, under the supervision of Florent Lyard.

Contribution to the implementation of a unstructured grid mixed elements model, for oceanographic applications and using it for the Amazon River and neighbouring ocean.

Teaching and supervision

September 2016 – June 2017

Teacher, eisti, Cergy, France, first year undergratuades degree to second year of postgraduate degree.

Teacher in analysis, probability, functional analysis, optimisation and graphs theory in an engineer school. Some of these courses are in English.

2013 – 2015

Teaching assistant, Louvain School of Engineering, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, First year of undergraduate degree.

Introduction to partial differential equations and complex analysis.

2011 – 2013

Lecturer, École des ponts Paristech, Champs-sur-Marne – France, third year of undergraduate degree.

Introduction to C++ programming and to algorithms, theory and practice.

1999, 2000, and 2001

National simulation game tournament, “Les Forgerons de l’épée” association, Bouffémont – France, president of the organising committee.

Main organizer.


Teaching assistant in mathematics and physics, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris – France, incoming student workshop.

Tutorial class.

1998 – 2000

Supervisor, Rêves de jeux, La Vernée – France, holiday centre for teenagers.

Holiday centre specialised in teaching using games (holder of a supervisor degree).

Experience as an engineer

June 2017 – Decembre 2017

CS Communication

Developer of software solutions.

February 2005 – June 2005

Master internship, Computer science laboratory of Paris 6 (lip6), University Pierre and Marie Curiecnrs.

Implementation of the cestac method within the blas library: detection of numerical instabilities in scientific computing programs using a stochastic approach.

June 2003 – august 2003

Internship, cea, Saclay – France.

Collaboration on a referential system for the atlas muon particle accelerator: signal analysis and correlation using the least squares method, spatial configuration evaluation.



Guitar and saxophone, classical music and jazz in a music school for 24 years, founder of a quartet.


10 years of practice in art school.


14 years experience, fencing instructor. French stage fencing champion 2002, French stage fencing vice-champion 2004, participation in 2004 stage fencing world championship, stage fencing world vice-champion 2008, fourth place in 2012 stage fencing world championship. Creation, direction of, and participation in live shows (such as “Les Nuits de Versailles”, directed by Bartabas), and cinema and TV filming.

Cultural association work

Active member of the association “Chasseurs de Rêves”, which publishes a magazine and organises exhibitions.