Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Laurent Hébert-Dufresne holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Université Laval in Québec City. He comes to IDM after two years as a James S. McDonnell Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute where he is now a Research Fellow. His background is in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics, the coupling of which is inherently collaborative. His recent projects mostly concerns multidisciplinary applications of network theory — from political science, and epidemiology, to the modeling of bacterial communities and ecosystem stability — as well as theoretical work on network analysis and comparison. At IDM, he is contributing his expertise to the modeling of interactions between disease spread and human behavior.