Organization and Contacts


Stéphane Descombes received his Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Université Lyon 1, France, in 1995. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (MIS) in Leipzig, Germany. From 1999 to 2007, he was Assistant Professor at the Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon, France. Since 2007, he is Professor of applied mathematics at the Nice Sophia Antipolis University, member of Université Côte d’Azur. In 2009, he joined the INRIA Nachos team as a permanent member in Sophia Antipolis and since 2016 he is also the director of the Center of Modeling, Simulation and Interactions (MSI) of Université Côte d’Azur.

His research interests include different aspects of numerical analysis and scientific computing, with a great interest in stiff problems in space and time. Currently his activities are concerned with the development of flexible and efficient numerical methodologies for the simulation of wave propagation, including the development of implicit-explicit time integration schemes with different space discretizations like for example discontinuous Galerkin methods.

Steering Committee

Invited Members

Scientific Committee Director [TBN]

Valeria NEGLIA, MSI Project Manager

Steering Committee Former Members (2017-2022)
Scientific Committee

The scientific Committee is a scientific and technological advisory body

Executive Committee
  • Stéphane DESCOMBES, MSI Director
  • Scientific Committee Director [TBN]
  • Valeria NEGLIA, MSI Project Manager


Maeva Antoine, senior engineer, scientific computing referent
+33 (0)4 89 15 15 76
Petit Valrose, Avenue Joseph Vallot, 06100 Nice

Maeva Antoine obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in 2015. Her thesis focused on load balancing in distributed systems. In September 2019, Maeva was recruited by the MSI as HPC Systems Administrator of Azzurra, the Université Côte d'Azur Computing Center.

Djampa Kozlowski, operational engineer in multi-omic data integration and AI
Djampa Kozlowski
Djampa Kozlowski
Hôpital Archet 3 (4e étage), 151 Route de Saint-Antoine, 06200 Nice.
Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, 400 Route des Chappes, 06903 Sophia Antipolis, bureau C204.

Djampa Kozlowski holds a master's and a doctorate in bioinformatics from Université Côte d'Azur. His thesis work, carried out at INRAe, focuses on the study of crop pests and their adaptability through the analysis of multi-omic data. Djampa then completed a post-doctorate course on similar themes before training in Artificial Intelligence. Djampa specializes in multi-omic data processing and molecular evolution.

In November 2021, Djampa joined the MSI as an "Operational Engineer in Multi-omic Data Integration and Artificial Intelligence" as part of a bilateral project between Université Côte d'Azur and INRAe. Through the use of Artificial Intelligence, this project aims to study interactions between organisms in the context of plant health.

Marco Milanesio, senior engineer, technology referent
Marco Milanesio
Marco Milanesio

Marco Milanesio earned his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Turin (Italy) in 2010, with a thesis on "Layering Multi-Purpose Applications over Structured and Dependable P2P Systems". During his PhD, he worked on the security aspects of distributed systems, their architectures and features.

From 2011 to 2017, he was research engineer at Eurecom in the "Network and Security" (until 2016) and "Data Science" departments, where he worked on several topics: network performance measurements, QoE / QoS, distributed storage, virtualization, time series analysis and forecasting.

He joined the MSI in September 2017.

Project Manager

Valeria Neglia
Valeria Neglia
Valeria Neglia

+33 (0)6 07 53 25 84 (mobile phone number)
+33 (0)4 89 15 09 84 (landline phone number)
Université Côte d'Azur, Résidence Universitaire l'Alvéole
1 Chemin Bessi, 06100 Nice

Since April 2017, Valeria Neglia (MSc in Philosophy) is the Project Manager of the Center of Modeling, Simulation and Interactions (MSI) at Université Côte d'Azur.

To Contact the MSI

Valeria Neglia, Project Manager
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Mobile phone number: +33 (0)6 07 53 25 84
Landline phone number : +33 (0)4 89 15 09 84
1 Chemin Bessi, 06100 Nice, France

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