After obtaining a master’s degree in theoretical Computer Science in ENS de Lyon, I have been a PhD student at IRIF from December 2020 to December 2023, under the supervision of Amos Korman and Pierre Fraigniaud.

Since January 2024, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Bocconi University of Milan, with Luca Trevisan.

Research interests

I am interested in computational aspects of stochastic systems inspired by animal and human behavior. I focus on groups of individuals (e.g., birds, fishes, insects) facing collective challenges (e.g., navigation and foraging). My projects typically involve one or several of the following ingredients.

  • Distributed computing: Identifying the most efficient way for a group of individuals to perform collective tasks;
  • Stochastic processes: Accounting for the presence of noise (lack of information, lack of organization, miscommunications, mistakes);
  • Game Theory: Taking into account selfish behaviors and competition between individuals.

Contact information

Duomo di Milano

  Robin Vacus
  Postdoctoral researcher

  Department of Computing Sciences, office 4-A3-03
  Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
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  Email: robin.vacus(at)unibocconi.it