I am a Permanent Researcher at Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée in France, holding a Inria Starting Faculty Position (ISFP) within the Biocore project-team

After graduating with my Engineering Diploma and Master of Science (MSc) in Control and Electrical Engineering, I completed my PhD thesis in Control and Mathematical biology at L2S (Laboratory of Signal & Systems) – CNRS – CentraleSupélec, University Paris-Saclay, under the supervision of Catherine Bonnet, Frédéric Mazenc (Inria Paris-Saclay) and Jean Clairambault (Sorbonne LJLL, Inria Paris)

My research interests lie mainly in the area of control theory applied to biological and medical systems

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Recent eventS

(*) Conference ‘SMART AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY’ — Grand Prix de France – F1 – Le Castellet, France. June 17th-18th 2021

(*) IEEE 59th Conference on Decision and Control -CDC- Jeju Island, Republic of Korea – December 14th-18th 2020

Walid Djema, Olivier Bernard, Térence Bayen, ‘Optimal control separating two microalgae species competing in a chemostat’, IEEE CDC. DOI: 10.1109/CDC42340.2020.9304115. [PDF]

(*) Seminar ‘Convergent aquatic photosynthesis modelling for our planet’, Treilles Foundation (Schlumberger) Tourtour., France. 14-19/09/2020

(*) Second prize winner of the competition Clean-search For The Future (2019) at the International Clean Tech Week-Annecy, organized by ‘PhD-Talent’ and ‘Le Cinquieme Element’ (06/2019)


Email: walid.djema(at)

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