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Astrid Jourdan

Assistant Professor – Co-director of the Mathematics Department


2, boulevard Lucien Favre
64075 Pau Cedex

+33(0)559 059 085


École Internationale en Science du Traitement de l'Information (EISTI)

Current Scientific Activity


My main research topic is the design and the analysis of computer experiments (DACE) especially for time-consuming computer models :

  • Experimental designs : Construction of space-filling designs to explore the variation domain of the input parameters
  • Sensitivity analysis : Development of statistical methods to determine how the uncertainty in the computer output can be apportioned to different sources of uncertainty in its inputs.
  • Metamodeling : Construction of a metamodel (svm, kriging, neural networks,…) to replace a time-consuming computer model (for prediction, optimization, uncertainty quantification)

These last years, I have developed transdisciplinary activities with computer science researchers on few topics such as stochastic optimization , or data mining and dimension reduction in the BigData context.

Summary of Professional Achievments 

I got my PhD from Pau University, France in 2000. After that, I was graduate assistant in the same university. I began to work for a petroleum industry (Total) on their big computer model.

From 2001 to 2003, I worked as postdoctoral researcher in IFP (Institut Français du Petrole) for a consortium of petroleum industries. During this postdoctoral position, I developed statistical tools for scenario management and uncertainty quantification in reservoir production.

Since 2003, I am working as assistant professor in EISTI. My lectures are : Probability, Statistics, Data Mining and fundamentals of mathematics.

Since 2015, I am the head mathematics department.

Mobility across Thematic Areas

Statistics – Sensitivity analysis – Uncertainty quantification – Experimental designs – Data Mining & BigData

Geographic Mobility

France – UK – Belgium – Italy – Vietnam – Thailand