PhD in Automation, Signal and Image Processing

Postdoctoral fellow at INRAE Occitanie-Montpellier


I am a research scientist working on control theory and applications to life sciences. I resort to theoretical and numerical optimal control approaches to predict biological phenomena—such as regulatory mechanisms in bacterial cells—and to develop synthetic control strategies for industrial and biotechnological applications. I obtained my Automation and Control Systems Engineering degree at the National University of Quilmes (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2015. In 2017, I moved to France where I obtained my Master’s degree in Systems, Control & IT specialized in Control and Systems Theory at the Université Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble, France). In 2021, I obtained my Ph.D. in Automation, Signal and Image Processing at Inria Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée, part of the Université Côte d’Azur (Nice, France), focused on optimal resource allocation in bacterial growth. Since 2022, I hold a postdoctoral research position at INRAE Occitanie-Montpellier (Montpellier, France).

Research interests
  • Modeling and dynamical systems analysis
  • Control and optimal control

Optimal control of bistable gene-regulatory networks

(See the notebook of the control toolbox gallery)

Dynamical resource allocation in bacterial models

(See the notebook of the control toolbox gallery)

Journal papers

Conference proceedings

  • Yabo, A. G., Caillau, J. B., & Gouzé, J. L. (2019). Bacterial growth strategies as Optimal Control problems: maximizing metabolite production. In FGS’2019-19th French-German-Swiss conference on Optimization. (Nice, France).
  • Yabo, A. G., Carbone, J., Ibañez, S., Tomsic, D., & Oliva, D. (2014). Wide-field stimulation system for measuring of visuomotor behaviors in arthropods. In XXIX Annual Meeting of the Argentine Society for Research in Neuroscience (SAN 2014). (Córdoba, Argentina).

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