PhD Program

ENSAI is co-accredited to grant the PhD within the MATISSE doctoral school (Mathématiques, Télécommunication, Informatique, Signal, Systèmes Électroniques)..

With over 1100 PhD students, the Matisse Doctoral School is one of the largest in the region in terms of students and theses defended annually. It includes doctoral students from: Université de RennesUniversité de Rennes 2INSA Rennes, CentraleSupélec, and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes.

ENSAI is also a partner school of the EDGE Doctoral School (Sciences Economiques et sciences De Gestion).

ENSAI researchers can advise or direct a dissertation in a wide array of subjects including Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, and Statistics.

Doctoral Students

Name Laboratory Field Research interests
Koffi AMEZOUWUI CREST Statistics Hidden Markov chains – Mixture models – Football applications
Daphné AUROUET CREST Statistics Functional data analysis – Time-to-event models – Banknotes performance
Guillaume FLAMENT CREST Statistics Credit risk – Climate change – Factor models
Guillaume FRANCHI CREST Statistics Dynamic modeling of abundance data – Ecology
Omar KASSI CREST Statistics Multivariate Functional Data
Mohamed EL HASNAOUI CREST Statistics Model selection – Mixture models – Life science applications
Hassan MAISSORO CREST Statistics Functional data analysis
Gabriel MASTRILLI CREST Statistics Spatial point processes
Sunny WANG CREST Statistics Functional data analysis – Athlete performance

Post doctoral Students

Name Period Previous Affiliation
Touqeer AHMAD 2023-2025 Università di Padova

Past Doctoral and Post-doc Students

Post-docs (co-)Directed at ENSAI

Name Period Previous Affiliation
Amandine DUBOIS June 21, 2021 “Estimation, variable selection and testing problems under local differential privacy constraints”
Steven GOLOVKINE June 18, 2021 “Statistical methods for multivariate functional data”
Camille-Sovanneary GAUTHIER March 17, 2022 “List Recommendation with multi-armed bandits
Edouard GENETAY May 16, 2022 “Some contributions related to data clustering: robustness, high-dimensionality, and intrusion detection” 
Zinsou-Max DEBALY October 11, 2022 “Non-linear multivariate time series models with exogenous regressors”
Elie CHEDEMAIL December 21, 2023

“Large graph signal denoising with application to differential privacy”

Doctoral Students (co-)directed at ENSAI

Name Period Previous Affiliation
Boutheina NEMOUCHI 2021-2023 University of Compiègne
Antoine USSEGLIO-CARLEVE 2020-2021 INRIA Grenoble Rhône Alpes
Chunhao CAI 2016-2018 Nankai University, China


Name Year of Defense Current Position
Daniel BECKER   visiting PhD Bonn Graduate School of Economics, Universität Bonn
Vincent BRIANE 2017 Post-doc
Mercedes CONDE AMBOAGE     visiting PhD 2017 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Xiafei MA 2017
Gaspar MASSIOT 2017 Post-doc ONERA
Clément VITAL 2016 BNP Paribas
Cyril FAVRE MARTINOZ 2015 Insee
Weiyu LI 2015 China University of Petroleum (Huadong)
Samuel MAISTRE 2014 Université de Strasbourg
Eric LESAGE 2013 Insee
Daniel BONNERY 2011 Maryland University
Olivier LOPEZ 2008 UPMC
Agathe GUILLOUX 2004 Université d’Évry Val d’Essonne
Céline VIAL 2003 Polytechnique Lyon
Salim LARDJANE 2000 Université Bretagne Sud


Valentin PATILEA
Research Professor in Statistics - Head of the Ph.D. program
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