Pauline Lafitte


Je suis Professeur des universités à CentraleSupélec, au Département de Mathématiques de CentraleSupélec. Je suis responsable de l’Option Mathématiques Appliquées (3e année de la formation) et coanimatrice de la Dominante Mathématiques et Data Sciences du Cursus de CentraleSupélec.

Je suis actuellement directrice de la Fédération de Mathématiques de CentraleSupélec et membre du Laboratoire MICS.


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Aguer, B., S. de Bièvre, P. Lafitte, and P. E. Parris. 2010. “Classical Motion in Force Fields with Short Range Correlations.” Journal of Statistical Physics 138 (4): 780–814.

Blossey, R., J.-F. Bodart, A. Devys, T. Goudon, and P. Lafitte. 2012. “Signal Propagation of the Mapk Cascade in Xenopus Oocytes: Role of Bistability and Ultrasensitivity for a Mixed Problem.” Journal of Mathematical Biology 64 (1-2): 1–39.

Carrillo, J.-A., T. Goudon, and P. Lafitte. 2008. “Simulation of Fluid and Particles Flows: Asymptotic Preserving Schemes for Bubbling and Flowing Regimes.” Journal of Computational Physics 227 (16): 7929–51.

Carrillo, J. A., T. Goudon, P. Lafitte, and F. Vecil. 2008. “Numerical Schemes of Diffusion Asymptotics and Moment Closures for Kinetic Equations.” Journal of Scientific Computing 36 (1): 113–49.

Coulombel, J.-F., T. Goudon, P. Lafitte, and C. Lin. 2012. “Analysis of Large Amplitude Shock Profiles for Non-Equilibrium Radiative Hydrodynamics: Formation of Zeldovich Spikes.” Shock Waves 22 (3): 181–97.

Coulombel, J.-F., and P. Lafitte. 2009. “Computation of Shock Profiles in Radiative Hydrodynamics.” Communications in Computational Physics 6 (5): 1118–36.

Devys, A., T. Goudon, and P. Lafitte. 2009. “A Model Describing the Growth and the Size Distribution of Multiple Metastatic Tumors.” Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B 12 (4): 731–67.

Dujardin, G., and P. Lafitte. 2016. “Asymptotic Behaviour of Splitting Schemes Involving Time-Subcycling Techniques.” IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis 36 (4): 1804–41.

Godillon, P. 2001. “Linear Stability of Shock Profiles for Systems of Conservation Laws with Semi-Linear Relaxation.” Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 148 (3-4): 289–316.

———. 2003. “Green’s Function Pointwise Estimates for the Modified Lax-Friedrichs Scheme.” Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis 37 (1): 1–39.

Godillon, P., and E. Lorin. 2003. “A Lax Shock Profile Satisfying a Sufficient Condition of Spectral Instability.” Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications 283 (1): 12–24.

Godillon-Lafitte, P., and T. Goudon. 2005. “A Coupled Model for Radiative Transfer: Doppler Effects, Equilibrium, and Nonequilibrium Diffusion Asymptotics.” Multiscale Modeling and Simulation 4 (4): 1245–79.

Goudon, T., and P. Lafitte. 2015. “The Lovebirds Problem: Why Solve Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Equations Matters in Love Affairs.” Acta Applicandae Mathematicae 136 (1): 147–65.

Grisey, A., M. Heidmann, V. Letort, P. Lafitte, and S. Yon. 2016. “Influence of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Beam: Experimental Quantification and Numerical Modeling.” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology 42 (10): 2457–65.

Grisey, A., S. Yon, V. Letort, and P. Lafitte. 2016. “Simulation of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Lesions in Presence of Boiling.” Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 4 (1): 1–14.

Grisey, A., S. Yon, T. Pechoux, V. Letort, and P. Lafitte. 2017. “Numerical Study and Ex Vivo Assessment of Hifu Treatment Time Reduction Through Optimization of Focal Point Trajectory.” AIP Conference Proceedings 1821.

Lafitte, P. 2011. “Preface of the "Symposium on Asymptotic Preserving Schemes and Applications".” AIP Conference Proceedings 1389.

Lafitte, P., A. Lejon, W. Melis, D. Roose, and G. Samaey. 2015. “High-Order Asymptotic-Preserving Projective Integration Schemes for Kinetic Equations.” Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering 103: 387–95.

Lafitte, P., A. Lejon, and G. Samaey. 2016. “A High-Order Asymptotic-Preserving Scheme for Kinetic Equations Using Projective Integration.” SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis 54 (1): 1–33.

Lafitte, P., and C. Mascia. 2012. “Numerical Exploration of a Forwardbackward Diffusion Equation.” Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences 22 (6).

Lafitte, P., W. Melis, and G. Samaey. 2017. “A High-Order Relaxation Method with Projective Integration for Solving Nonlinear Systems of Hyperbolic Conservation Laws.” Journal of Computational Physics 340: 1–25.

Lafitte, P., P. E. Parris, and S. De Bièvre. 2008. “Normal Transport Properties in a Metastable Stationary State for a Classical Particle Coupled to a Non-Ohmic Bath.” Journal of Statistical Physics 132 (5): 863–79.

Lafitte, P., and G. Samaey. 2012. “Asymptotic-Preserving Projective Integration Schemes for Kinetic Equations in the Diffusion Limit.” SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 34 (2).

Lafitte-Godillon, P., K. Raschel, and V. C. Tran. 2013. “Extinction Probabilities for a Distylous Plant Population Modeled by an Inhomogeneous Random Walk on the Positive Quadrant.” SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 73 (2): 700–722.

Vecil, F., P. Lafitte, and J. R. Linares. 2013. “A Numerical Study of Attraction/Repulsion Collective Behavior Models: 3D Particle Analyses and 1D Kinetic Simulations.” Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 260: 127–44.