
Laetitia Giraldi

Research
interests Papers
& Preprints Projects Talks
Teaching
Links
Brief bio
Since October 2015, I am permanent researcher in the team McTAO at INRIA SophiaAntipolis. I am also member of Laboratory J. A. Dieudonné.
From October 2014 to September 2015, I hold a “Jacques Hadamard”
postdoctoral research position at Mathematics laboratory (UMA) of Ecole nationale
supérieure des techniques avancées (ENSTA–Paristech), France where I worked with Frédéric Jean on geometric control theory.
From October 2013 to September 2014, I was postdoc at UMPA, ENS de Lyon in the group of Vincent Calvez where I worked on cell growth modeling and analysis.
I did my Ph.D at Centre
de
Mathématiques Appliquées de l'Ecole Polytechnique, under the
supervision of François
Alouges. My Ph.D dealt with Mathematical
methods for swimming at low Reynolds number (pdf).
Research
interests
My research lies in the following areas of
mathematics: control theory, theory of PDEs and numerical analysis.
In particular, I am interested in
 Geometric control theory
 Optimal control
 Mathematical modeling
 Fluidstructure interaction
My research is applied in biology and engineering, in particular
to the
following areas:
 Microswimming: modeling and control
 Conception of swimming microrobots
 Cell growth modeling and analysis
Projects
I participate to the following projects
Contributions in
international refereed journals
 [12] C. Moreau, L. Giraldi, H. Gadhêla. The asymptotic coarsegraining formulation of slenderrods, biofilaments and flagella. Accepted in Journal of The Royal Society Interface 2018 (pdf).
 [11] L. Giraldi, P. Lissy, C. Moreau, J.B. Pomet. Addendum to ``Local Controllability of the Twolink MagnetoElastic MicroSwimmer''. IEEE Trans. Autom. Control 2017 (pdf).
 [10] F. Alouges, A. DeSimone, L. Giraldi, M.
Zoppello. Purcell magnetoelastic swimmer controlled by an external magnetic field. Accepted Proc. IFAC 20th World Congress, Toulouse, 2017 (pdf).
 [9] T. Chambrion, L. Giraldi, A. Munnier. Optimal
strokes for driftless swimmers: A general geometric approach. Accepted ESAIM: COCV, 2016 (pdf).
 [8] L. Giraldi, J.B. Pomet. Local controllability of the twolink magnetoelastic swimmer. Accepted in IEEE Trans. Autom. Control, 2015 (pdf).
 [7] P. Bettiol, B. Bonnard, L. Giraldi, P. Martinon, J. Rouot. The three links Purcell swimmer and some geometric problems related to periodic optimal controls. Rad. Ser. Comp. App,18, 2015 (pdf).
 [6] F. Alouges, A. DeSimone, L. Giraldi, M. Zoppello. Can magnetic multilayers propel microswimmers mimicking sperm cells? Soft Robotics, 2(3): 117128, 2015 (pdf).
 [5] L. Giraldi, P. Martinon, M. Zoppello. Optimal
design of the threelink Purcell swimmer. Phys. Rev. E, 91: 023012, 2015 (pdf).
 [4] D. GérardVaret, L.
Giraldi. Rough wall effect on microswimmers. ESAIM:
COCV, 21: 3,
2015 (pdf).
 [3] L. Giraldi, P. Martinon, M. Zoppello. Controllability and optimal strokes for
Nlink microswimmer. 52nd
IEEE Conf. Decis. Control, Firenze, Italy 2013 (pdf).
 [2] F. Alouges, A. DeSimone, L. Giraldi, M.
Zoppello. Selfpropulsion of
slender microswimmers by curvature control: Nlink swimmers. Int. J. Nonlinear Mech., 56:132141, 2013 (pdf).
 [1] F. Alouges, L. Giraldi, ''Enhanced controllability of low Reynolds
number swimmers in the presence of a wall'', Acta Appl. Math.
128:153179, 2013, (pdf).
Preprints submitted to international refereed
journals
 [1] V. Calvez, L. Giraldi. Pattern selection in a biomechanical model for the growth of walled cells. Submitted, 2015 (pdf).
Book chapters
[2] F. Alouges, A.
DeSimone, L. Giraldi, P. Martinon, M. Zoppello. Optimal control for
slender microswimmer. Lecture Notes in Computational Science and
Ingeneering. Springer Series. A Gerish, R. Penta, J. Lang. 2016.
[1] L. Giraldi. How do
sperm cells swim?. Brèves
de maths Mathématiques de la planète terre. Nouveau Monde editions, 2014.
Selected
Talks
2016:
2015:
 Seminar, IRMAR, University of Rennes, April 30, 2015.
 Journées KAM et contrôle, university of Bourgogne, Dijon, January 26, 2015.
2014:
 Journée Jeunes contrôleurs,
LJLL, Paris 6,
2014.
2013:
 Sem'In,
seminary at UMPA, ENS de Lyon, October 2013.
2012:
2011:
Teaching
20162017:
20142016:
20132014: MathaLyon (see here)
20102013:
 Applied Mathematics 
semestre
Préparatoire EV2  at Ecole
Polytechnique
 Numerical Analysis  MAP431

 Supervised student project
20082010:
 Khôlles en classe préparatoire aux grandes écoles
Links
Last
update: October, 2018 