Yann Bouffanais

I am a postdoctoral fellow member of the ERC project DEMOBLACK. Before joining DEMOBLACK, I was a PhD student at the APC laboratory in Paris under the supervision of Edward Porter. My research interests are focused on the use of Bayesian analysis techniques applied in the field of gravitational wave (GW) and astrophysics. In particular, I have developed an efficient search algorithm based on particle swarm optimisation tailored to find galactic compact binaries as seen by the future GW interferometer LISA. I have also contributed to the development of parameter estimation techniques for compact binary coalesces observed by LIGO/Virgo. Nowadays, my research work focuses on applying Bayesian hierarchical approach to state-of-the art models of binary black holes, in order to differentiate the formation channels of binary black holes.