aliceChargée de recherche CNRS
I am currently appointed at the Institut Montpelliérain Alexander Grothendieck at Université de Montpellier, and visiting fellow at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University

You may reach me at my email address:

 alice.cleynen @ umontpellier.fr

updated January 2024


I am particularly interested in developing statistical methods for the analysis of biological data, with an emphasis on computational biology and high-throughput technologies. Recent projects involve Deep-Learning methods for the analysis of sequencing data (Nanopore technologies), and Markov Processes for the analysis of clinical data. My main research interests involve:

  • Convolutional Neural Network for Nanopore Sequencing
  • Machine learning techniques for genomics, in particular random forests
  • Computation and algorithms for ultra-large genomic data
  • Partially-Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDP), Piece-wise Deterministic Markov Processes (PDMP), applications to medical data
  • Change-point detection problems and model selection for discrete variables with special emphasis on sequencing data


  • The 2024 edition of the SMPGD will be held in Paris on 1-2 February 2024! Check out the web-page for an exciting program, and to submit an abstract for a talk or a poster!
  • 2015-  CR CNRS at Université de Montpellier, IMAG
  • 2022-2024 Visiting professor at John Curtin School of Public Health, Australian National Universtity
  • 2013-2015 Post-doc at Harvard School of Public Health with Giovanni Parmigiani
  • 2010-2013 PhD at AgroParisTech/INRA and UC Berkeley with Stéphane Robin and Sandrine Dudoit