Testimonials of Alumni

We interviewed some of our former master fellows…

JIN TAN originally from China, he took the Bézout Master’s program in 2017/2018. Specialized in Mathematics, he is writing a thesis on magnetohydrodynamic equations with Hall term and turbulence in Fluid Mechanics.

1/ What have been the major steps in your education?

I entranced Wuhan University (top 10 university in China) through Unified National Graduate Entrance Examination after I finished my undergraduate study from a very ordinary university, it’s a significant​ step in my life. And, I chose to major in Pure Mathematics again, especially regarding the theory of Partial differential Equations from Fluid Mechanics, since I am fascinated by a series courses about Navier-Stokes equations in Wuhan University.
2/ Why did you choose this Master?
I was informed by my tutor WeiXi LI about this Master’s program, he encouraged me to go to France for mathematical research after he knew I plan to go abroad for study. Meanwhile, I noticed that this program contains many courses related to Partial differential Equations, this is great for me.
3/ What did you appreciate in this Master’s program ?
There are many high-level courses in the related fields which I could choose from, and the teachers are extremely enthusiastic in answering my questions, their great passion for research affect me deeply, classmates are also very nice. Living alone in France has made me more independent, friendly atmosphere and beautiful environment let me adapt to life here very quickly, finally I found a balance between doing research and leisure, which makes me really enjoy my life now.
4/ What are you doing right now?​
I am now a doctoral student under the direction of Raphaël Danchin and the co-direction of Francois Vigneron at LAMA in Université Paris-Est-Créteil. Right now I am working on a kind of magnetohydrodynamic equations with Hall term and turbulence in Fluid Mechanics.
5/ What are the advantages of training like the Bézout Master’s for a foreigner student?
For foreigner students, who want to discover new areas of  research in a more interdisciplinary nature and enjoy an excellent quality of scientific research in France would benefit a lot from this Bézout Master’s program.

KRISZTIAN BENYO originally from Hungary, he took the Bézout Master’s program in 2014/2015. Specialized in Mathematics, he is a post-doctoral research fellow at EDF Research & Development and Ecole de Ponts – PARISTECH.

1/ What have been the major steps in your education?

I have been studying mathematics since the beginning of my studies. After a three year bachelor program in pure mathematics at the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, I started my master in mathematics at the same university when the possibility came to come to Paris with the Bézout Excellence Track master. I finished both masters at the same time (the Hungarian one from distance), and since then I have also finished a PhD program in applied mathematics at the University of Bordeaux.

2/ Why did you choose this Master?

During the first year of my master in Hungary, one of my professors has talked to me about his French colleagues and the Bézout Excellence Track program. This wasn’t the first time I have heard about the quality of mathematical research in France (for instance in Analysis), so I was already motivated to spend a year abroad in France. The opportunity seemed to be perfect so I applied and (luckily) was admitted.

3/ What did you appreciate in this Master’s program?

The French and the Hungarian system of education is quite different in general. For the second year of my master I could feel the difference first hand, since I was doing both of them at the same time. Apart from having renowned professors give the lessons, the lectures were detailed, hard but inspiring, creating the perfect environment to prepare for a career as a researcher. You are required to work on your own, but you can do it at your own place and the professors were always eager to reply to any kind of questions. The lessons blended well classical methods and state-of-the-art techniques as well, which is quite formidable.

4/ What are you doing right now?

Currently I am a postdoctoral research fellow at EDF Research & Development and Ecole de Ponts – PARISTECH and working on viscoelastic fluid models from a theoretical and numerical point of view as well.

5/ What are the advantages of training like the Bezout Master’s for a foreigner student?

Organising a year-long trip abroad can be quite a hassle, especially when it consists in moving to a far away country. The Bézout Excellence Track provided for a thorough assistance for the preparation as well as the on-the-spot administrative affairs, which was more then welcome, considering the fact that French administration can be overwhelming for foreigners. The possibility of attending language classes was just as essential. Overall, discovering a new country, establishing links and professional connections forms an essential basis for any kind of career nowadays, more so for a researcher, and I believe, for this, I chose well by participating in the Bézout Master.

 

THI THU HUONG  NGUYEN originally from Vietnam, she took the Bézout Master’s program in 2014/2015. Specialized in Statistics Theory applying in Finance, she is writing a thesis entitled “Estimation of the jump processes”.

1/ What have been the major steps in your education?

I had a great passion in mathematics when I entered High School for the gifted in Mathematics and graduated my license in advanced program about mathematics at Hanoi University of Science.  I have begun to realize that mathematics is actually beautiful and it makes everything easy.  This became more and more clearly when I completed my Master 2 in Applied Mathematics at Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée in Labex Bézout program. Here, I gained profound and deep understanding of the language of mathematics with an aim to apply mathematics to different fields.

2/ Why did you choose this matter ?

 The program was of high international quality and closed relevant to my academic expectations. A master’s program in Probability and Statistic gave me the opportunity to gain specialized expertise within a field that particularly captured my interest during my bachelor’s degree studies. Moreover, studying in France was also very fascinating for me.

3/ What did you appreciate in this master’s program?

Thanks to Labex Bezout who gave me an opportunity to continue my passion of research with advanced environment where I had the opportunity of following courses given by the famous professors. People in here were extremely welcoming and supportive.  Moreover, I had chance to meet French and international students who helped me to adapt to daily life in France.

4/ What are you doing right now ?

I began my Ph.D. thesis under the direction of Emmanuelle Clement and the co-direction of Arnaud Gloter in October 2015 at Université Paris-Est Marne-La-Vallée. Now, I work in applied mathematics, specialized in Statistics Theory applying in Finance with the topic “Estimation of the jump processes”.

5/ What are the advantages of training like the Bezout Master’s for a foreigner student?

This program would be very interesting for international students. Besides having a chance to participate in an excellence and diversity of the advanced program in Mathematics, the program offers the French language course and have chance to live in a comfortable and well-equipped campus.

 

KACPER PLUTA originally from Poland, he took the Bézout Master’s program in 2013/2014. He has defended a thesis in 2017.

1/ What have been the major steps in your education ?

I think it was when I started to work with Marcin Janaszewski, my engineering thesis supervisor. Before he became my supervisor, I was dismissed from his lectures for solving homework too fast and to occupy myself separately with a supervised project. Later he proposed to work on scientific projects related to modeling of the human bronchus. Influenced by the work with Marcin Janaszewski I became interested in science and I changed my mind about my future career.

2/ Why did you choose this Master ?

During my studies in Poland I became interested in digital geometry and I’ve heard about researchers from the University Paris-Est working in this field of science. Since I was familiar with their work I knew that the university has a very good reputation what I found very attracting and convincing. Later on, I also learned that it provides very promising master programs.

3/ What did you appreciate in this Master’s program ?

Classes were very interesting and well-prepared, and met the newest state of the art level in my fields of interest. I also appreciate the easiness of communication with professors and their openness to discuss topics even after classes

4/ What are you doing right now ?

I did my master thesis with supervision of Yukiko Kenmochi and Hugues Talbot, who proposed me a thesis related to digitized rigid motions. I started my PhDthesis with Mrs. Kenmochi and my co director Pascal Romon in September 2014. We also collaborate with Nicolas Passat from the University de Reims Champagne-Ardenne and Guillaume Moroz from INRIA Nancy-Grand-Est. Recently, we are about to start new projects with David Cœurjolly and Tristan Roussillon from the University of Lyon and Phuc Ngo from LORIA Nancy. Currently, I also discover other fields of science by collaboration with other PhD students at the University Paris-Est – namely geotechnical engineering – which is new and very challenging for me.

5/ What are the advantages of training like the Bezout Master’s  for a foreigner student ?

This program is a very interesting opportunity for students who aspire achieving a master degree of high quality. It is also good chance to meet people from around the world and making connections for future work.