About me

I am researcher / data analyst, with a background in physics. After a PhD in physics at ENS Lyon, working within its complex systems institute – aka IXXI – and Post-Docs at INRIA Lyon and MIT Senseable City Lab, I am currently working:

  • part-time (45%) as a project manager at the University of Lyon, working on several governance projects dealing with international rankings or bibliometrics,
  • part-time (45%) as a researcher at ENS Lyon,
  • part-time (10%) as a free-lance data scientist.

My interests lie in the understanding and modeling of socio-economic systems, social dynamics and mobility, and social networks from a statistical physics viewpoint. I’m involved in projects focusing on human behavior and interactions in cities (as analyzed through mobile phone or transaction data) or social networks (as analysed through Twitter, Facebook, etc. content). The main focus of my current work is detection, analysis and visualisation of scientific research patterns through the analysis of bibliographic data, cf the BiblioTools section of this website.

Latest News

February 2018

 The new version of BiblioTools, including the dedicated web-based visualisation platform BiblioMaps, is now available. Download the scripts and follow the tutorials to create your own maps of science!



Selected publications

  • PhD Thesis: Exploring Social Phenomena with Complex Systems Tools. [pdf]
  • S Grauwin, G Beslon, E Fleury, S Franceschelli, C Robardet, JB Rouquier, P Jensen, Complex systems science: dreams of universality, reality of interdisciplinarity. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, ASIS&T (2012). [paper online]
  • S Grauwin, F Goffette-Nagot, P Jensen, Dynamic models of residential segregation: an analytical solution. J. Pub. Econ. 96, 124-141 (Feb 2012). [paper online]
  • S Grauwin, E Bertin, R Lemoy, P Jensen, Competition between collective and individual dynamics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106, 20622-20626 (Dec 2009). [paper online]

Contact informations

  • Email: seb.grauwin[at]gmail.com