Jean-Denis Courcol


Computing Division
Neuroscientific Software Engineering
Jean-Denis Courcol is the Deputy Director of Computing and the Section Manager of the Neuroscientific Software Engineering team within the Computing Division.

He leads the development of Blue Brain’s Neuroscientific Software team, who engineer tools for single cell model building, detailed model circuit building and, circuit and simulation analysis. The team aims to implement facilities for scientific workflows and for user interaction with scientific applications.

An engineer graduate from the ‘Grande Ecole’ ENSIMAG (the National Superior School of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics of Grenoble), Jean-Denis spent 10 years at Dassault Systèmes developing CATIA, the industrial renowned computer-aided design software before joining Blue Brain.

A busy parent, Jean-Denis also enjoys board games and reading.

Selected Publications

1. Ramaswamy S†, Courcol J-D†, Abdellah M, Adaszewski SR, Antille N, Arsever S, Atenekeng G, Bilgili A, Brukau Y, Chalimourda A, Chindemi G, Delalondre F, Dumusc R, Eilemann S, Gevaert ME, Gleeson P, Graham JW, Hernando JB, Kanari L, Katkov Y, Keller D, King JG, Ranjan R, Reimann MW, Rössert C, Shi Y, Shillcock JC, Telefont M, Van Geit W, Villafranca Diaz J, Walker R, Wang Y, Zaninetta SM, DeFelipe J, Hill SL, Muller J, Segev I, Schürmann F, Muller EB and Markram H (2015). The Neocortical Microcircuit Collaboration Portal: A Resource for Rat Somatosensory Cortex. Front. Neural Circuits 9:44. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2015.00044

2. Van Geit W, Gevaert M, Chindemi G, Rössert C, Courcol J, Muller EB, Schürmann F, Segev I and Markram H (2016). BluePyOpt: Leveraging open source software and cloud infrastructure to optimise model parameters in neuroscience. Front. Neuroinform. 10:17. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2016.00017

3. H. Markram, E. Muller, S. Ramaswamy, Michael W. Reimann, M. Abdellah, Carlos A. Sanchez, A. Ailamaki, L. Alonso-Nanclares, N. Antille, S. Arsever, Guy Antoine A. Kahou, Thomas K. Berger, A. Bilgili, N. Buncic, A. Chalimourda, G. Chindemi, J.-D. Courcol, F. Delalondre, V. Delattre, S. Druckmann, R. Dumusc, J. Dynes, S. Eilemann, E. Gal, Michael E. Gevaert, J.-P. Ghobril, A. Gidon, Joe W. Graham, A. Gupta, V. Haenel, E. Hay, T. Heinis, Juan B. Hernando, M. Hines, L. Kanari, D. Keller, J. Kenyon, G. Khazen, Y. Kim, James G. King, Z. Kisvarday, P. Kumbhar, S. Lasserre, J.-V. Le Bé, Bruno R.C. Magalhães, A. Merchán-Pérez, J. Meystre, Benjamin R. Morrice, J. Muller, A. Muñoz-Céspedes, S. Muralidhar, K. Muthurasa, D. Nachbaur, Taylor H. Newton, M. Nolte, A. Ovcharenko, J. Palacios, L. Pastor, R. Perin, R. Ranjan, I. Riachi, J.-R. Rodríguez, Juan L. Riquelme, C. Rössert, K. Sfyrakis, Y. Shi, Julian C. Shillcock, G. Silberberg, R. Silva, F. Tauheed, M. Telefont, M. Toledo-Rodriguez, T. Tränkler, W. Van Geit, Jafet V. Díaz, R. Walker, Y. Wang, Stefano M. Zaninetta, J. DeFelipe, Sean L. Hill, I. Segev, and F. Schürmann, Reconstruction and Simulation of Neocortical Microcircuitry. Cell 163, 2015, 456-492.

4. The accompanying web portal for the paper above: bbp.epfl.ch/nmc-portal