Guillaume Latu

Pole API, Boulevard Seb. Brant
67400 Illkirch
Email : latu at
Office : B 228
Tel: (+33)(0)44225 6357
Laboratory: LSIIT
Teams: CALVI
Teaching: UFR Math-Info


Assistant professor at University of Strasbourg since 2003.
Since september 2009, I am research scientist at CEA on partial secondment from the University of Strasbourg.
Here is a short resume

Teaching resources

Research Area

Parallel algorithmics, Numerical simulation, Numerical schemes, Large scale applications, Adaptive annd multiscale schemes, Population Dynamics, Plasma Physics, Grid computing.

PhD Thesis

Title : "Parallel algorithmic and high performance computing dedicated to a simulation of a host-macroparasite system" (december 2002)
Download the pdf or postscript document.


Peer-reviewed journal publications:
[J7] Crouseilles (N.), Latu (G.), Sonnendrücker (E.). A parallel Vlasov solver based on local cubic spline interpolation on patches. Journal of Computational Physics. In Press,
[J6] Besse (N.), Latu (G.), Ghizzo (A.), Sonnendrücker (E.), Bertrand (P.). A wavelet-MRA-based adaptive semi-Lagrangian method for the relativistic Vlasov-Maxwell system. Journal of Computational Physics. 2008. Vol. 227, Num. 16, pp 7889-7916.
[J5] Genaud (S.), Gancarski (P.), Latu (G.) , Blanschot (D.), Rattanapoka (C.), Vouriot (D.). Exploitation of a parallel clustering algorithm on commodity hardware with P2P-MPI. Journal of Supercomputing. 2008, Vol. 43, No. 1, Springer, pp 21-41.
[J4] Crouseilles (N.), Latu (G.), Sonnendrücker (E.). Hermite spline interpolation on patches for parallely solving the Vlasov-Poisson equation. Int. J. Appl. Math. Comput. Sci.. 2007, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp 335-349.
[J3] Langlais (M.), Latu (G.), Roman (J.) and Silan (P.). Performance analysis and qualitative results of an efficient parallel stochastic simulator for a marine host-parasite system. Concurrency & Computation: Practice and Experience. Vol. 15, Issue 11-12, sept. 2003, pp. 1133-1150.
[J2] Silan (P.), Langlais (M.) and Latu (G.). Dynamique des populations de monogènes, ectoparasites de téléostéens : stratégies démographiques et implications mathématiques. Ecologie, vol. 30, 1999, pp. 247-260.
[J1] Latu (G.). Solution parallèle pour un problème de dynamique de population. Technique et Science Informatiques, vol. 19, juin 2000, pp. 767-790.

Peer-reviewed conference publications:
[C17] Grandgirard (V.), Sarazin (Y.), Garbet (X.), Dif-Praladier (G.), Ghendrih (P.), Crouseilles (N.), Latu (G.), Sonnendrücker (E.) and Besse (N.). Computing ITG turbulence with a full-f semi-Lagrangian code. Proc. of the 2nd international conference of Vlasovia, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation. 2008, Elsevier. Vol. 13(1), pp 81-87.
[C15,C16] Crouseilles (N.), Gutnic (M.), Latu (G.), Sonnendrücker (E.). Comparison of two Eulerian solvers for the four-dimensional Vlasov equation: Part I & II. Workshop Vlasovia 2006 - Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation. Feb. 2008, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 88-99.
[C14] Grandgirard (V.), Sarazin (Y.), Angelino (P.), Alberto (B.), Crouseilles (N.), Darmet (G.), Dif-Praladier (G.), Garbet (X.), Ghendrih (P.), Jolliet (S.), Latu (G.), Villard (L.), Sonnendrücker (E.). Global full-f gyrokinetic simulations of plasma turbulence. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion. 2007, Vol. 49, pp B173-B182.
[C13] Garbet(X.), Sarazin (Y.), Grandgirard (V.), Dif-Pradalier (G.), Darmet (G.), Ghendrih (Ph.), Angelino (P.), Bertrand (P.), Besse (N.), Gravier (E.), Morel (P.), Sonnendrücker (E.), Crouseilles (N.), Dischler (J.-M.), Latu (G.), Violard (E.), Brunetti (M.), Brunner (S.), Lapillonne (X.), Tran (T.-M.), Villard (L.) and Boulet (M.). Beyond scale separation in gyrokinetic turbulence. Nuclear Fusion. 2007, Vol. 47, pp. 1206-1212.
[C12] Latu (G.), Crouseilles (N.), Grandgirard (V.) and Sonnendrücker (E.). Gyrokinetic Semi-Lagrangian Parallel Simulation using a Hybrid OpenMP/MPI Programming. Recent Advances in PVM and MPI. 2007, Springer, LNCS 4757, pp 356-364.
[C11] Gutnic (M.), Latu (G.) and Sonnendrücker (E.). Adaptive two-dimensional Vlasov simulations of heavy ion beams. Proceedings of HIF06. Nuclear instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. 2007, Elsevier, Vol. 577(1), pp 125-128.
[C10] Crouseilles (N.), Latu (G.) and Sonnendrücker (E.). Hermite Spline Interpolation on Patches for a parallel implementation of beam focusing problems. Proceedings of HIF06. Nuclear instruments and Methods in Physics Research A. 2007, Elsevier, Vol. 577(1), pp 129-132.
[C9] Tessier (G.), Latu (G.) and Roman (J.). Hybrid MPI-Thread Implementation on a Cluster of SMP Nodes of a Parallel Simulator for the Propagation of Powdery Mildew in a Vineyard. High Performance Computing and Communications, Second International Conference, HPCC 2006. 2006, Springer, LNCS 4208, pp 833-842.
[C8] Grandgirard (V.), Sarazin (Y.), Garbet (X.), Dif-Pradalier (G.), Ghendrih (P.), Crouseilles (N.), Latu (G.), Sonnendrücker (E.), Besse (N.), Bertrand (P.). GYSELA, a full-f global gyrokinetic Semi-Lagrangian code for ITG turbulence simulations. Proceedings of Theory of fusion plasmas, joint Varenna - Lausanne international workshop. 2006. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 871, pp. 100-111.
[C7] Sarazin (Y.), Grandgirard (V.), Dif-Pradalier (G.), Fleurence (E.), Garbet (X.), Ghendrih (Ph.), Bertrand (P.), Besse (N.), Crouseilles (N.), Sonnendrücker (E.), Latu (G.), Violard (E.). Impact of large scale flows on turbulent transport. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion. 2006. Vol. 48, pp B179-B188.
[C6] Gutnic (M.), Mehrenberger (M.), Sonnendrücker (E.), Hoenen (O.), Latu (G.), Violard (E.). Adaptive 2D Vlasov simulation of Particle Beams. Proceedings of ICAP 2006. 2006.
[C5] Sonnendrücker (E.), Gutnic (M.), Haefele (M.), Latu (G.), Lemaire (J.-L.). Vlasov Simulations of Beams and Halo. In: Proceedings of the 2005 Particle Accelerator Conference . 2005, IEEE Catalog Number 05CH37623C.
[C4] Calonnec (A.), Latu (G.), Naulin (JM.), Roman (J.), and Tesssier (G.). Parallel Simulation of the Propagation of Powdery Mildew in a Vineyard. In: Europar'05 Parallel Processing. 2005. Springer Verlag, LNCS 3648, pp 1254-1264.
[C3] Gutnic (M.), Haefele (M.), Latu (G.). Parallel Vlasov solver using a Wavelet based Adaptive Mesh Refinement. ICPP'2005, 7th Workshop on High Perf. Scientific and Engineering Computing. 2005. IEEE Computer Society Press. pp 181-188.
[C2] Langlais (M.), Latu (G.), Roman (J.) and Silan (P.). Stochastic simulation of a marine host-parasite system using a hybrid OpenMP/MPI programming. In: Europar'02 Parallel Processing. LNCS 2400 - Springer Verlag. pp 436-446.
[C1] Langlais (M.), Latu (G.), Roman (J.) and Silan (P.). Parallel numerical simulation of a marine host-parasite system. In: Europar'99 Parallel Processing, ed. Amestoy (P.) & al. LNCS 1685 - Springer Verlag. pp 677-685.

Book contributions:
[B1] Silan (P.), Caltran (H.) and Latu (G.). Ecologie et dynamique des populations de monogènes, ectoparasites de téléostéens marins : approche et contribution montpelliéraine. Chapter of the book `` Taxonomy, ecology and evolution of metazoan parasites '' in honnor to Louis Euzet (Ed. C. Combes & J. Jourdane) Presses Univ. de Perpignan.