Christian Gout received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Pau in 1997, France. His research topics include data approximation, variational methods, numerical analysis, image processing, CAGD and applications to energy, medicine and geosciences. He was a visiting scholar at the Univ. of Southern California (Los Angeles) and was also invited researcher several times at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. He is also an alumni of UC Berkeley. Currently, he is Professor at INSA Rouen Normandie and Chair of the Research and PhD programs at INSA Rouen.