Arnaud Grignard

Postdoctoral Associate  
Office: E15-368

Arnaud Grignard is a computer scientist specialized in complex systems modelling and information visualization. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from l'université Pierre et Marie Curie - UPMC. He is now a Postdoctoral Associate in the Program in Media Arts and Sciences in Changing Places research group at the MIT MediaLab. While working on different fields of application such as multi-level, urban systems and human mobility, he develops a new approach called agent-based visualization to handle real-time visualization tasks applied both to data and simulation outputs. .



  • MIT MediaLab - Changing Places - Model Cities: Rapid Urban Prototyping for ‘Innovation Districts’ - A City Science Design Workshop | Units (3-0-9), Fall 2016

  • MIT MediaLab - Changing Places - CityScope Kendall Sqaure: Modeling a World-class Innovation Community | Units (3-0-9), Spring 2017



  • Arnaud Grignard and Alexis Drogoul . “Agent-Based Visualization: A real-time visualization tool applied both to data and simulation outputs”. AAAI-17 Workshop on Human-Machine Collaborative Learning


  • Nghi, H.Q., Nguyen-Huu, T., Grignard, A., Huynh, H.X. and Drogoul, A., 2016, March. Toward an Agent-Based and Equation-Based Coupling Framework. In International Conference on Nature of Computation and Communication (pp. 311-324). Springer International Publishing.

  • Grignard, A., Moles ,A., Roy J-L., Métivier, N., "Learn how FEDA utilizes GE's GRID IQ Solution" CIGRE 2016.


  • Grignard, A., 2015. Modèles de visualisation à base d'agents (Doctoral dissertation, Paris 6).

  • Grignard, Arnaud, et al. "Agent-based visualization: A simulation tool for the analysis of river morphosedimentary adjustments." International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Based Simulation. Springer International Publishing, 2015.

  • Taillandier, P., Caillou, P., Gaudou, B., Grignard, A. and Mathieu, B., 2015, September. Providing Modelers with a Simple Yet Rich Tool to Define Cognitive Agents with the GAMA Platform. In Conference on Complex Systems (CCS 2015).

  • Caillou, P., Gaudou, B., Grignard, A., Truong, C.Q. and Taillandier, P., 2015, September. A Simple-to-use BDI architecture for Agent-based Modeling and Simulation. In The Eleventh Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (ESSA 2015).

  • Amblard, F., Daudé, E., Gaudou, B., Grignard, A., Hutzler, G., Lang, C., Nicod, J.M., Sheeren, D. and Taillandier, P., 2015. Introduction à NetLogo. Simulation spatiale à base d'agents avec NetLogo, partie 1, pp.73-112.


  • Taillandier, P., Grignard, A., Gaudou, B. and Drogoul, A., 2014. Des données géographiques à la simulation à base d’agents: application de la plate-forme GAMA. Cybergeo: European Journal of Geography.

  • Gasmi, N., Grignard, A., Drogoul, A., Gaudou, B., Taillandier, P., Tessier, O. and An, V.D., 2014, May. Reproducing and exploring past events using agent-based geo-historical models. In International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems and Agent-Based Simulation (pp. 151-163). Springer International Publishing.

  • Drogoul, A., Gaudou, B., Gasmi, N., Grignard, A., Taillandier, P. and Vo, D.A., 2014. Understanding Past Crises to Better Manage the Present: Initiation to Geo-Historical Risk Modelling (The 1926 Red River Swelling).


  • Grignard, Arnaud, et al. "GAMA 1.6: Advancing the art of complex agent-based modeling and simulation." International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.
  • Grignard, Arnaud, Alexis Drogoul, and Jean-Daniel Zucker. "Online analysis and visualization of agent based models." International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.

  • Grignard, Arnaud, Alexis Drogoul, and Jean-Daniel Zucker. "A Model-View/Controller approach to support visualization and online data analysis of Agent-Based Simulations." Computing and Communication Technologies, Research, Innovation, and Vision for the Future (RIVF), 2013 IEEE RIVF International Conference on. IEEE, 2013.

  • Grignard, A., Drogoul, A. and Zucker, J.D., 2013, December. Complex systems simulation online visual analysis and assessment using dynamic aggregation operators. In Soft Computing and Pattern Recognition (SoCPaR), 2013 International Conference of (pp. 288-291). IEEE.

  • Drogoul, A., Amouroux, E., Caillou, P., Gaudou, B., Grignard, A., Marilleau, N., ... & Zucker, J. D. (2013, May). Gama: multi-level and complex environment for agent-based models and simulations. In Proceedings of the 2013 international conference on Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems (pp. 1361-1362). International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.

  • Drogoul, A., Amouroux, E., Caillou, P., Gaudou, B., Grignard, A., Marilleau, N., Taillandier, P., Vavasseur, M., Vo, D.A. and Zucker, J.D., 2013, May. Gama: A spatially explicit, multi-level, agent-based modeling and simulation platform. In International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (pp. 271-274). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.