Megan Cook

About

Megan Cook
Name Megan Cook
Occupation 3rd year PhD student
Affiliation University of Montpellier, Géosciences Laboratory, BRLi

PhD

Title Optimization theory applied to the modeling of sandy beach dynamics and its anthropic preservation
Field Mathematics applied to Earth sciences
Topics Optimization, Numerical modeling, Coastal dynamics
Key words Morphodynamics, Hydrodynamics, Coast, Constrained optimization
Directors Frédéric Bouchette, Bijan Mohammadi and Nicolas Fraysse
Graduate school GAIA

Research

Presentations

May, 2019 Slides [PDF] and Poster [PDF]
Optimization theory applied to coastal dynamics
JDD Géosciences Montpellier, France
July, 2019 Poster [PDF]
Optimization theory for the redesign of La Turballe port
Port Optimization presentation for Israeli engineers and projet managers
December, 2019 Slides and Poster [PDF]
Optimization theory applied to the modeling of sandy beach dynamics
RCEM 2019 Auckland, New Zealand
January, 2020 Slides
Optimization theory applied to coastal dynamics
GLADYS 2020 workshop Montpellier, France
February, 2020 Slides [PDF]
Optimal control applied to the modeling of sandy beach dynamics and coastal preservation
JDD IMAG, Montpellier France
October, 2020 Poster [PDF] and code demo
Comment aménager un port grâce à l'optimisation ? (Application sur port de La Turballe)
Salon du littoral, La Grande Motte, France

Education

2018 - 2021 PhD in Earth sciences and Mathematics
Optimization theory applied to the modeling of sandy beach dynamics and its anthropic preservation
Supervised by Frédéric Bouchette, Bijan Mohammadi and Nicolas Fraysse
BRLi, Géosciences Laboratory, University of Montpellier
Description
The study of coastal hydro-morphodynamics, ie the interactions between waves and sand in the coastal areas is essential for the protection of the coastline, whether against submersion, coastal erosion or the impact of waves on structures. The purpose of this PhD is to introduce numerical tools in order to solve complex problems involving coastal and port engineering. This PhD connects applied mathematics and coastal engineering, with the aim of participating in the development of optimal control theory applied to coastal dynamics.
Courses
2016 - 2018 Master's degree in Mathematics
MANU (Modelization and numerical analysis of PDEs), University of Montpellier, France
with distinction « Très Bien »
Courses
  • Advanced programming in C ++
  • Numerical analysis of PDEs 1-2-3
  • Analysis of PDEs 1-2
  • Numerical modeling
  • Introduction to inverse problems
  • Optimal control
  • Posteriori estimate
  • Differential geometry
  • Mechanics of solids and fluids
  • Numerical optimization
  • Functional analysis
Internship (6 months) : Optimization theory applied to coastal dynamics
Supervised by Frédéric Bouchette and Bijan Mohammadi
Géosciences Laboratory, University of Montpellier
2013 - 2016 Bachelor's degree in Mathematics
Research option
University of La Rochelle, France
with distinction « Très Bien »
Internship (5 weeks) : Modelization of the growth of tree leaves by the algorithm of Qinglan Xia
Supervised by Michel Berthier and Catherine Choquet
MIA laboratory, La Rochelle, France
2013 Baccalaureate in Science
Mathematics speciality
Bellevue High School, Saintes, France
with distinction « Très Bien »

Contact

Email megan.cook@umontpellier.fr
Address Géosciences Montpellier, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier CEDEX 5, France
Office n°434, 4th floor, Building 22, University of Montpellier