Since 2007, Pierre Del Moral is a joint senior research fellow at INRIA, and at the Mathematical Institute in Bordeaux. In 2011, he also joinded the Applied Mathematical Center of the Polytechnique School in Paris as a Professor "chargé de cours".
After a masters degree in pure mathematics in 1989 in the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse in the field of Cohomology, Dynamical Systems, Hyperbolic Geometry and Algebraic Geometry, he joined the LAAS Automation and Control Institute of the C.N.R.S. (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). He obtained a PhD in 1994 in signal processing with one of the first study on stochastic particle methods in nonlinear filtering and optimal control problems. From 1992 to 1995, he also served as a lecturer in mathematics at the "Ecole Nationale Superieure de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace", and as a research engineer in the company Steria-Digilog, working on particle filters in tracking problems arising in radar and sonar signal processing problems.
In 1995, he joined the C.N.R.S. as a junior research fellow in mathematics and physics at the Probability and Statistical department of the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, and he received in 2002 the higher degree of research (H.D.R.) in Mathematics. In 2004, he joined the Lab. J. A. Dieudonné of the University of Nice and Sophia-Antipolis as a full Professor of Mathematics in the field of Probability and stochastic processes. He has also been a visiting professor in the russian academy of sciences as well as in several international universities, including Beijing, Cambridge, Edmonton, Erlangen, La Havana, Helsinki, Melbourne, Montréal, Moscow, St Petersbourg, Sydney, Tokyo, Oxford, Princeton, Purdue, and Wuhan University.
He is a former associate editor of the journals "Applied Mathematics and Optimization", "Stochastic Analysis and Applications", "Revista de Matematica : Teoria y Aplicaciones". From 2006 to 2009 he was an associate editor of the journal "Stochastic Processes and their Applications", and from 2006 to 2012 he was one of the chief editors of "ESAIM Proceedings",
and a guest editor of M2AN for a 2010 special Volume on Probabilistic Methods.
Dr. Del Moral is one of the principal designers of the modern and the recently developing theory on stochastic particle methods in nonlinear filtering, numerical physics, engineering and information theory. He has published over 100 papers in pure and applied probability journals, and he is the author of the book "Feynman-Kac formulae. Genealogical and interacting particle approximations", Springer New York, Series: Probability and Applications (2004). His current research interests are : bayesian inference and nonlinear filtering, multiple targets tracking problems, rare event analysis, calibration and uncertainty propagations in numerical codes, particle absorption models, Monte Carlo methods, stochastic algorithms, branching processes and interacting particle systems.