SpatialControl is lead by Corentin M. Barbu, working as needed with other freelance contractors with expertise in medicine, economics and statistics. He provides technical expertise, academic experience and consulting acumen in analysing complex spatial and spatio-temporal processes.
During his PhD in Biology in France, he focused on the analysis of spatio-temporal data on insect vectors (Trypanosome cruzi) of the deadly Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis), computing their dispersal characteristics and suggesting spatio-temporal strategies to control them. Subsequently, he began was a reseacher for four years in the Perelman School of Medicine”at the University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA investigating the complex dynamics of Chagas disease vectors, in the city of Arequipa, Peru (~ 1 million inhabitants). Since September 2014, Corentin M. Barbu is a full time researcher (Chargé de recherche) at the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France, where his spatio-temporal analysis skills are employed to control agricultural pests.
In addition to his academic work, Corentin has advised the Regional Ministry of Health of Arequipa, Peru on strategies to control Chagas Disease. Further, together with David Grande, MD and Daniel Polsky, PhD from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he has assessed access to primary care in the City of Philadelphia, PA.