David is a senior assistant in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Bern. He obtained his BSc (licence, 2002) in Mathematics at the University of Grenoble, a dual graduate diploma in Engineering (2005) delivered by the Ecole des Mines de Saint Etienne and Berlin Technical University, and his MSc (2005) and PhD (2009) in Applied Mathematics at the Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne.
From 2008, he worked as an assistant and a postdoctoral research associate, respectively in the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Hydrogeology, University of Neuchâtel, before starting with his habilitation at the University of Bern in 2010.
The main focus of his research is Kriging-based adaptive design of computer experiments, in particular for global optimization and related topics, including inversion and probability of failure estimation. His further research interests include covariance parameter estimation, kernel and trend selection, as well as connections between Kriging and functional analysis approaches from the RKHS theory.