ACROSS International Joint Laboratory (IJL) is financed by the four partners of the project including UMMISCO – an International Joint Unit of IRD – French Institute of Research for Development; Thuy Loi University – the leading University on water resources and environmental management, disaster prevention and mitigation in Vietnam; IRIT – one of the largest French Computer Science laboratories and Hanoi Architectural University (HAU) – the first architectural university in Vietnam, founded in 1969 and under the administration of the Ministry of Construction. 

Located at 5th floor, A1 Building, Thuy Loi University, 175 Tay Son Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, ACROSS has a separate space consisting of 240 m² of co-working area with one seminar room, one meeting room fully equipped for video conference. The laboratory was designed towards an open and creative environment which helps encourage mutual interactions and allows up to 40 people working at the same time. The highlight lies in the terrace, an open air space with a great view to the city. An exhibition area is set separately where people can experience different participatory and interactive simulations.

ACROSS IJL welcomes a number of French researchers and experts from short term (2 to 11 months) to long term assignments (2 to 4 years) as well as Vietnamese counterparts to work on different subjects. This gathering is expected to pave the way for multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities for students, lecturers and researchers.

Team Members

Alexis Drogoul


Alexis Drogoul holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a Senior Researcher at IRD and his work concerns the development of software tools (such as GAMA, for modeling...

Nguyen Ngoc Doanh


Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Doanh got his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris in June 2010. His research area is Modeling and simulation of complex systems with applications...

Benoit Gaudou

Associate Professor

Benoit Gaudou holds a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from 2008. He is Professor at the University Toulouse 1 Capitole and a Researcher at the IRIT lab. His research interest focuses...

Patrick Taillandier

Senior Researcher

Patrick Taillandier is a senior researcher in computer science in the unit of Mathematics and Applied Computer Science of Toulouse (MIAT) of the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and...

Phung Diep Anh

Executive Assistant

Phung Diep Anh holds a Master in Business Administration and is experienced in working for different development projects which helped her acquire strong organizational skills in project implementation, administration and...

Jeanne Cottenceau

SIMPLE Project Coordinator

November 2021 - April 2025

Jeanne Cottenceau has a Master in international cooperation and development. In 2020, she joined IRD in Vietnam to act as the scientific cooperation officer in the country. She contributed to...

Baptiste Lesquoy

International volunteer for IRD

November 2021 - November 2023

Baptiste Lesquoy holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Before joining ACROSS, he worked in the industry as a software developer with a specialisation in mobile application. At ACROSS, he’s...

Visiting researchers

Caroline Rizza


Caroline Rizza, PhD, is Associate Prof. in Information and Communication Sciences at I3-Telecom Paris (UMR 9217), Institut Polytechnique de Paris, presently visiting the IRD in Hanoï. She is the president...

Tri Nguyen-Huu

Associate Researcher

Tri Nguyen-Huu holds a PhD in applied mathematics and is an Associate Researcher at UMMISCO lab (IRD, France). His work is devoted to mathematical and computer science modelling of dynamical systems,...

Arnaud Grignard

Associate Researcher

Arnaud Grignard is a computer Scientist at Université de Lyon as a Marie Curie Fellowship and research associate at the MIT Media Lab CityScience, software engineer and PhD fellow (PDI-MSC) at SU. Since 2011, he...

Interns researchers

Ly Ngoc Thuy Duong


19 Feb 2024 - 18 May 2024

Duong is a third-year student majoring in Anthropology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH). She is interested in model applications in sustainable developing in agriculture, especially in...

Nguyen Gia Bach


1st March - 31st May 2024

Bach is a third-year student majoring in Anthropology at the University of Social Sciences and Humanitarians. With an interest in understanding the complexities of human societies and cultures, Bach is...

Le Hoang Phuong Anh

Intern in social sciences

19 Feb 2024 - 18 May 2024

Phuong Anh is a third-year student majoring in Anthropology and Journalism at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH). She is very interested in the opportunity to learn more...

Ngo Phuong Anh


1 Dec 2023 - 31 May 2024

A final-year computer science student at HUS University who is passionate about AI and aspires to work in the field.

Léon Sillano


01 Sept 2023 - 01 March 2023

Léon Sillano is a master student in computer science at Télécom Paris. He’s an intern at ACROSS lab working on coupling Gama models with other platform of modelling.

Louis Martinez


01 Sept 2023 - 01 March 2024

Louis Martinez is a master’s student in computer science at Télécom Paris. As an intern in ACROSS lab, he has been working on adapting GAMA models to VR environments.

Nhật-Minh Mai


11 Sept 2023 - 11 August 2024

Nhật-Minh Mai is an undergraduate in Anthropology from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University in Hanoi. His internship aims to carry out anthropological research on power-collaboration...

Mélissa LEROUX


From 24 April to 25 Sept 2023

I’m a final-year student at STOM (engineering school for international agri-development), specialising in DEV (agricultural development and financing with a strong social science focus). I’m doing my master theses in...


Computer Science Intern

9th July – 5th Oct 2023

Yann is a student in his second year of DevOps block-release training at the Polytech Montpellier engineering school. His mission at the ACROSS is to work on various aspects on...

Truong Quoc Cuong


01 April - 30 Sept 2023

Cuong is a Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology from the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi. He aims to optimize the HoanKiemAir Model’s configurations, using machine learning techniques...

Pierre Chandezon


8 June - 6 December 2023

Pierre Chandezon is a student in his final year of a master’s degree in illustration and an inter-university diploma in anthropology in Lyon, France. His mission is to develop an...

Eloi Landes


8 June - 6 December 2023

Eloi Landes is a Master’s degree student from the Emile Cohl School in Lyon, France. His mission is to develop 3D environments and help with the artistic direction of project...

Loris Henry


17 April - 15 Oct 2023

Loris Henry is a Master's degree student from Télécom Paris, France. His mission is to develop a coupling between the GAMA-Platform and a fluid dynamics simulation software, HEC-RAS.

Nguyen Vu Anh Quan


19 Dec 2022 - 17 Feb 2023

Quan is currently a Bachelor of Computer Science student at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. His job is to make Gama models executable on Unreal Engine 5, with the...

Ibanzi Kilongo Christian


Nov 2022 - Feb 2023

I am  Master’s student in Computer Science at the International Francophone Institute of the Vietnam National University in Hanoi. I am doing my internship at the Accros laboratory and I am...


Research and development Intern

Jan - May 2023

Pascal J. is a Master student at the International Francophone Institute of the National University of Vietnam Hanoi. He is currently working on the Impact of prevention programs on key...

Đỗ Mạnh Dũng


1st Jan - 31 March 2023

Dung holds a Bachelor’s in mathematics and informatics from the Ha Noi University of Science and Technology, Viet Nam. His mission is to build a agent based fishery model that...

Than Thi Thuy


Sep 2022 - Dec 2022

Than Thi Thuy is a Bachelor student in Information Technology at Thuyloi University. She is an Intern Software Developer at ACROSS Lab.

Lê Nguyên Khôi


April 2022 - December 2022

Khoi holds a Bachelor Degree in ICT (Information and Communication Technology), right now, he is a Master’s student at USTH. He is an Intern Software Developer at ACROSS Laboratory and...

Léo Biré

Research intern

March 2022 - July 2023

Léo Biré is a French geographer interested in public participation in socio-environmental systems. He plans on beginning a PhD to study power and domination relations in several irrigation systems in...

Pham Minh Duc

Research Intern

Mar 2021 - Jan 2022

Duc is a Master’s student from EURECOM, where he is currently studying Data Science and Engineering. Previously he had participated in the development of HoanKiemAir, improved the traffic simulation plugin...

Phan Ba Long


November 2021 - July 2022

Long holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. During his time in Across, he worked on several data analyzing projects, involving data processing, data visualization, data exploration on data of coastal...

Quynh Nga Phung

Research intern

December 2021 - July 2022

Quynh Nga holds a Bachelor’s in political science and international relations. During her time at ACROSS, she had worked on a participatory approach to address socio-environmental issues in Bac Hung...

Nguyen Quoc Hung

Software Developer Intern

1st April – 31st Dec 2022

Quoc Hung holds a Bachelor Degree in ICT (Information and Communication Technology). He is an Intern Software Developer at ACROSS Laboratory and his work concerns the development of HoanKiem Air...

Ho Duc Trung


April 2022 - October 2022

Trung is an engineer graduated from Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, right now, he is a Master’s student at USTH. He is an Intern Software Developer at ACROSS Laboratory and...

Lucas Grosjean

Computer science intern

February 2022 - July 2022

Lucas Grosjean is a Master’s degree student from the university of Franche-Comté, France. His mission is to develop a plugin to allow the distribution of model-based agent on computer clusters...

PhD Students

Léo Biré

PhD student

Nov 2023 - Jan 2026

Léo Biré is a French PhD candidate working in collaboration with the ACROSS project. Originally a geographer, he conducts interdisciplinary research to explore the use of participatory simulations to highlight...

Lucas Grosjean

PhD Student

Lucas Grosjean holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program at Sorbonne University to work on High Performance...

Arthur Brugière

Ph.D student

Arthur Brugière holds a double master degree in Computer Science and is currently a Ph.D. student in cotutelle at Sorbonne University and Thuyloi University working on Multi-Level Agent-Based Models (ML-ABM)...

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