Mathilde Bouvel
Picture taken for the MHV prize. Copyright SNF.

Mathilde Bouvel

Since October 2010, I have been a CNRS junior researcher.
From August 2013, I am on leave at the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Zürich.

From October 2010 to July 2013, I was a junior researcher at LaBRI, Bordeaux, in the group Enumerative and algebraic combinatorics of the CombAlgo team.

Before that, I was a PhD student and teaching assistant at LIAFA, University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot.

Research interests

My research is dedicated to the study of permutations (and related objects) in enumerative, bijective and analytic combinatorics, in algorithmics, in connection with probability theory, and for random generation.
I am specifically interested in the pattern relation on permutations, permutation classes, and substitution decomposition.


I have been awarded the Marie Heim-Vögtlin prize 2017 by the Swiss National Science Foundation. More information can be found here and there.
The slides of my presentation are here.

Working groups and projects I am involved in

I am the PI of the SNF project entitled "Several aspects of the study of non-uniform random permutations".
From January 2015 to December 2016, I was the PI for Switzerland of a French-Swiss project entitled "Constrained random permutations: algorithms and analysis".
I am part of the working groups Aléa and Algebraic Combinatorics of the larger research group GdR-IM.
I also used to be a member of the French ANR projects Gamma (2007-2010), Magnum (2010-2014), and Psyco (2011-2014).

Seminar and conference organization

We organize in Zurich the conference Permutation Patterns, during the week June 17-21, 2019. The conference is preceeded by a workshop (June 13-15) which is introductory to the main topics of the conference.

From March 2011 to June 2013, I was in charge of organizing the LaBRI seminar.

I have also organized or co-organized the following events:

Contact information

To come and see me

Building Y27, office J08, at the University of Zürich (Irchel campus)

To phone me

Phone: +41 (0)44 63 55 852
Fax: +41 (0)44 63 55 705

To send me an e-mail

Email address:

To send me a postal mail

Institut für Mathematik
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich