Isabelle Lecoeur

Mrs Isabelle Lecoeur

Application development

Ecogia Pavillon P006
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Isabelle graduated as a Computer Science engineer at the ENSIMAG (Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Informatique et de Mathematiques Appliquees) in Grenoble (France). After having worked for a couple of years in a small company to minimize material waste in industrial manufacturing process using operational research techniques, she developed for 17 years scientific software in various fields – biology, robotics, ultrasonics – at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Since 2001, she has been working at the Data Centre for Astrophysics ISDC, attached to the Geneva Observatory.In the INTEGRAL mission (launched in October 2002), she worked as as a project controller, was in charge of planning and was responsible for the data analysis software releases including software integration, testing, documentation production and software distribution to the scientific community until 2009. Since 2006, she is involved in the Gaia mission and was in charge of the Quality Assurance and risk management of the Coordination Unit CU7 and the associated Data Processing Center DPCG, until end 2016. CU7 is one of the 9 Coordination Units  forming the consortium that has as task to perform the Gaia data analysis and to produce the final catalogue: its main objective is to characterise the photometric and spectral variability of the Gaia data. She also contributes to the software development and  to the Integration, Validation and Operation of the CU7 system.
Current Activities
  • Development of a variability detection tool for the selection of variable candidates
  • Development of Specific Object analysis: Microlensing events, Eclipsing Binaries, AGN
  • Previous responsibility as Quality Assurance responsible and risk manager of the Coordination Unit for the Variability Processing CU7 and the associated Data Processing Center in Geneva DPCG, until end 2016
Research Interests
  • Quality Assurance and project management tools
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Specific Object analysis: Microlensing events, Eclipsing Binaries, AGN