Dr Philippe Ricoux studied Applied Mathematics, Signal Processing and Advanced control during Supélec. After applying Kalman Filter for space engines control, he studied chemical engineering at ENSIC (Nancy) with Jacques Villermaux and his PhD thesis was on optimal control of catalytic chemical reactors. Then, he spent 20 years in ELF Aquitaine R&D as an expert in process modeling and control. He managed a Corporate Scientific calculation team (APC, CFD, Process modeling, Applied Maths, Multivariate Statistics, SPC, Optimization) and he was an expert for American DOE, for European R&D projects during the 90s: creation of his own optimization software (for production forecast), publications on Multivariate Analysis, and also some patents. In 2000, he created his own company: Process Modeling, and Control, Simulation, Schedule, Optimization, with an international experience, as advisor of Oil and Gas minister of a Central Asian producer country. He re-joined TOTAL group in late 2007, at Scientific Division level, in charge of Numerical Processing and Modeling: animation and development of transverse technologies: Applied Mathematics, Dynamic Modeling, CFD, Digital Simulation, High Performance Computing, On line data processing, Advanced control, Image processing.