Jérôme Bolte has obtained the "agrégation de mathématiques" in 1997, and has taught mathematics at a high-school in France for three years. He is also a former student of the engineering school "Mines de Saint-Etienne". Recently, he has completed his PhD Thesis in Montpellier (France). He is currently a post-doctoral fellow of the University of Chile, Santiago. His research interests include dynamical systems and variational analysis.