Virginie Grandgirard received the PhD degree in mathematics and applications from Besancon University, France, in 1999. She then obtained the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in 2016. She is presently research director at CEA, France. She is the lead developer of the 5D non-linear gyrokinetic semi-Lagrangian code GYSELA used for plasma turbulence simulations https://gyselax.github.io/ . This code is highly parallelized up to hundreds of thousands cores. Her research interests focus on numerical methods for Vlasov equations, high performance computing and tokamak plasma turbulence and more recently on Physic Informed Neural Network. She has co-authored 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals.