Pierre Simon works in model theory. His research so far has focused on NIP theories, a class which generalizes both stable and o-minimal theories. This topic has links with combinatorics, rigid geometry and topological dynamics, areas where the NIP condition appears in various guises.
Simon obtained his PhD from Université d'Orsay in 2011, after which he was a postdoc at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He then held a CNRS position in Lyon before becoming assistant professor at Berkeley in 2016.
He was awarded the Sacks prize and the Perrissin-Pirasset/Schneider prize from the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris for his dissertation.