ABOUT

Innovative computer scientist with more than a decade of experience researching and teaching at a leading French engineering school - Arts et Metiers. Empowerment driven instructor for PhD, graduate and undergraduate level students, with one foot always in the field. Manager of large-scale multidisciplinary scientific projects. Engaging collaboration with cross-functional teams such as product designers, mechanical engineers, sociologists, cognitive psychologists, marketing and end-users.

WORK

Sr Data Scientist
Microsoft, A&E

Controlled Experiment and A/B testing at scale in the Analysis and Experimentation team.

NOV 2018 - CURRENT
BELLEVUE, WA, USA

Sr Data Scientist, Instructor
Galvanize

Taught full-time in the 12-week Data Science Immersive program on a broad range of ML/DS topics - Framed, designed, and delivered theoretical lectures, inquiry- and practice-based learning sequences - Created a 2-day training workshop on Spark for Data Science (NPS 50) - Lead Curriculum Designer for the Cognitive Builder Course a blended online course, which will launch in June 2017

SEPT 2016 - NOV 2017
SEATTLE, WA, USA

Assistant Professor
Arts et Metiers ParisTech

Engaged as a machine-learning expert in a multidisciplinary collaboration context, especially in dialog with user experience design for smart products or decision-making knowledge-based systems - Created business-oriented systems in the industry, from eliciting user requirements to identifying the key technologies for solving real-world problems - Managed scientific research projects; tutored PhD, Master and Engineering students - Produced 8 international papers, and 2 patents (EU, US)

SEPT 2005 - AUGUST 2016
PARIS, FRANCE

Consultant
ARTS

Interacted with industrial partners for defining a research problem, negotiating scope, plan, and costs - Related business and customer needs with scientific objectives and metrics - Developed solutions by regular iterations with partners and transferred them in industrial context

SEPT 2005 - AUGUST 2016
PARIS, FRANCE



PROJECTS

Lead Curriculum Designer
COGNITIVE BUILDER COURSE

Scope: Design and development of an online curriculum based on IBM Watson technology.
Role: Scoped the standards, designed the curriculum architecture, developped videos, lessons and exercises, put in production.
cognitivebuilder.com/#course

MARCH-JULY 2017
SEATTLE, WA, USA

Scientific WP Manager
HYBRID 2.0

Scope: Optimization of the environmental performances of a hybrid heat boiler.
Role: Identified key intelligent technologies for modeling the behavior of users regarding energy consumption - Led the design of end-user interface in conjunction with data processing development.

2013 - 2016
PARIS, FRANCE

Scientific Manager
NORMA (law, globalization, diversity)

Scope: An inter-laboratory cooperation on Law, Globalization and Diversity. The objective of this research was to rethink the very notion of norms, in the current globalized world, by analyzing their production process, their meaning, their use, their diversity.
Role: Coordinator of a multidisciplinary seminar (law / sociology / engineering) on methodological concerns in the analysis and study of norms.
hesam.paris/norma-project [en]

2013 - 2016
PARIS, FRANCE

Project Technical Coordinator
SKIPPI

Scope: Graph visualization and mining for the stimulation of creativity in early design.
Role: Designed the data model for the formalization of knowledge - Developed graph processing tools for researchers - Supervised the development of the graphical interface in conjunction with data processing.
skippiproject.com [fr]

2010 - 2013
PARIS, FRANCE

Project Coordinator
GENIUS

Scope: Application of shape description and classification to silhouette generation in early phase product design.
Role: Built the project and conducted project reviews with research and industrial partners - Designed software architecture - Developed the image and shape processing platform to support generation of design silhouettes.
genius-anr.org [fr]

2008 - 2011
PARIS, FRANCE

Technical Assistant Coordinator
TRENDS

Scope: Application of image retrieval technologies to inspiration seeking in design.
Role: Conducted technical meetings - Imagined and structured the evaluation scheme between user-oriented and system-oriented metrics.
trendsproject.org

2006 - 2008
PARIS, FRANCE



EDUCATION

PhD, Computer Science, Machine Learning
University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), LIP6, France
Dissertation Title: Image Retrieval by Similarity of Segmented Content

SEPT 2004

Master of Research
University Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), France
Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition

SEPT 2001

Master of Science in Engineering
Institut Superieur d'Electronique de Paris (ISEP), France

SEPT 2001



CREDENTIALS

Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches (HDR)
Delivered by University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris
French post-doctoral degree delivering an accreditation for supervising research
Thesis Title: Intelligent Systems in Innovative Design

SEPT 2013

Member of the Scientific Board
Arts et Metiers ParisTech

2012 - 2016