Biography

I am a young researcher in Machine Learning and more specifically in Reinforcement Leaning. I have an engineering and mathematical background. I have studied Machine Learning and Signal Processing at Supélec (a french grande école) where I obtained a master degree in 2010. At the same time, I was studying at Université de Metz where I obtained a master degree in applied Mathematics. I have also a master degree in applied Mathematics from Université Paris-Est in 2011. Soon after, I began my PhD on Inverse Reinforcement Learning and Apprenticeship Learning supervised by Oliver Pietquin and Matthieu Geist. My PhD was financed by the European project ILHAIRE (Incorporating Laughter into Human Avatar Interactions: Research and Experiments) which consisted in designing a virtual agent able to laugh at the right time and with the good intensity when interacting with a human being. Those kind of agents make the interaction more natural and are a step towards an artificial intelligence. I defended the 14th of November 2014. From October 2014 to September 2015, I was ATER (Attaché Temporaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche) at Université Lille 3 and in the Inria project team SequeL. Now, I am an assistant professor (Maitre de Conférences) at University Lille 1 where I teach computer science and still a member of the Inria project team SequeL. You can find more specific details on my curriculum.