About Me

My Curriculum

  • Since September 2017, I'm lecturer (= assistant professor) in robotics at the University of Plymouth, United Kingdom. My research focuses on social robotics, with a particular focus on child-robot interaction and robotics for education.
  • From September 2015 to September 2017, I was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellow at the University of Plymouth as well, in the robotic group headed by Tony Belpaeme. I worked on the cognitive concept of Theory of Mind applied to robots, and how this may improve and enrich human-robot interaction.
  • From March 2013 to July 2015, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in the Computer-Human Interaction for Laerning and Instruction (CHILI lab). I was in charge of coordinating the robotic group and developing research in robotic-based learning technologies.
  • I was previously post-doctoral fellow at the LAAS-CNRS research institute, in the Robotics and Interactions group, working on higher cognition for robots (knowledge management, dialogue, theory of mind).
  • I've defended my PhD thesis in July 2012. I prepared it at LAAS-CNRS, in joint supervision with the TU Muenchen. I've been awarded the Best PhD in Robotics 2012 prize by the French CNRS for this work.
  • Before, I've been working for a year as engineer in mobile robotics at the INRIA national institute for computing sciences.
  • I hold a joint MSc in mechanical engineering from France (Diplôme d'ingénieur Arts et Métiers ParisTech) and Germany (Dipl. Ing. in Maschinenbau, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
  • I hold as well a MSc in Computer Sciences applied to Education from Université Paris 5.
My detailed resume can be downloaded here.