I am a Staff Research Scientist working at DeepMind. As a member Dr. Raia Hadsell‘s and Dr. Shakir Mohamed‘s teams, I have been focusing on navigation-related research, in scaling up autonomous agents to real world environments and in weather and climate forecasting. Some of my work has been published in Nature, at ICLR and NeurIPS and covered by The Guardian, BBC, Financial Times and many other press outlets.
I studied computer science in France (ENSEEIHT, Toulouse) and obtained my PhD in computer science in 2011 at New York University, with a thesis on “Time Series Modeling with Hidden Variables and Gradient-based Algorithms” supervised by Prof. Yann LeCun (Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2011).
Prior to joining DeepMind, I worked at Schlumberger Research, at the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, at Bell Labs (with Dr. Tin Kam Ho) and at Microsoft Bing, on problems including epileptic seizure prediction from EEG, the inference of gene regulation networks, WiFi-based geolocalisation, Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping on a smartphone, robotics, natural language processing and search query auto-completion.