I’m a robotics researcher at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, currently working on machine vision for robot localization and grasping. Prior to joining JPL, I spent two years as a research scientist at IBM Research AI, Tokyo, where I worked on deep reinforcement learning for robot vision and manipulation.
Before joining IBM, I did my Ph.D. between the University of Montpellier, France, and the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotics Laboratory, Japan. My thesis was on contact force sensing from motion tracking, using various techniques from computer vision, machine learning and robotics. Before that, I studied aerospace engineering at SUPAERO and had the opportunity to intern in satellite control at Airbus Defence and Space and computer vision at the FORTH Institute of Computer Science.