I’m a robotics researcher at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, currently working on machine vision for robot localization and grasping in the context of the Mars Sample Return mission. Prior to joining JPL in 2018, 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 received a Master’s in applied mathematics from Université Paul Sabatier, a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in aerospace engineering from 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.