PhD, entrepreneur, AI & software engineering

Hi there!
Email me at [firstname]@[lastname].fr – LinkedInGithub
I closed my Facebook account in 2012, sorry Zuck.

Work experience

Apr 2019 – present: Senior P2P engineer at Streamroot, CDN specialized in video delivery. We make users exchange data between each other, thus reducing the number of servers required to stream video at scale. It provides a crisper picture while being cheaper and greener than traditional CDNs.

Dec 2017 – Mar 2019: Lead developer at Watcha, young editor of a unified collaboration tool for businesses focusing on data governance. The company simplifies, polishes and packages a series of open source projects. I managed a developer and was in charge of security of the product, including end-to-end encryption.

Oct 2015 – present: Creator of a robust audio ad blocker, compatible with radios and podcasts: Adblock Radio. Open-sourced components on Github and described how it works. Gathering a community. Project accelerated at Boost In Lyon (S1 2017) and at Lyon Startup (S2 2017).

2015 – 2016: Technical cofounder of Ciconie. Send pictures from your smartphone to your grand-parents' hands.

2011 – 2015: PhD degree in nuclear fusion research, Plasma Physics Laboratory (LPP), École Polytechnique, Paris. I compared phenomena between experiments (what did we measure?) & simulation (is that realistic?). Contributed to social animation among PhD students.

2011 (6 months): Work placement with ESTEC (European Space Agency) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Assessed radio blackout numerically during a high velocity atmospheric re-entry.

2008 (7 months): Military service with the Parisian fire brigade. Between emergency interventions, performed the carbon accounting of the brigade.

Languages and computer skills

It always starts by talking to people! French is my native language, English is fluent and I have some knowledge of German to reactivate. What follows is about computers.

Data science: Designed and deployed in production machine learning systems. Keras, Tensorflow (SVM, RNN, LSTM) and custom tools to crowdsource data. During my PhD, caught evanescent signals with FFT, MUSIC, HHT. Experience and open source work in audio fingerprinting such as Landmark (Shazam).

Backend/devops development: Experience with NodeJS, Python, SQLite/MySQL, Docker, Nginx, sys admin… Self-host most of my web services. Know-how with Debian, Arch linux and Microsoft Bob ®.

Frontend development: Javascript/React/Typescript/Flow. A bit of Android SDK, Cordova, React Native. Testing with Mocha, Jest… Some know-how with Scribus, Inkscape, Gimp, FreeCAD.

Hardware prototyping: 3D printing, DIY circuits soldering, hacking on Raspberry Pi, Odroid. Introduced to Balena, Eagle…

Education

2013 (2 months): Stanford Ignite program, Paris. An intensive program to learn the business fundamentals necessary to succeed in any entrepreneurial venture.

2010 – 2011: Engineering degree + Research master, Supaero, Toulouse. Major in aeronautics and fluid mechanics. Master in Dynamics, energetics and transfers.

2007 – 2011: Engineering degree, École Polytechnique, Paris. Multidisciplinary Master Degree, major in Mechanical Engineering.

2005 – 2007: Classes Préparatoires MPSI-PSI*, Stanislas, Paris.

2005: Scientific A-levels, Saint Jean de Passy High School, Paris.

Other interests

Enthusiastic squash player, with some competition in a team.
Telemark skiing, a fun old-fashioned technique with free heels.

In favor of web decentralization, privacy, ethical design & free speech.
Keeping a curious eye on cryptocurrencies & blockchain applications.

Last update: Apr. 24 2019