Alexandre Storelli

PhD, entrepreneur, AI engineer & lead developer

Work experience

late 2017-present Lead developer at Watcha, editor of a unified collaboration tool for businesses focusing on data governance.
We simplify, polish and package a series of open source projects.
I manage a developer and am in charge of security of the product, including end-to-end encryption.
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.
Thesis (in French, 2015)Main research article (2015)
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.
Thesis (in English, 2011)
2008 (7 months) Military service with the Parisian fire brigade.
Between emergency interventions, performed the carbon accounting of the brigade.

Languages and computer skills

To chat with other people Français French (native),
USAUK English (fully operational)
Deutsch German (solid background, to be reactivated)
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).
SW backend Experience with NodeJS, Python, SQLite/MySQL, Docker, sys admin…
Self-host most of my web services.
SW frontend Javascript/React, and a bit of Android SDK, Cordova, React Native.
Some know-how with Scribus, Inkscape, Gimp, FreeCAD and the priceless Microsoft Paint ®.
HW prototyping 3D printing, DIY circuits soldering, hacking on Raspberry Pi, Odroid….
Will use Balena in my next project.


2013 (2 mo.) 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 (2010-2011).
Major in aeronautics and fluid mechanics. Master in Dynamics, energetics and transfers.
2007-2011 Engineering degree, École Polytechnique, Paris (2007-2010).
Multidisciplinary Master Degree, major in Mechanical Engineering.
2005-2007 Classes Préparatoires MPSI-PSI*, Stanislas, Paris.
2004-2005 Scientific A-levels, Saint Jean de Passy High School, Paris.

Other interests

Sports Enthusiastic squash player (with some competition)
Telemark skier (fun old-fashioned technique with free heels)
How technology changes society In favor of web decentralization, privacy, ethical design & free speech.
Keeping a curious eye on cryptocurrencies & blockchain applications.

https://alexandre.storelli.fr – updated on Jan 23 2019