CV

Current Position

2019–Present CNRS Research Scientist
LARSEN Team, LORIA, Nancy, France
Research Topics: Human-Robot Interaction, Exoskeletons, Collaborative Robotics, Human Movement Analysis, Human Motion Simulation, Ergonomics

Education

2015 PhD in Robotics, Pierre et Marie Curie University, France
Advisors: Philippe Bidaud, Ph.D and Vincent Padois, Ph.D
Thesis Title: Virtual Ergonomics for the Design of Collaborative Robots
2011 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Pierre et Marie Curie University, France
With highest honors
Specialization: Robotics
2011 Engineer’s Degree, Ecole Polytechnique – Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées, France
Specialization: Mechanical Engineering, Robotics
2004–2006 Preparatory Class, Lycée St Louis, France
Intensive two-years course for preparation to entrance exams of French engineering schools
Specialization: Engineering Science, Physics, Mathematics (MPSI/PSI*)

Research Experience

2017–2019 Postdoctoral Researcher
LARSEN Team, INRIA Nancy Grand Est, France
Team Directors: Serena Ivaldi, Ph.D and Francois Charpillet, PhD
Research Topics: Human-Robot Interaction, Human Movement Analysis, Ergonomics
2015–2017 Postdoctoral Researcher
Action Lab, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
Lab Director: Dagmar Sternad, Ph.D
Research Topics: Motor Neuroscience, Human Motor Control, Human-Robot Interaction
2011–2015 PhD Candidate/Graduate Research Assistant
The Institute for Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Paris France
CEA-LIST Interactive Robotics Laboratory, Saclay, France
Advisors: Philippe Bidaud, Ph.D, Vincent Padois, Ph.D and Yvan Measson
Research Topics: Collaborative Robotics, Human Movement Simulation, Ergonomics
2011 Research Assistant (Intern)
CEA-LIST Interactive Robotics Laboratory, Saclay, France
Advisor: Yvan Measson
Research Topics: Collaborative Robotics, Human Movement Simulation
Summer 2010 Research Assistant (Intern)
Robotics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Advisor: Lionel Birglen, Ph.D
Research Topics: Embedded Electronics
Summer 2009 Research Assistant (Intern)
Naval Architecture Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Advisor: Sander Calisal, Ph.D
Research Topics: Ship Hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Teaching Experience

2021 Lecturer, Centrale-Supélec, France (3 hours)
Level: Graduate
Topic: Physical Human-Robot Interaction for Industry 4.0
Department: Control Engineering
2018–2020 Lecturer, University of Lorraine, France (12 hours per year)
Level: Graduate
Topic: Behavior Analysis
Department: Cognitive Sciences
2016 Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University, USA (38 hours)
Level: Undergraduate
Topic: Introduction to Neuroscience
Department: Biology
2015 Teaching Assistant, Pierre et Marie Curie University, France (192 hours)
Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
Topics: Experimental Robotics, Control Theory, Modeling and Control of Multibody Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics
Department: Mechanical Engineering
2011–2014 Teaching Assistant, Pierre et Marie Curie University, France (25 hours per year)
Level: Graduate
Topic: Modeling and Control of Multibody Systems
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Summer 2007 Tutor, Lycée de l’Essouriau, France (7 months full time)
Level: High School
Topics: Mathematics, Physics, Biology

Outreach

2017 Presentation at INRIA “Industry Days”
Robotics technologies to improve ergonomics at work
2016 Researcher at the Living Laboratory Exhibit, Museum of Science, Boston, USA
Demonstration of motor neuroscience experiments to museum visitors, large scale data gathering
2015 Participation to the French National Competition on Collaborative Robotics
Simultaneous safe interaction and on-line ergonomic assessment using Kuka LWR
2014 Demonstration at professional exhibitions: Innorobo 2014, Industrie Paris 2014 and PSA Peugeot Citroen Day on Industry 4.0
On-line ergonomic assessment during exoskeleton assisted manipulation
2007 Tutor in the program “Une grande école : pourquoi pas moi ?” with Ecole Polytechnique
Presentation of French higher education and tutoring for disadvantaged high school students

Grants and Awards

Fundings
2022 University of Lorraine Interdisciplinary POMPEXO project on Exoskeleton Assistance for Firefighters (participant, 17k€)
2021-2025 ANR JCJC ROOIBOS project on User-Specific Adaptation of Collaborative Robot Motion for Improved Ergonomics (coordinator, 244k€)
2021-2023 INRIA ADT funding for 2 years of engineer on Human-Exoskeleton Simulation (~90k€)
2021 ERGOBOT internal Loria project on Collaborative Robot Control for Optimal Long-term Fatigue Management (3.5k€)
2020 CNRS-INS2I funding for 1 year of engineer on Sensor Integration for Human Motion Analysis in Human-Robot Collaboration (~45k€)
Awards
2018 Finalist for the Young Investigator Award of the French Society of Biomechanics
Fellowships and Scholarships
2018 Postdoctoral fellowship from Region Grand Est, 50 % salary funded for 1 year
2011–2014 CFR doctoral fellowship from CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), 100 % salary funded for 3 years

Invited Talks

2021 Seminar of the LC2S INRS – ENSAM Metz joint lab
2021 SoftBank Robotics Seminar
2020 AFIA (French Association for Artificial Intelligence) seminar on Robotics and AI
2020 I-RIM workshop on Socio-Physical Interaction Skills for Cooperative Human-Robot Systems in Agile Production
2019 Conference “Novel technological Innovations for Occupational Safety and Health” (OSH InnoTech), organised by the Polish Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), Warsaw, Poland
2018 Seminar of the Team Human Motion, Adaptation and Sport Performance of CIAMS lab of University Paris-Sud
2018 Seminar of the Team Auctus of INRIA Bordeaux

Professional Service and Affiliations

Organization of Workshops
October 2021 Co-organizer of the workshop on “Challenges and Opportunities of Human-Robot Symbiosis: from Wearable Robots to Neurorobotics” at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021)
May 2021 Co-organizer of the workshop on “Integrating Multidisciplinary Approaches to Advance Physical Human-Robot Collaboration: Physical Assistance for Occupational Applications” at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021)
May 2020 Co-organizer of the workshop on “Integrating Multidisciplinary Approaches to Advance Physical Human-Robot Collaboration” at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020) in Paris, France
May 2019 Co-organizer of the workshop on “Human Movement Science for Physical Human-Robot Collaboration” at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019) in Montreal, Canada
August 2018 Main organizer of the “Collaborative Robotics and Ergonomics” workshop at the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) in Florence, Italy
June 2018 Member of the organization committee of the French Humanoid Robotics Days (JNRH 2018) in Nancy, France
Member of PhD Committee
2021 Simon Bastide (Centrale-Supélec and University Paris-Saclay, France)
2019 Nolwenn Briquet-Kerestedjian (University Paris-Saclay, France)
Journal and Conference Reviewer

Conferences: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO), International Ergonomics Association (IEA).

Journals: IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM), ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (ACM THRI), Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, Robotica, IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, Plos One.

Program Committee: Associate Editor for IEEE/RSJ IROS 2021, Associate Editor for IEEE ICRA 2021 and ICRA 2020, Program Committee Member of Human Friendly Robotics (HFR) 2019 and 2021.

Project Reviewer
2021 Reviewer for an ANR proposal
Member of Professional Societies

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Women in Engineering (IEEE-WIE), European Society of Biomechanics (ESB), French Society of Biomechanics (SB).