Karim Bouyarmane, Ph.D.

Karim Bouyarmane

(PhD) Docteur en Systèmes Automatiques de l'Université Montpellier 2
(MSc) Ingénieur de l'Ecole Polytechnique (X 2004)
(MSc) Ingénieur des Mines de Paris

[Update] I am on leave from my academic positions and I joined Amazon as an AI and ML scientist in Seattle, Washington
[Update] I have left Inria and Université de Lorraine in September 2018 for a full-time position as Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Ecole Polytechnique, with research affiliation at LIX

Ecole Polytechnique, Department of Computer Science
Route de Saclay, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France

karim.bouyarmane [at] loria.fr / univ-lorraine.fr / polytechnique.edu
bouykari [at] amazon.com


Keywords: Artificial Intelligence; Robotics; Reinforcement Learning; Intelligent Systems; Autonomous Robots; Automatic Control; Computer Graphics; Optimization; Machine Learning; Computational Neuroscience.

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I graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) in 2007 and from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris in 2008 (double Ingénieur diploma in the French educational system). I obtained a University of Montpellier PhD in 2012, after spending my doctoral program for the full 4 years at AIST in Tsukuba, Japan, in the JRL lab. I subsequently held a 2-year JSPS postdoctoral fellowship position at ATR in Kyoto, Japan, and I worked during the following 2.5 years on the EU (European) FP7 project Koroibot and the the EU H2020 project COMANOID at the LIRMM lab in Montpellier, France, as a CNRS researcher. From 2016 to 2018, I held a full-time tenured Associate Professor at Université de Lorraine and Inria, with a part-time teaching position at Ecole Polytechnique. I joined Ecole Polytechnique full-time in the start of academic year 2018, before going on leave for an AI and ML scientist position at Amazon in Seattle, Washington, which is is my current position.

Curriculum Vitae

2019 - pres. Amazon, Seattle, Washington, United States
2017 - pres. Ecole Polytechnique - Department of Computer Science, Palaiseau, France
2016 - 2018 Inria (LORIA) - Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
2014 - 2016 CNRS (LIRMM) - University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
2012 - 2014 ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan
2008 - 2012 (PhD) National Institute of AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
2007 - 2008 (MSc) Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech), Paris, France
2004 - 2007 (MSc) Ecole Polytechnique (X 2004), Palaiseau, France
2002 - 2004 (BSc) Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles (CPGE)