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2002-06 Ecole des Mines de Paris, France. Ph.D. in computer science, with highest honors. Thesis : “Modèles biomécaniques et physio-pathologiques pour l’analyse d’images cérébrales.”.
2001-02 Ecole Polytechnique, ENS de Cachan, France. M.S. in applied mathematics, with highest honor. Thesis : “Analysis and prediction of the brain deformation during a neurosurgical procedure”.
2001 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. Exchange student, computer science. GPA 4.0/4.0.
1999-00 Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. B.S. with honors, mechanical engineering.
1999 Admission to Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan, France


2007-.. INRIA, Asclepios Research Project, Sophia Antipolis France. Assistant Professor (Chargé de Recherche). Coordinator of the associated team CompuTumor (INRIA - MIT - Harvard).
2006-07 Harvard Medical School, Computational Radiology Laboratory, Boston USA. Research Associate.
2002-06 INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Epidaure lab, France. Ph.D. Research Assistant.
  • Development of medical imaging segmentation, registration and meshing algorithms.
  • Finite element analysis of the effect of mobile phone radiations on the brain (INRIA collaborative project HEADEXP).
  • 3D+t modeling of the communicating hydrocephalus for neurosurgery simulation. Collaboration with S. Litrico MD. (Nice Hospital, France).
  • Coupled mechanical and diffusion model of the anisotropic growth of brain tumors. Application in radiotherapy planning. Collaboration with P.-Y. Bondiau MD. (Antoine Lacassagne cancer institute, Nice, France).
  • 2004 Harvard University, Biorobotics Laboratory, Boston, USA (5 months). Visiting scientist. Implementation of a fast finite element model to interact with a shape display. Teamwork with R. Felller and C. Wagner, under the direction of R. Howe.
    2004 Harvard Medical School, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Boston, USA (6 months). Research assistant, under the direction of S. Warfield. Development of a non rigid registration algorithm for image guided surgery. Integration at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
    2002 INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Epidaure lab, France. M.S. Research assistant. Development of a patientspecific finite element model of the brain to account for brain shift during surgery.
    2001 Carnegie Mellon University, Navlab, Pittsburgh, USA (6 months). Research assistant. Implementation of an obstacle detection algorithm based on stereo vision using co-planar correlation.
    2000 ENS de Cachan (ENS), France. Research trainee. Conception of a calibration test bench for jaw stress sensors.
    1999-00 Science Active Inc. Web designer. Conception of online courses in solid and fluid mechanics.


    2008 Special Mention (2nd prize) for best Ph.D. in France awarded by the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
    2007 Le Monde Prize for best Ph.D. in Science and Medicine.
    2006-07 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale.
    2005 INRIA Sophia Antipolis scholarship (ranked 1st on institute).
    2000 & 2004 International initiative prize of ENS de Cachan.
    2000 Université Pierre et Marie Curie scholarship for exchange student.
    2000 Research Assistantship from CMU - NAVLAB (tuition paid).
    1999-03 4 years Scholarship from ENS de Cachan


    Expertise in: Medical imaging and computer science. Computational models for the human body. Numerical methods for the simulation of pathologies.
    Experience in: C, C++, Matlab, OpenGL, HTML, PHP, XML, Latex, bash, Linux/Unix system administration, Windows, Solaris.
    Language : French: native language. English: fluent, 2 years spent in the US.


    Skiing, biking, squash, tennis, running, climbing, beach volley, diving, sailing, photography, traveling.