Research and professional experience

Postdoctoral researcher - EPFL, Biomedical Imaging Group, directed by Michael Unser.
Inverse problems for image reconstruction, applications in fluorescence microscopy and MRI.
Visiting PhD student - Institut Curie, Cell and Tissue Core Facility, directed by Jean Salamero (3 months).
Characterization of diffusive and directional motion in fluorescence imaging.
Visiting PhD student - University of Saarbrücken, Mathematical Image Analysis group, directed by Joachim Weickert. (3 months)
Design of a variational aggregation approach for optical flow.
PhD student - Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, Serpico team, directed by Charles Kervrann.
Supervisor: Charles Kervrann
Thesis title: Aggregation framework and patch-based image representation for optical flow.
Research intern - Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique, Visages team, directed by Christian Barillot (6 months)
Supervisor: Sylvain Prima.
Thesis title: Surface registration for automatic reassembling of fossil hominid skull fragments.
Research intern - University of Houston, Dept. of Computer Science (4 months)
Supervisor: Marc Garbey
Thesis title: From MRI to hemodynamic simulation : an application to the carotid bifurcation in the neck.
Software engineering intern - IPCMS (research institute in Physics) (2 months)
Supervisor: Kokou D. Dorkennoo
Software development for interfacing a pump-probe experiment


PhD in signal and image processing, Inria Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
Research topics: computer vision, optical flow, optimization, fluoresence imaging.
Master of Science, University of Strasbourg
Areas of study : image analysis, robotics and biomedical engineering.
Major in computer vision and medical imaging.
Master of Engineering, Telecom Physique Strasbourg
Areas of study : physics, applied mathematics, computer science.
Major in computer vision and machine learning.


Teaching assistant at EPFL, Lausanne, for the Image processing course.
  • Theoretical exercises and practical coding
  • Design of exercise sessions and exams
Teaching assistant at Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information (ENSAI), Rennes, 37h/year.
  • Tutorial on Markov random fields in image processing (M.Sc.)
  • C++ programming (M.Sc.)
  • Object oriented programming / UML (B.Sc.)

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