Curriculum Vitae

  • Work experience

    2013-: Postdoctoral position at the Movement disorders and basal ganglia laboratory
    Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (ICM), Hôpital de la Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France
    Supervisors: Dr. Pierre Pouget, Dr. Bertrand Gaymard


    2011-2012: Postdoctoral position at the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research
    National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Supervisor: Dr. Lance M. Optican


    2004-2010: Teaching assistant at the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain in applied mathematics
    Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Courses:
     Physics
     Linear control theory
     Modelisation and control of dynamical systems (advance course in control theory)
     Project in stochastic control


    2001-2002: Design engineer in aerospace at Structural Design and Architecture (SD&A)
    Structural Design and Architecture (SD&A), Brussels, Belgium


  • Education

    2004-2010: PhD in engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain
    Center for systems engineering and applied mechanics (CESAME), Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Behavioral and modeling studies of eye and head coordination
    Defense date: November 5th, 2010
    Jury members:
     Prof. P. Van Dooren, Chair (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
     Prof. G. Barnes, (University of Manchester, Manchester, UK)
     Dr. L.M. Optican, (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA)
     Prof. G. Blohm, (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada)
     Prof. V. Wertz, Supervisor (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
     Prof. P. Lefèvre, Supervisor (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)


    2003-2004: Master II (D.E.A.) in automatic control at Ecole Doctoral SYStemes (EDSYS)
    Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS - CNRS)
    Comparison between cerebellar-like control architectures and neural networks predictive control. (in french)
    Supervisors: Prof. B. Tondu (INSA, Toulouse, France), Dr. C. Darlot (ENST, Paris, France)


    2002-2003: Master I (D.E.A.) in automatic control at Ecole Polytechnique de Louvain
    Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
    Engineering of a robot with a parallel architecture. (in french)
    Supervisor: Prof. P. Fisette (UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)


    1997-2001: Master in electromechanical engineering at Ecole Centrale des Arts et Métiers (ECAM)
    Ecole Centrale des Arts et Métiers (ECAM), Brussels, Belgium
    Modeling and simulation of a chemical tank. (in french)
    Supervisor: Prof. B. Arnould (ECAM, Brussels, Belgium)


  • Skills

    Computer skills
    Languages: C++, C, python, bash, matlab, html (4 & 5), php, gnuplot
    Operating systems: Windows (3.1 to seven), DOS, Linux (gentoo, ubuntu), Mac OSX (snow leopard)
    Computer assisted design: Autocad, Solidworks, Catia V5


    Languages
    French: native language
    English: Fluent reading and writing (TOEFL Computer Based Test: 237/300)
    Wallon: With my father


  • Miscellanous

    Seasonal work
    1994-2001: Work in the company of my father each summer.

    Boyscout leader
    1996-2002: I was leader for children between 8 and 12 years old during four years and for teenagers between 12 and 16 years old during one year.

    Photography
    I love taking good pictures (good from my point of view) without any need for postprocessing.

    Climbing
    1993-: When I climb, I can really focus on the current instant.