Resume

On this page, you will find information on my skills, experience, and education. You can notably read my general-purpose 1-page CV by clicking here: CV (English) / CV (Français). Additional information can also be found on my LinkedIn page.

Skills

Software development

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I have several years of programming experience with Unity C#. See the Projects page for examples of projects I made with Unity.

I am proficient with vertex/fragment and compute shaders in Unity. I notably made use of shaders when developing the COLIBRI VR project.

I have good knowledge of Python programming, and have used Anaconda and conda environments on Windows and Ubuntu. I have also worked with Jupyter notebooks.

I use Git for most of my solo projects, and have used it in the context of several team projects: see my GitHub account for public examples. I currently use the GitKraken GUI.

I led a few projects in C++ and Java in the course of obtaining my Master’s degree.

Research

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I led studies on user experience in virtual reality in the course of both my PhD and industry internships.

I published in several selective conferences in the course of my PhD. I am proficient with LaTeX for scientific writing, and particularly enjoy using the Overleaf editor.

General computing

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I am proficient with Gimp and Adobe Photoshop, as well as Apple iMovie and Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects.

I am proficient with Blender, and have basic knowledge of Maya.

Languages

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Native speaker. Highly proficient spoken and written French.
I lived in France 1995-1998 and 2003-onwards.

Native speaker / fluent. Highly proficient spoken and written English.
I lived in the USA 1998-2003, and studied in a British section 2006-2012.

Good spoken and written Spanish (estimated B1 CEFR level).
I studied Spanish as a third language 2008-2012 and 2014-2016.

Experience

PhD candidate @ MINES ParisTech, PSL University

Paris, France – 10/2017 – Ongoing

My PhD research focuses on studying novel methods for rendering real-world scenes in virtual reality.

MINES ParisTech, PSL University:
Alexis Paljic

Visit my Publications page for more information.

Intern @ Rakuten Institute of Technology​

Paris, France – 03/2017 – 09/2017 (6 months)

I designed and developed two distinct virtual reality proof-of-concept experiences. The goal was to explore novel ways of displaying elements of Rakuten‘s corporate ecosystem in VR.

Rakuten Institute of Technology:
Cecilia Lejeune, Ken Prepin, Laurent Ach

Hardware:
HTC Vive
Google Cardboard

Software:
C#, Unity 3D
Git (GitKraken)

Intern @ Virtual Reality and Immersive Visualisation Group, RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany – 06/2016 – 10/2016 (4 months)

I developed a driving simulator and led a user study to compare users’ reaction capabilities in different virtual reality devices when given the same task of avoiding an obstacle on the road.

RWTH Aachen University:
Fabian Lennartz, Torsten Kuhlen

MINES ParisTech, PSL University:
Alexis Paljic, Daniele Sportillo

Hardware:
CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment
HTC Vive

Software:
C++, Visual Studio
C#, Unity 3D

Education

Diplomas

PhD - Virtual Reality, Image-Based Rendering - MINES ParisTech, PSL University, 12/2020
Engineer's Degree - Master's Degree in Science and Executive Engineering - MINES ParisTech, PSL University, 06/2017
French General Baccalaureate - Scientific Section, British International Option - Institut Fénelon, 06/2012

Graduate student @ MINES ParisTech, PSL University (École des Mines de Paris)

The Grandes Écoles d’Ingénieurs are selective higher education establishments that teach courses in fields such as applied mathematics, physics and computer science. Students are recruited based on their ranking in a national competitive examination after 2 years of Classe Préparatoire.

Paris, France – 09/2014 – 09/2017 (3 years)

The core of the Engineering/Master programme consisted in courses on applied mathematics, physics, and economics. For my minor, I selected electives related to computer science and virtual reality.

MINES ParisTech (École des Mines de Paris) is a French Grande École d’Ingénieurs and constituent college of PSL University (Université Paris Sciences et Lettres).

MINES ParisTech is consistently ranked as one of the top French Engineering Schools: see for instance the Usine Nouvelle ranking in 2019. At a more international level, PSL University is also, since its creation in 2010, consistently ranked among France’s top universities for scientific studies: see for instance the Times Higher Education ranking.

Complex Analysis.
Statistical models and decision-making.
Introduction to programming with Java.
Image analysis: theory and practice.
The C++ language.
Image synthesis for virtual reality.

Undergraduate student @ Lycée Privé Sainte-Geneviève (Ginette)

A CPGE (prépa) is an intensive two-year program that prepares students for a nationwide competitive written and oral examination, based on which they are given a national ranking that determines their admission to the top French higher education establishments.

Versailles, France – 09/2012 – 09/2014 (2 years)

I followed the MPSI/MP* (Mathématiques, Physique, Sciences de l’Ingénieur) curriculum, which focused on theoretical and applied mathematics and physics. I then took part in the nationwide competitive examination of 2014, based on which I was admitted to the École des Mines de Paris.

Lycée Privé Sainte-Geneviève (Ginette) is consistently ranked as one of the top scientific Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles in France: see for instance the l’Étudiant ranking.

High school student @ Institut Fénelon, International Section

Grasse, France – 09/2009 – 09/2012 (3 years)

I prepared the scientific section of the French general baccaulearate, with the bilingual British international option. I was awarded the diploma with an average of 17.52/20.00 (mention très bien).

Institut Fénelon is a high school located on the French Riviera.

I was part of the international section, which prepared bilingual students for the British OIB (Option Internationale du Baccalauréat) option of the French general baccaulearate. This included extra classes on English history and literature.  For more information on the British OIB, see this article by Cambridge International.