This page is a short introduction on me and can be used to download my CVs and publications.
I was awarded my doctorate degree in year 2007 from the Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, where I was part of the bioinformatics and machine learning group. I also collaborated with the computational biology lab, in the University of Warwick (UK).
My supervisors were Pr Jianfeng Feng and Dr Si Wu. Pr Hilary Buxton supervised me for the first part of my research. The internal examinor of my thesis was Dr David Young and my external examinor was Pr Roman Borisyuk.
After my Phd , i moved to Paris to work in a computer service company called Aricie, under the supervision of its CTO, Jean-Sylvain Boige. We were working on innovative web 2.0 solutions, using and extending the possibilities of the DotNetNuke CMS, based on the .Net framwork. I did some programming related to Aricie's own software, and some for various Aricie's customers, such as Sage, CrossKnowledge or the Wildlife Conservation Society.
I then worked for Systran, a company that provides machine translation solutions, until december 2008, developing hybrid rule-based/statistical Machine Translation solutions.
Untill the beginning of march 2010, I was working as a postdoctorate researcher for Orange Labs, the Research and Developement unit of France Telecom, under the supervision of Malek Boualem, who works on multilingual text processing (notably, he developped the Multext mulitilingual text editor). My research focused on Cross Language Information Retrieval (CLIR). This is about search engines that can find relevant documents in a language different from the language of queries. As a part of this research project, I developped a Wikipedia-based query translation prototype.
I am currently starting (from march 2010) yet again a one year research contract, this time at the university of Le Mirail, in Toulouse, France, in the CLLE-ERSS lab that focuses its research on syntax and semantics. Employed by the CNRS, financed by the ANR project M3 (models and measurement of meaning), under the supervision of Bruno Gaume, i will research ways to compare paradigmatic graphs across languages.