Étienne Simon

Résumé

Personal Information

Date of birth
Nationality
French
Address
1 rue Jacques Delors
Bâtiment A Appartement 9
31130 Balma
Phone
(+33) 6 35 41 14 14
E-mail
Étienne Simon <esimon@esimon.eu>
Website
http://www.esimon.eu

Education

Master (M.Sc.) in Mathematics
Master Mathematic Learning Vision (MVA)
École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan, Paris, France
Master (M.Sc.) in Computer Science
Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science (MPRI)
École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Cachan (admitted "Normalien", first place), Paris, France
Master in Artificial Intelligence and Decision (IAD)
Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University (UPMC), Paris, France
Licence (B.Sc.) in Computer Science
, (3 terms) Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University (UPMC), Paris, France
(1 term) Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), London, United Kingdom
(2 terms) Paul Sabatier University (UPS), Toulouse, France
Scientific Baccalauréat (end of high school diploma)
Lycée Ozenne, Toulouse, France

Internships

Machine Translation with Memory Network
Facebook AI Research (Paris) with Holger Schwenk
The goal of this internship was to use a memory network decoder in an NMT system. details.
Application of deep learning to variable length sequences
MILA (Montreal) with Yoshua Bengio
Application to natural language translation and trajectory prediction. details.
Reasoning on representations learnt by neural networks
LIP6 (Paris) with Patrick Gallinari and Benjamin Piwowarski
Our goal was to develop methods to learn and generalize binary relations between concepts. details.

Publications

Theano: A Python framework for fast computation of mathematical expressions (, BibTeX)
With Al-Rfou, Rami, Guillaume Alain, Amjad Almahairi, Christof Angermueller, Dzmitry Bahdanau, Nicolas Ballas, Frédéric Bastien et al. (The Theano Development Team)
Included as author following multiple contributions to Theano.
Artificial Neural Networks Applied to Taxi Destination Prediction (, BibTeX)
With Alex Auvolat, Alexandre de Brébisson, Pascal Vincent and Yoshua Bengio
Accepted for oral presentation at ECML PKDD following our first place in the Taxi Trajectory Prediction Challenge (I).

Experiences

Author of secondary-school teacher certification (CAPES) mock exams for the CNED (public institution under the oversight of the French Department of Education).
Member of Prologin, the French national computer science contest.
Making algorithmic challenges, member of the jury, secretary of the association
Open-source implementation of Deep Mind's Hermann et al. paper Teaching Machines to Read and Comprehend with Alex Auvolat and Thomas Mesnard.
Winner of the Kaggle Competition ECML/PKDD 15: Taxi Trajectory Prediction (I) as part of team 🚕 with Alex Auvolat and Alexandre de Brébisson.
Oral examiner ("colleur") in Computer Science at the lycée Louis-le-Grand (MP/MP*, equivalent to college sophomore.)
Creation of High School Computer Science courses for the GICS (the Group for Scientific Initiative and Culture.)
Member of the jury of Prix Bernard Novelli, a programming contest for French high school students.
Google Summer of Code on The Battle for Wesnoth.
Implementation in C++ of an action planning/management system.
Triple finalist of Prologin, the French national computer science contest.
Member of the Computer Science student association Comput'yourself.
Co-founding member of BSD France, association promoting the use of BSD systems in France.

Skills

Programming
C++
Lua
Python
Perl
Haskell
Octave
LaTeX
Library
Torch
Theano
NumPy
Boost
Environment
Unix
Mercurial
Vim
Languages
French (native)
English (fluent)