Sylvain Argentieri

Maître de Conférences, HDR
Associate Professor, hab. (tenured)

🎓 Sorbonne Université
🤖 Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique

My research interests are mainly focused on active/interactive perception, i.e. understanding how perception and action are tighlty linked together inside the sensorimotor flow. My approach consists in studying sensorimotor contingencies (i.e. invariants) whose mathematical structure can explain how a naive robot can understand, by itself, the structure of its interaction with the environment.

I have also worked on Robot Audition (well, I still do sometimes), especially within the binaural paradigm. In Robotics, using only two microphones with a head is a challenging task when dealing with auditory scene analysis in realistic environments involving noises, reverberations, etc. On this topic, I have mainly worked on sound source localization, but also on active audition, mixing audition with the robot movement to better the scene analysis.

🤟 Interests:

  • Interactive perception
  • Sensorimotor contingencies theory
  • Topological sensorimotor representations
  • Robot audition
  • Active audition
  • Sound source localization
  • Acoustical scene analysis

🏫 Education:

  • Habilitation (HDR), 2018
    Sorbonne Université, Paris
  • PhD in Robotics, 2006
    Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  • M.Sc. in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, 2003
    Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • Agrégation externe in electrical engineering, 2002
    Ecole Normale Supérieure, Cachan

⚠️ All the pages related to my research activities are here!

I have also been in charge of the I4 Master degree (standing for "Ingénierie de l'Informatique Industrielle et de l'Image", roughly equivalent to "Image and Industrial Computer Science Engineering") from 2014 to 2018, and of the ISI Master degree ("Ingénierie des Systèmes Intelligents", or "Intelligent Systems Engineering") from 2018 to 2021. I am now deputy director of the Engineering Science Master department of Sorbonne Université since 2022.

⚠️ All the pages related to my teaching activities are here!

This article was updated on February 20, 2022