Research is definitely not something you can do alone. You work with colleagues, partners, students, all of them sharing their enthusiasm, knownledge and competences. I have/had the pleasure to work with:

⏳ Work in progress:

Loïc Goasguen (2020 - to date)
Loïc is working on our sensorimotor framework, with mainly two (ambitious) objectives: trying to define what could be a "sensorimotor object", and performing some experimental validations of our purely theoretical contributions.

👨‍🎓 Former PhD students:

Waradon Senzt Phokhinanan (2020 - 2022), in cooperation with Nicolas Obin (IRCAM).
Waradon worked on robotic audition, and tried to evaluate the use of recent machine learning approaches to binaural sound localization. Waradon left for personal reason but is still pursuing a research DUR.

Jean-Merwan Godon (2017 - 2021)
Jean came from applied mathematics, and he proposed during his PhD to introduce some rigorous mathematical foundations to the notion of action, in the framework of interactive perception. 

Valentin Marcel (2015 - 2019)
Valentin worked on active perception, trying to formalize the existence of contingencies in the sensorimotor flow. He proposed a way for an agent to build a sensorimotor representation of its own body, but also of its working space.
Benjamin Cohen-L'hyver (2013 - 2017), co-advised with Bruno Gas.
Benjamin worked on the european project TWO!EARS. His PhD thesis dealt with how a robot, entailed with a rotating head, can use its action to (i) learn the interlink between the audio and visual modalities, in order to (ii) better its understand of the audiovisual scene (through the new notion of congruence).
Alban Laflaquière (2009 - 2013), co-advised with Bruno Gas.
Alban was the first PhD student of the team to work on the sensorimotor point of view of perception. As such, he did all the spadework for our futur works on interactive perception. During his PhD thesis, he worked on the estimation of space dimension, inspired by Henri Poincaré's intuition. He also proposed a first intuitive way for an agent to build a representation of its interaction with the environment.
Karim Youssef (2010 - 2013), co-advised with Jean-Luc Zarader.
Karim worked on the BINNAHR project. He was mainly interested in binaural sound localization in realistic acoustic conditions, involving noises and reverberations. He proposed a learning strategy which is robust to such considerations, together with other contributions on visualy-guided audio localization, or binaural speaker recognition.

Alban Portello (2010 - 2013), co-advised with Patrick Danès (LAAS-CNRS).
Alban was at LAAS, Toulouse during his PhD, mainly advised by Patrick Danès. Like Karim, he was involved in the BINNAHR project. The aim of his PhD was to develop active strategies, combining binaural signals with the sensor motor commands so as to overcome usual limitations in the case of a static world: resolve front-back ambiguities, recover observability of variables, etc.

🛠 Engineers

Antonyo Musabini
Antonyo worked with us on the TWO!EARS project as an engineer. He was in charge of the ISIR robot of the projet (called ODI). He also developed, with our colleagues from LAAS, a ROS binaural frontend which is now available on Github.

🎒 Master students

 The following students worked with us during their M.Sc. internship at ISIR:

  • 2024: Yahui XU
  • 2023: Laïla MOATASSIM
  • 2019: Loïc GOASGUEN
  • 2018: Quentin MARMOUGET, Félix ROHRLICH
  • 2017: Jean-Merwan GODON


This article was updated on April 17, 2024