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Franck DERNONCOURT

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Email: franck.dernoncourt@gmail.com
Website: http://francky.me/
LinkedIn: http://fr.linkedin.com/in/franckdernoncourt (full up-to-date CV)
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Honors and Awards: (AI stands for Artificial Intelligence)
2011: [CS] GRE Computer Science: Top 10%
2011: [AI] Ranked 2nd out of 43 in the CogMaster (Research Master in Cognitive Science at ENS Ulm). 1st in AI.
2011: [AI] Ranked 2nd out of 50 in the Research Master in Computer Science at CNAM, with a specialization in AI.
2011: [AI] DGA Outstanding Full Grant Award (DGA = French Department of Defense) for research in AI.
2011: [AI] MATLAB Contest Spring 2011: Top 10% (Franck Dernoncourt)
2010: [AI] Google AI Challenge Autumn 2010: Top 10% (FrankyRP)
2009: [Hacking] NewbieContest: Top 1% (FrankyRP)
2007: [Mathematics]: 1st in written exams in mathematics among 5,000 candidates in the HEC entrance examination.
2006: [Misc] Best public speaker award for the 1st edition of SimONU, a United Nations simulation (circa 250 contestants).
2005-2007: [Misc]: Ranked 2nd out of 46 each year at Lycée Henri IV.
2005: [Mathematics] 1st position in Lycée Henri IV for the Mathematical Kangaroo, a popular competition.

Mes compétences :
Artificial intelligence
Computer science
Software engineering

Entreprises

  • MIT - Research Assistant in Artificial Intelligence (PhD)

    2012 - maintenant
  • Developpez.com - Writer/Moderator in Artificial Intelligence

    2011 - maintenant Developpez.com is the largest French-speaking IT community:
    * 200,000 unique visitors/day,
    * 5,000 posts/day.
  • Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) - Research Intern in Artificial Intelligence

    2011 - 2012 My current project aims at building conversational agents for serious games. It mostly makes use of semantics, ontology, natural language processing and knowledge representation.

    Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) is a leading research institute for Computer Science in Paris.
  • Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR, Jussieu, Paris) - Research Intern in Artificial Intelligence

    2010 - 2011 I built a computational neuroscience model of the reticular formation, a part of the brain which is involved in low-level decision making, using artificial neural networks optimized with evolutionary computation. I evaluated this model as a virtual mobile robot controller.

    The report is available here: http://pages.isir.upmc.fr/evorob_db/moin.wsgi/mRF2011

    Theoretical tools: Evolutionary algorithms, artificial neural networks, robotics and computational neuroscience.
    Technologies: C++ (Boost, SDL), Python (Pygame), MATLAB
  • La Banque Postale - Software Development

    Paris 2009 - 2010 Location: La Banque Postale's J2EE expert department (DISFE/DCP/CDM - Centre de Développement Mutualisé).

    Job: Specification, conception and development of an internal project management application which will be used by La Banque Postale's J2EE expert department.

    Technologies: Java (Spring), PL/SQL, UML, HTML, JavaScript (MooTools, jQuery), CSS, XML, IBM Rational Software Architect, IBM WebSphere, Oracle DB, PowerAMC, Oracle SQL Developer
  • Wiki4Games.com - Co-Founder & CEO

    2008 - maintenant I launched with my brother this wiki dedicated to video games. Over 2,000 pages have been created and more than 1,200 files have been uploaded since 11 April 2008. (00:05 24/12/2008)

    Technologies: PHP, C++ (Qt), HTML, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, SQL, Ubuntu Server, Apache HTTP Server, Webmin, BIND
  • HEC Microsystèmes (HEC’s IT Society) - President

    2008 - 2009 Our society gives classes in IT that are recognized and paid by HEC Paris to over 500 students every year, buys and resells around 100 PC/year, runs the main campus websites such as campushec.com, helps students to fix their laptops, organizes LAN parties and our office is open 4 hours/day.

    Technologies: Misc (hardware, security, programming, OS, ...)
  • FMClubbing.com - Co-Founder & CEO

    2005 - 2006 I co-founded this website about Paris’ nightlife and promoted it with some friends. During the first year, the website had over 300,000 hits, more than 500 parties were published and 43 nightclubs contacted us to advertise their parties on the website.

    Technologies: HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, SQL

Formations

  • MIT (Cambridge)

    Cambridge 2012 - 2012 PhD in Computer Science

    Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science - Working on genetic programming in the Evolutionary Design and Optimization (EVO-DesignOpt) group.

    MIT's PhD program is ranked #1 for computer science and #1 for artificial intelligence in the world.
  • Ecole Normale Supérieure

    Paris 2009 - 2011 Research Master in Cognitive Science (CogMaster)
  • Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Métiers

    Paris 2008 - 2011 Master in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence (TRIED)
  • Stanford University Stanford (Palo Alto)

    Palo Alto 2008 - 2009 Computer Science
  • Université Paris Dauphine

    Paris 2007 - 2008 Bachelor, Mathematics applied to finance & economics (GEDESS)
  • HEC

    Jouy En Josas 2007 - 2011 Master in Information Systems
  • Lycée Henri IV

    Paris 2002 - 2007 Baccalaureate & Prepa, Mathematics, Physics, geopolitics, philosophy and languages

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