- 2013-2017. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC). PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, under the supervision of Stanislas Dehaene. “Study of the brain mechanisms involved in the learning and processing of high-level mathematical concepts.”
- 2009-2013. École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris, Ulm) diploma:
- 2010-2012. École Normale Supérieure, MS, Cognitive Science (Cogmaster).
- 2009-2010. Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), BS, Mathematics. Major : Algebra, Minor : Cognitive Science.
- 2010-2013. École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées (ENSTA Paris-tech), MS, Mathematical Engineering. Major: Optimization and Command.
- 2007-2009. Selective preparatory classes for the French “Grandes Écoles” in Mathematics and Physics at Lycée Louis le Grand (Paris).
- 2017-... University of Rochester, NY, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, CAOs lab, Postdoc position.
- 2016-2017. Collège de France, Paris, ATER.
- 2013-2016. UPMC, INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Paris, PhD position.
Major on-going collaborations
- With Jessica Cantlon (University of Rochester, NY): fMRI study of the acquisition of the commutative principle in children.
- With Stanislas Dehaene (INSERM-CEA / Collège de France):
- fMRI study of the acquisition of high-level mathematical concepts in university students.
- A language in the brain for geometrical shapes.
- With Yacin Hamami (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): the use of Euclidean diagrams in human geometrical reasoning.
- With Manuela Piazza (University of Trento, Italy): fMRI study of the processing of logical concepts.
- January 2016. Guest lecture on mathematical cognition for undergraduate students at Institut Villebon Georges Charpak.
- 2010-2013. Weekly math lectures and organization of occasional cultural trips for high-school students, in the context of TALENS (the mentoring program of the ENS).
- 2017-2018. Pauline Roveyaz (Master student, Cogmaster, ENS Ulm). Project: fMRI study of the acquisition of high-level mathematical concepts in university students.
- 2016-2017. Mathias Sablé Meyer (Master student, Cogmaster, ENS Ulm). Project: Parallelism as an abstract primitive of geometry.
Fellowships and awards
- 2017. Post-doctoral fellowship, from the Fyssen foundation, for the project: “Acquisition of Mathematical Concepts in the Human Brain”.
- 2016. Travel award from ISC to participate in a reasoning summer school at UQAM, Montreal.
- 2013. Doctoral fellowship, from “DIM-Cerveau et pensée” (Ile-de-France region).
- 2013. Best final internship award, from ENSTA-ParisTech Alumni, for the project: “Study of the brain processes of abstract mathematical concept learning”.
Academic and professional service
Ad hoc manuscript reviewer:
Current Biology, Current Directions in Psychological Science, Cognitive Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Scientific Reports, Cortex.