Curriculum Vitae

Maître de conférences at Aix-Marseille Université since septembre 2010. Member of the Natural Language Processing group (TALEP) at Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale / UMR 7279. Formerly postdoc at Université du Maine in 2009-2010, postdoc at UC Berkeley from 2007 to 2009. PhD thesis defended in 2007 at Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.


Best paper at French conference TALN 2011: "Modèles génératif et discriminant en analyse syntaxique : expériences sur le corpus arboré de Paris 7".

Invited at the Johns Hopkins Workshops in Baltimore for 6 weeks during summer 2012 as a senior researcher to work on evaluation of automatic speech recognition.

Invited to automatic summarization workshops organized by NSF (2009 in Washington, 2012 in Philadelphia).

Participant to scientific evaluation campaigns:

  • French
    • REPERE in 2013-2014. Automatic recognition of people in TV shows. Ranked 1st as part of the PERCOL consortium.
    • ESTER 2005, ETAPE 2011. Named entity recognition in radio broadcasts.
  • International
    • BOLT 2012-2015. Speech-to-speech machine translation.
    • Multiling 2011, 2015. Multilingual summarization. Organizer.
    • GREC 2009-2010. Natural language generation. Ranked 1st.
    • TAC 2007-2009. Automatic text summarization. Ranked 1st in 2008 and 2009.
    • GALE 2007-2009. Automatic analysis of multilingual, multigenre speech.

Community implication

  • Member of the following scientific associations: IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (SLTC), International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), Association Francophone de la communication parlée (AFCP).

Event organization

  • Workshop IEEE Spoken Language Technologies (SLT) 2010 in Berkeley
  • Workshop Speech, Language and Audio in Multimedia (SLAM) 2013 in Marseille
  • French conference TALN 2014 in Marseille. Publication chair, local organizer
  • Organizer of the Multiling shared tasks (2011, 2015).
  • Session chair
    • JEP/TALN 2016: joint session

Reviewing and expertise

  • Reviewer
    • ACL : IEEE transactions on speech and language processing, Speech Communication, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Computer Speech and Language, Information Processing & Management
  • Expert
    • Expert for Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR) in 2013, 2015, 2016.
    • Expert for European Research Council (ERC) in 2016.
    • Selection committee for PhD grants at University of Avignon in 2013.
    • Thesis committee of Pierre Gotab at University of Avignon in 2012.
    • Thesis committee of Anca Simon at University of Rennes I in 2015.
  • Maitre de Conférences committees
    • AMU, section 27 (2012, 2013).
    • Paris 1, section 27 (2012).
    • Orléans, section 27 (2015, 2016).


  • Elected member of the board of LIF (2012-2016)
  • Elected member of the administrative committee of AFCP (2014-2016), in charge of student grants


Summary: 4 chapters, 9 journals, 67 international conferences, 16 french conferences, 14 other, total: 110 publications.

See the Papers page.

Last updated on 2018-07-13