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Matthieu Simeoni is a PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, under the joint supervision or Pr. Vetterli (LCAV) and Panaretos (SMAT). He is also a member of the Foundations of Cognitive Solutions research group at IBM Zurich, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hurley.
Matthieu received his M.Sc. degree in Engineering from EPFL in 2015, majoring in applied mathematics and statistics. His master thesis was entitled “A New Imager for the Square Kilometer Array”, and was awarded the IBM Research Prize in Computational Science in 2015.
Matthieu's research work takes root in a multidisciplinary environment at the frontier between signal processing, statistics and applied mathematics. He is notably interested in the sensing, processing and estimation of Gaussian random fields with sensor arrays. Among the various applications investigated by Matthieu as part of his work, one counts: medical imagery, radio-interferometry, sound localisation, wireless networks...
His work is of particular interest to IBM which has put IoT technologies at the centre of its strategy, and is, as a matter of fact, the result of a fruitful collaboration of three years between Matthieu and Dr. Paul Hurley, leader of the team Imaging of Things at IBM Research in Zurich.
 

Biography:

Matthieu Simeoni was born in 1991 in the city of Nice, on the French Riviera. From 2007 to 2009, he followed a general high school curriculum at Lycée Thierry Maulnier, with specialisation in natural sciences. In the last year of his curriculum, he was selected to represent his high school at the national contest "Olympiad of Geosciences" where he ranked second. In June 2009, he obtained his scientific general baccalaureate with high honours and enrolled in the French "Classe Préparatoire au Grandes Écoles (CPGE)", a very intensive two years program aiming at preparing undergraduate students for national competitive exams to leading French engineering schools. In the last year of this program he realised an internship at INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, where he developed a model to reproduce the locomotory mechanisms of insect parasitoids used in biological control programs.


In September 2011, he was accepted in the Mathematics department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (in French "École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)"). He completed the program in two years instead of the standard three. In the spring of 2012, while only in his second year of Bachelor, he worked for 4 months as a research assistant at the Swiss Space Center, and designed an energy-efficient orbit for the satellite CHEOPS, an ESA S-class mission. During his last year of bachelor in 2012, he co-founded and presided the EPFL Mathematical Humanitarian Project (EMaHP), an association aiming at promoting the teaching of mathematics in developing countries. President of this association from 2012 to 2016, he raised more than a 100'000 CHF, developed a series of ludic and interactive mathematical activities, and organised three missions in South Africa and Morocco. The association is still active nowadays, with one mission organised every year.


After receiving his Bachelor of Science in June 2013, Matthieu received the EPFL Grant for foreign students and enrolled in the master program of Applied Mathematics in EPFL, specialising in statistics, numerical analysis and signal processing. In the first year of his master, he joined the EPFL team for the HYDROcontest, an international scientific contest aiming at building the fastest, most energy-efficient boat. He was responsible of the numerical study and optimisation of the shape of the hydrofoils envisioned for the boat. In 2014 finally, he joined the IBM Research – Zurich Lab as a student intern. There, he realised a 6 months industrial internship followed by a 4 months master thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hurley, at the time leader of the DOME P6 work-package. During his stay in IBM, Matthieu elaborated and designed novel signal processing algorithms to optimise the data acquisition and processing chain of next-generation radio interferometers, such as the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). The quality of his thesis was recognised in October 2015 with the prestigious "IBM Research Prize in Computational Science", that was awarded to him during his graduation ceremony.


Freshly graduated, Matthieu received based on his outstanding academic results the EDIC Scholarship in 2015, funding the first year of his PhD in the Communications Systems doctoral school. He is since then a PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, under the joint supervision or Pr. Vetterli (LCAV) and Panaretos (SMAT). He is also a member of the Foundations of Cognitive Solutions research group at IBM Zurich, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hurley. Matthieu's research work takes root in a multidisciplinary environment at the frontier between signal processing, statistics and applied mathematics. He is notably interested in the sensing, processing and estimation of Gaussian random fields with sensor arrays. Among the various applications investigated by Matthieu as part of his work, one counts: medical imagery, radio-interferometry, sound localisation, wireless networks...
His work is of particular interest to IBM which has put IoT technologies at the centre of its strategy, and is, as a matter of fact, the result of a fruitful collaboration of three years between Matthieu and Dr. Paul Hurley, leader of the team Imaging of Things at IBM Research in Zurich. 

 

Matthieu Simeoni is a PhD student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, under the joint supervision or Pr. Vetterli (LCAV) and Panaretos (SMAT). He is also a member of the Foundations of Cognitive Solutions research group at IBM Zurich, under the supervision of Dr. Paul Hurley. Matthieu received his M.Sc. degree in Engineering from EPFL in 2015, majoring in applied mathematics and statistics. His master thesis was entitled “A New Imager for the Square Kilometer Array”, and was awarded the IBM Research Prize in Computational Science in 2015. Matthieu's research work takes root in a multidisciplinary environment at the frontier between signal processing, statistics and applied mathematics. He is notably interested in the sensing, processing and estimation of Gaussian random fields with sensor arrays. Among the various applications investigated by Matthieu as part of his work, one counts: medical imagery, radio-interferometry, sound localisation, wireless networks... His work is of particular interest to IBM which has put IoT technologies at the centre of its strategy, and is, as a matter of fact, the result of a fruitful collaboration of three years between Matthieu and Dr. Paul Hurley, leader of the team Imaging of Things at IBM Research in Zurich.