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Anil Narassiguin

  • Works on predictive models as a member of the Data Mining and Machine Learning team at LIRIS, a multi-disciplinary research lab with a focus on information systems

  • Honed his skills in natural language processing at the Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing Lab of the German Institute for International Educational Research at Frankfurt. Developed a means of identifying and classifying persuasive and argumentative documents in user-generated content like discussion forums and article comments.

  • Advocates for a wider use of machine learning and analytics across multiple fields as an active member of the non-profit Lyon Data Science

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Anil worked on: 

A one-stop site for contextualized risk assessment in Paris (with Corey from Canada, and Peter from Slovakia).

 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Anil a participé à : 

La création d'un site web dédié à la prévention des risques à Paris. 

 

 

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Armand Gilles

  • Worked as a data scientist in varying capacities for ANTS, a non-profit innovation hub leveraging data analytics and design to improve public infrastructure, as well as Mercedes Benz and PSA Peugot Citroën

  • Spreads his love for machine learning as the co-organizer of Bordeaux’s Machine Learning Meetup

  • As an active member of Data4Good, optimized a match-making algorithm helping a nonprofit pair underprivileged youths with a positive role models and used deep learning to predict foot traffic in the Parisian metro every 15 minutes

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Armand worked on: 

Anonymizing Cour des Comptes reports at scale. 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Armand a participé à : 

L'anonymisation des rapports de la Cour des Comptes, et ce à grande échelle

 

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Bushra Ebadi

  • As a first generation Afghan-Canadian, she recently used her unique insights into the experiences of refugees to develop a cost-effective refugee housing and integration strategy for the city of Toronto, using repurposed shipping containers.

  • Researched and provided snapshots of the compliance of G20 countries, specifically Brazil and Turkey, to their annual summit commitments as a Compliance Analyst for the G20 Research Group.

  • Holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs (University of Toronto) and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy (McGill University)

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Bushra worked on: 

Making Tiny Houses into Tiny Homes to better integrate refugees in urban areas

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Bushra a participé à : 

La transformation des “Tiny Houses” (micro-maisons) en véritables foyers afin de faciliter l’intégration des réfugiés en zones urbaines

 

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Christian Quest

  • As a member of France’s National Taskforce for Open Data, succesfully led a historical project creating the country’s most exhaustive and up-to-date street address database

  • Launched OpenSolarMap, a site crowdsourcing the layout of building rooftops in order to find the most suitable ones for the installation of solar or photovoltaic panels.

  • Has been passionate about creating a free editable map of the world for over a decade, first as a contributor and now as President of OpenStreetMap

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Christian worked on: 

Building an open event database with Eric (France) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Christian a participé à : 

Construire une base de données ouvertes répertoriant tous les événements se tenant en Ile-de-France avec Eric (France) 

 

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Corey Pembleton

  • Specialized in Urban Climate Change Resilience (particularly flood and heat-related events) using advanced object-based image analysis (OBIA) techniques. Currently exploring how his findings can help create better city policies and personal decisions to address climate change.

  • Served as a Corporal in the Royal Canadian Dragons as part of a reconnaissance squadron in Afghanistan. Responsibilities included creation of a sustainable work environment in a hostile areas of Kandahar, political rehabilitation and cooperation with local Afghan National Police

  • A “specialized generalist” with degrees in both international development (BA) and Spatial Analysis (MSc) from the University of Waterloo.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Corey worked on: 

One-stop site for contextualized risk assessment in Paris with Anil (France) and Peter (Slovakia)

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Corey a participé à : 

La création d'un site web dédié à la prévention des risques à Paris avec Anil (France) et Peter (Slovaquie)

 

 

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Damian and Lya Musquet

(special 2-day participation)

  • Have contributed to OpenStreetMap since they were just 5 years old (they are now 8 and 7 respectively), mapping fire hydrants and mailboxes on Sunday morning.

  • Deeply enamored by the river Seine, where they like to kayak and go on long walks.

  • Can not only spell “marégraphe à ultrason” (ultrasound tide gauge) but can also install them on their own (see below)

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Damian and Lya worked on: 

Installing tide gauges to survey the Seine

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Damian et Lya ont participé à : 

L'installation de marégraphes pour surveiller les crues de la Seine

 

 

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David Trujillo

  • Designed his own personal ultralight aircraft, from aerodynamics all the way to its seat fabrics.

  • Created and implemented an inspection and test plan for the manufacturing of metal structures based on ISO-9001 at a Colombian construction company

  • Hacked several picnic tables at the Domaine de Chamarande, upcycling them on-site to create 3 separate models more suited to their needs of their users: romantic dates, quiet reading and meals with large families.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, David worked on: 

Creating community through solar-powered picnic tables

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, David a participé à : 

Développer des tables de pique-nique photovoltaïques

 

 

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Eric Pommereau

  • Taught himself to code while serving his country as a policeman

  • Heads the information systems of the police and gendarmerie as Chief engineer and section leader of the French government’s Department of Information and Security Systems

  • Founded the Communaute Informatique (Information Technology Community) within the French government’s Ministry of Interior Affairs.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eric worked on: 

Building an open event database with Christian (France) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eric a participé à : 

La construction d'une base de données ouvertes répertoriant tous les événements se tenant en Ile-de-France avec Christian (France) 

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Eugena Ossi

  • Graduated with a MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in Paris, skilled in photography as well as UNIX, PHP, Javascript, Xcode and arduino.

  • Explored the disappearance of urban spaces in Paris by comparing present day spaces with 19th century Paris at the cusp of the Haussmannian renovations. For this project, she juxtaposed information from the photographs of Eugene Atget with the results of her analysis of 200,000 records of Instagram data (that she did using a D3.js stacked-to-bar graph library).

  • Combines her passion for art and tech through experiments overlaying real-life city scenarios with computer-generated elements through AR.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eugena worked on: 

Leveraging beacons for urban discovery with Eyal (Israel)  and Mike (USA) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eugena a participé à : 

Tirer parti des technologies beacons pour permettre à tous les riverains de redécouvrir leur ville avec Eyal (Israël) et Mike (USA)

 

 

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Eva Hoffmann

  • Leads a team of engineers at d.light Design to design and create award-winning low-cost home products for impoverished communities in rural India and Africa.

  • Co-designed Stanford’s student-built solar home, blending the cold hardware of Arduinos, Raspberry Pi’s, and stepper motors with the warmth of natural wood designs

  • Studied Biology and Mechanical Engineering Design at Stanford, where she taught early stage prototyping at the Stanford Product Realization Lab.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eva worked on: 

Making Tiny Houses intoTiny Homes to better integrate refugees in urban areas with Bushra (Afghanistan/Canada) and Romain (France) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eva a participé à : 

Transformer les “Tiny Houses” (micro-maisons) en véritables foyers afin de faciliter l’intégration des réfugiés en zones urbaines avec Bushra (Canda/Aghanistan) et Romain (France) 

 

 

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Eva Corot

  • Started programming robots with her father at the age of 9 to help “prevent a future robot war”

  • Completing her last year of ecole primaire, which has inspired some of her blog posts, interspersed with her various interests, including short stories, art, and robotics experiments.

  • Awarded fourth place in a prestigious national Mathematics competition, the Concours Lewis Carroll, organized by La Federation Francaise de Jeux Mathematiques (French Federation of Math Games)

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eva worked on: 

A robot to make the streets of Paris happy again

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eva a  : 

Prototyper un robot-artiste pour redonner le sourire aux riverains

 

 

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Eyal Feder-Levy

  • COO and founding member of City Center, a new interdisciplinary research institute at Tel Aviv University that analyzes the effect of digital technology on the urban experience

  • Founded ZenCity, where he is working closely with local governments in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities in Israel, to create products that make them smarter and more efficient through the use of data.

  • Pursuing further research on Smart Cities at a Master’s program in Urban Planning and Computer Science at Tel Aviv University. He is also in charge of the academic program at the university’s Institute for Internet Studies.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eyal worked on: 

Leveraging beacons for urban discovery with Eugena (USA) and Mike (USA) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Eyal a participé à : 

Tirer parti des technologies beacons pour permettre à tous les riverains de redécouvrir leur ville avec Eugena (USA) et Mike (USA) 

 

 

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Jacob Montiel

  • Works on risk prediction for financial data as a PhD researcher at Telecom ParisTech where he has been performing data exploration and analysis, data preprocessing, feature selection and reviewing state of the art algorithms.

  • Academia background: Bachelor's degree from Puebla Institute of Technology. Intern at the Centre for Intelligent Machines in McGill University. Research assistant at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics. Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, as fellow of the Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Embassy Recommendation) offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Currently performing a PhD in ComputerScience at Université Paris-Saclay.

  • Industry background: Worked as Lead Engineer at General Electric Aviation Systems developing on-board software for Aircraft and Engine's Prognostics; collaborating in the development of GE’s Brilliant Machines, which are part of the Industrial Internet and GE’s approach to Industrial Big Data.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Jacob worked on: 

Optimizing restaurant health inspections through advanced analytics

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Jacob a participé à : 

L'optimisation des inspections sanitaires des restaurants grâce à des techniques analytiques avancées

 

 

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Michael Rossetti

  • Data architect and agile software engineer who contributes to open source projects.
  • Awarded a software engineering fellowship with Code for America this year.
  • Taught university-level courses in databases and Information Systems.
  • Analyzed polling and media data for US presidential and congressional campaigns.
  • Served as a technology consultant for clients at the US Treasury Department.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Michael worked on: 

Leveraging beacons for urban discovery with Eugena (USA) and Eyal (Israël) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Michael a participé à : 

Tirer parti des technologies beacons pour permettre à tous les riverains de redécouvrir leur ville, avec Eugena (USA) et Eyal (Israël) 

 

 

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Patrick McDonnell

  • Developed a multitude of urban initiatives over the years, including public space events programming as the co-founder of Revolutionary Pants (a nonprofit made to create communities and reimagine human habitats) and technical urban design projects for the city of Dallas. He continues his pursuit of similar projects, and was awarded a prestigious fellowship with Code for America this year.  

  • Served as a sergeant in the U.S. army where he spent four years in active duty and four years playing the saxophone for troops as part of the National Guard.

  • Holds master’s degrees in Urban Planning and in Higher Education (University of Michigan) and a bachelor’s degree in English  (University of Texas at Austin).

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Patrick worked on: 

Guerrilla swings to transform Paris into a playground

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Patrick a : 

Mis en place des balançoires urbaines dans les rues pour transformer Paris en véritable aire de jeu.

 

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Peter Martigny

  • Worked as a data scientist in both France and China at PSA Peugot Citroën’s R&D Lab, Capgemini and Ekimetrics

  • Used econometrics models and machine learning to effectively match underprivileged high school students with positive role models with Data4Good.

  • Pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics at ENSAE, while already holding a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Physics (École Polytechnique) as well as a master’s degree in Quantitative Economics & Finance (HEC Paris).

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Peter worked on: 

Increasing accountability of public institutions through AI-based scoring of audits by the Cour des Comptes

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Peter a participé à : 

Accroître la responsabilité et la transparence des institutions publiques en évaluant, à l’aide de l’intelligence artificielle, les audits de la Cour des Comptes.

 

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Romain Crabos

  • Part of the team working on the Solar Sound System, a fully off-grid sound system whose turntables and mega-speakers run on solar power and kinetic energy produced by party-goers cycling on-site.

  • Advocates for citizen research as an active collaborator of the Paleo-Energy project, a nonprofit harnessing inventions that have gone off-patent, putting them in the hands of creative, collaborative, open-source communities so inventions can continue to thrive in the public domain.

  • In the daytime, manages industrial engineering projects as a strategy consultant.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Romain worked on: 

Recharging non-rechargeable alkaline batteries up to 20 times

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Romain a participé à : 

Recharger des batteries alkaline en théorie non rechargeables, et ce jusqu’à 20 fois

 

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Romain Minod

  • Developed a housing concept for refugees for the 15th Biennale of Venice as the director of Quatorze, a nonprofit that creates collaborative experiences using the design or redesign of spaces.

  • Holds a Master’s degree in Architecture (Accademia di Archittura di Mendrisio) and a “Diplome d'état d'architecte, Félicitation du jury” (ENSA Paris Belleville).

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Romain worked on: 

Making Tiny Houses into Tiny Homes to better integrate refugees in urban areas with Bushra (Afghanistan/Canada) and Eva (USA) 

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Romain a participé à : 

Transformer les “Tiny Houses” (micro-maisons) en véritables foyers afin de faciliter l’intégration des réfugiés en zones urbaines avec Bushra (Aghanistan/Canada) et Eva (USA)

 

 

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Tristram Grabener

  • One of the country’s top specialists in multi-modal and multi-criteria route computation in an urban environment

  • At Canal TP, wrote the foundations of Navitia and designed the open transport API (journey planning, isochrones, etc.) that can be consumed through navitia.io. At Captain Train, worked on the combination system that finds routes allowing to book train ticket across Europe using different companies.

  • Won the Hackcess challenge from the SNCF with a route calculator for people with disabilities.

 

During the Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Tristram worked on: 

The future of mobility ?  Walking  !

Au cours du Paris Summer Innovation Fellowship, Tristram a participé au projet : 

Le Futur de la mobilité ? La marche à pied.