Curriculum Vitae

Positions

GB
 2008 - present
Assistant Professor for Computational Neuroscience
Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Departments of Biomedical & Molecular Sciences, Psychology, and Mathematics & Statistics, and School of Computing
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontarion, Canada
 2007
Associate Scientist
Supervisor: Philippe Lefèvre
Centre for Systems Engineering & Applied Mechanics, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
 2004 - 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: J. Douglas Crawford
Centre for Vision Research York University, Toronto, Canada


Education

 1999 - 2004 PhD Candidate and research assistant
Supervisor: Philippe Lefèvre
Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Thesis title: The use of extraretinal information to compensate for self-movement
 1998 - 1999 Diploma theses (Physics and Engineering studies)
Max-Planck-Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany
Thesis title: Ion scattering with monolayers - depth resolution
 1996 - 1999 Engineering studies
Ecole Centrale Paris, France
Participation in the TIME program
 1994 - 1999 Physics studies
University of Stuttgart, Germany
 1982 - 1994  Bacchalaureate
European School of Luxembourg, Grand Duche of Luxembourg


Funding & Awards

 2017
NSERC RTI
Canada
Project title: Robotic device for studies of human movement perception and control
 2017
NSERC RTI
Canada
Project title: Detecting brain signals using electroencephalography and functional near infrared spectometry
 2016-2018
Vision Health Research Network grant
FRQS Vision Health Research Network, Quebec, Canada
Project title: The role of eye movements and attention in improving visual perception
(renewed in 2017)
 2015
Mihran and Mary Basmajian Award
Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Award for Excellence in Health Research
 2015-2018
NIH / NIMH-R25 Grant
USA
Project title: CoSMo - Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience
 2014
NSERC Engage Grant
Canada
Project title: Implementing Dual Quaternions as a Basis for Sensor Fusion
 2014-2020
NSERC CREATE Training Grant
Canada
Project title: The Brain in Action
 2013-2018
NSERC Discovery Grant
Canada
Project title: Multi-sensory integration across reference frames
 2013-2017
DFG International Research Training Group
Germany
Project title: The brain in action
 2013
Mobility Fund
Embassy of France in Canada
Project title: Posterior parietal cortex involvement in multi-sensory integration: insights from Optic Ataxia
 2013
Botterell Fund
Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences, Kingston, Canada
Project title: Investigating the plausibility of cortico-striatal noise as a partial substitute for Dopamine therapy in Parkinson's disease patients
 2012-2017
CFI Leading Edge Fund
Canada
Project title: Enhancement and development of new assessment tools for evaluation of brain function and dysfunction
 2012
NeuroDevNet
Canada
Project title: Funding support for the Second Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience (CoSMo 2012)
 2011
MITACS
Canada
Project title: Funding support for the First Summer School in Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience (CoSMo 2011)
 2010-2015
CFI Infrastructure Opterating Fund
Canada
Project title: Dynamics of Sensorimotor Computations for Perception and Action: Modeling and Experiments
 2010-2014
ORF Early Researcher Award
Ontario, Canada
Project title: Internal representation of space for perception and action
 2010
Queen's University Travel Award
Canada
 2009-2015
ORF Research Excellence Program
Ontario, Canada
Project title: Quantifying sensorimotor function and dysfunction
 2009-2015
NSERC CREATE Training Grant
Canada
Project title: Computational Approaches to Sensorimotor Transformations for the Control of Action
 2009
Elaine and Michael Davies Endowment Fund
Canada
Project title: Investigating the neural substrates of sensory-motor processes with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
 2008-2013
ORF Research Infrastructure Program
Ontario, Canada
Project title: Dynamics of sensorimotor computations for perception and action: modeling and experiments
 2008-2013
CFI Leaders Opportunity Fund
Canada
Project title: Dynamics of Sensorimotor Computations for Perception and Action: Modeling and Experiments
 2008
Queen's University Travel Award
Canada
 2008-2013
NSERC Discovery Grant
Canada
Project title: Visuomotor velocity transformations for eye movements
 2008
Botterell Fund
Queen's University Faculty of Health Sciences, Kingston, Canada
Project title: 3D visuomotor velocity transformations for eye movements
 2007 - 2010
FNRS (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique) postdoctoral fellowship (honorific / declined)
Belgium
Project title: The visuo-motor transformation of velocity signals for ocular and manual tracking
 2005 - 2007 Marie Curie International postdoctoral fellowship
European Union
Project title: Eye-hand coordination and control: Neural network identification and experimental characterization of the brain’s visuo-motor reference frame transformation
 2004 - 2006
Canadian Institutes for Health Research fellowship support
Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Canada
Project title: Spatial transformations for eye-hand coordination in the human
 2005
FSR (Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche) postdoctoral fellowship
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Project title: Neural control of eye-hand coordination
 2003 - 2004
Leverhulme trust, research funding
United Kingdom
Project title: The use of cues to guide the eye in the predictive pursuit of moving objects
 2001 - 2004
FSR (Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche) doctoral scholarship
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Project title: Evaluation of the role of internal models in the localization of visual stimul"
 2000 - 2004
European Space Agency research funding
European Space Agency
Project title: Dynamics of prehension in microgravity and its application to robotics and prosthetics
 1999 - 2001
IAP (Interuniversity Attraction Pole) doctoral scholarship
Belgium
Scholarship category: Dynamic systems and control: computation, identification and modeling, subgroup: modeling in biomedical systems – modeling in Neuroscience.
 1996 - 1998
Top industrial managers for Europe undergraduate scholarship
European Union
Funding for double-degree studies at the University of Stuttgart and the Ecole Centrale Paris