Franck Dernoncourt

Franck Dernoncourt

Research Assistant in Artificial Intelligence (PhD), MIT

En formation chez MIT

Précédents : Ecole Normale Supérieure, Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Métiers, Stanford University, HEC, Université Paris Dauphine, Lycée Henri IV


En poste chez MIT,,

Précédents : Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR, Jussieu, Paris), La Banque Postale, HEC Microsystèmes (HEC’s IT Society),


    En résumé

    Please add me on LinkedIn, Google+ and/or Facebook as I do not intend to update my Viadeo profile frequently. Email: Website: LinkedIn: (full up-to-date CV) Google+: Facebook: Honors and Awards: (AI stands for Artificial Intelligence) 2011: [CS] GRE Computer Science: Top 10% 2011: [AI] Ranked 2nd out of 43 in the CogMaster (Research Master in Cognitive Science at ENS Ulm). 1st in AI. 2011: [AI] Ranked 2nd out of 50 in the Research Master in Computer Science at CNAM, with a specialization in AI. 2011: [AI] DGA Outstanding Full Grant Award (DGA = French Department of Defense) for research in AI. 2011: [AI] MATLAB Contest Spring 2011: Top 10% (Franck Dernoncourt) 2010: [AI] Google AI Challenge Autumn 2010: Top 10% (FrankyRP) 2009: [Hacking] NewbieContest: Top 1% (FrankyRP) 2007: [Mathematics]: 1st in written exams in mathematics among 5,000 candidates in the HEC entrance examination. 2006: [Misc] Best public speaker award for the 1st edition of SimONU, a United Nations simulation (circa 250 contestants). 2005-2007: [Misc]: Ranked 2nd out of 46 each year at Lycée Henri IV. 2005: [Mathematics] 1st position in Lycée Henri IV for the Mathematical Kangaroo, a popular competition.



MIT, Cambridge

PhD in Computer Science, MIT

De août 2012 à aujourd'hui
Working on genetic programming in the Evolutionary Design and Optimization (EVO-DesignOpt) group. MIT's PhD program is ranked #1 for computer science and #1 for artificial intelligence in the world.

Research Assistant in Artificial Intelligence (PhD)

Chez MIT

De août 2012 à aujourd'hui

Writer/Moderator in Artificial Intelligence


De 2011 à aujourd'hui is the largest French-speaking IT community: * 200,000 unique visitors/day, * 5,000 posts/day.

Co-Founder & CEO


De 2008 à aujourd'hui
I launched with my brother this wiki dedicated to video games. Over 2,000 pages have been created and more than 1,200 files have been uploaded since 11 April 2008. (00:05 24/12/2008) Technologies: PHP, C++ (Qt), HTML, JavaScript, CSS, MySQL, SQL, Ubuntu Server, Apache HTTP Server, Webmin, BIND

Research Intern in Artificial Intelligence

Chez Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6)

De 2011 à août 2012
My current project aims at building conversational agents for serious games. It mostly makes use of semantics, ontology, natural language processing and knowledge representation. Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) is a leading research institute for Computer Science in Paris.

Research Intern in Artificial Intelligence

Chez Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR, Jussieu, Paris)

De 2010 à 2011
I built a computational neuroscience model of the reticular formation, a part of the brain which is involved in low-level decision making, using artificial neural networks optimized with evolutionary computation. I evaluated this model as a virtual mobile robot controller. The report is available ...
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HEC, Jouy En Josas

Master in Information Systems, HEC

De 2007 à 2011

Software Development

Chez La Banque Postale

De 2009 à 2010
Location: La Banque Postale's J2EE expert department (DISFE/DCP/CDM - Centre de Développement Mutualisé). Job: Specification, conception and development of an internal project management application which will be used by La Banque Postale's J2EE expert department. Technologies: Java (Spring), ...
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Stanford University, Palo Alto

Computer Science, Computer Science, Engineering Dept

De 2008 à 2009


Chez HEC Microsystèmes (HEC’s IT Society)

De 2008 à 2009
Our society gives classes in IT that are recognized and paid by HEC Paris to over 500 students every year, buys and resells around 100 PC/year, runs the main campus websites such as, helps students to fix their laptops, organizes LAN parties and our office is open 4 ...
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Université Paris Dauphine, Paris

Bachelor, Mathematics applied to finance & economics (GEDESS), Université Paris Dauphine

De 2007 à 2008

Lycée Henri IV, Paris

Baccalaureate & Prepa, Mathematics, Physics, geopolitics, philosophy and languages, Lycée Henri IV

De 2002 à 2007

Co-Founder & CEO


De 2005 à 2006
I co-founded this website about Paris’ nightlife and promoted it with some friends. During the first year, the website had over 300,000 hits, more than 500 parties were published and 43 nightclubs contacted us to advertise their parties on the website. Technologies: HTML, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, ...
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  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer science
  • Software engineering

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Centres d'intérêt

  • Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science.