This is a standing invitation ot contact me. I want to talk to you, you won’t annoy me. I had the luck to acquire a few skills and I enjoy sharing what I learned as well as learning from curious minded people. Like many, I was once too shy to contact people, thinking I would annoy them. Fear not, I like getting email, hearing of new ideas and meeting new people.
You can reach me by email at email@example.com or any links below. My social media handle is usually jgrizou.
A number of persons and institutions have been instrumental to my development:
After my post-doc, I was awarded a fellowship by the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity) (CRI) in Paris, France. Co-founded by François Taddei and Ariel Lindner, the research Collaboratory welcomed me very openly, I taught for the first time to curious students and became an artist by exhibiting my work. I still wonder how they made all this possible within the same building.
After my PhD, I joined the Cronin Group at the University of Glasgow, a fabulous interdisciplinary lab in Glasgow, UK. Lee Cronin trusted me to lead a team of 9 bright researchers working at the intersection of Chemistry, AI and Robotics. I still find hard to believe all we achieved together and the trust I was given.
At the same period, we co-founded Pollen Robotics with Matthieu Lapeyre, Pierre Rouanet and Nicolas Rabault. Two very talented engineers joined us, Cyril Sagonero and Simon Baudry, and I met Mark Logan which became a mentor. A great adventure with a lot of learning as we faced the outside world together for the first time, I could not have envisioned this without them.
I pursued a PhD in the FLOWERS team at INRIA and was wonderfully supervised by Manuel Lopes and Pierre-Yves Oudeyer. As a result my thesis was awarded a national thesis price by Cédric Villani, which then led me to contribute to the French report on AI. I also had the chance to collaborate with Iñaki Iturrate and Luis Montesano for work on BCI, and Samuel Barrett and Peter Stone at UTAustin for work on ad-hoc teams. I was given the freedom to explore my own ideas, it is simply invaluable.
During my engineering studies, I had the luck to study abroad at DTU (Denmark) where I met Charles Capaday, do an internship in the BioCircuits Institute at UCSD (US) under the supervision of Ramón Huerta, and work on my Master thesis in the BIOROB lab at EPFL (Switzerland) under the supervision of Auke Jan Ijspeert. Those were my first experiences with research, and I now realise how lucky I was with them.
I wish to thank them all for their respective roles in my personal and professional development.