I got interested in robotics after my PhD. Indeed, python is a powerful and versital tool, and making a intellegent robot is a goal I have.
The system is based on a Raspberry Pi 4 and an Arduino Due. The main programming language is Python, though many libraries are used to make everything work suc as: ZMQ, PymataExpress, Django, etc..
So far the system is only controlled with a Xbox controller. However, the developement of making it autonomous is on its way including computer vision, ultrasonic sensors, face recongnition, natural language proccessing etc...
Being an experimental physicist, engineering is a key skill that needed to be acquired to develop the gas sensor.
During this work in particular, but also thanks to other experiences, I have acquired skills from Computer Assisted Design (CAD) to a specific UV-Vis spectrometer.
Indeed, I am both British and French. I am a Cardiff University alumni as well as Sorbonne University. I am completely fluent in both languages should it be in writing or in speech both for common but also technical registers.
Programming and computer science has been a true passion of mine for quite a whilst.
I started by learning C on the old SiteDuZero (now openclassroom). From there, I have focused and grown my knowledge in Python which I have used for many applications such as Data analysis (scikit-learn), Data visualisation (Matplotlib), Web design (Django), and so on...
Some of my personnal projects are available on GitHub (github.com/willmendil)
Communication is a crucial skill to a scientist. Indeed, communicating research result and part of the job.
During my work, I was indeed author of multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. I have also spoken at multiple international conferences and seminars.
However, I have also extended these skills outside the scientific community. Indeed, in my experience at the Palais de la Découverte museum, I have given multiple presentations in popular science.
Although, the PhD was really time consuming, I also got interesting in video making. I have indeed made a couple video should it be for the research group GdR Or-nano or in order to present the microscopic world presenting the Scanning Electron Microscope.