Education
  • PhD in Astrophysics and Space Technologies (Mention très honorable), Université Paris VI (2003)
    Design, implementation and utilization of space solar data archives
  • Summer Session Program at the International Space University (ISU SSP 2002)
  • Postgraduate degree in Computer Science: DEA Informatique, Université Louis Pasteur (1994)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Networks: Ingénieur CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers): evening courses (1990-1993)



  • Work History
  • Institute for Astronomy (IfA)/ University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI., USA (2008- present)
  • Assistant Astronomer in Solar Physics
      - Solar data analysis (limb determination), design and development of software integrated in the SDO/HMI production pipeline (in collaboration with the Solar Physics group at Stanford University)
      - Project management & software design of the IfA instrument Cryo-NIRSP, (and previously for DL-NIRSP 2010-2011) for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) (Preliminary& Critical Design Phases)
      - Project management of the PLANETS project
      - Solar data analysis, dissemination and presentation (development of a database and associated web tools), eclipse observations (design and development of the acquisition software) (2008-2009)
  • Visiting Researcher
  • Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan - July 2011
  • Institute for Astronomy / University of Hawai'i - May-June 2006, May-August 2008
  • International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France (2003-2008)
  • Assistant Professor, teaching Space Information Technologies and Space Physical Sciences
  • Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) - INSU/CNRS (1994-2003)
  • Technical Manager for the Multi-Experimenter Data and Operations Centre (MEDOC) for SOHO
  • System Engineer for the MEDOC project (1994-1996)
  • System and Network Administrator for IAS network and for MEDOC computer center (1994-2001)
  • Institute of Technology, Robert Schumann University, Strasbourg, France:
  • Visiting Professor (1993-1994), teaching Computer Sciences
  • Lecturer (1989-1993)
  • Networks Center / Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg (1992-1993):
  • Research and development in network administration and formal specifications
  • Gaz de Strasbourg (1984-1992 & 1993-1994):
  • Business and scientific software development & system administration on mainframe



  • International / multi-disciplinary experience
  • Project manager:
  • for the PLANETS project which aims to build a 2-meter class telescope on top of Haleakala with partners from 6 countries (2010-)
  • for 1 spectro-polarimeter to be built on the ATST (for the Critical Design Review) (2012-)
  • for 2 spectro-polarimeters to be built on the ATST (for the Preliminary Design Review) (2010-2011)
  • Co-Investigator for the European Grid for Solar Observations (EGSO):
  • software development manager, and scientific/technical coordinator (2001-2005)
  • MEDOC scientific/technical coordinator
  • for preparation and technical support of SOHO observation campaigns and scientific workshops,
  • and technical representative with CNES and NASA/GSFC for interfaces, operations, dedicated links and the SOHO archive
  • IAS Project controller
  • for the Extreme UV Instrument section of the NASA proposal for the Solar Probe Mission in collaboration with Southwest Research Institute (San Antonio, TX) (1999-2000)
  • PhD work encompassing several domains:
  • computer sciences, knowledge management, solar physics, space missions, and ground segments
  • ISU technical manager for JAXA education and telemedicine projects
  • INSU (Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers) technical coordinator deputy
  • for the EFRA project (French Experiment in ATM Networks). This project aimed at preparing a new national infrastructure of high speed networks (1995-1999)
  • Advised and collaborated with many undergraduate and post-graduate students for their development or research projects (each year since 1992)
  • Participated in educational outreach programs
  • related to the total solar eclipse in 1999 or the yearly “Fête de la Science” days for elementary and high school students



  • MEMBERSHIP IN COMMITTEES
  • Expert member of CNES/INSU reviews for French Scientific Archive Centers (CDPP, Bass2000, Terapix)
  • Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale Scientific Council (1998-2002)
  • BASS2000 Scientific Committee
  • INSU 2003 prospective committee, data management working group
  • ISU Academic Council (2003- present)
  • Member, AGU (2003-2009)



  • Languages
  • French: mother tongue
  • English: fluent
  • Japanese: learning (> 5 years)
  • German: basic