Back Moulin-frier, Clément Pierre Léon


Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
UPF / INRIA (Flowers group)
Visiting Professor / Permanent Researcher
I obtained my PhD in Engineering of Cognition, Interaction, Learning and Creation from Grenoble University in 2011. My main research interest is the computational modeling of emergent social behavior in artificial agents, studying the role of cognitive, morphological, sensory-motor and environmental factors. In 2009 I was a visiting scholar in Michael Arbib's lab at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA. After a short contract at the College de France in Paris where I worked on probabilist optimal control for bidedal robots, I conducted my research between 2011 and 2014 in the Flowers group at Inria Bordeaux in the field of developmental robotics. From 2015 to 2017 I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems laboratory (SPECS lab, Barcelona), in particular on social robotics European projects such as WYSIWYD and SocSMCs. From 2017 to 2019 I was a research scientist at Cogitai, a US-based research company working on continual reinforcement learning. Since October 2019, I am now a permanent researcher (chargé de recherche) in the Flowers group at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest. I as well teaching as visiting professor in CSIM at UPF since 2015.