I am a French scientist specialized in sleep and dream research.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Matthew Walker's lab at UC Berkeley. My research aims at studying the impact of sleep — or lack thereof — on human health and decision-making. Before that, I obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Lyon, France. My doctoral project aimed at understanding the neural correlates of dream recall i.e. how and why we sometimes recall our dreams and sometimes forget them.

I also have a strong interest in statistics, machine-learning, and signal processing. I created several open-source Python libraries that are under active development: Pingouin (statistics, +80,000 downloads), YASA (sleep analysis) and EntroPy (signal processing).


  • Education

2018-Present Postdoctoral researcher, Center for Human Sleep Science (Walker lab), University of California, Berkeley
2014-17 PhD in Neuroscience, with honors, Lyon 1 University, France
2012-14 Master degree in Neuroscience, cum laude, Lyon 1 University, France
2009-12 Bachelor degree of Cognitive Sciences, summa cum laude (ranked 1st), Lyon 2 University, France
  • Expertise

Methods Polysomnography, sleep studies, actigraphy, ECG, resting-state and task-based fMRI, combined EEG-fMRI, behavior
Analysis Signal processing, sleep staging, statistics, machine-learning
Programming Python, Matlab, SPM, CONN Toolbox, R, FSL, HTML, LateX, Shell, PsychoPy
  • Teaching

Neurobiology / Neuroanatomy, 1st and 2nd year of Biology major (145h)
Ethics in medicine, 1st year of Medicine (50h)
Neuro-imaging (fMRI analysis), postgraduate course in Neuroscience (~10h)
Machine-learning in Python, lab workshop (~20h)
Supervision of several undergraduate and postgraduate students


Please find below a list of publications (last updated June 2020)
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Software development

Please visit my GitHub repository for an exhaustive list of the projects/softwares that I am contributing to.

Visbrain | SLEEP

The SLEEP module of the Visbrain package is an open-source software for visualization and analysis of sleep polysomnographic data. Learn more on the documentation or read the peer-reviewed publication.


YASA (Yet Another Spindle Algorithm) is an open-source Python package dedicated to sleep (microstructure) analysis. Among others, it implements several state-of-the-art and validated algorithms to detect spindles, slow-waves, and rapid eye movements. Learn more on the documentation or check the code on GitHub


SleepViz is the (deprecated) MATLAB prototype of SLEEP. Click here for a quick start guide.


Please find below some tutorials regarding the analyses I specialize in.

EEG bandpower

Compute the average bandpower of an EEG signal in Python.