I am a neuroscientist specialized in sleep, health and wearables. I currently work as a Senior machine-learning data scientist at Oura ring, where I build the next generation of sleep algorithms. Prior to this, I have worked for 5 years as a postdoctoral sleep researcher in the Center for Human Sleep Science at UC Berkeley (Prof. Matt Walker's lab). My research examined how sleep — or the lack of it — impacts human health and diseases (including diabetes, atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease). My work has been published in top-tier journals and featured in several major news media.

My domains of expertise include machine learning & signal processing, particularly when applied to polysomnography and/or wearable physiological data (e.g. EEG, ECG, PPG, HRV).

I firmly believe in open science. I am the creator and core maintainer of several open-source libraries in Python, which are used by thousands across the globe: Pingouin (statistics, +500k downloads & taught in several universities), YASA (automatic sleep staging) and AntroPy (complexity of time-series).

In my free time, you can find me enjoying precious moments with my amazing wife and daughter, playing music with friends, cooking, or spending time outdoors.


  • Education

2018-23 Postdoctoral sleep 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

Software development Python, R, Matlab, SQL, cloud-computing (AWS), Git, Docker
Signal processing Polysomnography (EEG, EKG), structural and functional MRI, accelerometer, photoplethysmography (PPG), heart rate variability (HRV)
Data science Machine learning and deep learning, statistical modeling, data processing and visualization, time-series analysis
  • Teaching

Machine-learning in Python, graduate level (UC Berkeley)
Mentoring of several undergraduate and postgraduate students (UC Berkeley)
Neurobiology, undergraduate level (Lyon University)
Ethics in medicine, medical school (Lyon University)
Neuro-imaging (fMRI), graduate level (Lyon University)


Please find below a list of selected publications (last updated June 2022)
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Software development

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


Pingouin is an open-source Python package for statistics. It is built on top of Pandas and NumPy and provides high-level functions to perform the most common statistical tests. Learn more on the documentation or check the code on GitHub


YASA (Yet Another Spindle Algorithm) is an open-source Python package for sleep analysis. It implements several state-of-the-art and validated algorithms to score sleep stages, detect spindles & slow-waves, and calculate features from sleep polysomnography recordings. Learn more on the documentation or check the code on GitHub


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

EEG bandpower

Compute the average bandpower of an EEG signal in Python.