I am a French neuroscientist and sleep researcher in the Center for Human Sleep Science (Walker Lab) at the University of California, Berkeley.

My research examines how sleep impacts human behavior and physiology. My work has been featured in several news media and podcasts (e.g. New York Times, Discover Magazine, This Is Your Brain).

I am also passionate about machine learning and algorithm development. I specialize in the analysis of polysomnography and wearable physiological data. For my research, I have created several open-source libraries in Python, which are now being used by thousands across the globe: Pingouin (statistics, +200,000 downloads), YASA (sleep analysis) and AntroPy (signal processing).


Link to my full curriculum vitae (PDF - last updated March 2021)

  • 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

Academic research Data collection (EEG, functional MRI, online survey, behavioral tasks), sleep scoring
Software development Python, Matlab, R, cloud-computing, Git, Docker
Signal processing Polysomnography (EEG, EOG, EMG, EKG), actigraphy, accelerometer, photoplethysmography (PPG), heart rate variability (HRV)
Data science Machine-learning, statistical modeling, data processing and visualization
  • Teaching

Neurobiology, undergraduate level
Ethics in medicine, medical school
Neuro-imaging (fMRI analysis), graduate level
Machine-learning in Python, graduate level
Supervision of several undergraduate and postgraduate students


Please find below a list of selected publications (last updated March 2021)
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Software development

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


YASA (Yet Another Spindle Algorithm) is an open-source Python package for sleep analysis. Among others, it implements several state-of-the-art and validated algorithms to score sleep stages, detect spindles, slow-waves, and rapid eye movements. 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.