Qucit team

Say Hello to the Qucit team! All excited about new technologies, experts in technical fields (data-science, back-end, front-end and business). Beside their love for data, they all share the same vision: make cities smarter. Don’t wait any longer, join us!

Raphaël

CEO

Gabriele

Chief Data Scientist

Hassène

Chief Technical Officer

Marie

Sales & Marketing Manager

Yassine

Data Scientist

Rémi

Data Scientist

Paul

Product Engineer

Marine

UI/UX Designer

Michał

Back-end Engineer

Aurélien

Account Manager (Public Services)

Arnaud

Data Scientist

Mathis

Web & Graphic Designer

Gaetan

Data Scientist

Lalatiana

Data Scientist

Nicolas

Data Scientist

Senior advisors

Mathieu

Sr Advisor

Cédric

Sr Advisor

Raphaël

CEO

Raphaël  is a data science expert, entrepreneur and the CEO of Qucit. He’s been programming and playing with numbers since primary school and has always been passionate about two things: understanding the world through mathematical modelling and protecting the environment.

Raphaël entered the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon at 18, the youngest in France, and earned a PhD in Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems. He then took a tenure as a researcher, working on CO2 storage with the goal of reducing green house gas emissions.

In September 2013, he left his research position to create Qucit and work full time on improving urban mobility using Artificial Intelligence. He completed his formation at HEC Paris where he was awarded the Prize for Best Business Plan by a jury of experts, entrepreneurs and investors.

Raphaël is also the co-founder of the association of theatrical improvisation « Restons Calme! » which is well-known in Bordeaux, one of the top 0.1% biggest users of the VCub (Bordeaux bikeshare system), a black belt in taekwondo, skydiver and tango dancer.

Gabriele

Chief Data Scientist

Gabriele is Chief Data Scientist at Qucit. He supervises the whole data pipeline, from raw data to useful predictions, to enforce robust and scalable models that feed our products.

He earned a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Bologna. During his thesis he worked at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory where he played with artificial intelligence and machine learning to let the computers create music and poetry.

In 2012 he joined Aldebaran Robotics, worldwide leader in humanoid robotics. He implemented the language model that boosts the conversational skills of the best-seller Pepper robot.

Despite being a former judoka and rugbyman, Gabriele is a fanatic of football and Tour de France.

He is a bass player and co-producer of several EPs of the band Angus Mc Og.

Hassène

CTO

Hassene is a cloud engineer and CTO of Qucit. He builds and maintains our cloud architecture to ensure that it remains scalable.

While studying at ENSEIRB-MATMETCA for his Masters in networks and distributed systems, Hassene performed two internships at Qucit where he participated in the development of the BikePredict API for VCub, Bordeaux’s bikeshare system.

He holds computer science engineering degrees from the National School of Computer Studies of Tunisia and the National Polytechnic Institute of Bordeaux.

In his free time, Hassene likes to spend as much time as possible outside. His favorite outdoor activities being street photography or hiking.

Marie

Head of sales

Marie leads the marketing and business development at Qucit.

After getting her Bachelor Degree from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2010, she completed her Master Degree in EM Normandie in 2013. Right after, always keen on discovering new cultures, Marie decided to pack her bags, left France to work abroad.  From the United States to India, she spent three years acquiring multicultural skills and competences into international business.  In 2015, she cofounded a French non-profit organization, Urbanovacion. With her partner, she conducted a research about urban mobility for 6 months in Latin America in 2016.

Almost as much as travelling, Marie loves cooking and brings back spicy recipes from every place she visits.

Yassine

Data Scientist

Yassine is a data scientist at Qucit. Among his missions, he makes sure that data science models integrate seamlessly into different internal tools, APIs and user-facing products. He also works on improving knowledge sharing through talks and a better onboarding process for new data scientists.

Before joining Qucit, Yassine worked at Suez Environnement on the detection of anomalies in the water distribution system. Prior to that, he conducted econometric consulting assignments.

Yassine holds a general engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master’s in statistics from the University of Cambridge.

Outside of work, Yassine enjoys trying new data science and visualization technologies, participating in Kaggle challenges and answering questions on Quora. He also likes running and movies with plot twists.

Rémi

Data Scientist

Rémi is a data scientist at Qucit. He works on Artificial Intelligence tools to manage shared vehicle systems, such as bike-share and car-share.

Passionate about issues related to artificial intelligence and big data, Remi is currently pursuing his PhD at Bordeaux University in partnership with LaBRI on the use of deep neural networks for the automatic classification of mobility behavior and optimization of transportation networks.

Remi also holds a Master’s degree in software engineering from Bordeaux University. In 2012, he won the Isabelle Attali Award for his academic achievement and aptitude for scientific research.

Outside of work, Remi enjoys traveling and reading everything he can get his hands on, especially anything by Stephen King. He also likes to spend his free-time following professional League of Legends competitions.

Paul

Product Engineer

Paul is a full-time hacker & full stack developer. At Qucit, his mission is focused on front end development to enhance the user experience and user interface. The goal is to find the most user-friendly way to explore application features.
He holds a Master’s degree in software engineering from Bordeaux University. In 2013, he developed CoralScrum: an open source project management tool for Scrum. He worked for Atos as a software engineer developing the National Institute of Industrial Property website.
Paul is a creative person using Photoshop, Blender 3D and drawing from time to time. Musician at heart, he began to learn the piano from the age of 5 and he still plays today. In his spare time, he reads Manga and watches Anime discovering Japan culture.

Marine

UI/UX Designer

Marine is an UI and UX designer. Pursuing a master degree at Digital Campus, Marine has accumulated various experiences in graphic design and digital communication.

Before joining Qucit, Marine was art director at L’antre des Arts. She brings her enthusiasm and taste to all the visuals coming out of our premises. She is passionate about neat interfaces and likes to create fluid motion design, maybe as a result of her past as a competitive swimmer.

One of the rare drivers in the team, she helps improve our solutions for parking and traffic.

Michał

Back-end Engineer

Michał is a Back-end engineer at Qucit. He maintains our utilities and data resources to ensure their proper functioning.

He got a master of science degree in the field of electronics and telecommunications at Poznan University of Technology in 2013. In the meantime, he spent a year at Telecom Bretagne in Brest. In 2014, he joined Aldebaran Robotics, worldwide leader in humanoid robotics where his role was to monitor the quality of functionalities related to verbal interaction between robots and humans.

His passions are also urban planning and public transport. This is one of the reasons he joined qucit: he’d like to make cities more livable!

He is excited about learning foreign languages and discovering new cultures!

Aurélien

Account Manager (Public services)

Aurélien is an account manager (public services) at Qucit. He joined the business team to support the development of solutions and help the company to grow by finding new partners and customers.
Prior to joining Qucit, he studied at SciencesPo Bordeaux in urban governance and planning and spent one year at the University of Copenhagen. He then chose to focus on urban transportation systems and the digital side of transport planning.

Aurélien is passionate about cycling (every kind!), photography, music and chess!

Arnaud

Data Scientist

Arnaud is a data scientist at Qucit. He manages the projects on modeling the users’ comfort in places such as public spaces and train stations.
He holds an Engineer’s degree from Ecole Centrale de Lille, and a joint Master’s degree in acoustics, signal processing and computer music from Télécom ParisTech, UPMC and Ircam. He also earned a PhD in computer science from UPMC, for his work achieved at Ircam on statistical machine learning with real-time audio applications. Afterwards, he joined the University of York for a computer vision project on face modeling, and then worked at Université de Bordeaux on optimal transportation problems.
He loves music, outdoor sports and travels. He is also a former piano player, and still an active guitar player with several projects including a touring variety orchestra called Grand’Mix.

Mathis

Web & Graphic Designer

Mathis is a Web Designer/Video Maker/Graphic Designer who loves creating new things. He’s pursuing a Bachelor Degree at Digital Campus and wants to apply what he is learning into great ideas for Qucit.

Before Qucit, he studied for a degree in Multimedia while he was making websites on his spare time.
He skates every day to come to work. He is webmarketing savvy, spends his week-end playing volleyball and reading books about personal development.

Gaetan

Data Scientist

Gaëtan is a data scientist at Qucit.

Prior to joining Qucit, he studied computer science at Enseirb-Matmeca Bordeaux. He also went abroad for internships in research laboratories, working on motion prediction through machine learning in Japan, a well as Natural Language Processing at Polytechnique Montréal in Canada.

Outside of work, Gaëtan likes to play online competitive video-games and watch Anime.

Lalatiana

Data Scientist

Lalatiana is a data scientist at Qucit. She joined the data science team to help in the development of new products.
Lalatiana holds a computer science degree from ENSEIRB-MATMECA.
In 2016, she spent a summer at Berkeley, University of California. She worked within the InterACT laboratory on improving robotic arms’ trajectories using machine learning techniques.
In her spare time, Lalatiana likes to discover new places, stay in shape and watch TV series and anime.

Nicolas

Data Scientist

Nicolas is a data scientist at Qucit. He joined the team to help developing Qucit data science tools.

He holds a general engineering degree from the Ecole polytechnique in Paris, where he has especially studied innovation process and statistics. He is about to finish his double master degree in data science between ENSAE (French national school for statistics and economics studies) and Université Paris Saclay.

Before joining Qucit, Nicolas has spent 6 months in Myanmar to develop an e-commerce startup in a country where Internet is still at its very beginning.

Outside work, Nicolas loves traveling in new countries, especially in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. He is also passionate about wine tasting, music and reading.

Mathieu

Senior Advisor

Mathieu is a Senior Advisor to Qucit. From 2010 to 2016, Mathieu was the Executive Director of the New Cities Foundation, a non-profit with a mission to shape a better urban world for all by fostering urban innovation and entrepreneurship. In this role, Mathieu oversaw the Foundation’s strategy, fundraising, research and its day-to-day operations. He led projects all over the world on topics including connected commuting, e-health and urban financing. He played a key role in the design of the Foundation’s events including the New Cities Summit and Cities on the Move (with Google X). Previously, he worked for the World Bank and for the UN, serving in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Mathieu is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the London School of Economics. He is a dual citizen of France and the US and has published articles in The Economist, Design Mind, the Foundation for Strategic Research, Les Clés de Demain, the French Almanac of International Relations and The World Today. Mathieu serves on his neighborhood council as well as on the board of several non-profits. He is the proud father of two mischievous little boys.

Cedric

Senior Advisor

Cedric started his career in Paris as Java Department Manager for Brainsoft. He then joined Talend, at the inception in 2006 as Chief Technical Officer and helped the company grow to become the global big data integration software leader.
With 15 years of Big Data, Open-source and Cloud-Computing experience he held various management and executive roles.
Cedric is now Co-Founder & CTO at Influans and Co-Founder Strategy Advisor and Board Member at NanoCloud.