Qucit team

Discover our team! All of them are passionate about new technologies, experts in their field (data-science, back-end, front-end, commercial and design) who, in addition to their love for data, all share the same vision: to make cities smarter.

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Hassène

Chief Technical Officer

Gabriele

Chief Data Scientist

Marie

VP Sales & Customer Success

Yassine

Data Scientist

Rémi

Data Scientist

Paul

Product Engineer

Marine

UI/UX Designer

Michał

Back-end Engineer

Arnaud

Product Manager

Aurélien

Public Affairs

Gaetan

Data Scientist

Nicolas

Data Scientist

Julien

Finance & HR

Théophile

Back-end Engineer Intern

Pierre

Back-end Engineer Intern

Lucie

Field Researcher Intern

Corentin

SEO Web Editor Intern

Thomas

Data Scientist

Senior advisors

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 Calmes ! » 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.

Hassène

CTO

Hassène is a cloud engineer and technical director at Qucit. It builds and maintains our cloud architecture while ensuring that it remains both available and scalable.

He holds two engineering degrees in computer science from the National School of Computer Science in Tunisia and the Polytechnic Institute of Bordeaux. He specializes in distributed networks and systems.

Outside of work, Hassène enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and street photography.

Gabriele

Chief Data Scientist

Gabriele is Chief Data Scientist at Qucit. He oversees the entire data management process, from raw data to forecasting used to drive the predictive models that feed our products.

He obtained a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Bologna. During his PhD, he worked at Sony Computer Science Laboratory where he played with artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable computers to create music and poetry.

In 2012, he joined Aldebaran Robotics, world leader in humanoid robotics. He has implemented the language model that reinforces the conversational skills of the Pepper robot.

Despite his past as a judoka and rugby player, Gabriele is a fan of football and the Tour de France. He is bassist and co-producer of several EPs of Angus Mc Og.

Marie

VP Sales & Customer Success

Marie is our sales and marketing manager.
In 2010, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Trade from Cardiff Metropolitan University. She completes her training with a Master’s degree in Business Strategy from EM Normandie in 2013.

After completing her studies, she decided to leave France to work abroad. Business Analyst in the United States, Business Developer in India and then International Project Manager, she spends more than 3 years in the United States, acquiring multicultural skills. She learns all the tricks of international trade.

In 2015, she co-founded Urbanovacion, the association. Together with her partner, she will spend 7 months identifying urban mobility initiatives in Latin America.

Almost as much as traveling, Marie loves to cook and brings back something to spice up her dishes from each of the countries she visits.

Yassine

Data Scientist

Yassine is a data scientist at Qucit. Among his missions, he ensures that the various data science models integrate seamlessly into Qucit’s various products, APIs and internal tools. In addition to these functions, Yassine is actively involved in sharing knowledge internally and onboarding new data scientists.

Before joining Qucit, Yassine worked at Suez Environment on the detection of anomalies in the drinking water network. Just before that, he conducted econometric consulting missions.
Yassine holds a degree in general engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and a Master’s degree in statistics from Cambridge University.

Outside of work, Yassine enjoys testing new data science and visualization tools, participating in Kaggle challenges and answering questions on Quora. Plus, he likes running and watching movies with a twist.

Rémi

Data Scientist

Rémi is a data scientist at Qucit. He works on Artificial Intelligence tools to analyze aerial images.

Passionate about issues related to artificial intelligence and Big data, Rémi is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Bordeaux in partnership with LaBRI on the use of convolutive neural networks for the automatic segmentation of aerial images to detect and correct errors in cartographic data.

Rémi also holds a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Bordeaux. In 2012, he won the Isabelle Attali Award for his academic achievement and scientific research ability.
Outside of work, Remi enjoys traveling and reading all the novels he can get his hands on, especially those by Stephen King. In his spare time he also enjoys following professional League of Legends competitions.

Paul

Product Engineer

Paul is a full-time hacker and full stack developer. At Qucit, its mission is focused on front-end development to improve the user experience and user interface. The goal is to find the easiest way to explore the application’s functionality.

He holds a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Bordeaux. In 2013, he developed CoralScrum: an open source project management tool for Scrum. He worked for Atos as a software engineer developing the website of the National Institute of Industrial Property.

Paul is a creative person using Photoshop, Blender 3D and occasionally drawing. A musician at heart, he began learning piano at the age of 5 and continues to play today. In his spare time, he reads Manga and watches Anime to discover Japanese culture.

Marine

UI/UX Designer

Marine holds the position of IU/UX Designer at Qucit. Freshly graduated from a Master’s degree in Digital Strategy, specializing in UX Design at the Digital Campus, Marine has accumulated various experiences in graphic design and digital communication.

Prior to joining Qucit, Marine was Artistic Director at L’ antre des Arts. She brings her enthusiasm and creative flair to all the visuals and interfaces she creates. She especially likes to work on the user experience of our products and create graphic models that she enjoys animating.

A former competitive swimmer, swimming and drawing are two of her passions.

Michał

Back-end Engineer

Michal is a backend engineer at Qucit. He is responsible for maintaining our data tools and resources to ensure that they function properly.

He obtained his master’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering in 2013 at the Polytechnic University of Poznan. As part of his studies he also spent a year at Télécom Bretagne in Brest. In 2014 he joined Aldebaran Robotics (now Softbank Robotics), the world leader in humanoid robotics. His role was to ensure the quality of the functionality related to verbal interaction between humans and robots.

His passions also include urban planning and public transport. This is one of the reasons why he joined Qucit: he wants to make cities more pleasant to live in! He also loves learning foreign languages and discovering new cultures.

Arnaud

Product Manager

Arnaud is product manager at Qucit. He is responsible for the strategy, roadmap and functionalities definition for Qucit’s range of mobility and comfort products.

He holds an engineering degree from the École Centrale de Lille, and a master’s degree in acoustics, signal processing and computer music from Télécom ParisTech, UPMC and Ircam. He also has a PhD in computer science from UPMC, for his thesis work at Ircam on statistical learning for real-time audio applications. He then joined York University for a computer vision project on facial modeling and worked at the University of Bordeaux on optimal transport problems.

He is passionate about music, nature sports and travel. He is also a former pianist, and still active guitarist with several projects including a variety orchestra which runs under the name of Grand’ Mix.

Aurélien

Public Affairs

Aurélien joined the Qucit team as an Account Manager (public service) to help with the commercial side and find new partners and customers.

Before joining Qucit, he studied at SciencesPo Bordeaux (metropolitan/urban politics) and spent a year at the University of Copenhagen. It was at this point that he decided to take an interest in urban transport systems and digital issues in urban planning and mobility.

Aurélien is passionate about music, cycling, photography and chess!

Gaetan

Data Scientist

Gaëtan is a data scientist at Qucit.

Before joining Qucit, he studied computer science at the Enseirb-Matmeca in Bordeaux. He has also travelled abroad to conduct laboratory research internships on motion prediction using machine learning in Japan and Natural Language Processing at Polytechnique Montréal in Canada.

Outside of work, Gaëtan enjoys playing competitive online video games and watching Anime.

Nicolas

Data Scientist

Nicolas is a data scientist at Qucit. He joined the team with the aim of working on urban mobility issues, a theme that is dear to his heart. Among his missions, he ensures to measure and mathematically model the pulse of cities in order to understand and optimize their dynamics.

Barely PhD graduate in numerical simulation at the CNRS, aiming to develop processing algorithms for a large amount of data generated by supercomputers, Nicolas tackles this new challenge with great enthusiasm and envy.

Former swimmer in competition, Nicolas is also a wine, music and literature lover.

Julien

Finance & HR

Julien is in charge of Finance & HR. In 2009, he obtained a master degree in international management specializing in finance from ISEG Business School and also an MBA from ISM in New York.

Among its missions, it ensures the sound financial and HR management of the company, the implementation of efficient steering tools to monitor profitability and also guarantees compliance with social and legal obligations. Before joining Qucit, Julien worked in Paris area and also in Africa (Congo and Angola) acquiring multicultural Management skills.

Julien loves traveling, discovering new cultures and sports (Running and basketball).

Théophile

Back-end Engineer Intern

Théophile is a backend engineer intern at Qucit. He works on the architecture of our tools to optimise their performance and improve resource management.

He is a last year student in a 5-year computer science degree at the University of Technology of Compiègne. At the end of his studies, he specialized in datamining. He made a 6-month internship in a start-up at Austin, Texas in the energy sector. He participated in the development of a high performance electricity price forecasting model, from backend computing to frontend.

Théophile is a young marathon runner who loves sports: surf, tennis and running. He is also passionate about philosophy.

Pierre

Back-end Engineer Intern

Pierre is a backend engineer intern at Qucit, working on infrastructure and tools to better support the needs of others team members.

As a fifth-year student of the Polytechnic Institute of Bordeaux, he specialized in high-performance computing and discovered a passion for distributed systems, from a computer-science point-of-view to a broader social outlook as well.

Once he started living in a city, he became interested in issues arisen by public transportation and shared public spaces. Later on, two internships carried out in the Silicon Valley made him support the cause of smarter cities for everybody.

A former competitive handball player, he is a native of Bordeaux too, hence a wine enthusiast and nature lover.

Lucie

Field Researcher Intern

Lucie is an intern Field researcher in charge of physical investigations at Qucit. Its mission is to conduct survey campaigns and improve the survey protocol for the ComfortPredict product line.
She is a student at the Institut d’Aménagement, de Tourisme et d’Urbanisme de Bordeaux.

Passionate about urban planning, she also enjoys swimming, climbing, and traveling.

Corentin

SEO Web Editor Intern

Corentin is a Qucit SEO Web Editor intern, responsible for creating relevant content to communicate effectively with our clients and communicate Qucit’s vision.

Preparing a Master in Brand Marketing at the ISEG in Bordeaux, he aims to contribute to the preservation of our environment. He would like the cities to become less energy-consuming while being more pleasant to live in for their inhabitants.

Self-taught and curious about the world around him, he likes to enrich himself with what he is told. Otherwise, he is passionate about sports, music and architecture.

Thomas

Data Scientist

Thomas is a data scientist at Qucit. He joined the team, accepting the challenging task to model and predict the processes linked to urban mobility and the general well-being inside the cities.

Before Qucit, Thomas studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, then got a PhD and did a post-doc tackling the modeling the fluxes of OCS, a molecule that helps us understand the behavior of the carbon cycle.

Concerning his hobbies, Thomas is a jack-of-all-trades, passionate about birdwatching, photos, sport and also science outreach.

Mathieu Lefèvre

Senior Advisor

Mathieu is a Senior Advisor (and investor) 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 neighbourhood council as well as on the board of several non-profits. He is the proud father of two mischievous little boys.

Cédric Carbone

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.

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