Sylvain Calinon is a Researcher at the Idiap Research Institute since May 2014, with research interests covering robot learning and human-robot interaction. He is also an External Collaborator at the Department of Advanced Robotics (ADVR), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), and a Visiting Researcher at the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA), EPFL. From 2009 to 2014, he was a Team Leader at ADVR-IIT. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoc at LASA-EPFL. He holds a PhD from EPFL (2007), awarded by the Robotdalen Scientific Award, ABB Award and EPFL-Press Distinction. He is the author of 60 publications and a book in the field of robot learning by imitation and exploration, with recognition including IEEE Ro-Man'2007 Best Paper Award, IEEE-RAS Humanoids'2009 Best Paper Award Finalist and IEEE/RSJ IROS'2013 CoTeSys Best Paper Award Finalist.
The complete and updated list of my publications can be found here:
Programming by Demonstration,
Learning by Imitation,
Applied Machine Learning
Enseignement & Phd
- Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
* Fundamentals 4h
- Notion of learning (classification vs. regression vs. density modeling vs. reinforcement learning)
- Probability theory (formalization, densities, density models)
- Standard statistical tools
- Cross ...