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Simon Bozonnet

Senior Data Scientist - Computer Vision & NLP

Can work in or around Paris

  • 48.8546
  • 2.34771
  • Suggested rate £849 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Paris, France
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  • French

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  • English


  • German


  • Swedish


  • Italian



Skills (46)

Simon in a few words

I obtained a Ph.D. in Machine Learning in 2012 and I have being working in the field for *more than ten years*.
I worked in the industry with different roles:
- as a Research Engineer to develop Speech technologies and NLP/NLU applications. I published a dozen scientific publications dedicated to Machine Learning for Multimedia Indexation.
- as a senior Data Scientist consultant in different industries (Paypal, AstraZeneca, ...)
- as a Lead Data Scientist at Axa France in the AI Factory. My main focus included Natural Language Processing (email classification, call analysis, customer verbatim understanding) and Computer Vision including Document AI.

I am actively following ML Research as an active reviewer at different international institutions including IEEE Signal Processing Letter and EURASIP Journal to bring benefits tof last cutting edge technologies to my clients.

To summarize:
Ph.D. in ML, NLP/NLU/Computer Vision/Machine Learning Expertise

- 10+ years on NLP/NLU/Computer Vision/Machine Learning, main topics: document AI (so called doc processing), email triage and understanding

- 9+ years in Deep Learning technology

- 7+ years Research & Development on NLP/NLU/Machine Learning

- 10+ years Software engineering

- 8+ years Technical communication and coordination with business

Active Reviewer at the following international institutions:
- IEEE Signal Processing Letters
- EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing



Lead AI

Paris Area, France

September 2018 - Today (4 years and 5 months)

- Lead technically the AI-Factory on Natural Language Processing and Computer Vision (Document AI). It includes technical reviews, feasibility study and cost estimates, - Setup the technical roadmap, the ML strategy to expose AI cutting-edge technological services and the ML environments (ML Data Scientist sandbox, ML Platform for production) - Supervise Data Science activities: define scientific and methodological strategy, recruit and manage Data Scientist team, provide a technological watch of latest research progress - Design a Data Scientist work environment on AWS and a data annotation tool - Set up and lead a data annotation unit to address AI requirements - Evangelize AI toward business team


Banking & Insurance

Senior Data Scientist

Paris Area, France

May 2016 - August 2018 (2 years and 3 months)

Design and Implementation of the following systems:
- Automatic Email Classification: machine learning based system for automatic email classification.
- Handwriting Recognition/OCR: deep learning system (sequence to sequence LSTM based) for handwriting and typed characters on specific insurance documents
- Computer Vision: automatic document classification (supervised/unsupervised), pattern detection and signature detection through a deep learning system.
- Fraud Detection in health insurance: unsupervised detection of outliers and customer behavior modelling.

HyperCube Research by BearingPoint

Consulting & Audits

Senior Data Scientist


June 2015 - April 2016 (10 months)

- Fraud Detection at PayPal: feature analysis and data modeling to detect suspicious activities
- Text classification at Bearingpoint Gmbh: text classification for file merging
- AstraZeneca challenge: predict the best medicine for a specific patient.
- Unsupervised customer clustering from customer survey: predict the success and the segment of some start-ups from their customer survey.



Research Engineer in Natural Language Processing

Paris Area, France

October 2012 - May 2015 (2 years and 7 months)

OnMobile, formerly known as Telisma, is now part of Voicebox. Natural Language Processing: Speech Recognition technology
- implementation and design of an ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) System of type LVCSR (Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition) ,
- optimization of the ASR system for embedded application, Natural Language Understanding (NLU):
- intents detection and classification from the ASR output


Associate Researcher - Multimedia Indexing with AI techniques

Sophia Antipolis France

May 2012 - October 2012 (5 months)

Institut Eurecom / Telecom Paris

PhD student in Artificial Intelligence - Automatic Information Retrieval for Multimedia Indexation

Sophia Antipolis (France)

October 2008 - April 2012 (3 years and 6 months)

This work aims to create an automatic segmentation and clustering system in order to differentiate speaker within an audio stream in a totally unsupervised manner. This type of systems are used for multimedia indexation, information retrieval or a prerequisite for bio-metric speaker recognition and speech recognition


Master Thesis

April 2008 - September 2008 (5 months)

INSA Lyon - Groupe INSA | Institut National des sciences appliquées


January 2003 - January 2008 (5 years)

KTH | Kungliga Tekniska högskolan


August 2006 - July 2007 (11 months)