Short BioKarel Heurtefeux, Research and Data Scientist

Since January 2016, I’m in Munich, Germany. I’m currently working at Ferchau Engineering – Automotive for BMW on V2G communication, fine positioning and standardization for charging communication.

From June 2015 to December 2015, I worked at Qatar University and Carnegie Mellon University as a research scientist and software developer. In worked in particular on real-time visual data processing, coverage optimization algorithms for micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

In June 2012, I joined Qatar Mobility Innovation Center (QMIC) at the Qatar Science and Technology Park in Doha, Qatar as a research and data scientist.

Before moving to Qatar, I have been a postdoctoral researcher at Verimag lab. I have worked in the Synchrone team from Mach 2010 to June 2012. Before that, I have been a PhD student, between 2006 and 2009 at INSA de Lyon (CITI lab). I also received a Master degree from Université de Lyon in 2006 and have been a visiting researcher at Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, China), in 2008. Additional personal information can be found here.

Work Interests

  • Embedded systems: Embedded programming for connected vehicles, wearable devices and sensors;
  • Telecommunications and Networks: Wireless networks, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Sensor networks, Internet of Things, communication protocols, CAN;
  • Performance Evaluation, Modelling and standardization: Prototypes implementation, Simulation, Experimentation, Proof-of-concept with hardware implementation;
  • Programming Languages: C/C++/C#, JAVA, Python, Matlab, R, HTML, PHP.