Hugo Sonnery


I am an 18-years-old Master 1 student in Applied Mathematics and Machine Learning at CentraleSupélec, currently in Erasmus exchange at Trinity College, Cambridge University. My favourite topics are Computer Science, Bayesian Inference, Fundamental Physics, Algorithms and Data Structures. My fields of interest cover French Cinema and Filmmaking (also shooting my second medium-length movie).

I am currently working on a Reinforcement Learning algorithm that automatically generates 12-tone melodies, with a RNN-based reward function estimating the adherence of the melody to "music rules".
I am looking forward to pursue my curriculum with a PhD in Machine Intelligence applied to Algorithms Theory and Distributed Computing and I currently looking for a Master 2 Research Internship in content-generating Machine Learning techniques.

Email hugo.sonnery@student-cs.fr

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Master 1 of Engineering @ Trinity College

Cambridge, UK

September 2019 - July 2020

  • Competitive 1-year Erasmus exchange with the Engineering Department of the University of Cambirdge, Tripos Part IIA
  • Machine learning and applied mathematics : Inference, Mathematical methods, Statistical signal processing, Information theory and coding.
  • Bioengineering : Introduction to neuroscience, Medical imaging and 3D computer graphics, Introduction to molecular bioengineering and Biomaterials.
  • Organisational behaviour and Business economics.
  • End-of-year project : design of an audio modem implementing a basband-OFDM / DMT modulation system

Third year Bachelor of Engineering @ CentraleSupélec

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

September 2018 - July 2019

  • Statistics and machine learning, Convergence, integration, probability and partial differential equations, Algorithmics and complexity
  • Information systems and programming, Signal processing, Quantum and statistical physics, Corporate accounting and finance management
  • Options in Electronic systems, Electrical energy, Continuum mechanics and Advanced computer science course : formal logic and verification
  • End-of-year projects : Antennas and resilient communication systems, Data analysis in cosmology, FM stereophonic radio

Third year Bachelor of Fundamental Physics @ Paris-Saclay University

Orsay, France

September 2018 - July 2019

  • Optional evening classes for a double degree in Fundamental Physics
  • I studied Analytical mechanics, Quantum mechanics, Continuous media electrodynamics, Statistical physics, Wave optics, Special relativity and History of science
  • Graduated July 2019

Preparatory classes MPSI / MP* @ Lycée du Parc

Lyon, France

September 2016 - July 2018

  • Triple track foundation course in Theoretical and applied mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer science and Programming
  • Student research project on Monte - Carlo methods : Theory and application to multi-dimensional integrals
  • Eligible to admission at École Polytechnique and École des Mines ParisTech. Admitted at ESPCI, CentraleSupélec and ENS Rennes

Scientific computing

Highly proficient in Python and related scientific libraries (Numpy, Matplotlib, Pandas, Scipy). Intermediate knowledge of C.


Development environments

Experienced in shell environments and repository management systems (Git). Both proficient on MacOS and Windows environments as well as Unix and command-line interfaces.


Frontend Development

Experienced with DBMS (MySql and NoSql). Elementary knowledge of NodeJS, front-end website development (HTML, CSS, JS, jQuery) and object-oriented programming.


Languages spoken

English : bilingual (C1), Spanish : advanced (C2), German : basic (A2). French : mother tongue

Projects

Sele @ CentraleSupélec

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

September 2018 - July 2019

  • Statistics and machine learning, Convergence, integration, probability and partial differential equations, Algorithmics and complexity
  • Information systems and programming, Signal processing, Quantum and statistical physics, Corporate accounting and finance management
  • Options in Electronic systems, Electrical energy, Continuum mechanics and Advanced computer science course : formal logic and verification
  • End-of-year projects : Antennas and resilient communication systems, Data analysis in cosmology, FM stereophonic radio

Third year Bachelor of Engineering @ CentraleSupélec

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

September 2018 - July 2019

  • Statistics and machine learning, Convergence, integration, probability and partial differential equations, Algorithmics and complexity
  • Information systems and programming, Signal processing, Quantum and statistical physics, Corporate accounting and finance management
  • Options in Electronic systems, Electrical energy, Continuum mechanics and Advanced computer science course : formal logic and verification
  • End-of-year projects : Antennas and resilient communication systems, Data analysis in cosmology, FM stereophonic radio

Third year Bachelor of Engineering @ CentraleSupélec

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

September 2018 - July 2019

  • Statistics and machine learning, Convergence, integration, probability and partial differential equations, Algorithmics and complexity
  • Information systems and programming, Signal processing, Quantum and statistical physics, Corporate accounting and finance management
  • Options in Electronic systems, Electrical energy, Continuum mechanics and Advanced computer science course : formal logic and verification
  • End-of-year projects : Antennas and resilient communication systems, Data analysis in cosmology, FM stereophonic radio

Music

I played piano for 9 years, mostly classical works, French new scene (Vincent Delerm, Dominique A), film scores (Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino) and jazz (Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra)).
Also, a little bit of Nina Simone. Here. And there.


Movies

Contemporary independent cinema : Spike Jonze, Barry Jenkins and Sofia Coppola.
French cinema : essential works of François Truffaut, Michel Gondry, French New New Wave (Arnaud Desplechin) and Mathieu Amalric.


Literature

I enjoy French and Italian literature from the 20th century : Italo Calvino (Les Villes Invisibles), Julien Gracq (Le Rivage des Syrtes). I studied Ancient Greek and Latin for the French Baccalauréat.


Misc. (bis)

Dived deep into programming and computer science thanks to Alderbaran Robotics' NAO Robot and their national robotics contest. Here's the result of an animation I developed for Renault Trucks.

I practice running and sprint on a weekly basis.