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doncieux Stéphane
Title : Professor
Address : 4 place Jussieu, CC 173, 75252 Paris cedex 05
Phone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 87 45
Email : doncieux(at)
Group : AMAC (AMAC)
  •    september, 2012: professor in computer science at the UPMC
  •    december, 14th 2010, "habilitation à diriger des recherches" (French post-doctoral degree allowing its holder to supervise PhD students, manuscript -- mostly in french, but with a detailed summary in english, slides and videos)  defended with the following jury:
    •         Wolfgang Banzhaf, Prof. Memorial University of Newfoundland (reviewer)
    •         Raja Chatila, Directeur de recherche LAAS/CNRS (examiner)
    •         Patrick Gallinari, Prof. UPMC/CNRS (invited)
    •         Inman Harvey, University of Sussex, (reviewer)
    •         Jean-Arcady Meyer, Directeur de recherche émérite UPMC/CNRS, (examiner)
    •         Patrice Perny, Prof. UPMC/CNRS, (examiner)
    •         Marc Schoenauer, Directeur de Recherche  INRIA Saclay, (reviewer)
  •     2004-2012: Professor assistant at Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC)
  •     2004-2002: ATER UPMC
  •     2003-1999: PhD at the AnimatLab under the supervision of Jean-Arcady Meyer. Title: Évolution d'architecture de contrôle pour Animats volant (Evolution of control architectures for flying Animats). Defended the 23th of june 2003 with the following jury:
    •         Jean-Marc ALLIOT (reviewer)
    •         Yves BRIÈRE (examiner)
    •         Patrick GALLINARI (examiner)
    •         Patrick HÉNAFF (examiner)
    •         Auke Jan IJSPEERT (reviewer)
    •         Jean-Yves JAFFRAY (examiner)
    •         Jean-Arcady MEYER (examiner)
  •     2002-1999: Moniteur (teaching assistant) at the UPMC
  •     1999-1998: UPMC, DEA IARFA (Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Applications), Artificial Life section
  •     1999-1996: ENSEA (French Engineering School on Electronics and Applications), Cergy-Pontoise
  •     1996-1995: Lycée Champollion, Grenoble, Mathématiques supérieures et mathématiques spéciales, section M'

Research coordination, editorships and leadership in Scholarly societies

Head of the AMAC research team since 2011.

Head of SIMA research team together with Bruno Gas from 2007 to 2011.

Head of the ROBUR project  (2004-2009). This project aimed at building an autonomous flapping wings aircraft. Contribute to the work described in the page UAV@ISIR

Co-designer of SFERES , software framework on artificial evolution and multi-agent simulations. Distributed under an open-source license (CeCILL) since 2004.I now use SFERESv2 , the new version of this software,written from scratch by Jean-Baptiste Mouret.

Moderator of the EvoDeRob mailing list, dedicated to discussions and announcements on Evolutionary Robotics.

Participation to scientific event organization:

  •     co-organizer of the GECCO workshop on Evo-Devo-Robo
  •     local organizer of CLAWAR 2011
  •     local organizer of the SAB 2010 conference in Paris from 24th to 28th august 2010
  •     local organizer of the 20th, 21th and 22th JET ("Journées Évolutionnaire Trimestrielles") organized BY EA Association
  •     co-organizer of the RTP bionics meeting: "Moving in fluids for animals and robots: physics, (bio)mechanics, control and perception"
  •     co-organizer of the workshop "Exploring New Horizons in Evolutionary Design of Robots" at IROS 2009

Member of the editorial board of RIA and regular reviewer.

Member of the programme commitee:

  • GECCO, ALife track
  • Living Machines
  • Simulation of Adaptive Behavior

Occasional reviewer for the following journals or conferences:

  •     IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  •     IEEE Transaction on Mental Development
  •     IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine
  •     Journal of Robotics
  •     Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
  •     IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
  •     IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  •     ...