Digital Humanities PhD @ EPFL ,
Research Assistant @ Idiap



Centre du Parc

Rue Marconi 19, Martigny


I am a second-year Digital Humanities Ph. D. candidate at EFPL and a Research Assistant in the Social Computing Group at Idiap Research Institute under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez. In addition, I recently accepted to be part of the EPFL PhD Excellence program’s 3rd cohort.

I am working on designing and developing data-assisted participatory decision-making computational systems/tools for urban security missions, together with multiple European cities and NGOs, following a human-centered methodology as part of the IcARUS project, funded under the European Union H2020 program.

Previously, I was a Data Scientist in Product Development and Algorithm Development team at Ground Inc., Tokyo, after graduating as a Computer Science Engineer from Mahindra École Centrale with a thesis on Adaptive Critic Design for Extreme Learning Machines. After a spell at Ground Inc., I finished a Digital Humanities MSc at EPFL with a thesis on creating a system to search for famous artwork patterns in children’s drawings and an internship at Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris for the Richelieu. Histoire du quartier program.

I am broadly interested in the application of Data Science in social/political science alongside creating education solutions and political empowerment. Here is a small interview where I talked about my interests.

I am keen on collaborations, so if you have similar interests or think I can be of any help with your work, please feel free to drop me a message!

If you are interested in a a semester/thesis project using data science and machine learning for research in the intersection of social media, urban computing, computational democracy and data journalism, feel free to email me.


Mar 28, 2024 I was offered admission to EPFL PhD Excellence Program.
Nov 27, 2023 Successfully passed my PhD candidacy exam.
Nov 20, 2023 Took part and won 1st prize in 2023 Valais-Wallis Time Machine Hackathon on 18 and 19 November on the theme: Landscapes of the Val de Bagnes: the village of Champsec before and after the Giétroz disaster. Prototype video here.
Nov 17, 2023 Took part in What after DH?, first Digital Humanities Alumni event at EPFL.
Jul 15, 2023 Took part in EPFL-ETHZ Science and Policy - How to bridge the gap? Summer school from July 10 - 14, 2023 covering the Swiss and international science-policy interface and providing an understanding of how to engage with policymakers effectively using science communication.
Oct 1, 2022 Started Ph.D as Research Assistant in the Social Computing Group at Idiap Research Institute under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Gatica-Perez.
Jul 20, 2022 Presented master thesis at the Institut Mondial d’Art de la Jeunesse - Centre pour l’UNESCO in Troyes, France.
Jul 15, 2022 Successfully defended my master thesis on Searching for visual patterns in a children’s drawings collection.
Jun 13, 2022 I was offered admission to PhD in Digital Humanities at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).