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Nicolas Durrande, PhD

Principal Scientist

Monumo occupies a unique and inspiring space, melding state-of-the-art machine learning with the technology of electric motor which is bound to leave a profound imprint on our world. The company's long-term vision, centered on advancing Artificial Intelligence for Engineering, holds tremendous promise with the potential to spark revolutionary breakthroughs.

Nicolas Durrande is a machine learning researcher with over 15 years of experience in both academia and the start-up sphere. Nicolas holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Mines Saint-Étienne in France and has since built an extensive track record of publishing research papers in top machine learning venues on probabilistic modelling, Gaussian processes, kernel design, and Bayesian optimisation.

Throughout his career, he has held various positions, including Research Lead at Shift Lab in London, Director of Research at Secondmind in Cambridge, and Associate Professor at Mines Saint-Étienne in France. Nicolas has strong credentials in leading multidisciplinary research teams, developing open-source libraries, and he is regularly invited to give talks and seminars around the world.