David Sierra González

Research scientist at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes


I'm a research scientist in robotics at Inria Grenoble Rhône-Alpes, in the team CHROMA. My research focuses on the development of probabilistic methods to understand and predict the development of traffic scenes, and it is funded by Toyota Motor Europe.

I first joined Inria in 2015 to pursue a PhD in robotics under the supervision of Christian Laugier and Jilles Dibangoye. My thesis, titled Towards Human-Like Prediction and Decision-Making for Automated Vehicles in Highway Scenarios, showed how behavioral models learned from human-driven demonstrations could be exploited by an automated vehicle to predict and take actions in a human-like manner.

Before joining Inria, I earned an MSc in Machine Learning from University College London. My Master Thesis was jointly supervised by Simon Julier and Luke Teacy. Before that, I obtained an MSc in Mechatronics Engineering and a BSc in Electronics Engineering from the University of Oviedo, Spain. In 2012 and 2013 I worked as a research engineer at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), near Munich. Under the supervision of Claudio Castellini, I applied machine learning techniques to develop advanced human-machine interfaces for the disabled.

Currently based in Grenoble, at the foot of the French Alps, I'm learning to enjoy the mountains and the randonnées.

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