Kevin Denamganaï

After graduating as an Engineer from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), France, with two double-degree diplomas, a MEng in Electrical Engineering and Information Science from the Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan, and a MRes in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from the Université de Cergy-Pontoise (UCP), France, Kevin Denamganaï spent a year accumulating experience as a Robotics & Machine Learning freelancer. He is now putting those skills at use in the IGGI PhD program, that, among other things, gives him the opportunity to reunite with video games. Indeed, it was thanks to a keen interest towards video game creation that he started learning programming around 12.

His research interests are about everything psychology, neuroscience, AI, (deep) reinforcement/imitation learning, robotics, and natural/artificial language emergence and understanding as well as human-computer interfaces, challenging the question what are the necessary components of artificial agents to be able to converse with human-beings in an engaging manner and to be able to cooperate with them towards a pre-defined goal, e.g. clearing a level in a given video game.