About me

I am fond of Data Science and an R(cpp) enthusiast.
I am the founder and former organizer of the Grenoble R user group.
You can find me on Twitter and GitHub as @privefl and on Stack Overflow as F. Privé.

Current work

I am interested in using statistical learning to advance precision medicine. Specifically, I am developing tools (e.g. R package {bigsnpr}) to analyze very large datasets and methods to build predictive models based on large genetic data.

Since January 2022, I have a Senior Researcher position at Aarhus University (AU, Denmark), funded by a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship (to Bjarni Vilhjálmsson). I have been working fully remotely from France since December 2020.

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Hometown – Education – Research

I am from Troyes, France. I naturally like Champagne.

I was in prep school in Dijon.
Then, in 2016, I graduated from ENSIMAG, an engineer school in Informatics and Applied Mathematics in Grenoble.

In September 2019, I got a PhD in predictive human genetics in BCM team, Laboratoire TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble, France. My supervisors were Michael Blum (TIMC-IMAG) and Hugues Aschard (Institut Pasteur). My thesis was funded by the LabEx PERSYVAL-Lab.

From October 2019 to December 2021, I was a postdoc at AU with Bjarni Vilhjálmsson, founded by the Danish National Research Foundation (Niels Bohr Professorship to John McGrath).