Discover the very first episode of season 1 of Knock Knock Doc, where PhD students take the floor. Synopsis: For his first interview, Arthur meets Raoul de Charette, a researcher at MINES ParisTech graduate school and specialist in the detection of raindrops. It’s an intimidating encounter for our young journalist who is about to discover the passion of this young researcher with an unusual path.
This article is a translation of "Gouttes floues et points lumineux".
Episode 1: Raoul de Charette, researcher at MINES ParisTech
Throughout the series, Arthur will meet PhD students and young researchers with diverse personalities and paths – experiences that will change him and lead him to ask questions about his own future.
For his first interview, Arthur introduces himself to Raoul de Charette, with the hope of being seen as a professional journalist. But his shyness and his respect for the other young man lead him to step aside, giving the researcher free rein to present his work…even to the point of monopolizing the camera.
It has to be said, with his unusual path, Raoul de Charette is an impressive guy. With a background in graphic arts, he was able to apply his expertise in image analysis to the complex problems involved in developing techniques of environment visualization and detection for automobiles. His self-assuredness in the face of complexity and his serenity regarding his future are troubling for our young reporter, lacking confidence in himself…
(For English subtitles, click the Captions icon below the video.)
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Knock Knock Doc is a docu-fiction that will take you backstage to see what it’s like to do a PhD. Every Monday, check out a new episode and a new young researcher.
Are you doing a doctorate? This web series is for you, and you can participate. Comment on the episodes, share them on the web, or contact us to become the hero of a future episode! If you’d like to talk about your research or about getting a PhD, write to us at [email protected]. The only condition is to live in or near Paris, so that we can get to you easily.
For more information:
- Raoul de Charette earned his doctorate at the Robotics Lab (CAOR) at MINES ParisTech under the guidance of Fawzi Nashashibi.
- Raoul’s dissertation: Algorithmes de vision pour la pluie et les feux tricolores pour les systèmes d’aide à la conduite / Vision Algorithms for Rain and Trafﬁc Lights in Driver Assistance Systems (PDF)
- Seeing in the Rain, MIT Technology Review
- « Voir à travers la pluie » - Raoul de Charette : des arts graphiques aux sciences
(In this video, in French, Raoul de Charette explains his work.)
About Knock Knock Doc:
Knock Knock Doc is a MyScienceWork production, written and directed by Paul Garcia, and featuring Dimitri Pougnet. Knock Knock Doc aims to promote doctoral studies, in all their diversity.