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Short Biography: Prof. Cédric Pradalier, PhD

Prof. Pradalier is Associate Professor at GeorgiaTech Lorraine, the French campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology (a.k.a. GeorgiaTech) since September 2012. He defended his “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” (Authority to Supervise Research) in 2015 on the topic of “Autonomous Mobile Systems for Long-Term Operations in Spatio-Temporal Environments” at the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT).
His objective is to extend the activity of the CNRS IRL2958 GT-CNRS towards robotics, leveraging on one side the strong robotic research inside CNRS and on the other side the collaboration potential with the Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) laboratory at GTL.
At the IRL, he is now the coordinator of the H2020 BugWright2 project, has been involved in H2020 project Flourish and PF7 project Noptilus, as weel as in projects on environmental monitoring.
From November 2007 until December 2012, Dr. Pradalier has been deputy director in the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich. In this role, he was the technical coordinator of the V-Charge project (IP, 2010-2014) and also involved in the development of innovative robotic platforms such as autonomous boats for environment monitoring or prototype space rovers funded by the European Space Agency. He is a founding member of the ETH start-up Skybotix, within which he was responsible for software development and integration.
From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Pradalier was a research scientist at CSIRO Australia. He was then involved in the development of software for autonomous large industrial robots and an autonomous underwater vehicle for the monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
He received his PhD in 2004 from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (INPG) on the topic of autonomous navigation of a small urban mobility system and he is Ingénieur from the National Engineering School for Computer Science and Applied Math in Grenoble (ENSIMAG).

In Person

Prof. Cédric Pradalier, PhD
Georgia Tech Lorraine 
IRL 2958 (International Research Lab)
2 Rue Marconi

By Email

cedric.pradalier [at]

By Phone

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About Internships

Given the complexity of the administrative process involved in recruiting interns outside of the EU/Shengen area, I will only consider such applications when forwarded by a person I know personally and then only when the internship duration is significant enough to justify the investment (4-6 months). If you decide to apply anyway, I may not find the time to answer.

Students from French “Ecoles d’Ingénieurs” are welcome to apply for 3 to 6 months internships. Most internships will involve a significant computer science background but we can also have a need for mechanical engineers or students with some mechatronic experience.

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