Number of documents

3

PEREZ Joan - Ph.D in Geography - Spatial Analysis, Urban Geography and Machine Learning


ACADEMICS

Positions

October 2018 – Present
Postdoctoral Researcher (INSHS Grant)
UMR 7300 ESPACE-CNRS, University of Côte d'Azur, Nice, France.

October 2018 - Present
Research Associate
Regional Planning and Information Laboratory, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

November 2016 – October 2018
Postdoctoral Researcher (JSPS Grant)
Regional Planning and Information Laboratory, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

January 2016 - October 2018
Research Associate
UMR 7300 ESPACE-CNRS, University of Avignon, Avignon, France.

March 2016 – August 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher
UNESP/e-Geopolis Association, Câmpus de Presidente Prudente, Presidente Prudente, Brazil.
       
February 2012 – December 2015
Doctoral Student (CIFRE Scholarship)
UMR 7300 ESPACE-CNRS, University of Avignon, Avignon, France.

February 2012 – March 2014
Invited Doctoral Student (CIFRE Scholarship and Suburbin ANR)
French Institute of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India.

February 2009 – April 2009
Graduate Exchange Student
Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

Education

2015
PhD with honors in Geography    
CIFRE: industrial research agreements between Renault and UMR 7300 ESPACE-CNRS.                          
Thesis: Spatial Structures in India in the Age of Globalisation. A Data-driven Approach. 358 p.
University of Avignon, Avignon, France.

2010
Master with honors in Geography (M.A. equivalent)
Specialty: Spatial Structures and dynamics.
Year 2 Dissertation: Modélisation analytique et systémique des systèmes de transport auto-organisés, 48 p.
(Analytic and Systemic Modeling of Self-organized Transportation Systems)
Year 1 Dissertation: Systèmes de transport en commun et auto-organisation à Brazzaville, 102 p.
(Transportation Systems and Self-organization in Brazzaville)
University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France.

2008
Licence in Geography (B.A. equivalent)                           
Specialty: Data handling.
C2i (certificate in computer management)
University of Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, France.

2005
Baccalauréat STI génie électronique (equivalent to electrical engineering college degree)                                                    
BIA (Aeronautics Initiation Certificate)
Rouvière High School, Toulon, France.     

Project Participation

April 2017 – Present
CSIS Project Nº774: Spatial Structures and Dynamics of Global Coastal Cities
https://joras.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/project/show/id/898

February 2012 – March 2014
ANR: Subaltern Urbanization in India (Suburbin)
(Project-based funding to advance French research)

2011 – Present
e-Geopolis World Population Database project.
http://e-geopolis.org

Awards and Distinctions

Best Paper Award
Multiple Fabric Assessment: Focus on Method Versatility and Flexibility (with Araldi, A., Fusco, G. and Fuse, T.) 18th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2018.
Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Teaching and Other Experiences

2016 - Present
Supervision of graduate students and research engineers
University of Côte d'Azur, Nice, France.
The University of Tokyo, Japan.

2011 - Present
Courses and Lectures (graduate and undergraduate levels)
Machine learning (AI-backed data mining, classification and clustering), urbanization, complex systems, self-organization, low-cost innovations in emerging markets, etc.
University of Côte d'Azur, Nice, France.
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France.
Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

2009 – 2011
Elected member of the geography department (UFR)
Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France.

2009-2010
Tutoring in spatial analyse and GIS applications. (undergraduate level)
Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France.

2009
Management of a surveyor team (8 people). Training and supervision of surveyors for public transportation flow counting.
Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

2008 - 2011
Organization of talks and conferences
Student Association for Geographer of Aix-Marseille University (PLAGE), Aix-en-Provence, France.


NON-ACADEMICS

Positions

February 2012 – February 2015
Salaried Employee for RENAULT (CIFRE agreement)
New Mobility Service (DE-IM), Guyancourt, France.

July 2011 – September 2011
Research Engineer
Association e-Geopolis, Paris, France.

February 2011 – June 2011
Freelance Consultancy (in urban planning and data mining)

September 2009 – September 2010
Freelance journalist
Radio France Bleu Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France.

February 2009 – April 2009
Internship in the Direction Générale des Grands Travaux (Congolese ministry of transport and development)
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

Experiences

2016
Freelance Consultancy for GIE Regienov (economic potential of Chinese cities)

2012 - 2015
Participation to several projects conducted by Renault and Nissan in India and China: Implementation of new protocols, mapping, fieldwork supervision, elaboration of scope statements, sampling, etc. (Mobiliz, Smart cities, Autonomous driving, etc.). Collaboration with several other companies/institutions including World Bank, Lafarge, URBZ Consultancy, etc.

2010 – 2011
Freelance Consultancy for GIE Regienov (data quality assessment in India) and the World Bank (urban sprawl modeling for new planned Tunisian cities)

2009
Evaluation of the cadastral plan of Brazzaville for the Congolese ministry of transport and development.


SKILLS

Programing Languages

R, Python and SQL

Other Softwares

GIS (QGIS, ArcGIS and MapInfo), Data Analysis (R, BayesiaLab, Excel Stat, SPSS and Minitab), Image processing (ENVI), Digital elevation model (Surfer), Web Mapping (Google earth pro), Agent-based Simulation (Netlogo), Computer-Aided Design (Photoshop, illustrator, Gimp), DBMS (Access, MySQL), document preparation system (LaTeX, Word), Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX (Ubuntu), Web design (Joomla, Dreamweaver)

Languages

French: native
English: full working capacity
Japanese: fluent
Portuguese: fluent


Conference papers2 documents

  • Giovanni Fusco, Joan Perez. Spatial Analysis of the Indian Subcontinent: the Complexity Investigated through Neural Networks. 14th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2015), Jul 2015, Cambridge, MA, United States. pp.287. ⟨hal-01303057⟩
  • Frédéric Audard, Joan Perez, Léa Wester, Alexandre Grondeau. Systèmes de transport en commun et auto-organisation : le cas de Brazzaville. CODATU XV – Le rôle de la mobilité pour (re) modeler les villes., Oct 2012, Addis Abeba, Éthiopie. ⟨halshs-01136871⟩

Other publications1 document

  • Joan Perez, Giovanni Fusco. Inde rurale, Inde urbaine: qualification et quantification de l'aptitude au changement des territoires indiens. 2014, pp. 316-339. ⟨halshs-00959982⟩