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About Our Team

Mensia's team is highly skilled and diverse, bringing together experienced business persons, software engineers and recognized scientists to work on the implementation and marketing of groundbreaking real-time biosignal processing applications.

Meet the Team

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Jean-Yves Quentel

Co-founder & CEO

Jean-Yves Quentel is an experienced venture capital investor and executive with more than 15 years of experience investing, advising and managing TMT start-ups. After 12 years as a venture capitalist with funds such as Atlas Venture and Europatweb, and four years as an M&A and equity private placement advisor with Go4venture in London, Jean-Yves joined Atego, a trans-Atlantic provider of embedded systems development tools and services, as CFO, in charge of all finance functions as well as their external growth strategy.

 

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Laurent Bonnet

Senior R&D Engineer

Laurent Bonnet is a BCI expert. Prior to joining Mensia, Laurent worked at Inria Rennes from 2009 to 2012 as a software engineer on the OpenViBE software platform. Starting from 2011, he took the software engineering lead of the OpenViBE software. In 2012, Laurent joined the Mensia Technologies start-up as a software engineer. During his time at Inria, Laurent also animated the community around OpenViBE and got involved in various training sessions and promotion events for the BCI community around the world.

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Quentin Barthélemy

Research Engineer

Quentin Barthélemy obtained the Engineering degree and the Master of Research from Grenoble INP. He received his PhD in signal processing and machine learning at the CEA-LIST and GIPSA-Lab in 2013. His research interests include sparse representations and dictionary learning dedicated to multivariate signals. In 2013, Quentin joined Mensia as a Research Engineer to develop signal processing and machine learning methods for real-time EEG analysis and to liaise with the research community.

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Jozef Legény

R&D Engineer

Jozef Legény was with Inria-Rennes, from 2010 to 2013, working as a software engineer and specializing in the field of BCIs. While at Inria, he participated in the development of OpenViBE as Expert Engineer and later as Lead Software Engineer. He also participated in the CREATE BrainVox and ANR OpenViBE2 projects, the latter focused on creating applications for BCIs in video games. His research subjects include interaction with immersive environments using BCIs, mainly using the SSVEP paradigm. Jozef joined the Mensia team in 2013 as a software engineer. He holds an MS in Computer Sciences and Engineering from INSA Rennes.

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Louis Mayaud

Research Director

Louis is currently reading for his DPhil at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME – University of Oxford), working on prediction of mortality in patients with severe sepsis and hypotension population using clinical relational database at Harvard-MIT and machine learning techniques including Genetic Algorithm for feature selection and simultaneous parameter optimization. Also, since 2008, Louis has been the Project Leader at the Paris Hospital Trust (APHP) for RoBIK, a research project aiming at the transfer of BCIs from Computer Science labs to patients’ bedside using the P300 paradigm. Both of these projects focus on Intensive Care Unit environment, data acquisition and analysis.

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Alexis Placet

Software engineer

Alexis Placet, R&D Engineer, was with Alyotech, a custom software development company, where he focused on stimulation system development for military and aerospace customers. Alexis joined the Mensia team in 2013 as a software engineer. He holds an MS in Computer Sciences and Engineering from ESEO in Angers.

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Morgane Fauvet

Software engineer

Morgane Fauvet joined Mensia Technologies for her end-of-studies internship to set up a continuous integration platform and develop test. She then integrated the team in 2014 as a software engineer and now focuses on the application development as well as the maintenance of the test platform. She holds an MS in Computer Sciences and Engineering from INSA Rennes.

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Marie Prat

R&D Engineer

Marie Prat is a Biomedical engineer from Polytech Lyon with a Research Master in Cognitive Sciences from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. In 2011, she worked at the Atomic Energy Commission on a brain imaging project and studied neural correlates of executive function disorders in schizophrenia. Marie joined Mensia’s team in 2014 as a biomedical engineer working on statistical analysis and protocol designs.

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Esrevi Huynh

Front end Engineer

Esrevi Huynh joined Mensia Technologies in 2014 as a front-end engineer, and is in charge of the development of user-friendly interfaces for Mensia’s products. Esrevi holds an MS in Computer Sciences and Engineering from ESAIP. He worked for many years at Technicolor as a UI designer and a software engineer, developing set-top box applications for television, which were sold to many major telecom companies in Europe.

 

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Agnès Dos Santos

Quality & Assurance Engineer

After several years in a French Telecom Company, first as developer then as Q&A Engineer, Agnès Dos Santos joined Mensia Technologies in 2015 to create the Q&A team. She’s in charge of the validation of our products in order to deliver products of higher quality to our customers. In the context of medical device development, she has to ensure that the regulatory standards are met and that our products are ready to be approved and launched on the market as medical devices. She holds a MS in Software and Computer System from ENSSAT in Lannion.

Board Members and Advisors

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Chahram Becharat

Board Member

Chahram Becharat is the former CEO and now Board Member at Damavand Mineral Waters in Iran. Prior to that, he had a long career at LVMH where he was Senior Vice President – Selective Distribution Group, Director of DFS Group, Director of Sephora Group and as Assistant to Bernard Arnault advising on acquisitions, investments and emerging market strategy. He was the Senior Managing Director of Europ@web from the Fund’s inception in 1999 to December 2001, during which time the Fund invested $700m in companies such as LibertySurf, Webhelp, SeLoger, flutter.com… He received a M.S. in Mathematics and Physics from the Ecole Polytechnique in 1988 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1994.

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Fabrice Paublant

Board Member

Fabrice Paublant is a business angel investing in and advising life science companies. In 2004, he co-founded and led Laboratoires Narval S.A. which specializes in innovative medical devices for respiratory and sleep disorders, a company which he sold to Resmed, the world leader in the field of sleep disorders, in October 2009.
Prior to founding Narval, Mr Paublant was a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group in Boston. In his 3 years in BCG’s Life Sciences and Information Technology practices, he worked with leading pharmaceutical, biotech and software companies on strategic and operational issues.

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Anatole Lecuyer

Scientific Advisor

Anatole Lecuyer is Director of Research at Inria, Rennes, France, head of the Inria research team “Hybrid” (25 people), Rennes, France. For more than 12 years, his research interest have been focused on advanced 3D User Interfaces including force-feedback, virtual reality, 3D displays and brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). He is or was involved as coordinator or principal investigator in numerous national or international collaborative projects including “OpenViBE1” (05-09) and “OpenViBE2” (09-12) on BCI and Virtual Reality, for a cumulated grant of 2M€+. Anatole Lecuyer serves as an international expert on VR and BCI for public bodies such as European Commission, European Research Council and the French National Research Agency. He is the author of more than 90 papers in rank-A conferences or high-impact journals in his scientific fields.

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Pierre Saint Girons

Board Member

Pierre saint Girons is an executive and entrepreneur in the medical devices space with experience in cardiac, neurologic, orthopedic and telemedicine devices. His past experiences include strategy definition, portfolio product development, business development and operational management is countries such as France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

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Laurent Kott

Board Member

Laurent Kott is Chairman of The Board at IT-Translation, a seed-stage venture fund set up jointly by BPIFrance, France’s sovereign fund, and Inria, the only public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences in France. Laurent is also active on the Board of a number of start-ups among which Mensia and Golaem.
Prior to leading the setting up of IT-Translation, Laurent had a long career at Inria, where he was successively Deputy General Manager, Head of Technology Transfer and head of Inria-Transfert, a responsibility through which he enabled the creation of one of France’s earliest seed stage funds, I-Source. Laurent holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Cachan and was a university professor from 1981 to 1998.