Steeven Janny

Steeven Janny

Research Scientist
Naver Labs Europe

About Me

Hello! I am a research scientist at NaverLabs Europe within the Spatial AI time. I am working on the development of new algorithms for robots navigation and perception.

My research interests are at the edges of physics, control, and machine learning, all mixed together to propose new ways of simulating and representing reality. While my PhD was targetting application of deep learning in physics, I am now extending this idea to robotics, studying how embodied agents can learn to reason, plan and act in their environment.

My background is in electrical engineering and signal processing (MSc), but I also own a degree in artificial intelligence (MSc). Teaching will always hold a special place in my heart, as I am a "agrégé" teacher in engineering and computer science.

  • Embodied AI
  • Robots Control & Navigation
  • Simulation / Physics
  • PhD in Deep Learning, 2020-2023

    INSA Lyon, France

  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence, 2019-2020

    Claude Bernard University, Lyon

  • MSc in Electronics, Electrotechnics and Automatics, 2018-2019

    Ecole Normal Supérieure, Paris-Saclay


  • I have successfully defended my PhD ! Here is a link to the manuscript, and the (unnecessarily fancy) slides of my defense.

    The slides are made using reveal.js, and the animations are made using d3.js. The code is publicly available (on my github page). Don't hesitate to tell me (mail or X (Twitter)) if you find a way of reusing it for your own presentations !

  • I made an online tool to explore ArXiv papers and authors in IA: Go check it out!



NaverLabs Europe
Research Scientist
NaverLabs Europe
June. 2024 – Present Meylan, France
Spatial AI team: developing new algorithms for robots navigation and perception.
Alstom Group
Senior Data Scientist
Alstom Group
Nov. 2023 – Apr. 2024 Villeurbanne, France
Sep 2020 – Sept 2023 INSA Lyon, France

Subject: Incorporation of physical prior knowledge in deep learning for forecasting and control


  • Julie Digne
    CNRS Researcher, LIRIS, INSA, Lyon, France
  • Christian Wolf
    Principal Scientist, NaverLabs Europe, Grenoble, France
  • Madiha Nadri
    Maître de Conférence, LAGEPP, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France
Université Claude Bernard / Polytech
Assistant Teacher
Université Claude Bernard / Polytech
Sep 2020 – Present Lyon, France
Teaching in signal processing, numerical analysis, electrical engineering, control theory and introduction to artificial intelligence.
French teaching contest
Agrégation in Engineering, minor in computer science
French teaching contest
Jul 2019 – Present Lyon, France
It is a french contest for accessing teaching positions at high-schools, universities and engineering schools (top ranked in 2019).
Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay
Master Degree
Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay
Sep 2016 – Sep 2020 Paris-Saclay, France
I studied electrical engineering, signal processing and control theory in the Nikola Tesla department in ENS Paris-Saclay.


  • NaverLabs Europe, 6 Chem. de Maupertuis, 38240 Meylan