Chris de CLAVERIE

Aerospace engineering student

I am a french engineering student currently in fourth year at IPSA (Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées), Paris. I specialize in rocket and satellite systems and hope to get involved in aerospace cybersecurity. I created the IPSA ONE association, with the objective to design, launch and operate a 3-unit research cubesat that demonstrates an experimental propulsion system.

Education        

2019 : Semester abroad at NTUST University in Taipei, Taiwan. Specialization in space and launcher systems.

2015 : « Grand Classé » admission after the oral of ADVANCE exams at Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées (IPSA, Ivry sur Seine).

2008 – 2015 : Secondary studies and obtainment of a scientific baccalaureate with honours (European option), along with the Cambridge «Advanced» certificate.

     Skills

Languages : French native, English bilingual (990 TOEIC, Cambridge CAE diploma), Spanish, currently learning Mandarin Chinese basics.

Programming languages : C, C++, Assembly (for SAM, AVR and x86), Embedded, R, Python, Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, NodeJS, VueJS and more), Bash (and variations), Vim, FPGA (Xilinx), Version control (Git, GitHub).

Operating systems : Linux (distributions based on Debian), Windows 10. Server administration, advanced networking.

Security : Network penetration testing, Web application testing, Binary reverse engineering (Ghidra), Social engineering basics. Currently training for OSCP.

Office software : Microsoft Office 2016 and LibreOffice suites, Presentations with Prezi & Eagle.Js, Image edition basics (Gimp, Photoshop), Video editing basics (Lightworks, DaVinci Resolve), Project management (GanttProject, Trello), LaTeX.

Conception : Dassault CATIA, BLENDER, Google SketchUp, 3D printing, KiCad, Altium Designer, WebFlow.

Physics & simulation : Fluid dynamics, Flight mechanics, Electromagnetism, Telecommunication & wave physics, Automatics, Thermodynamics, Material science. MATLAB, Simulink, PSpice.

Others : BIA (Brevet d’Initiation Aéronautique) with honours, DR400 pilot (more than 70 flight hours).

     Experience           

Leader of the Design and Development team for IPSA ONE’s on-board computer, lead developer of ANNA (IPSA ONE’s team management intranet) and active member of the Telecommunications team for two years.
Winner of the competition by Royal Aeronautical Society : ‘Best Presentation Award’ and 3rd place of the projects competition by Wiener Neustadt university (Austria) for IPSA ONE, May 2018.
Internship in European Space Agency’s (ESA) technical centre : ESTEC in July-August 2018 to test a range of environmental sensors in plasma in partnership with LPC2E laboratory.
Creation of IPSA ONE association : conception, and exploitation of nano-satellites (CubeSats) within IPSA in November 2016, with the first launch scheduled for 2023.
Act’In Space Hackathon by CNES with HEAR project, high-reliability UAV plane for sensitive airspace monitoring, May 2016.
Internship then fixed-term contract at MALOU Tech (8 weeks during the 2016 summer), conception of multirotor drones for specific missions (emergencies, fire prevention, malicious drones interception)
Involvement in ODYSSEUS competition in Toulouse’s City of Space, with ADONIS project, in-orbit energy harvest using a solar panels constellation, second French-speaking place in February 2016.
Fixed-term contract at SPMA (8 weeks during 2015 summer), manufacturing of very-high precision aeronautical mechanical parts for Dassault, Airbus et Boeing notably.
Internship at AltaProfits (4 weeks during 2014 summer), setup of a monitoring structure of a server parc delivering an online insurance platform. Report is available on GitHub !

     Hobbies

I have been programming in many languages since I was a child. This is my favorite hobby and is very closely linked with electronics, because embedded targets are the most interesting ones when programming applications that can be used in real-life. When doing so, very interesting problems arise and solving them help improve my understanding of the world. I have been developing this passion in IPSA ONE with a team of passionate people who, like me, always strive to improve their skills to build useful projects.

Programming has led me to realize how little did I know about computer and physical security. Most of our precious goods are locked in digital format or with some kind of lock that, in many cases, can be bypassed. I have since tried to understand how things are protected and how these protections can be bypassed, in order to better secure myself and help people secure themselves.

I have been playing computer games since my childhood, but games is a vast world and in my view, the esports world is the most interesting. I follow the Rocket League and Overwatch esport scene closely, and sometimes take part in competitions on Rocket League, a game where players control a rocket-boosted car and try to play football (soccer), with varying levels of success. The impressive level of control, team-play, anticipation and reaction speed needed to master the game always keep me holding my breath when watching professional players as I work on developing those skills myself.

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