Chris de CLAVERIE

Aerospace engineering student

I am a french engineering student in last year of studies 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)

     Skills

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

Programming languages : C, C++, Rust, Assembly basics (for SAM, AVR and x86), Embedded, R, Python 3, Web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript ES6, PHP, SQL, NodeJS, VueJS and more), Bash, Vim, FPGA basics(Xilinx), Version control (Git, GitHub).

Operating systems : Linux (distributions based on Debian), Windows 10. Linux server administration, active directory basics, advanced networking.

Security : Network penetration testing, Web application testing, Binary reverse engineering (Ghidra, Cutter), Social engineering basics.

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, FreeCAD, BLENDER, Google SketchUp, 3D printing, KiCad, Altium Designer, WebFlow.

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

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

     Experience           

4-months internship at Ecole Polytechnique (Student Space Center)
Design of on-board computer software and test-bench for the IonSat platform
Gave classes for the students and helped manage the project
Team leader for HackASat Cybersecurity Challenge 2020, May 2020, ranked 59 / 1278
14 members from SGAC Space & Cybersecurity project group
Leader of the Design and Development team for IPSA ONE’s on-board software
Lead developer of ANNA (IPSA ONE’s team management intranet)
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 for real-life challenges. I have been developing this passion in IPSA ONE with a team of great 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 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. The toolbox of security tips and tricks are also very applicable to my work and other hobbies !

Building projects is probably the greatest hobby of mine. Be it by creating a team or joining one, working towards a common goal is a thrill I can never get enough of. I especially love challenges in areas I have no experience with, because this is where I learn the most and can try applying my skillset to challenges I never imagined. I also enjoy collaborating with people who are experts in different fields, where ideas are the most creative and usually the most fruitful. If you are looking for a team-mate for one of your projects, feel free to contact me using the links below!

     Contact

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