General Information

Full Name Charles Villard
Nationality French
Languages French, English,


  • 2020 - 2023
    PhD in Robotics and Photogrammetry
    LRE - EPITA | UMR LaSTIG - IGN | Universitée Gustave Eiffel, Marne-La-Vallée
    • Working on lightweight and low-cost acsquisition platform for underwater photogrammetry.
    • Design and build of Autonomous USV catamaran as robotic platform.
    • Design and build of Multi camera synchronized underwater.
    • Work on Hierarchical photogrammetry pipeline in MicMac.
  • 2015 - 2020
    Master in Computer Science.
    EPITA (Ecole pour l'informatique et les techniques avancées), Paris
    • Specialized in Real Time embedded systems.
  • 2017
    Abroad Semester In Computer Science And Electronics
    Stellenbosch university, South-Africa


  • Feb - Dec 2020
    End Of Study Internship
    Safran Electronics & Defense
    • Working on a Software/Hardware Localisation layer for a drive-by-wire semi autonomous off-road vehicle.
  • 2018 - 2020
    Research Student
    • Working on multi-domain robots (Submarine, ground, air).
    • Software and hardware architecture.
    • Integrating sensors like stereo vision systems and algorithms.
  • Sept - Dec 2018
    Software Engineering Intern
    • Building a software architecture with real-time constraint for a modular submarine robot used for under water cave mapping.

Open Source Projects


  • July 2019
    ERL Emergency 2019
    La Spezia Nato Naval Base
    • Cooperation between ground and submarine robot on a rescue mission.

Other Interests

  • Flying
    • FPV Freestyle Drone pilot
    • DIY RC Drones/Planes
    • Light aircraft pilot
  • Water
    • Scuba diving (3 Star Diver - Autonomous 60m)
  • Underground
    • Cave exploration