Estelle Massart

PhD student in Applied mathematics, Université catholique de Louvain

Since 2015, I am a teaching assistant in the mathematical engineering department (which is part of the ICTEAM institute ) at UCLouvain . Before that, I graduated as an engineer in applied mathematics at UCLouvain.

My PhD lies in the continuity of recent works developing "structure-aware" fitting algorithms, i.e., data fitting algorithms that take into account the structure of the data. The data points are here assumed to lie on a Riemannian manifold. I have mainly focused on two problems: averaging a set of positive-definite matrices and fitting a curve to a set of fixed-rank positive-semidefinite matrices.

My PhD advisors are Julien Hendrickx and Pierre-Antoine Absil.