Louise Poubel
Cosmopolitan roboticist with a passion for open source and developer experience.

🔢 Software

Gazebo / Ignition
core dev
ROS (1 and 2)
Linux, Mercurial, Vim, Git,
CMake, Docker, tmux
heavy user
Office, Inkscape, GIMP,
OpenSCAD, KDEnlive, LaTex
casual user

💻 Programming

heavy user
JavaScript, CMake, Ruby,
casual user
TypeScript, Angular, Polymer,
C, Python

✏ Education

Masters of Automation and Production Systems
🇫🇷 Nantes, France
2012 - 2013
MEng on Robotics and Control
🇵🇱 Warsaw, Poland
2011 - 2012
BS on Electromechanical Engineering
🇯🇵 Chiba, Japan
2007 - 2011

🏅 Achievements

🌎 Outreachy Scholarship
GNOME stipend to work on Open Source for 3 months.
🇪🇺 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Masters studies in Europe and life expenses fully covered for 2 years.
🇯🇵 MEXT Scholarship
Undergrad studies in Japan and life expenses fully covered for 5 years.

💬 Languages

🇧🇷 Portuguese
🇺🇸 English
🇯🇵 Japanese
🇪🇸 Spanish
🇫🇷 French
🇵🇱 Polish

⚙️ Experience

Open Robotics
🇺🇸 USA
Senior Software Engineer
2015 - present
  • Lead technical development of the Ignition framework’s entity component system core, Ignition Gazebo and GUI library, Ignition GUI . Using C++17, QtQuick, QML, material design.
  • Gazebo simulator’s core development in C++11. Involved in all aspects, including physics, rendering and transport, with a focus on GUI. Using libraries like Qt, Protobuf, Ogre3D, ODE.
  • Refactoring of Gazebo wrappers, gazebo_ros_pkgs, for ROS 2.
  • Development of competition environments and game mechanics, such as NASA’s Space Robotics Challenge and ServiceSim, the Service Robot Simulator. Using ROS, eRuby,
  • Development of Igniton Fuel, a platform hosting simulation assets online. Involved in the Angular 4+ web UI, as well as the C++ library and command line tool.
  • Development of CloudSim, a platform for running simulations on the cloud. Involved in full stack, from usability and front-end in Polymer to back-end in NodeJS and integration with AWS services.
  • Interaction with open source community through forums, issue trackers and social networks.
  • Mentored remote interns through Google Summer of Code and Outreachy.
Open Source Robotics Foundation
🌎 Remote
Intern / Contractor
2013 - 2014
  • Developed the mobile version of Gazebo's web client, GzWeb, using Three.js, AngularJS and jQuery. Conducted usability tests and developed features for both desktop and mobile versions,.

📄 Selected publications

🎥 Selected presentations