About us

Sylvain et Charles

Who we are

Opscidia was founded in 2019 by Sylvain Massip and Charles Letaillieur. 

The purpose of Opscidia is to simplify the reuse of the best of scientific literature for improving R&D, public decision-making, and access of the general public to sound scientific information. 

In particular, Opscidia develops different technologies to extract concepts, and relations, to build ontology in an unsupervised manner, from corpus of scientific articles.

Opscidia was co-founded by Sylvain and Charles

Sylvain Massip

Sylvain has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and has ten years’ experience at the boundaries between science and industry. As a R&D director in a start’up, he had the occasion to work with several academic labs in many different fields. Passionate about research, he believes that scholarly communication can be improved, for the benefit of researchers and beyond.

Charles Letailleur

Charles is an internet professional with 10+ years’ experience in crafting disruptive products offering people simple and user friendly internet experience. Having worked on e-democracy and e-administration, open data projects, he believes that social web can make scholarly publishing cheaper and more efficient.

Our Team

Today, Opscidia’s team consists in a diverse and multicultural team of 8 people. A perfect blend of researchers, developers and managers.

Opscidia’s team members have strong expertises in NLP, in data visualisation, in semantic web, and a strong sector experience in the fields of research, technology and deeptech.

Fréjus Laleye
Fréjus Laleye
R&D NLP Lead

Frejus holds a master’s degree from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and a PhD in Computer Science from Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (Dunkerque, France) for his contributions the automatic recognition of speech in Fongbe, a Language from Benin.

After his PhD, he joined the Artificial Intelligence for vision and language laboratory (LASTI) of CEAtech in Saclay (France) where he worked as a researcher in Natural Language processing. He published more than 20 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is peer-reviewer for several international conferences.

Frejus joined Opscidia in October 2020 to bring his expertise in Natural Language processing and to manage the research projects of Opscidia

Loic Rakotoson
Loïc Rakotoson
Junior AI developer

Loïc is the valedictorian of his class and holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics and statistics from the University of Rennes II. He is already an experienced IT developer who has created and continues to maintain various projects such as jobtimize or the Covid19 dashboard.

He joined Opscidia in May 2020. He is now responsible for several data analysis and visualisation pipelines.

Wahid Hibot
Frontend developer

Wahid is a frontend developer, he is preparing a master 2 in computer science and project management at INRIS.

He is in charge of the frontend management of all Opscidia tools. He knows how to integrate HTML and CSS,
programming in JavaScript and PHP, database design in SQL.

His knowledge makes him a major asset for the evolution of Opscidia.

Roxane Depauw
Marketing & Communication

Roxane, marketing and communication officer on a sandwich course. She is starting a master 1 in digital marketing. She has different experiences in France and abroad in various sectors.

She is behind our social network communication, our visuals and our website!

Habibou Hibrahim
Sales Representative

Habibou is currently training at The Rocket School for a diploma as a marketing and sales manager specialising in digital acquisition.

Previously, he has accumulated several experiences in the field of IT development. This knowledge allows him to know the sector he is trying to conquer.

Alongside the entire business team, he will be responsible for the commercial side.

R&D is at the heart of Opscidia’s activities.

These few examples are preliminary works for future features of our products.