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 5 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 currently finishing a master’s degree in applied mathematics and statistics from Universite Rennes II (France). He is a seasoned computer developer and has created and continues to maintain several projects such as jobtimize or Covid19 dashboard.

He joined Opscidia in may 2020 and is in charge of several data analysis and visualization pipelines.

Lydia Alili
Lydia Alili
Junior AI developer

Lydia holds a master’s in finance and banking from the University of Algiers. After a first experience at KPMG transaction service, she switched career path to artificial intelligence and joined the prestigious Simplon – Microsoft Data and IA school in Paris.

She joined Opscidia in November 2020 where she is in charge of the aggregation of multiple data sources from Open Access scholarly publishing repositories.

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

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