Isabelle Dautriche
[CV] last updated: 22/07/2016


PhD. Cognitive Sciences (September 2015)
Advisor: Anne Christophe.
Doctoral School: Frontières du vivant - Paris, France.

M.Sc. Cognitive Sciences (2012)
Cogmaster - ENS/EHESS/P5 - Paris, France.

M.Sc. Engineering degree in Mathematics and Modeling (2009)
INSA - Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, Toulouse, France.
Exchange program in IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.(2007-08)

Research Experience

CLE - Center for Language Evolution (2015 - now)
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

LSCP - Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitive et Psycholinguistique (2012 - 2015)
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Advisor: Anne Christophe.
PhD. Thesis: Weaving an ambiguous lexicon

LSCP - Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitive et Psycholinguistique (2011 - 2012)
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Advisor: Anne Christophe.
M.A Thesis: The role of prosody in toddlers’ interpretation of verbs’ argument structure.

LSCP - Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitive et Psycholinguistique
& CLSP - Center for Language and Speech Processing
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France & John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Advisor: Emmanuel Dupoux.
M. Sc. Thesis: Modeling phonemic categorization using supervized HMM [in French]

IRIT - Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
Toulouse, France
Advisor: Patrick Saint-Dizier
Related work: Modeling textual integration


Fellowships and Grants

Future Research Leaders award from the ESRC (2016-2018)
Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prize (2016)
Post-Doctoral Grant from the Fondation Fyssen (2016-2018)
PhD Fellowship from the Direction Generale de l’Armement (DGA) (2012-2015)


Introductory course in mathematics and statistics for cognitive scientists (since 2012)
Master program in Cognitive Sciences in Ecole Normale Superieure.
Co-created this course in 2012 and co-wrote the course material including tutorials, homeworks and projects.
Modules taught: Descriptive statistics, Inferential statistics, Linear Algebra (24H of courses and 40H of tutorials/year).
[Course website]

Supervized students

Laia Fibla (UG) (2015): Learning homophones
Alex de Carvalho (M.Sc) (2013-2014): The role of syntactic context in the interpretation of a novel verb (second year master thesis)
Charles Ledoux (UG) (2014): Probabilistic labelling of prosodic phrases in Japanese.
Hélène Dumont (UG) (2014): Stimuli preparation, scientific vulgarization.
Sonia Gharbi (M.Sc) (2014): Extensive litterature review on homophone learning.
Alex de Carvalho (M.Sc) (2012-2013): 3.5-year-olds use prosody online to constraint syntactic analysis (first year master thesis)
Jean-Etienne Bergemer (M.Sc) (2012): Stimuli preparation for an ERP manipulation looking at the interpreation of verb argument structure in two-year-olds.


Journal of Memory and Language
Child developement
Language Learning and Developement
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research


Emmanuel Chemla
Anne Christophe
Emmanuel Dupoux
Alex de Carvalho
Ted Gibson
Kyle Mahowald
Steven T. Piantadosi
Gabriel Synnaeve
Daniel Swingley

Outside Research

Video maker/translator for the French Khan Academy (2013 -)
Bringing the well-known Khan Academy to French students!
Khan Academy French website
Bibliothèque sans Frontière

Critical analyst for Mouseion (2013 - 2014)
The mouseion project aims at building a high-quality academic platform for undergraduates, including analyses of the most influential books in all academic domains.

Reservoir Engineer (Jul 2009 - Dec 2010)
TOTAL Exploration & Production - Balikpapan, Indonesia.
Modelled gas production trend over the whole gas production field of TUNU.


Email: isabelle.dautriche [at] gmail

Centre for Language Evolution

University of Edinburgh