Julien Martin helped lead research and development at ICIJ from 2016 to 2018. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (AI).
He started his career in 2000 by taking part in making Europe’s first 3D computer-animated motion picture, and then the first season of a series. He designed and implemented the production pipelines and management system in collaboration with the director, lead artists and producers.
In 2003, he studied automated reasoning, knowledge representation, machine learning and natural language processing. He earned a MSc in 2006 and a Ph.D. (constraint logic programming) in 2010 from Inria – University Pierre and Marie Curie.
He then joined a legal technology startup as a research and development engineer and eventually oversaw company operations. Imaginatio was building the first (legal) augmented word processor: as you’re writing or reading, your document is automatically augmented with up-to-date cited law and case-law (official open data) as well as related firm assets (corporate closed data).
Early 2016, Martin joined the ICIJ Data & Research Unit where he’s been designing and developing DataShare, the next generation software in the field of collaborative and data driven investigative journalism.