Thomas Rochefort-Beaudoin ☕️

Thomas Rochefort-Beaudoin

PhD Student in Mechanical Engineering

Polytechnique Montréal

Hi! I’m Thomas. I am currently finishing my third year as a PhD student at Polytechnique Montréal. My research interests include the application of deep reinforcement learning to the task of structural design. I am currently studying the combination of imitation learning and policy optimization to improve the performance of reinforcement learning agents in the task of structural design. I am also interested in the development of flexible vision models for representation learning of 2D and 3D meshes of variable resolutions.

Outside of school, I like to fly planes, fix coffee machines and go down bumpy hills on my mountain bike.


Polytechnique Montréal
Polytechnique Montréal
January 2023 – May 2023 Montréal
Had the opportunity to teach the MEC8270 Finite Element in Thermofluids class at Polytechnique Montréal.
Defence Research and Development Canada
Research intern
Defence Research and Development Canada
June 2018 – September 2019 Valcartier, Québec
Research intern for the directed energy team under Dr. Dominik Pudo.


Gaggia OWC Resuscitation
Restoration of an old Gaggia Old White Coffee
Finetuning BLOOM to get it to answer legal question in the r/legal_advice subreddit style.