Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard is a research associate at the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Optical Design. She obtained a PhD in physics in 2016, with a specialization in optical engineering and computer vision. Her current work focuses on the design and implementation of innovative optical instruments for a wide variety of applications.

She was mission leader for the installation of the NIRPS (Near InfraRed Planet Searcher) spectrograph at ESO’s 3.6-m telescope in Chile, a work involving scientists and engineers from several institutions in Canada and in Europe. Involved in her community, she chaired the Education Committee of the professional society SPIE from 2017 to 2019, which led her to receive the international conference Education and Training in Optics and Photonics (ETOP 2019) of the SPIE, Optica and IEEE in Québec City in May 2019. She is also a member of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) since 2021.