Sarah Degallier has a BSc/MSc in Mathematics from the Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (2005). She has previously worked on hyperbolic geometry and mathematical physics. She joined the BioRob Lab in April 2006 where she obtained a PhD.
She has been involved in the RobotCub project, a European project building an open source humanoid robot as a platform to study cognition and emergent behavior. More precisely, her research topic was the superimposition and the switch between discrete and rhythmic movements.