Senior researcher (Directeur de recherche) at Inria, I am the director of the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research center.

Before coming to Bordeaux, I did a PhD thesis in Computer Science at LRI, I was a post-doctoral researcher at GMD Sankt Augustin and the University of Fribourg, I was an Associate Professor (Maître de conférences) at Paris-Sud University for eight years, and then a Senior researcher at Inria Lille - Nord Europe for another eight years.

My research lies in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. I have published and served as organizing or program committee member in conferences such as ACM CHI, ACM UIST, IHM, ACM CSCW, ECSCW or ACM Multimedia. I have also co-organized four editions of the Forum on Tactile and Gestural Interaction and an Inria - Industry Meeting on "Interaction with digital objects and services". In early 2014, I wrote two short texts (two pages each) summarizing the evolution of HCI as a research field and the directions I intended to pursue in the future.

Details concerning my background and research activities can be found in my CV (short or detailed but in French).

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