Senior researcher (Directeur de recherche) at Inria Lille - Nord Europe since september 2009, I am a member of the MINT research team and the scientific officer (Délégué scientifique) of the research center.

Before working for Inria, 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, and I was an Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences) at Paris-Sud University — and a member of the IN-SITU team — for 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.

Details concerning my background and research activities can be found in my CV (29 pages, in French).

In early 2014, I wrote two short texts (two pages each) that summarize the evolution of HCI as a research field and the directions I intend to pursue in the future.

I regularly post short messages on Twitter and occasionally longer ones on Tumblr.

A few upcoming, present or relatively recent news:

I am married with three children.

I know nothing about rheology or hydraulic fracturing...