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Current position

CESI Research Director, PhD, HDR
CESI Paris Nanterre, Graduate School of Engineering & School of Management
Theme leader at LINEACT CESI EA 7527


Contact information:
Address: CESI, 93 boulevard de la Seine, 92 000 Nanterre, France
Mobile: +33.659.521.100

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Research keywords:
User-Centered Innovation, Need-seeker strategy, Creativity & Invention, Prospective Ergonomics, Universal Design, Innovative Organizations, Innovation culture, Innovation management, Techno-supported creativity (Tabletop, tactile, multimodal interaction, Embodied Conversational Agents & Avatars).


Research Scientist, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Design and Innovation Lab

Arts et Metiers ParisTech CPI-lab

Habilitation (HDR) defended in 2013 [pdf (11,6M)]
Ergonomics & Innovation
Keywords: Prospective Ergonomics, Creativity, Invention, Future Needs, Design Process, Evaluation
Habilitation advisor: Todd Lubart, LATI Univ. Paris Descartes


Doctoral researcher, LIMSI-CNRS


PhD defended in 2005 [pdf (6,8M)]
Human-Computer Interaction
Keywords: Embodied Conversational Agents, Multimodal Interfaces
PhD advisors: Jean-Claude Martin, LIMSI-CNRS, and Jean-Claude Sperandio, LEI Univ. Paris 5


Habilitation (HDR) in Ergonomics & Innovation (2013) - Univ. Paris Descartes

PhD in Psychology & Human-Computer Interaction (2005) - Univ. Paris 5

Master's degree (DESS) in Ergonomics (2002) - Univ. Paris 5

Master's degree (DEA) in Psychology (2001) - Univ. Lille 3

Research projects

  • Avelis (Laura Lakehal's PhD project) 2023-2026
  • Positive governance for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Proteus is back (Anna Martin's PhD project) 2022-2025
  • Avatars in immersion
  • PIA4 JENII 2021-2024
  • Digital twins for training to Industry 4.0.
  • EDF (Lisa Gaudens' PhD project) 2021-2024
  • Meaningfulness at work and need for Competence.
  • Creative environments (Thibaut Batal's PhD project) 2021-2024
  • Enhacing group creativity.
  • Robotics by Design with Strate and SNCF (Mégane Sartore's PhD project) 2019-2023
  • Think robots differently, design for engagement.
  • ANR-CREAM 2019-2022
  • Creativity in Additive Manufacturing.
  • Soft and Human-centric Industry (Victorine Arnaud's PhD project) 2020-2021
  • Soft skills for Industry 4.0.
  • Châlons Agglo (Amandine Taton's PhD project) 2019-2021
  • Silver economy innovation cluster.
  • Laval Virtual Center (Aurélien Agnes' PhD project) 2018-2020
  • Ideation in immersion.
  • Work engagement - Laser Fusion (Ericka Rottemberg's PhD project) 2017-2021
  • Evolution of management, leadership, organizational innovation. [thesis (13,2M)]
  • Innovation Culture (Muriel Davies' PhD project) 2015-2019
  • Diagnosing and enhancing innovation culture in organizations. [thesis (6,1M)]
  • CEA List (Théo Senat's PhD project) 2017-2019
  • Interface and representation of autonomous cars.
  • SBT (Milija Simlesa's PhD project) 2015-2018
  • Collective flow in creative activities. [thesis (43,7M)]
  • Tactile Studio (AndrĂ©a Boisadan's PhD project) 2015-2018
  • Universal intuitiveness. [thesis (8,3M)]
  • IDEFI-InnovENT-E 2012-2018
  • Innovation training for SMEs.
  • ANR-CREATIVENESS (Jérôme Guegan's post-doc project) 2013-2016
  • Creative avatars in Second Life.
  • Future needs (Jessy Barré's PhD project) 2011-2015
  • Prospective needs analysis. [thesis (11,6M)]
  • Institut Carnot ARTS - Projet FUSION (Amandine Afonso's post-doc project) 2012-2013
  • Futurs USages Input/Output et Neurotechnologies.
  • Innovation use analysis (Julien Nelson's PhD project) 2007-2011
  • Prospective use analysis. [thesis (7,4M)]
  • RIAM-Buis 2006-2009
  • Artificial intelligent agents into the TV.
  • RNTL-DigiTable 2006-2008
  • Collaborative tabletop creativity.
  • AFM (Ornella Plos' PhD project) 2005-2011
  • Assistive technology and universal products. [thesis (19,5M)] [appendix (6,6M)]
  • EU-Nice 2002-2005
  • Embodied conversational agents for edutainment.
  • RNRT-Tvi 2002-2004
  • The future iTV.


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