Associate Professor in computer science at INSA de Lyon
LIRIS lab, SICAL research group

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My research lies at the confluence of computer science (Human-Computer Interaction) and cognitive science (Cognitive Modeling/User Modeling) and focuses on designing adaptive, engaging and supportive interactive systems.

More specifically, I focus on the design of novel interactive systems capable of adaptation to the context (mostly to users). My research mainly focuses on two complementary aspects: user modeling (human activity modelling and analysis on users’ engagement) and interaction with users (design of motivational affordances, plasticity and adaptive interactive systems).

I received my PHD in computer science from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada (at Domus Lab) and in cognitive science from INP Grenoble (at TIMC lab) in 2008. I then did a two-years postdoc at University of Grenoble (LIG, HCI research group).

HCI, behavior modeling & analysis, meaningful design, engagement, motivational affordances, gamification, adaptation, multi-devices environment

Mostly Education & Health


  • We are organizing a workshop EIAH 21
  • We are organizing the workshop GamLA@LAK21
  • PhD defense of Stuart Hallifax on "Adaptive gamification of digital learning environments" - 18th of december 2020.
  • Co-chair of workshops & workgroups @IHM'20-21

Research Projects

Embodiment & engagement

Adaptive gamification

Design of motivational affordances

Multi-surfaces environment & Collaboration

Implicit Interaction & Alzheimer desease


Serious Game & VR

Cognitive architecture & ageing modelling

Publications extracted from HAL