Mathieu Chollet

Virtual Social Interactions

IMT Atlantique


Hello there! I am an assistant professor at IMT Atlantique in Nantes, France. My research interests include intelligent virtual agents, multimodal machine learning applied to understanding human behavior, and interactive social skills training applications.


  • Assistant Professor, 2019

    IMT Atlantique, LS2N, Nantes, France

  • Research Fellow, 2018

    University of Glasgow, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, Glasgow, UK

  • Research Associate, 2015/2018

    University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, 2015

    National Institute of Informatics, Prendinger Lab, Tokyo, Japan

  • PhD Candidate, 2011/2015

    Telecom Paristech, Greta Team, Paris, France


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2015

    Telecom Paristech

  • MEng in Telecommunications, 2011

    Telecom Bretagne

  • MRes in Computer Science, 2011

    Université de Rennes 1


04-21 — We are seeking two PhD students this year, one for a project on supporting collaboration in virtual reality (w/ C. Dumas, IMT-A), one for a project on assessing situation awareness in surgical teams with multimodal sensors (w/ C. Cao, IMT-A and K. Kuchenbecker, Max-Planck Institute). Contact me with your applications!

02-21 — My latest article “Training public speaking with virtual social interactions: effectiveness of real-time feedback and delayed feedback” was accepted in the JMUI journal.

01-21 — Several new exciting projects are starting this year! In particular the ANR JCJC MISSIVES project on modeling social stress induction in virtual reality, the AI4SoftSkills project on public speaking assessment (w/ Beatrice Biancardi and Chloé Clavel, Telecom Paristech), and the Software as a Collaborator project on collaboration in virtual reality (w/ B. Ozell, Polytechnique Montréal and C. Dumas, IMT-A).



Public Speaking Training with Interactive Virtual Audiences


Rehearsing for Job Interviews with Virtual Recruiters

Perceptive Patient

Perceptive Virtual Patients for Improving Medical Communication


Automatic Editing of 3D Movies