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.
From 2019 - Assistant Professor
IMT Atlantique, LS2N, Nantes, France
2018/2019 - Research Fellow
University of Glasgow, Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, Glasgow, UK
2015/2018 - Research Associate
University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 - Postdoctoral Scholar
National Institute of Informatics, Prendinger Lab, Tokyo, Japan
2011/2015 - PhD Candidate
Telecom Paristech, Greta Team, Paris, France
2015 - PhD in Computer Science
2011 - MEng in Telecommunications
2011 - MRes in Computer Science
Université de Rennes 1
01-10-19 — I have started a new faculty position as Assistant Professor in the PACCE team of IMT Atlantique, in Nantes, France!
21-06-19 — The first paper from our students Carolyn Saund and Marion Roth “TMetaphor and metaphoric gesturing”, has been accepted at ACII 2019.
11-02-19 — The first paper from my newest project on virtual classrooms “Towards Narrative-Driven Atmosphere for Virtual Classroom”, written with colleagues from Universität Würzburg and Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Brest, has been accepted in the CHI 2019 Late-Breaking Results track.
16-12-18 — I presented the Cicero project at the VSI 2018 workshop
15-11-18 — Just came back from an intense couple of weeks, after I presented 2 papers at IVA 2018, and gave seminars on interpersonal skills training with multimodal interaction at UNSW, Sydney and at Seikei University, Tokyo. Thanks to to Prof. Skinner, Prof. Epps, and Prof. Nakano for setting those up!