Francis JAMBON
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Université Grenoble Alpes
(previously named Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1)

E-mail: Francis.Jambon(at)
Phone: +33 4 57 42 15 13

Postal Address: LIG, Bâtiment IMAG, CS 40700, 38058 Grenoble cedex 9, France
Geographical Address: Bureau 389, LIG, Bâtiment IMAG, 700 avenue centrale,
38401 Saint Martin d'Hères, France (see location on OpenStreetMap)

Research Topics
Overall, my research activity relates to concepts, methods and techniques to automate the analysis of humans interactions with digital systems in several contexts: interactive systems, simulators for training, geolocation systems... My research contributes to the field of computer science but is also linked to research questions from psycho-ergonomics, pedagogy, behavioral psychology, time geography...

Currently, I work specifically on these topics:

In-line analysis of user activities from traces in the context of technology enhanced learning environments. The objective is to analyze in real-time human interactions with training simulators from heterogeneous types of traces (user actions, user perceptions, and simulation data), in order to detect correct execution of planned procedures and acquisition of skills.
Related projects: MacCoy Critical, PILOTE2, MASSAÏ, and TELEOS

Analysis of recurrent mobility patterns in the context of family daily commutes. The objective in to analyze the raw geolocation data of GPS loggers to model daily commutes and to identify recurrent mobility patterns.
Related projects: Mobi’Kids, SM2D, MobiTRACE, and TRACES

Eye-gaze interaction. The objective is to design new interaction metaphors and to propose specific interaction widgets for user interfaces controlled by eye-gaze.

Past research activities includes:
Experimental protocols for the evaluation of mobile and ubiquitous systems
Functional test of interactive systems based on task models
Formal methods (B Language) for the development of dependable interactive systems
Human error prevention techniques in man-machine interaction
Platforms and Equipment
Flight simulator with embedded eye-tracker and data collection system
Multicom experimental platform with Domus smart home mockup
Eye-tracking equipment

ResearchGate – Almost comprehensive list of my publications
2012-Today: HAL – Many publications are missing (issue under investigation!)
2002-2012: PISTOU – Obsolete but almost up to date since 2012
Before 2002: LISI/ENSMA
Ph.D in Computer Science «Errors and Interruption in Computer Human Interaction from the Software Engineering Perspective» (1996)
Participation in Working Groups
AFIHM «daEDALUS: Eyetracking, Data AnaLysis and Use» (Coordinator) 
ADIS «SimAFor: Simulation, Learning, Training» (Point of Contact for LIG)
CNRS GdR «MAGIS: Methods and Applications for Geomatics and Spatial Information»

I am assistant professor in computer science at Polytech Grenoble (the engineering school of Université Grenoble Alpes) in the Information Technologies for Health department.
Main courses
Information Systems Modeling : analysis, design and reverse-engineering of information systems with UML for the specification aspects and Java or SQL for the implementation aspects
Design Patterns
Software testing
Mobile Systems and CSCW for eHealth: design and implementation of mobile applications (Android), design and implementation of groupwares

Other contributions
Former council member of Polytech Grenoble
Former coordinator of fifth year internships of the Information Technologies for Health department


2002-.... : Assistant professor at Université Grenoble Alpes (previously University J. Fourier - Grenoble 1) / Research at LIG laboratory
1998-2002 : Assistant professor at University of Poitiers / Research at LISI/ENSMA laboratory
1997-1998 : Lecturer at University of Poitiers / Research at LISI/ENSMA laboratory
1996-1997 : Lecturer at University J. Fourier - Grenoble 1 / Research at CLIPS-IMAG laboratory
1992-1996 : Ph.D in Computer Science at CLIPS-IMAG laboratory
1992 : Electronic engineer and Master in Computer Science