I am a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University Grenoble Alps and a member of the Grenoble Informatics Lab (LIG), the largest Computer Science research lab in France. From 2010 to 2020 I was the head of the HAwAI (Human Aware Artificial Intelligence) Research Team at LIG. I am an ex-President of the ISCRAM (Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management) Association and I obtained the ISCRAM Distinguished Service Award in 2010. I am now an Honorary Member of ISCRAM. I am also the Vice-Chair of the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) Work Group on Information Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction (WG5.15). I was a Full Adjunct Professor (20% post) at CIEM (Centre for Integrated Emergency Management) at the University of Agder in Norway. During my CNRS sabbatical in 2019-2020, I was an invited researcher at the University of Aquila, Italy for 3 months and at CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Melbourne, Australia for 4 months. In 2021 I joined the Steamer research team at LIG.
My research concerns modelling aspects of human behaviour at the cognitive, work and societal levels using an agent-based approach. Often, but not always, my agent-based models are used for simulations. Broadly, my work falls into the domain of Agent-based Social Simulation (ABSS). Following my background in artificial intelligence, I am primarily interested in cognition and interaction. Specifically, modelling the cognitive activities of human behaviour, the cognitive supports in our work environment and how groups of people interact in order to accomplish a task.
I have applied my work to many areas, but I am particularly interested in emergency rescue, crisis management, and energy management.