Francis JAMBON
Assistant Professor in Computer Science
Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble – Université Grenoble Alpes
My research activities at Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble (MeTAH and M-PSI teams) relate 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...
Current research activities
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, AIRBORNE, MASSAÏ, and TELEOS
Analysis of recurrent mobility patterns in the context of family daily commutes. The objective is 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. Related projects: IIRSuts 1 & 2 and GELATI
See also: the projects and platforms pages.
Past research activities
· Experimental protocols for the evaluation of mobile and ubiquitous systems
· Functional test of interactive systems based on task models
· Formal methods for the development of dependable interactive systems
· Human error prevention techniques in man-machine interaction
Participation in Working Groups
AFSim: non-profit organization for promotion and fostering of the development of simulation
GdR MAGIS (CNRS): working group on Methods and Applications for Geomatics and Spatial Information
EduIHM (AFIHM): working group on HCI for Education
IHMetSanté (AFIHM): working group on HCI and Health
daEDALUS (AFIHM): working group on Eyetracking, Data AnaLysis and Use
HAL: 2013-Today
LISI/ENSMA: Before 2002
ResearchGate: Almost comprehensive list of my publications
Thè my Ph.D in Computer Science (1996)
I am assistant professor in computer science at Polytech Grenoble (the engineering school of Grenoble INP / Université Grenoble Alpes) in the Information Technologies for Health department.
Main courses
· Information Systems Modeling (UML)
· Design Patterns in Java
· Software testing
· eHealth
Other contributions
· Former council member of Polytech Grenoble
· Former coordinator of fifth year internships of the TIS 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: Master in Computer Science and Engineering Degree in Electronics


Phone: +33 4 57 42 15 13

Address (postal):
LIG, Bâtiment IMAG
CS 40700
38058 Grenoble cedex 9

Address (geographic):
Bureau 389
LIG, Bâtiment IMAG
700 avenue centrale
38401 Saint Martin d'Hères

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