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Current position

I am “Ingénieur de Recherche CNRS – HDR” (Research Scientist) and I work in the GETALP Team of the LIG Laboratory. My research is focused on sound and speech processing, multimodal analysis and context aware interaction. I am involved in applying these research domains to telemedecine and Ambient Assisted Living.

Other activities

  • Assistant manager of “Institut Carnot LSI” (Software and Intelligent Systems)
  • Editorial board member of JAISE (Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments)
  • Professional Societies: member of ISCA, AFCP, GDR-STIC Santé, GDR-ISIS, SFTAG
  • Conference and Workshop Organization: “Interactions Langagières pour personnes Agées Dans les habitats Intelligents” (ILADI JEP-TALN-RECITAL 2012), “Audio Analysis in Smart Homes” (Special session of EUSIPCO 2012), “4th Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies” (SLPAT Interspeech 2013), “Workshop on Affective Social Speech Signals” (WASS Interspeech 2013), “Speech technologies for Ambient Assisted Living” (Special session of Interspeech 2014)
  • Technical Comities: SPED 2009, SPED 2011, EUSIPCO 2012, SPED 2013, SPED2015, SPED2017, SPED 2019

Short Biography

  • 2011: HDR – Université de Grenoble, Grenoble (France) Habilitation à diriger des Recherches: “Audio and multimodal analysis in Ambient Assisted Living
  • Since 1985: Ingénieur de Recherche CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    • LIG Laboratory (2007-today)
    • CLIPS Laboratory (2000-2006)
    • LTPCM Laboratory (1985-2000)
  • 1982: PhD in Physics : Ultrasound Acoustics – Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Lyon (France)
    “Nonlinear Behavior of Micro-bubbles near their Acoustical Resonance in an Ultrasound Field: Application to their Ultrasonic Detection in a liquid.”
  • 1979: MSc Degree in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications – Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, Lyon (France)


The full list of my recent publications are available on the HAL Open Archive web site for the years 2007 and after.
For a more complete overview, please use the following link.

I published some 60 papers on various aspects of the following topics: sound and speech analysis, multimodal analysis, context aware interaction, speech technologies applied to AAL, activity recognition, etc.

Current Research Project involvements

  • VOCADOM (2016-2020)
    Robust voice command adapted to the user and to the context of AAL (funded by the ANR French National Government Agency)
    I am leader of the project
  • CASSIE (2014-2017)
    (industrial project funded by the DGCIS French National Government Agency)

Past Research Project involvements

  • SWEET-HOME (2009-2013)
    Home Automation System based on Audio Interface to improve Ambient Assisted Living (funded by the ANR French National Government Agency)
    I was leader of the project
  • CIRDO Recherche Industrielle (2011-2014)
    (funded by the ANR French National Government Agency)
    I was leader of LIG part of the project
  • CIRDO Formation (2008-2010)
  • RESIDE/HIS and DESDHIS Projects: I worked on these projects since 2000 to 2009

How to come?

  • The LIG laboratory is located on the Grenoble Campus. My office (room number 330) is located 700 Avenue Centrale in the IMAG building of the Informatic Campus.
  • Phone number: 0033 (0)4 57 42 14 38