Welcome on my research page.
I'm an associate professor (tenured) at Université Grenoble-Alpes, France.

I'm doing my research in the probability and statistics department at LJK (joint University/Inria/CNRS unit, UMR 5224), within the SVH team. My research topics are introduced below and developed in the research section.

I also teach at the psychology department of Université Grenoble Alpes. My courses mainly deal with statistics for quantitative and experimental psychology, and you can check the details in the teaching section.

If you wish to contact me regarding my following functions and responsibilities, please preferably use the followings generic email addresses:

  • Vice-director of UFR SHS (UGA): shs-direction(at)univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
  • Steering committee (head of Cognition axis) of CDP CerCog (IdEx): cercog-copil(at)univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

(Since the website has been migrated years ago, many resources need to be put brought back online, sorry.)

Research topics

Generally speaking, I'm interested in distributed models of life and cognition, a topic which takes different forms depending on the disciplinary perspective adopted. I usually deal with complex dynamical systems endowed with predictive capabilities, embodied in natural (human) or artificial (robotic) systems, maintaining continuous sensorimotor interactions with their environment.

I thus develop computational models, at the interface between cognitive science domains, including computer science, psychology, neuroscience and robotics.

Associated results are illustrated through my publications and the dedicated projects pages. A not-up-to-date manifesto also develops my cognitive science perspective.

Teaching activity

Since September 2015, I am an assistant professor at Université Grenoble-Alpes (France), teaching statistics in the psychology department.

From 2011 to 2015, I was an assistant professor at Clermont University (France), teaching at Polytech Clermont-Ferrand. This engineering school is composed of 6 departments (electrical, math and modeling, biological, civil, physical, production engineering) and I was teaching computer science in most of them.

Follows a non exhaustive list of courses I've already taught, including those at my other previous institutions (e.g. University of Toulouse / ENSEEIHT engineering school in 2005-2009, University of Lorraine / Nancy 2 in 2009-2010).