Inria, Loki group
Centre de recherche Lille -- Nord Europe,
Batiment B, bureau B102
40, avenue Halley - Park Plaza
59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France
Phone: +33 (0)3 59 35 8785
sylvain dot malacria at inria dot fr
Axel Antoine's taxonomy on illustrating interaction received a CHI 2021 Honorable mention award. Again, fantastic Job Axel!
Axel Antoine successfully defended his PhD on the investigation of strategies and tools for visually representing interaction scenarios. Congratulations Dr. Axel, and happy that you are staying with us to bring to maturity softwares you implemented during this PhD.
Very happy for Nicole Pong who defended her PhD where she investigates the interaction with signifierless designs (with a particular focus on iOS Swhidgets). Congratulations Dr. Nicole. Good luck in the future.
I am a research scientist (Chargé de Recherche 1ère classe) at Inria, in the Loki group. Prior to that, I did was a post-doctoral researcher at the University College London and at the University of Canterbury (New-Zealand). I did my Ph.D. at Télécom ParisTech, and passed my Master Degree at UPMC in Artificial Intelligence with a speciality in HCI. I am also an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada (2021-2024).
My research interests are in the areas of human-computer interaction (HCI), with additional focus on designing interactive systems and interaction techniques that can be easily discovered and learned by novice users, while still yielding high performance to more practiced users. More generally, I am highly interested in how interaction can be communicated to the user to foster its discovery. If you are curious about my research, giving a look at the selected publications below should provide a decent overview.
I currently am the Principal Investigator of the ANR JCJC Discovery project (2020-2023) that investigates the design of Graphical User Interfaces that would better support the discovery of their interactive principles.
Ongoing student supervisions
- Constant Yuan Chen (PhD Student, co-supervised with Géry Casiez and Edward Lank)
- Eva Mackamul (PhD Student funded on the Discovery project, co-supervised with Géry Casiez)
- Damien Masson (PhD Student, co-supervised with Géry Casiez and Edward Lank)
Previous student supervisions
- Dr Axel Antoine (Defended 29th Jan. 2021, co-supervised with Géry Casiez) -- Now research engineer at Inria
- Dr Nicole Pong (Defended 21st Oct. 2020, co-supervised with Stéphane Huot and Nicolas Roussel)