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Jules Françoise
CNRS Researcher @ LIMSI
AMI Group (Architectures and Models for Interaction).

Campus universitaire bât 508
Rue John von Neumann
F - 91405 Orsay cedex

email: firstname[dot]lastname[at]limsi[dot]fr

I am a CNRS Researcher in Movement based Human-Computer Interaction at LIMSI (CNRS, Université Paris-Sud Université Paris-Saclay) within the AMI Group (Architectures and Models for Interaction). I hold a PhD in computer science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, that I completed in the {Sound Music Movement} Interaction team at Ircam. I am a member of the steering committee of the International Conference on Movement & Computing (MOCO).

Research Interests:

  • Gesture-based & Whole-body Interaction
  • Expressive Movement Modeling
  • User-Centered Machine Learning for Interaction Design
  • Movement-Sound Interactions for the Performing Arts
  • Auditory Feedback for Movement Learning


Research Experience & internships

OCT 2017 - ONGOING# Research Scientist @ CNRS
I am a researcher (Chargé de Recherches) at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). I am working at LIMSI within the AMI Group (Architectures and Models for Interaction).
AMI GroupLIMSI, Orsay, France
OCT 2015 - AUG 2017# Postdoctoral Fellow
My research within the Movingstories Project at the School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) focused on movement signal processing, expressive movement modeling and interaction design.
Movingstories ProjectSIAT, SFU, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
JAN 2015 - SEP 2015# Postdoctoral Fellow
SkAT-VG European Project: "Sketching Audio Technologies using Vocalizations and Gestures"
My contributions to the projected focused on movement analysis. I developed novel movement descriptors for oscillatory and rhythmic gestures based on the wavelet transform.
SkAT-VG European ProjectIrcam, Paris, France.
DEC 2013# Invited Researcher
I was invited to work on the MovingStories project, coordinated by Thecla Schiphorst, to work on computational modeling and sonification of Laban Effort Theory, in collaboration with Sarah Fdili Alaoui.
Movingstories ProjectSIAT, SFU, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
MAR 2010 - JUL 2010# Internship (Master 1)
Research Internship: development of a virtual synthesizer controlled by gesture and image processing, coupled with a 3D graphic synthesizer.
PuceMuseRungis, France.
MAY 2009 - JUN 2009# Internship (Licence)
Research internship: physical study of the violin bow: development of a non-invasive measure of the geometry of the bow stick by image analysis.
LAUMUniversité du Maine, Le Mans, France.


OCT 2011 - MAR 2015# PhD Thesis
"Motion–Sound Mapping by Demonstration". Defended March 18, 2015. EDITE grant for doctoral studies, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC).
{Sound, Music, Movement} Interaction TeamIrcam, UPMC, Paris, France.
SEP 2010 - SEP 2011# Master ATIAM
Master of research in Computer Science, Signal Processing and Acoustics applied to Music, with honors. Thesis: "Realtime segmentation and recognition of gesture using Hierarchical Markov models."
Ircam, UPMC, Paris, France.
SEP 2009 - SEP 2010# Master 1 in acoustics
1st year of Master in Engineering, specialized in acoustics, with honors.
UPMC, Paris, France.
SEP 2008 - SEP 2009# Licence of Physics
Bachelor’s degree specialized in physics, with honors.
Université Rennes 1, France.
SEP 2006 - SEP 2008# Classe préparatoire (Physics-Chemistry)
2-year intensive program preparing for entry exams to top universities, with honors.
Lycée Chateaubriand, Rennes, France.
2006# Baccalauréat S (Physics-Chemistry)
French high-school diploma, highest honors.
Lycée felix le dantec, Lannion, France.

Awards and Grants

2017# DIM RFSI Emerging Projects Grant
Emerging Projects grant awarded by the DIM RFSI (Réseau Francilien en Sciences Informatiques) for the project: "Live-Coding et Danse Augmentée : Enjeux Cognitifs et Technologiques dans l’Improvisation entre Programmeur et Danseur."
DIM RFSI - Réseau Francilien en Sciences Informatiques
2017# LIMSI AI Grant
LIMSI Research Grant (“action incitative”), awarded for Gaussbox, visualisation of Hidden Markov Models for user-defined gesture recognition.
LIMSI, Orsay, France.
2016# SSHRC Connection Grant - "movement.futures"
Connection Grant for the organization of the movement.futures workshop in Vancouver (from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council).
SSHRC - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
2013# ACM Multimedia 2013 Best Doctoral Symposium Award
Article : Gesture-Sound Mapping by Demonstration in Interactive Music Systems.
ACM Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain.
2011# EDITE grant for doctoral studies
UPMC, Paris, France.
2010# 2nd prize
Student project (Master 1 acoustics, UPMC, Paris) about the modal analysis of a glider model using experimental measurements and finite elements modeling.
BRUEL & KJAER University Challenge

Teaching & Supervision

2014 - 2015# Master Student Supervision
Supervision of Master Students from the ATIAM Master:
  • 2015: Hugo Scurto, Combination of gesture and vocalization in the imitation of sounds
  • 2015 : Stacy Hsueh, Online Unsupervised Segmentation of Gesture Data and Incremental Learning of Motion-Sound Mappings
  • 2014 : Pablo Arias, Description and Sound Synthesis in a Mapping-by-Demonstration Framework
UPMC-Ircam, Paris, France.
2011 - 2014# Teaching Assistant
3 year as teaching assistant during my PhD doctorat
  • MOOC : "Recursive programming"
  • LI215 : Advanced programming in C
  • LI101 : Recursive programming in Scheme
  • LI102 : Imperative programming
  • LIM10 : Math practice and formal calculus
UPMC, Paris, France.
2013# Workshops
Teaching and support in workshops in sonic interaction design at Ircam:
  • Students from design schools ENSCI and ESBAM
  • HC2 Summer school (Human-Computer Confluence Summer School): Embodied Interaction and Sound: Workshops on Body and Object Sonic Interaction.
Ircam, Paris, France.

Organization & Reviewing

SINCE 2015# MOCO: Steering Committee Member
International Society on Movement and Computing
14-15 AUG 2015# MOCO'15: Co-organizer & Chair
2nd International Workshop on Movement and Computing
-Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology-
MOCO'15SFU, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
16-17 JUN 2014# MOCO'14: Co-organizer & Chair
1st International Workshop on Movement and Computing
-Intersecting Art, Meaning, Cognition, Technology-
MOCO'14Ircam, Paris, France.
16-17 JUN 2014# Reviewer
ACM TiiS (2017), Reviewer.
ACM CHI (2013-2018), Technical Papers, Work-in-progress.
MOCO (2014-2018), Conference Chair, Reviewer.
IEEE Multimedia (2016), Reviewer.
ACM TEI (2016),Technical Papers.
NIME (2014-2016), Technical Papers.
SMC-ICMC (2014), Technical Papers.

Presentations & Seminars

JAN 18, 2017# Invited Seminar
SIAT ColloquiumSFU; Vancouver, BC, Canada.
JAN 10, 2017# Invited Seminar
SIGCHI ParisLRI; Paris, France.
MAY 9, 2016# Invited Seminar
UC BerkeleyCNMAT/BID; Berkeley, CA, USA.
MAR 2016# Interactive Installation
Premiere of the "Still, Moving." interactive installation and performance at One Art Space Gallery.
Scores+Traces Collective ExhibitionNew York City, NY, USA.
MAY 25-30, 2015# Keynote address
Moving stories may residencyVancouver, BC, Canada.
MAR 2-3, 2015# Seminar
2nd annual meeting of the ANR project Legos.
LEGOS’Days IIIrcam, Paris, France.
MAR 2-3, 2015# Keynote address
2with Olivier Houix, Paola Palumbo, Giovanni Cospito & Painè Cuadrelli.
Design Week Festival DWF10Milano, Italy.
AUG 2014# Interactive Installations
Interactive installations presented at Emerging Technologies and Studio.
SIGGRAPH'14 Emerging Technologies & StudioVancouver, BC, Canada.
APR 1, 2014# Oral Presentation
Workshop on Machine Learning, Expressive Movement, Interaction Design, Creative Applications.
AISB SymposiumGoldsmiths University, London, UK.
NOV 14, 2013# Invited Seminar
EAVI GroupGoldsmiths University, London, UK.