Experience
Education
Bio
Michel Beaudouin-Lafon is Professor of Computer Science at Université Paris-Sud (France) since 1992 and senior member of the prestigious Institut Universitaire de France since 2011. He was director of LRI, the laboratory for computer science joint between Université Paris-Sud and CNRS, from 2002 to 2009. Under his tenure the lab grew from 160 to 280 faculty, staff and Ph.D. students. LRI is one of the leading French labs in computer science and is internationally recognized in areas including quantum computing, graph theory, software engineering, distributed computing, databases, machine learning and human-computer interaction. Michel has worked in human-computer interaction (HCI) for over 20 years and was elected to the ACM SIGCHI Academy in 2006: “The CHI Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made extensive contributions to the study of human-computer inteaction and who have led the shaping of the field.” His research interests include fundamental aspects of interaction, engineering of interactive systems, computer-supported cooperative work and novel interaction techniques. His current research is conducted in the In Situ group, a joint lab between LRI and INRIA (http://insitu.lri.fr). In 2011 he was awarded a 22M€ grant for the Digiscope “Equipment of Excellence” project to create a unique network of nine interactive rooms interconnected with high-end video-conferencing. Michel has advised twenty-four Ph.D. students, twelve of whom have continued a research career. He is on the editorial board of three international journals (ACM TOCHI, IJHCS, JCSCW) and has sat on many program committees (especially ACM CHI, ACM UIST, ACM CSCW, INTERACT, AVI). He was a member of the European Research Council (ERC) evaluation panel for Advanced Grants and Synergy Grants and has conducted numerous expertise both nationally and internationally. Michel founded AFIHM, the Francophone association for human-computer interaction, in 1996 and was a member of the ACM Council and the ACM Publications Board from 2002 to 2008. He chaired the ACM UIST conference in 2002 and the E-CSCW conference in 2004. He has been papers chair for the ACM CHI conference in 2001, subcommittee chair for CHI in 2010 and program chair for the ACM UIST conference in 2008. He was technical program chair of the ACM CHI conference in Paris in 2013, which attracted a record attendance of 3550 participants for 1000 presentations over 4 days