Denis Gillet

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Teaching Staff Member +41 21 693 51 68

Faculty Member
Head React Group
School of Engineering
Station 11 - EPFL - Ecublens
CH-1015 Lausanne
Office: ELG 141
Phone: 41 21 693-5168

ELG 141 (Bâtiment ELG)
Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Web-based Interaction Systems
Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Device Interaction
Cyber Physical Systems
Coordination Systems
Autonomous Vehicles
Connected Vehicles


Infoscience publications

Other publications


Teaching & PhD


Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral program in computer and communication sciences

Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering

Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems

Doctoral Program Digital Humanities

Recent Master Students

2016-2017 Vincent Hardy, Attitude and Orbital Control Performances of the BIOMASS Satellite @ Airbus (Spring). Joanna Salathé, Innovation Support Services @ Nothing Interactive (Fall). Pierre Gabioud, Full Web WYSIWYG Seat Map Editor @ Securix (Fall). 2015-2016 David Sandoz, Participatory design thinking @ Nothing Interactive (Fall). 2014-2015 Nguyen Duy Phuong, Implement a NPM server using NodeJS technologies @ Adobe Research Switzerland (Sping). Mikaël Castellani, User Interface for Data Analytics @ QuartetFS New York (Sping). Sven Reber, Design principles for Mobile Ad Hoc Social Media Applications in the context of NGO Field Operations (Sping). Jonny Quarta, Middleware support for Mobile Ad Hoc Social Media Applications in the context of NGO Field Operations (Sping). Igor Vokatch-Boldyrev, Temporary Social Media Application for Live Interaction in the Classroom (Winter). Nicolas Gailly, Network & IT @ Orange (Winter). 2013-2014 Matthieu Nowicki, Using Paper Maps to Collect and Share Local Knowledge. Miji Kim, Social Interaction Display in Conferences and Courses. 2012-2013 Junfeng Lu, Optimal control of blood glucose concentrations under uncertainty for patients with type 1 diabetes. 2011-2012 Ricardo Henriques, Optimal Control for the Treatment of Diabetics During Physical Activity. 2010-2011 Daniel Nellen, Decentralized Navigation of Autonomous vehicles at intersections. Benjamin Fankhauser, Energy Efficient Crossing Of Automated Guided Vehicles. 2009-2010 Sergi Martinez, Population-based Approach and Stochastic Modeling of Diabetics. Romain Vallotton, Optimisation d'installations de chauffage combinées. Gergely Nardai, Optimal crossing of automated guided vehicles. Jérémy Nguyen-Xuan, Analysis, design, and implementation of a test suite for the CERN Indico project. 2008-2009 Hajir Roozbehani, Adaptive Highways. Li Na, Trust and Reputation in Web 2.0 Collaborative Learning Social Software. Arnaud Moretti, Control of a Real Unicycle Robot. Constantin Niemeyer, Optimal Racing Line Computation for a Formula 1 Car. 2007-2008 Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, Automatic Bidding in Online Keyword Auctions. Jonathan Lugon, kinematic model, trajectory planification, control. Jean-Etienne Holzeisen, AGV for the transshipment of Containers. Marc Clapera, Exhibition robot. Michael Stalder, Dedicated controller design for a dual-stage DDL. Martin Aeberhard, Modeling of a shoulder. Michael Cubero, Stochastic Model and Estimation for Glucose. Veronika Trottmann, Modeling of meal absorption in diabetic patients. Jannik Fenner, Control strategy for automated guided vehicles. Martin Ehrensperger, SwissCube Attitude Determination and Control. 2006-2007 Jordi Martin Bonet, SwissCube attitude determination. Fabian Schossau, Atmospheric disturbance compensation in the VLTI telescope. Piyawat Kaewkerd, Collective Motion Stabilization and Recovery Strategies. Jean Mabillard, Virtual See-trough.  Basile Graf, SwissCube Control Algorithms Design and Validation. 2005-2006 Arenaza Nerea, Semi-automatic Web Services composition. 2004-2005 Alexandre Jung, Wheel-based Mobile Platform. Marti Joana Maria Comas, Trajectory Tracking in Platooning. Granges Olivier, Authoring Tools for Web-based Experimentation Environments.


Multivariable control and coordination systems

The objective is to enable students to design advanced digital solutions for the control and the coordination of distributed dynamic systems, such as production or distribution energy systems, as well as intelligent transportation systems.

Social media

The objective is to enable students to critically apprehend the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) challenges associated with the design and the exploitation of social media platforms.

Global issues: communication A

This course presents the current global issues in live communication and in social medias. The interdisciplinary approach integrates SHS with engineering sciences and introduces students to working in teams and to scientific methodologies.