The interdisciplinary research carried out in my Group aims at handling coordination and interaction challenges using systems engineering methodologies. The underlying approach is to exploit in an integrated manner the dynamical couplings that exist between users, smart devices and information systems to ease adoption and improve usability in distributed real-time applications. Innovative domains of deployment are the Internet of things, autonomous transportation systems and social media for learning and knowledge management.
Denis Gillet received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Information Systems also from the EPFL in 1995. During 1992 he was appointed as Research Fellow at the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University in the United States. He is currently Maître d'enseignement et de recherche at the EPFL School of Engineering, where he leads the React multi-disciplinary research group. His current research interests include Technologies Enhanced Learning (TEL), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Devices Interaction (HDI) and Optimal Coordination of Complex and Distributed Systems. During the academic year 2005-2006 he was on sabbatical leave as Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Between 2011 and 2013, he was Guest Professor at the School of Software Engineering, Tongji University. Denis Gillet is affiliated at EPFL with the Transportation Center and the Center for Digital Education.
Web-based Interaction Systems
Cyber Physical Systems
Coordination until 2011
Interaction until 2011
Research GroupSee the Web site of my React Research Group.
MissionCoordination and Interaction Systems. This interdisciplinary research aims at handling coordination and interaction challenges using systems engineering methodologies. The underlying approach is to exploit in an integrated manner the dynamical couplings that exist between users, devices and information systems to ease adoption and improve usability in distributed frameworks. Innovative domains of deployment are cyber physical systems, autonomous transportation systems, social media for digital education and knowledge management, as well as humanitarian technology.
Recent Outside Contracts Awarded (PI @ EPFL)DIARY Digital Affordance for Protection, EPFLinnovators, 2018-2022.
MOOLs Massive Open Online Labs, swissuniversities, 2018-2020.
Go-Ga Go-Lab Going to Africa, H2020 IST, 2018-2020.
Next-Lab Next Generation Stakeholders and Next Level Ecosystem for ColLaborative Science Education with Online Labs, H2020 IST, 2017-2019.
DriveForAll Autonomous and connected vehicles at roundabouts, PSA, 2016-2020.
CROSS Making digital status physically perceptible, EPFL-UNIL, 01-12.2016.
Maxon High Density Fiber Positioner Robotic Systems for Massive Astrophysical Spectroscopic Surveys, CTI, 03.2016-10.2017.
SCOPES Enabling Web-based Remote Laboratory Community and Infrastucture, SNSF, 08.2015-07.2018.
Paddoc Cloudless Communication Middleware for NGOs, Hasler Foundation, 04.2015-10.2015.
Graspeo.org EPFL Innogrant, 01.2015-12.2015.
MSF-Graasp Innovative Agile Social Media Platform for Knowledge Management in the Field, Médecins sans Frontières, 06.2014-03.2016.
DESI Developing a high accuracy, cost effective robot-positioners system for cosmology spectroscopic surveys, SNSF, 07.2014-06.2016.
Go-Lab Global Online Science Labs for Inquiry Learning at School, EU, FP7, 11.2012-10.2016.
UAV Collision Avoidance, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Honeywell, 12.2011-11.2015.
PLE Personal Learning Environment, SWITCH Foundation, 09.2011-04.2013.
Jumpers Jobzippers User-driven Multi-relational and Personalized Recommender System, Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI, 03.2011-08.2012.
STELLAR Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning, EU, FP7, 02.2009-05.2012.
ROLE Integrated Project on Responsive Open Learning Environments, EU, FP7, 02.2009-01.2013.
6th Sense End-to-End Adaptive Wearable Augmented Reality, Hasler Foundation, 10.2005-07.2010.
Autonomy 2.0 Introduction of Social Learning Approaches in Engineering Education, EPFL FIFO Innovation Funds, 09.2007-08.2009.
PALETTE Integrated Project on the Exploitation of Tacit and Explicit Knowledge in Communities of Practice, EU, FP6, 02.2006-01.2009.
PRIMA Optical Differential Delay Line for the European Southern Observatory, SNSF&EPFL, 01.2004-08.2008.