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.
Fields of expertise
Web-based Interaction Systems
Cyber Physical Systems
Coordination RecentOnline data is not available
Interaction RecentOnline data is not available
Coordination until 2011Online data is not available
Interaction until 2011Online data is not available
Teaching & PhD
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering,
- Mechanical Engineering
- Doctoral program in computer and communication sciences
- Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
- Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems
- Doctoral Program Digital Humanities
González Debada Ezequiel
Past PhD StudentsBock Alain ...
Bogdanov Evgeny ...
Halimi Wissam ...
Ingram-El Helou Sandy ...
Li Na ...
Makarem Laleh ...
Michellod Yvan ...
Nguyen Ngoc Anh Vu ...
Perritaz Damien ...
Prud'Homme Thierry ...
Roelofsen Steven Adriaan ...
Salzmann Christophe ...
Vozniuk Andrii ...
Zeramdini Karim ...
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.
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.
Recent Master Students2016-2017 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.
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.