Denis Gillet

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MER, Dr., Senior Member IEEE and Member ACM +41 21 69 35168

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


Administrative data

Fields of expertise

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


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 Manufacturing Systems and Robotics
  • Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems
  • Doctoral Program Digital Humanities

PhD Students


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. goto

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. goto

Social media



Research Group

See the Web site of my React Research Group.


Coordination 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. 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.