Dr. Denis Gillet

Senior Scientist

Denis Gillet received the Diploma (MS) 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 MER at the EPFL School of Engineering, where he leads the React multi-disciplinary research group. During the academic year 2005-2006 he was on sabbatical at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Gillet is an Executive of the STELLAR European Network of Excellence in Technology Enhanced Learning. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technoloigies (TLT) and of the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning.


Research Area

The interdisciplinary research undertaken in the Group aims at handling coordination and interaction challenges by exploiting in an integrated manner the dynamical couplings that exist between users, distributed physical systems, as well as information systems. In this framework, the main research topics are currently Optimal Coordination Systems and Web-based Interaction Systems.

The current focus in Optimal Coordination Systems is on advanced structures and algorithms for the real-time operation of distributed devices wehre dynamics matters, with application to autonomous transportation systems, insulin delivery for the treatment of diabetes, astrometry, as well as teleoperation and supervision of mechatronic systems. The underlying academic domains are Distributed Control, Hierarchical Control, and Telematics.

The current focus in Web-based Interaction Systems is on online learning environments and collaborative systems where usability and adoption matter, with application to digital education and knowledge management. The underlying academic domains are Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Engineering Education Research, and Technology Enhanced Learning (e-Learning).


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