Ongoing PhD Student Supervision

Martina Caramenti (2015-2017) - Investigate how to influence engagement and commitment in Physical Activity through new technologies (such as virtual reality) that can alter perception
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland), CNR and the University of Fribourg. The goal of the thesis is to understand how to motivate user to engage more in physical activity by altering their perception of fatigue thanks to the use of multisensory and virtual reality technologies.
Sarah Tabozzi (2015-2017) - Relationship between individual behavioural and metabolic characteristics determined in laboratory and physical activity level in free-living
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland), CNR and the University of Fribourg. The thesis explores the potential relationship and correlation factors between sedentariness, phidgeting and risk factors of overweight and obesity. Sedentariness and phidgeting are monitored and measured with wearable devices.
Hussein Youssef Hazimeh (2015-2017) - Event-aware smart cities based on real and social sensors
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Fribourg. The thesis focuses on novel data aggregation techniques for combing data coming from real and virtual sensors within the IoT (Internet of Thing) paradigm.
Julien Tscherrig (2012-2016) - Qualitative Analysis and Aggregation of web-based data
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Fribourg.

Past PhD Students

Leonardo Angelini (2010-2016) - A Framework for Abstracting, Designing and Building Tangible Gesture Interactive Systems
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Fribourg. The goal of this thesis is to study how the use of the physical properties of hand-held objects can enhance gesture interaction (website).

Hassan Nourredine (2012-2015) - Automatic Video Analysis for Abnormal Human Behavior Detection in Videosurveillance Applications
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the Universite' Libanaise and the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland)..

Francesco Carrino (2009-2015) - Always-Available Gesture Recognition and Segmentation Based on Electromyography
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Fribourg. The goal of this thesis is to study how to exploit brain activity to improve gesture segmentation and recognition (website).

Joel Dumoulin (2012-2015) - Integrated Approach for Semantic and Automatic Video Annotation
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Firenze .

Simon Ruffieux (2010-2015) - Framework to Evaluate and Optimize Gesture Acquisition and Recognition Methods
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Fribourg. The goal of this thesis is to design a methodology for researchers to compare (quantatively) their tracking and recognition algorithms (website).

Nour Charara (2011-2014) - Abnormal Event Detection from Surveillance Video
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the UniversitÚ Libanaise and the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland). The goal of the thesis is to detect abnormal events from surveillance video in a multipurpose room taking into account the context.

Maurizio Caon (2010-2014) - Improving Gesture Interaction using Activity Recognition
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Bedfordshire, Luton. The goal of this thesis is to study how activity recognition can improve gesture interaction (website).

Stefano Carrino (2008-2013) - ARAMIS - Augmented Reality Avatar as Model for Interaction Science
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the University of Fribourg. The goal of this thesis is to study how to exploit virtual and mixed reality to enhance human abilities (website).

Alexandre Peclat (2011-2014) - Combine TUI and Gesture Natural Interaction
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland) and the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.

Maria Sokhn (2007-2010) - CALIMERA - Conference Advanced Level Information ManagEment & RetrievAl
This thesis is a joint collaboration between the HEIA-FR (University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland), the ENST (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Paris) and the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). The thesis deals with content-based information retrieval applied to the conference domain (website).

PhD Student Reporting

Carlo Emilio Standoli (2016) - Measuring Product Experience, A methodology based on a multimodal approach to assess emotional responses elicited from Human-Product Interaction
The thesis will be defended on March 2016, at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Paolo Perego (2014) - Theoretical/practical study for an innovative methodology for medical design: Application to a Wearable Biomedical System
The thesis has been successfully defended on November, 2014, at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Alessandro Mansutti (2014) - Tactile Display for virtual 3D shape rendering
The thesis has been successfully defended on November, 2014, at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Frederic Merle (2012) - Proposition d'une grille d'analyse pour la composition de systemes P2P adaptes aux contextes applicatifs
The thesis has been successfully defended on December, 2012, at the University of Technology of Troyes, France (thesis abstract).

Roula Karam (2011) - Multi-Providers Location Based Services for Mobile-Tourism: a Use Case for Location and Cartographic Integrations on Mobile Devices
The thesis has been successfully defended on October, 2011, at the INSA Lyon, France (thesis abstract).

Costanza Cavicchioli (2011) - Development and Commissioning of the Pixel Trigger of the ALICE Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collide
The thesis has been successfully defended the 10th of March, 2011, at the University of Florence , Italy (thesis abstract).

Thomas Guillet (2010) - Securite de la telephonie sur IP
The thesis has been successfully defended the 29th of October, 2010, at Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France (thesis abstract).

Marguerite Faycal (2010) - Routage Efficace pour les Reseaux P2P Utilisant des Tables de Hachage Distribuees
The thesis has been successfully defended the 28th of May, 2010, at Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France (thesis abstract).

last update november 2016