Since July 17, 2017, Nicolas Roussel has been director of the Inria center at the university of Bordeaux (formerly the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research center).
After a PhD thesis in Computer Science at LRI and post-doctoral stays at GMD Sankt Augustin and the University of Fribourg, Nicolas Roussel worked as an associate professor (Maître de conférences) at Paris-Sud University and a senior researcher (Directeur de recherche) at Inria Lille - Nord Europe. He has been the director of the Inria center at the university of Bordeaux (formerly Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research center) since July 2017.
His research lies in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, with specific interests in computer-mediated communication and groupware, engineering of interactive systems, graphical interaction, tactile and gestural interaction, and human interactions with AI systems.
He has published and served as organizing or program committee member in conferences such as ACM CHI, ACM UIST, IHM, ACM CSCW, ECSCW or ACM Multimedia. He also co-organized four editions of the Forum on Tactile and Gestural Interaction, an Inria - Industry Meeting on "Interaction with digital objects and services", and the 2021 edition of the Plate-Forme Intelligence Artificielle (PFIA) of AFIA.
He serves on the administrative board of Aerospace Valley, Alpha-RLH, Digital Aquitaine, NAOS, Unitec, CATIE and Cap Sciences. He chairs Aerospace Valley's "Data economics and artificial intelligence" ecosystem of excellence and serves on the scientific board of GIS Albatros and LyRE.
For more information on his background and activities, check his Web page.