Curriculum Vitae

Chaouki Daassi
Date and place of birth: 04/18/1974, in Tunis (Tunisia)
Nationality: Tunisian

Contact information

Personal address: Studio N°2, Résidence ARPEJ,        
    Rue des Universités, 38400, Saint Martin d'Hères, Grenoble, France      
Professional address:

CLIPS-IMAG, Bureau B205
BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Electronic address:        
Phone number: (+33) (0)4 76 51 44 40        
Research team:

Ingénierie de l'Interaction Homme-Machine (IIHM) team at CLIPS-IMAG Laboratry


Current position

This academic year (2002-2003) I am PhD student in Computer Science at Joseph-Fourier University of Grenoble. In addition, I am an ATER (one year Temporary Academic Position) at Joseph-Fourier University.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) studies in Computer Science in progress at Joseph- Fourier University, Grenoble, France
Domain: Human-Computer Interaction and Temporal Databases
Expected defence schedule: July 2003

DEA (M. Sc) in Cognitive Science at INPG (National Polytechnics Institute of Grenoble)
Period: from October 2002 to June 2003
Motivations: this DEA represents a good opportunity for me to acquire a basic background in cognition with respect to my main research domain which is Computer-Human Interaction. Some formal methods taught in this degree, such as neural networks for signal processing or symbolic and probabilistic modeling are useful for designing intelligent software systems. In addition, this DEA will let me have a basic background in cognitive psychology which is important for designing user centered systems.

DEA (M. Sc) in Computer Science (Option : Technology of Information Systems) at Joseph-Fourier University, Grenoble, France
Period: 1998-1999
Title: Visualization Techniques of Temporal Data
Advisors: Laurence Nigay (CLIPS-IMAG) & Marie-Christine Fauvet (LSR-IMAG)

B.Sc. in Computer Science Applied to Management at Tunis high school of management (Tunisia)
Subject: Adapting and implementing the Tabou and KL algorithms to resolve the graph partitioning problem.
Period: Juin, 1998
Advisor: Khaled Ghédira

Research activities

PhD Thesis in computer science

Laboratory: Communication Langagière et Interaction Personne-Système (CLIPS) de l'institut IMAG.
Group: Ingénierie de l'Interaction Homme-Machine (IIHM)
Advisors: Laurence Nigay (Laboratoire CLIPS-IMAG) & Marie-Christine Fauvet (Laboratoire LSR-IMAG).
Title: Interactive techniques of temporal data.

Scientific visit

Laboratory: Database Laboratory at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Period: from September 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000.
Work: study navigational techniques in 3D data spaces, in particular Fly Through techniques.
Advisors: Michael Böhlen (database team) and Peer Mylov (perceptive psychology team).

Scientific Collaborations

1) I am currently participating to the "Mobility patterns : modeling, visualization, simulation" project which is a collaboration between four research groups from French universities. The project started on October 2002 for a period of two years. The goal is to design visualization and simulation techniques of moving spatio-temporal objects. Public transportation is the privileged application domain for this project.

2) I have participated to the MOB project (SIGMA/CASSINI), conducted during 2001-2002. The goal of this project was to design computerized services for a responsive demand of transport. Such services include scheduling and path optimization. The project involves collective transportation for continuous moving in space (the city). It can be compared to taxis but for an optimized set of people. Regarding this project, my work has been to specify visual methods and ergonomic criteria for designing visual tool to assist peoples in services realization. Results of my PhD were applied to this project.

3) Collaboration with Pierre Dumolard from the laboratory of Geography (SEIGAD) in Grenoble. The main contribution of this collaboration has been the identification of user tasks and the evaluation of the visualization techniques.

Research interests

I am interested in the design of multimodal interaction techniques and user centered design of interactive systems. At the moment, my PhD work focuses on graphical modalities for the design of temporal data visualization techniques (output modalities) in 2D spaces. I am planning to orient my researches towards different aspects of multimodal interaction. Especially, I am interested in multi-users interaction techniques, and augmented reality systems design. From this perspective, my work will include software architecture models and user centered design approaches. The degree on Cognitive Science I am currently doing will give me a basic background in cognition. I am interested in integrating cognitive and psychological results in the development process of interactive systems. Up to now, I have only considered geographical applications as the application domain of my visualization techniques. In order to generalize results that I have got in this context, I would like, in the next few years, to experiment these techniques on other application domains.


International Conferences:

  [Daassi 02] Chaouki Daassi, Marie-Christine Fauvet , Laurence Nigay      
  "Visual Mining: Representation Multiplicity of Temporal Data"
In proceedings DEXA conference, September 2-6, 2002, Aix en Provence, France, 10 pages.
  [Dumas 00] Marlon Dumas, Chaouki Daassi, Marie-Christine Fauvet, Laurence Nigay        
  "Pointwise Temporal Object Database Browsing"
ECOOP 2000 International Symposium on Objects and Databases, Sophia Antipolis, France, June 13, 2000, p. 170-184.

National conferences:

  [Daassi 00] Chaouki Daassi, Marlon Dumas, Marie-Christine Fauvet, Laurence Nigay        
  et Pierre-Claude Scholl.
"Visual exploration of temporal object databases"
Published in proceedings of Journées Bases de Données Avancées, BDA 2000. (24-27 Octobre, Blois, France), p.159-178
  [Daassi 99a] Chaouki Dâassi. "Temporal data visualization" (in French)        
  Published in proceedings of AFIHM sur l'Interaction Homme-Machine, 22-26 Novembre 1999, Montpellier, France. Article de rencontres
doctorales. pp. 129-131.

Research reports:

  [Fauvet 01] Fauvet M.-C., Daassi C., Rigaux P., Josselin D., du Mouza C., Dumas        

Menjivar M., Bolot J., Scholl P.-C., Dumolard P., Scholl M., Chardonnel S., Système d'Information Géographique spatio-temporelle : application
aux problèmes de mobilité, Rapport Final, PSIG 2001.

  [Daassi 99b] Chaouki Daassi. Chaouki Daassi. Visualization techniques for temporal data (in french).        
  Master research report of Information Systems (MATIS) at Joseph-Fourier University of Grenoble, 1999.

Technical skills

Programming languages: Java (JDK, Java Beans, JMF, RMI, Socket), C, C++, OpenGl (basic background), Visual Basic, Prolog, SmallTalk80, ADA        
Software designing methods: architecture models (PAC-Amodeus, PAC, Arch, etc.), Component Oriented Programming Approach (Java Beans approach), UML.        
Database management System: Oracle        

Teaching statement

I had the opportunity, in two consecutive years (January 2001 and March 2002) to act as a lecturer at the Francophone Institute of Computer Science in Hanoî, Vietnam. I taught the Human-Computer Interaction course. The course, concerns software architecture models for Interactive Systems (PAC, PAC-Amodeus, MVC, Arch, etc.).

This academic year (2002-2003) I am an ATER (one year Temporary Academic Position) at Joseph-Fourier University of Grenoble. I am teaching :

1- Relational Databases for DESS "Compétence Complémentaire en Informatique" (a one-year postgraduate degree by course-work in Computer Science) at Joseph-Fourier University.
2- Project supervision (UML modeling with Objecteering software, Java) for DESS Software Engineering (GI) at Joseph-Fourier University
3- UML for RICM (Engineering degree in Computer Science) at Joseph-Fourier University.
4- UML for MIAG (B.Sc. level in Computer Science Applied to Management) at Joseph-Fourier University.

Professional experience

Training within the Computer Science department at the Tunisian National Agricultural Bank.
Period: July-August 1997
Work: designing and developing a software for mortgage management.

Other activities

Activity in the research team:          
  Meetings organizer of the IIHM group.        
Research activities during 2002-2003:          
  Member of the French Specific Action (AS) of CNRS on Data Visualization.
Member of the French Working Group on Data Visualization (GDR i3).
Participation to conferences:          
  - IHM 1999, CHI'00, ECOOP'00, CHI'01, DEXA'02, CODATA'02
- Designing for Communities Summer School, September 1-10, 2001, Ivrea, Italy.
Spoken languages:          
  French (spoken, written, understood)
English (spoken, written, understood)
Arabic (tongue language)
  Tae Kwon Do
Table Tennis