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Professor of Computer Science

at Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)


Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

from October 2019 to October 2024

Junior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)
from September 2004 to September 2009



Since 2009 Head of the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction

Research Group (EHCI): ˜35-40 members

Grenoble Informatics Laboratory (LIG)

ACM Distinguished Speaker 2005-2008

Scientific visitor 2001-2002
Glasgow Interactive Systems Group (GIST)
Department of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, Scotland

CNRS Bronze Medal 2002
List of CNRS Bronze medalists 2002
Ceremony on 31 March, 2003


Gold Medal 2003 and 2005

Université Joseph Fourier now Grenoble Alpes (UGA)

CV and Publications




CV in English (PDF) (last update: January 2017)

List of publications (PDF)

PDF of the publications




CV en Français (PDF)

Liste des publications (PDF)
Accès aux PDF des publications









Research domain: Human-Computer interaction

My research focuses on the fundamental and conceptual aspects of interaction, novel interaction techniques as well as engineering of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). My research program and contributions cover three complementary facets, from theory to implementation: scientific foundations to support high level reasoning (design spaces, properties, and interaction models), new interaction techniques to address novel contexts of use, and technological development to facilitate the implementation of user interfaces. For each facet of my work, I apply specific scientific methods. For instance, validating novel techniques involves empirical studies by conducting lab-based experiments and/or field-based experiments; validating a software platform involves the development of several types of applications.


Keywords: Modality, Multimodality, Augmented Reality, Mobile Interaction, Menu Technique, Pointing Technique.



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Teaching: Computer Science

Since 1990, I have been teaching computer science at the University of Grenoble. The taught topics include programming, software architecture and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at different levels, from the first year of the University to the masters level. I have created several HCI related courses including multimodal interaction, ubiquitous and mobile computing and groupware-CSCW.

Teaching in English: Master 2 MOSIG

(Master of Science in Informatics at Grenoble)

Human and digital world interactions specialty


Teaching in French:

Enseignement en Master 2 Génie Informatique de l’UFR IM2AG :
     - Interaction Humain-Machine

Enseignement en INFO5  de Polytech Grenoble :
     - Interaction Multimodale et sur Supports Mobiles






Address: Laboratoire LIG, Bâtiment IMAG Bureau 353
700 avenue Centrale, Domaine Universitaire
38401 Saint Martin d’Hères
Phone: +33 (0)4 57 42 15 36
Email: laurence POINT Nigay AT univ-grenoble-alpes POINT fr


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