I am a computer science professor and I am focusing my researches on ubiquitous computing, context awareness, smart environments, mobile computing and human-computer interactions. I am particularly interested by the utilization of the contextual information in smart environments like smart homes, smart cities and open smart spaces, to provides new ways to assist the users. I’m also interested on the problems of smart environments complexity and how its possible, using different concepts like the Autonomic Computing, to reduce the complexity, the associated costs and increase the broad utilization of the ubiquitous technologies.
I am currently an assistant professor at the Télé-Université du Québec in Montréal, Québec, Canada and an associate researcher at the LICEF research center (laboratory on cognitive computer science and teaching environments). I received my Ph.D. (2008 to 2011) from the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, where I was member of the DOMUS lab, and from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)/Telecom SudParis, France, where I was member of the Handicom lab. Previously, I received a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in computer science from the Université de Sherbrooke. I did also a one year post-doc (2011-2012) in the Ubicomp lab of the Human Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
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Email : charles.gouin-vallerand [at] teluq.ca
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