About me

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 associate professor (fr : professeur agrégé) at the Télé-Université du Québec in Montréal, Québec, Canada and the head of the Laboratory on Mobile Computing and Smart Cities (Laboratoire de recherche en Imformatique Mobile et Villes Intelligentes (LIMVI)).  Before, I was postdoctoral fellow in the Ubicomp lab of the Human Computer Interaction Institute of Carnegie Mellon University (2011-2012). 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.

Contact :

Office : 5800, rue Saint-Denis, Office1105, Montréal (Québec), H2S 3L5

Email : charles.gouin-vallerand [at] teluq.ca

Twitter : @GouinVallerand