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François Guimbretière


Information Science

I am a Professor in the Departments of Information Science and Design & Technology at Cornell University. After completing an Electrical Engineering degree with a major in artificial intelligence at the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, I pursued MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science at Stanford University. After a five-year appointment at the University of Maryland at College Park I joined Cornell in 2009.

My research explores how hardware/software co-design can deliver novel interactions in a broad set of application domains. Blending system building and design, my students and I strive to turn future visions of seamless interactions into today’s reality. My prior work explored pen-based interfaces on paper and screen. I currently focus on novel fabrication techniques, such as interactive printing and yarn-based fabrication. I am also interested in the intersection of HRI and sustainability including the design of immersive and engaging remote collaboration interfaces that limit our reliance on physical travel. You can find a couple of videos illustrating my most recent works below. For more information, my ACM web page provide the most up to date description of my work.


Fabrication Very low power interfaces Remote embodiment