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Emmanuel Blanchard

IEIAH ( Le Mans )


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Emmanuel G. Blanchard is a Associate Professor at the University of Le Mans, France, and a member of the IEIAH team of LIUM (Laboratoire d’Informatique de l’Université du Mans). He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Surgery at McGill University, Canada. He holds a PhD in computer science from the Université de Montréal (2007) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at McGill University (2008-2010). In the past, he has been a visiting researcher at Osaka University, where he focused on formal ontology engineering, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Software Engineering at Polytechnic of Namibia, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, Design, and Medialogy at Aalborg University, Denmark. From 2014 to 2023, he worked in the startup ecosystem of Montreal, Canada.
His research interests include, but are not limited to, human factors (cognition, motivation, affect, culture) and technology, expert-centered design, data engineering, formal ontology engineering, virtual simulations for training and education, and human-computer interaction at large. He has co-created the international workshop series on CATS (Culturally-Aware Tutoring Systems, 6 editions so far), was an invited participant in the Dagstuhl seminar entitled “Computational Models of Culture for Human-Agent Interaction”, and was the principal editor of the “Handbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technologies”, one of the first publications exploring the links between culture and technology. Emmanuel is a frequent (senior) reviewer for numerous conferences in computer science in education, such as Artificial Intelligence in Education, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Int. Conf. on Advanced Learning Technologies. He is also frequently involved in program committees for journals and conferences from disciplines of the Humanities, notably those supported by the American Psychology Association.

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