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I'm Fabien, a PhD Student at the Heudiasyc (UMR CNRS 7253) Laboratory in Compiègne.

Before getting there I studied computer science and engineering and got my engineer degree at UTC (Université de Technologie de Compiègne), where a big part of my cursus also involved philosophy of technics, cognitive and social sciences and humanities as a whole.

All those interests of mine can be found directly in the subject of my current thesis : Touch-based Social Interactions between a Human and a Virtual Agent.

My supervisors are Indira Thouvenin (Heudiasyc Lab) and Catherine Pelachaud (Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR) UMR CNRS 7222, in Paris) and my work thus happens both at the Heudiasyc Lab in Compiègne, where I'm part of the SYRI team, and at the ISIR Lab in Paris, where I'm part of the PIRoS team.

Finally, the work for my thesis is made possible thanks to the funding of the ANR (national research agency) for the ANR Social Touch project.

You can contact me at

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Université de Technologie de Compiègne 57 Avenue de Landshut,CS 60319, 60203 COMPIEGNE CEDEX

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