Research Engineer at I3S laboratory

  Phone: +33 4 92 96 50 74
  Contact : brel [@] i3s [.] unice [.] fr



PhD in Computer Sciences at “Université Nice Sophia”, ED STIC, I3S Lab, Rainbow Project
« Composition d’applications multi-modèles dirigée par la composition des interfaces graphiques » (Génie Logiciel – IHM) – « Application Composition from UI composition » (Software Engineering – HCI)
PhD Supervisor : M. Riveill, Full-time professor aka “Professeur des universités”
Co-Supervisor : P. Renevier-Gonin, Associate Professor aka “Maître de conférences”
Funded by a MESR allocation (competitive admission process, rank 7 out of 27) and a teaching fellow position in the Polytech Nice Sophia engineering school.
PhD Defense : June 28th, 2013
Jury :

  • Rapporteurs : Gaëlle CALVARY – Full-time professor, INP Grenoble // Jean VANDERDONCKT – Full-time professor, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Examinatrice : Sophie LEPREUX – Associate Professor, Université de Valenciennes
  • Présidente : Mireille BLAY-FORNARINO – Full-time professor, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Directeur : Michel RIVEILL – Full-time professor, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • Co-Encadrant : Philippe RENEVIER-GONIN – Associate Professor, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

My Publications


Engineer degree (~MSc) in Computer Sciences (France)
Polytech’Nice-Sophia School, Computer Sciences Department (Formerly known as ESSI – Ecole Supérieure en Sciences Informatique)
Engineer degree obtained with honors (rank 9 out of 90 in final year) and with highest honors in Human Computer Interaction speciality (rank 1 out of 15)


Two-year highly selective classes to prepare for the competitive entrance exams to leading French ““Grandes Ecoles”, Centre International de Valbonne (France)
Specialization in mathematics and physics.


French “Baccalauréat”, Lycée Jean Moulin. Honors. Scientific specialization (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology).


July 2013 – December 2014

Research Engineer CNRS at I3S Lab

Oct 2012 – Aug 2013

Teaching Assistant (“Attaché Temporaire d’Enseignement et de Recherche” – ATER) UFR Sciences “Université Nice Sophia” and I3S Lab
Object-Oriented Programming (Java) – Web Project – Object-Oriented Conception

Oct 2009 – Sep 2012

Junior Researcher (I3S Lab) and Junior Teacher (Polytech Nice Sophia engineering school)
Algorithm and Object-Oriented Programming – Bases de données relationnelles – Web Programming – Multi-touch table Programming on Microsoft Surface Table Unit (Microsoft Surface V1, aka Pixel Sense now)

Mar 2009 – Sep 2009

Internship in RAINBOW Project (I3S Lab)
about Human Computer Interface (HCI) representation in order to compose both.

Oct 2008 – Feb 2009

Six Month Project in RAINBOW Project (I3S Lab)
about Human Computer Interface (HCI) layouts description and manipulation.


Oct 29-31 2012

Member of MajecSTIC 2012’s scientific committee

Oct 24-27 2011

Member of IHM 2011’s organization committee

Oct 13-16 2009

Student volonteer for IHM 2009 Conference

Sep 10-13 2009

Student volonteer for Mobility 2009 Conference


Participation in DGE M-Pub 08 2 93 0702 project.

From 2010

Assistant secretary in “Amicale des Anciens de Polytech Nice Sophia” (Polytech Nice Sophia Alumni association)

From 2009

June, the 24th 2008

Presentation at Intellicore Tech Talks conferences cycle untitled “L’Expérience DeViNT” (The DeViNT Experience) (in French)

From 2007

DeViNT (“Déficients Visuels et Nouvelles Technologies” in french, an equivalent in english could be “Visually impaired people and New Technologies”)
Voluntary participation in the CD DeViNT development, gathering the most succeeded DeViNT projects made by Polytech Nice Sophia engineering school’s students