• 2016-.... - Teacher & Researcher @ National Engineer School of Brest (ENIB)
  • 2013-2016 - Post Doc / Research Engineer @ University of South Brittany
  • 2013-2014 - Teacher Assistant @ National Engineer School of Brest
  • 2012 - 8 days internship at MIT MediaLab, Boston (R. Picard's Team) (see publication)
  • 2012 - 2 months internship at ADN-DA (Video game company) (see publication)
  • 2011-2013 - Post Doc / Research Engineer @ LIMSI-CNRS lab
  • 2011-2013 - Teacher Assistant @ University Technological Institute of Orsay
  • 2008-2011 - Ph.D Student @ University of Paris South & LIMSI-CNRS lab
  • 2008-2011 - Teacher Assistant @ University Technological Institute of Orsay
  • Since 2009 - Freelance Web developper & designer (on my spare time) mainly working with Activa Informatique
  • Education

  • 2011 - Ph.D Degree in Computer Science from University of Paris South & LIMSI-CNRS lab
  • 2008 - Master Degree in Computer Science from University of Paris South with High Honours
  • 2006 - Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from University of Paris South with Honours

  • Hobbies

  • Photography - I like photography and video, everything related to image in general.
  • Guitar - I play the guitar since I'm 7 y.o. I went to music school and played in several bands
  • Environment - I'm a environmentalist, co-founder of the Ekologiezh association
  • Hello

    I'm the Doctor

    Ph.D in Computer Science, Humain Computer Interaction
    Master in Computer Science with High Honours
    Researcher in computer science and human computer interaction
    Creator and main developer of the MARC plateform
    Skilled programmer: JAVA / C++ / C# / Php / Javascript / JQuery
    Skilled GPU programmer: OpenGL 2.x, 3.x & 4.x / nVidia CG / GLSL

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    International Journals

    Oker, A., Prigent, E., M. Courgeon, Eyharabide, V., Urbach, M., Bazin, N., Amorim M.A., Passerieux, C., Martin, J.C., Brunet-Gouet, E. (2015) How and why affective and reactive virtual agents will bring new insights on social cognitive disorders in schizophrenia? An illustration with a virtual card game paradigm., in: Frontier Human Neuroscience vol 9 (133) (i.f. 3.0)   332 downloads

    Oker, A., M. Courgeon, Prigent, E., Eyharabide, V., Bazin, N., Urbach, M., Passerieux, C., Martin, J.C., Amorim, M.A. & Brunet-Gouet, E. (2015) Rating an affective agent's help: a virtual reality study of help and metacognition, in: International Journal of Synthetic Emotions , vol 6(1) pp 60-73 (i.f. 0.64)

    M. Courgeon, G. Rautureau, J.C. Martin, O. Grynszpan (2014) Joint Attention Simulation using Eye-Tracking and Virtual Humans, in: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol 5 (3) pp 238 - 250 (i.f 2.675) 594 downloads

    S. Buisine, M. Courgeon, A. Charles, C. Clavel, J-C. Martin, N. Tan, O. Grynszpan (2013) The role of body posture in the recognition of emotion in contextually-rich scenarios, in: Intnl. Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, juillet 2013 (i.f. 1.131) 459 downloads

    M. Courgeon, C. Clavel (2013) MARC: a Framework that Features Emotion Models for Facial Animation during Human-Computer Interaction, in: Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces - Avril 2013 (i.f. 0.833)  

    T. Vanhala, V. Surakka, M. Courgeon, and J.C. Martin (2012) Voluntary Facial Activations Regulate Physiological Arousal and Subjective Experiences during Virtual Social Stimulation, in: ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, ACM TAP, vol. 9(1), pp 1-21 (i.f. 1.15) 590 downloads

    M. Courgeon, C. Clavel, N. Tan, J.C. Martin (2011) Front View vs. Side View of Facial and Postural Expressions of Emotions in a Virtual Character, in: TOE Springer LNCS Transactions on Edutainment, vol 6(1), pp 132-143 504 downloads

    [8] O. Grynszpan, J. Nadel, J. Constant, F. Le Barillier, N. Carbonell, J. Simonin, J-C. Martin, M. Courgeon (2011) A new virtual environment paradigm for high functioning autism intended to help attentional disengagement in a social context in: JOPTE Journal of Physical Therapy Education, vol 25(1), pp 42-47 (i.f. 3.113)


    M. Courgeon,MARC : Modèles Informatiques des Emotions et de leurs Expressions Faciales pour l'Interaction HommeMachine Affective Temps Réel, in: PhD Thesis, University of Paris South 568 downloads

    M. Courgeon,Simulation et contrôle de visages virtuels expressifs en situation d'interaction, in: Master Thesis, University of Paris South 544 downloads

    Book Chapters

    C. Chastagnol, C. Clavel, M. Courgeon, L. Devillers (2014) Designing an Emotion Detection System for a Socially-Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction, in: Natural Interaction with Robots, Knowbots and Smartphones, pp 199-211

    International Conferences

    M. Courgeon, D. Duhaut (2015) Artificial Companions as Personal Coach for Children: The Interactive Drums Teacher, in: 12th Internationnal Conference on Advances in Computer entertainment Technologies - ACE 2015, 16-19 nov. 2015, Malaysie

    M. Courgeon, C. Clavel, J.C. Martin (2014) Modeling Facial Signs of Appraisal During Interaction: Impact on Users' Perception and Behavior, in: International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agents Systems, pp 765-772, AAMAS 2014, Paris, France, 5-9 mai 2014 (acceptation ~ 23%) 783 downloads

    T. Giraud, M. Courgeon, M. Tardieu, A. Roatis, X. Maitre (2014) A Three-Dimensional Mirror Aaugmented by Medical Imaging: Questioning Self-Portraying at the Limit of Intimacy, in: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp 845-854, ACM-CHI 2014, Toronto, Canada, 28-30 avril 2014

    C. Becker-Asano, P. Stahl, M. Ragni, M. Courgeon, J.-C. Martin, B. Nebel (2013) An affective virtual agent providing embodied feedback in the paired associate task: system design and evaluation, in: Thirteenth International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, pp 406-415, IVA 2013, Edinburgh, UK, 29-31 août 2013 (acceptation ~18%)   402 downloads

    M. E. Hoque, M. Courgeon, B. Mutlu, J-C. Martin, R. W. Picard (2013) MACH: My Automated Conversation coacH, in: ACM International Joint Conf. on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, pp 697-706, UbiComp 2013, 8-12 septembre 2013, Zurich, Suisse, Best Paper Award (acceptation ~18%)   1595 downloads

    M. Boukhris, M. Courgeon, C. Jover, J-C Martin, G. Gambier, C. Guiard (2013) A Conceptual Framework studying the fidelity of Expressive Digital Doubles, in: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, CASA 2013, 16-18 mai 2013, Istanbul, Turquie 380 downloads

    M. Courgeon, O. Grynszpan, S. Buisine, J-C. Martin (2012) Interactive expressive virtual characters: challenges for conducting experimental studies about multimodal social interaction, in: International Conference Series on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies, ICDVRAT 2012, 10-12 septembre 2012, Laval, France    

    M. Courgeon, C. Clavel, N. Tan, J.C. Martin (2011) Front View vs. Side View of Facial and Postural Expressions of Emotions in a Virtual Character, in: Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, CASA 2011, 26-28 mai 2011, Chengdu, Chine 504 downloads

    N. Tan, G. Pruvost, M. Courgeon, C. Clavel, Y. Bellik, J.C. Martin (2011) A Location-Aware Virtual Character in a Smart Room: Effects on Performance, Presence and Adaptivity, in: Proceedings of the International Conference of Intelligent User Interface, pp 399-402, IUI 2011, 13-16 février 2011, Palo Alto, CA, USA, (acceptation ~ 30%) 356 downloads

    M. Courgeon, M-A. Amorim, C. Giroux, J-C. Martin (2010) Do Users Anticipate Emotion Dynamics in Facial Expressions of a Virtual Character? in: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, CASA 2010, 31 Mai-2 juin 2010, St Malo, France  431 downloads

    C. Jacquemin, W.K. Chan, M. Courgeon (2010) Bateau Ivre: An Artistic Markerless Outdoor Mobile Augmented Reality Installation on a Riverboat. in: Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2010 Interactive Art, pp 1353-1362, 25-29 octobre 2010, Florence, Italie (acceptation ~ 22%)   365 downloads

    M. Courgeon, S. Buisine, J-C. Martin (2009) Impact of Expressive Wrinkles on Perception of a Virtual Character's Facial Expressions of Emotions, in: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2009, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5773, pp 201-214, Amsterdam, Pays Bas (acceptation ~ 19%)   419 downloads

    M. Courgeon, C. Jacquemin, J-C. Martin (2008) User's Gestural Exploration Of Different Virtual Agents' Expressive Profiles, in: AAMAS'08 Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, AAMAS 2008), vol 3(1), pp 1237-1240, 16-18 mai 2008, Estoril, Portugal  (acceptation ~ 16 %) 414 downloads

    J-C. Martin, C. Jacquemin, L. Pointal, B. Katz, C. D'Alessandro, A. Max, M. Courgeon (2007) A 3D Audio-Visual Animated Agent for Expressive Conversational Question Answering in: Proceedings of the Auditory-Visual Speech Processing Conference, AVSP 2007,    415 downloads

    Workshop Papers

    M. Courgeon, T. Giraud, X. Maitre (2015) Mirroir en réalité augmentée pour l'imagerie médicale interactive, in: Conférence francophone IHM 2015, Octobre 2015, Toulouse, France

    M. Courgeon, G. Rautureau, J-C. Martin and O. Grynszpan (2013) Humains Virtuels et Eye-Tracking: Regard Partagé et Attention Conjointe, in: Intercompehension de l'Intraspecifique a l'Interspecifique, III 2013, 30sept-1oct 2013, Lorient, France  834 downloads

    T. Giraud, M. Courgeon, F. Lafont, X. Maître, A. Roatis and M. Tardieu (2013) Première intimité de l'être : Un miroir tridimensionnel augmenté par imagerie médicale, in: Journées nationales du Développement, JDev 2013

    L. Philip, C. Clavel, M. Courgeon, and J.C. Martin (2013) An Affective Computing Platform for Investigating the Role of Pedagogical Feedback in Computer Mediated Collaboration, in: Alpine Rendez-Vous (ARV) 2013 Workshop on Tools and Technologies for Emotion Awareness in Computer-Mediated Collaboration and Learning      336 downloads

    M. Courgeon, J-C. Martin, G. Rautureau, O. Grynszpan (2013) Simulation de mécanismes d'attention conjointe à l'aide d'un eyetracker et d'un humain virtuel, in: Journée GT-ACAI 2013, 7 juin 2013, Paris, France

    M. Courgeon, C. Clavel, J-C. Martin (2012) Approche Comparative des modèles informatiques des émotions pour l'animation faciale en situation d'interaction in: Workshop Affect, Compagnon Artificiel, Interaction, WACAI 2012, Grenoble, France, 15-16 novembre 2012 547 downloads

    A. Clay, N. Couture, L. Nigay, J-B. de la Rivière, J-C. Martin, M. Courgeon, M. Desainte-Catherine, E. Orvain, V. Girondel, G. Domenger (2012) Interactions and Systems for Augmenting a Live Dance Performance, in:International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2012, Atlanta, USA (taux d'acceptation ~ 30%) 920 downloads

    N. Tan, C. Clavel, M. Courgeon, J-C. Martin (2010) Postural Expression of Action Tendency, in: Proceedings of the ACM Multitimedia 2010 Workshop on Social Signal Processing, 25-29 octobre 2010, Florence, Italie 356 downloads

    M. Courgeon, M. Rebillat, B. Katz, C. Clavel, J-C. Martin (2010) Life-Sized Audiovisual Spatial Social Scenes with Multiple Characters: MARC & SMART-I2, in: Proceedings of AFRV 2010, Workshop de l'Assocation Française de Réalité Virtuelle, 6-8 décembre 2010, Orsay, France 485 downloads

    M. Courgeon, C. Clavel, J-C. Martin (2009) Appraising Emotional Events during a Real-time Interactive Game in: Proceedings of the International workshop on Affective-aware Virtual Agents and Social Robots, ICMI09, 9 novembre 2009, Boston, USA    575 downloads

    A. Clay, M. Courgeon , N. Couture, E. Delord, C. Clavel, J.-C. Martin (2009) Expressive Virtual Modalities for Augmenting the Perception of Affective Movements  in: Proceedings of the International workshop on Affective-aware Virtual Agents and Social Robots, ICMI09, 9 novembre 2009, Boston, USA    423 downloads

    M. Courgeon, J-C. Martin, C. Jacquemin (2008) MARC: Un Personnage Virtuel Réactif Expressif, in: Proceedings of WACA 2008 the 2nd Workshop on Animated Conversational Agents, 28 novembre 2008, Paris, France 492 downloads

    C. Jacquemin, M. Courgeon, J-C. Martin (2008) Expressive Facial Animation : The MARC Project at LIMSI, in: SyysGraph seminar 2008, Finland 252 downloads

    M. Courgeon, J-C. Martin, C. Jacquemin (2008) MARC: a Multimodal Affective and Reactive Character, in: Proceedings of the 1st ICMI Workshop on Affective Interaction in Natural Environments, AFFINE 2008, 20-22 Octobre 2008, Chania, Grèce 523 downloads


    Contact Me


    Current Position: Teacher & Researcher
    Lab-STICC / BREST National School of Engineering
    European Center of Virtual Reality, Brest, France
    Address: 25, rue Claude Chappe - 29280 Plouzané, France
    Phone: +33 2 98 05 .. .. (being changed...)