hello, world

I'm Damien, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the User Experience Research Group led by Professor Jonna Häkkilä from University of Lapland (Faculty of Art and Design) in Finland.

Previously, I completed a Ph.D. in cognitive computing and computer science (douple degree program) under the supervision of Charles Gouin-Vallerand from TELUQ University (Montreal, Canada) and Sébastien George from Le Mans University (Laval, France). I received a scholarship from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada and from the company Ohrizon.

Summer Schools

  • ACM SIGCHI Summer School on Computational Interaction, University of Cambridge (UK), 2018

  • Summer School on Reasoning, Cognitive Sciences Institute (Montreal), 2016

Program Committee

Augmented Humans 2021


CHI (Late-Breaking Work) 2021, DIS 2021, AHs 2021


SEDS Canada, 2018-2020 (English-To-French translator), Montreal Maker Faire 2018, ICMI 2018 (student volunteer), CHI 2018 (student volunteer), CHI 2017 (student volunteer), Eureka! Science Festival 2016, WWW 2016 (student volunteer)

Anecdotally and paradoxically, despite having chosen the .run extension for obvious reason, it does not reflect my personality, I am advocating for a slow living style.