Géry Casiez becomes a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France
Géry Casiez - © Inria / Photo C. Morel
Géry Casiez, Professor at Université de Lille and a member of the Loki* research team, has been made a junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France in the 2018 selection.
The Institut Universitaire de France
Members of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) are research lecturers selected by an international selection board for the exceptional quality of their research. There are two categories of members, junior and senior members, as well as some guest members, which specifically refers to staff at foreign universities invited to be members. For administrative purposes, the IUF is a service of the French Ministry of Higher Education, and the research lecturers who are members are considered delegates of that service.
The status of junior member distinguishes young research lecturers, university professors and lecturers whose work is of an exceptionally high standard and who are currently involved in a creative phase of their research during which it would be beneficial to be freed up from some of their teaching and administrative responsibilities.
Junior status was created to encourage universities and university staff to strive for excellence, to demonstrate that excellence can be achieved in keeping with regional development policies, and to show that it is possible to set up a flexible structure to that end.
Members distinguished for scientific excellence
Géry Casiez has just been selected to be a junior member of the IUF. As for all the junior members selected this year, membership becomes effective on 1 October 2018, for a period of five years. The award recognises those selected for the excellence of their research work.
Géry Casiez is a Professor at the Université de Lille. He is a member of the Loki research team based at the Inria Lille - Nord Europe Research Centre*. He carries out research in the field of Man-Machine Interaction. He is particularly interested in the interaction loop, which ranges from the measurement of a physical quantity by an input peripheral device through its interpretation as a higher-level action by an interactive system, to the production of appropriate information feedback by output devices. In the last few years, his research has focused on improving the way in which the user's motor and perceptive abilities are taken into account at each step in the interaction loop. This research topic entails not only studying human factors, developing interaction devices and techniques, improving transfer functions, and studying latency, but also re-engineering interactive systems.
*Loki team is associated with Inria, CNRS and University of Lille − sciences et technologies, within UMR 9189 CNRS-Centrale Lille-Université de Lille − sciences et technologies, CRIStAL.