About

— CV Etendu (01-2017, Français) —

— Extended CV (10-2017, in English) —

I am a researcher in Cognitive Sciences. I have a Bachelor Degree in Applied Mathematics to Social Sciences (speciality Cognitive Sciences), a Master in Cognitive Sciences “Disability and New Technologies” and a PhD in “Cognitive Science and Ergonomics, Option Cognitive Sciences.

My main topic of interest are Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), and more specifically how to improve human training in BCIs.



In Brief: Research Topic

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) are communication and control tools enabling their users to interact with the environment using their brain activity alone. Applications based on BCIs are very promising in many fields ranging from assistive technologies for serverly motor-disabled patients to stroke rehabilitation. Unfortunately, these technologies are barely used outside laboratories. One reason: a sustainable portion of the users are unable to learn to control them…

My research projects aim to improve the efficiency, reliability and acceptability of neurotechnologies based on ElectroEncephaloGraphy (EEG), and notably of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs). To improve BCI usability, and thus enhance their acceptability, I am working on several axes:

  • I am leading theoretical research to understand what are the factors impacting BCI performance (cognitive factors, personality, neurophysiological patterns, design artifacts, training procedure, etc.). We are currently working on a modelisation fo the leaning process in BCI/neurofeedback, integrating these different factors and expliciting their relationships.
  • In a Human-Computer Interaction perspective, I am trying to improve training protocols with a user-centered approach, and to adapt these protocols to each user’ profile, in order to opimise the learning process. To do so, we use innovative technologies enabling to provide feedback on other sensory modalities than the visual one (such as the tactile modality) or to enhance motivation (through the use of virtual reality).
  • Finally, we aim to apply these research projects to end-users, notably in the medical field: for stroke rehabilitation for instance, as well as for improving learning in a clinical neurofeedback context.

 



Post-Doc — Supervision & Funding

I have received an EPFL/Inria International Lab funding for a Post-Doc fellowship of 16 month. During this post-doc I am going to have the opportunity of working mainly with:



 

PhD — Supervision & Funding

I have received an IdEx (Initiative of Excellence) grant, from the University of Bordeaux, for international PhD.  Thus, I am working in the context of a partnership between:

  • University of Bordeaux — the Handicap, Activity, Cognition, Health lab
  • Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest — the Potioc project-team
  • University of Sussex — the Interact lab

I am supervised by Pr. B. N’KAOUA (Univ. Bordeaux), M. Hachet (Inria) and Pr. S. Subramanian (Univ. Sussex). I am also advised by F. Lotte (Inria).

 



This page presents a very quick overview of my research. For more details, please have a look at the Research Projects page or at my thesis manuscript :

Thesis manuscript

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