Quentin Roy

Quentin Roy


I am studying how people interact with their computing systems, and how we can improve this interaction. In particular, my research aims at enabling complex activities in challenging environments. I contribute to enabling users to achieve their needs regardless of their location. My work can be broken down in three categories: I explore expressive interaction techniques, investigate how to adapt interaction to the constraints of the wild (out of the office), and how automation can augment user capabilities in challenging environments.

I am currently a post-doc researcher at the University of Waterloo working with Daniel Vogel and Jesse Hoey. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences specialized in Human Computer Interaction from Telecom ParisTech. My Ph.D was in collaboration with GE HealthCare and directed by Yves Guiard and Éric Lecolinet.

Selected Publications

International Conferences and Journals

Workshops and Symposiums

Enabling Multi-Device Interaction On The Go In The MAGI Project
K. Choo, Q. Roy and R. C. Davis
(CHI '16 Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device Ecologies “in the Wild”)

PhD Thesis



Teaching Assistant

  • User Oriented Design
    (18 hours, 2012–2015, Telecom ParisTech)
  • Object Oriented Programming and Java programming language
    (21 hours, 2014–2015, Telecom ParisTech)
  • Human Computer Interaction
    (20 hours, 2012–2014, Université Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris VI)


Program Committees


Speeches & Forums

  • Singapore HCI Monthly Meetings  (2016)
    “Glass+Skin: An Empirical Evaluation of the Added Value of Finger Identification to Basic Single-Touch Interaction on Touch Screens”
  • Invited talk at NUS-HCI Lab  (2015)
    “Improve Interaction with Rich Applications on Multitouch Tablets”
  • Invited talk at SMU  (2015)
    “Improve Interaction with Rich Applications on Multitouch Tablets”
  • IHM Young Researchers Meeting  (2013)
  • Invited talk at DigiCosme Research Day  (2013)
    “Augmented Letters: Mnemonic Gesture-based Shortcuts”
  • Futur en Seine  (2013)


  • Organization of the Frateli seminar   (2014 & 2015)
  • Organization of the AFIHM & AFIA joint day   (2015)
  • Organization of the CHI PC Meeting  (2013)