Quentin Roy

Quentin Roy


My research focuses on the design and the use of rich applications in the wild. My aim is to improve the expressiveness of human-computer interaction in the go (e.g. in a train or while walking the street). My ultimate goal is to enable most computer tasks to be performed everywhere—efficiently and safely.

I leverage mobile devices, wearable devices and cross-device interaction. I investigate novel input techniques, novel input capabilities and novel evaluation methods.

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



  • Unit Testing, UI Testing and Mocking with Jest
    (3 hours, 2016–2017)
  • Interaction, Design and Prototyping
    (59 hours, 2016)

Teaching Assistant

  • Human-computer interaction : design, prototyping and evaluation
    (38 hours, 2012–2015)
  • Object Oriented Programming and Java programming language
    (21 hours, 2014–2015)


Program Commitees

  • HAI  (2016–2017)


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)
  • DigiCosme Research Day  (2013)
  • Futur en Seine  (2013)