Quentin Roy

Quentin Roy


I study how people interact with their computing systems, and how computing systems can be leveraged to augment human capabilities. My research focuses on complex activities that require the use of elaborate software integrating diverse functions. I have contributed to reduce human errors, extend user capabilities, and facilitate critical users tasks. My approach can be broken down in three main categories: expressive interaction techniques, investigating how to adapt interaction to the constraints of challenging environments, and how automation can augment user capabilities.

I have been a post-doc researcher at the University of Waterloo since 2018. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Computer Sciences specialized in Human Computer Interaction from Telecom Paris.


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)