Dr Marie-Luce Bourguet

Marie-Luce Bourguet

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

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social robotics, human-computer interaction, education technology, multimedia signal processing


I am a Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, working on Educational Technology, Multimedia Signal Processing, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision, Social Robotics, and Augmented and Virtual Reality. I am also an expert at the European Commission in Robotics & Artificial Intelligence.


Publications of specific relevance to Advanced Robotics


Bourguet ML, Jin Y, Shi Y, Chen Y, Rincon-Ardila L and Venture G (2020). Social robots that can sense and improve student engagement. Proceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020  127-134. 10.1109/TALE48869.2020.9368438
Bourguet ML, Wang X, Ran Y, Zhou Z, Zhang Y and Romero-Gonzalez M (2020). Virtual and augmented reality for teaching materials science: A students as partners and as producers project. Proceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2020  452-459. 10.1109/TALE48869.2020.9368381
Bourguet ML, Xu M, Zhang S, Urakami J and Venture G (2020). The Impact of a Social Robot Public Speaker on Audience Attention. HAI 2020 - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction  60-68. 10.1145/3406499.3415073


Shi Y, Chen Y, Ardila LR, Venture G and Bourguet ML (2019). A visual sensing platform for robot teachers. HAI 2019 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction  200-201. 10.1145/3349537.3352764


Bourguet M-L (2018). Metrics-Based Evaluation of Graphical User Interface Aesthetics: The Segmentation Problem. 10.1145/3280295.3281747
Chen Z, Bourguet ML and Venture G (2018). An emotional spatial handwriting system. SUI 2018 - Proceedings of the Symposium on Spatial User Interaction  183-184. 10.1145/3267782.3274679


Zha X and Bourguet M-L (2016). Empirical Method for Detecting Pointing Gestures in Recorded Lectures. Conference: Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction  10.1145/2983310.2989193
Tian Y and Bourguet ML (2016). Lecturers' hand gestures as clues to detect pedagogical significance in video lectures. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series  vol. 06-08-September-2016, 10.1145/2970930.2970933


Wang J and Bourguet ML (2010). A robust audio feature extraction algorithm for music identification. 129th Audio Engineering Society Convention 2010  vol. 1, 128-134.


Bourguet ML (2008). Handling uncertainty in multimodal pervasive computing applications. COMPUT COMMUN  vol. 31, (18) 4234-4241. 10.1016/j.comcom.2008.06.001
Frauenberger CST and Bourguet ML (2008). Pattern design in the context space; a method-ological framework for designing auditory display with patterns. Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs  10.1145/1772070.1772091
Bourguet M-L and Chang J (2008). Design and usability evaluation of multimodal interaction with finite state machines: a conceptual framework. JOURNAL ON MULTIMODAL USER INTERFACES  vol. 2, (1) 53-60. 10.1007/s12193-008-0004-2


Bourguet M, STOCKMAN AG and Frauenberger C (2007). A Survey on Common Practice in Designing Audio in the User Interface. Conference: 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference, Lancaster, September 2007 
BOURGUET M (2007). Introducing Strong Forms of Bilingual Education in the Mainstream Classroom: A Case for Technology. Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologie  (ICALT06) 642-646. Conference: 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (Kerkrade)  10.1109/icalt.2006.1652523


Bourguet ML (2006). Towards a taxonomy of error-handling strategies in recognition-based multi-modal human-computer interfaces. SIGNAL PROCESS  vol. 86, (12) 3625-3643. 10.1016/j.sigpro.2006.02.047
BOURGUET M (2006). A Study into Multimodal Behaviour in Error Correction. Multimodal Corpora: From Multimodal Behaviour Theories to Usable Models  48-51. Conference: International Workshop on Multimodal Corpora: From Multimodal Behaviour Theories to Usable Models. In association with the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (Genoa) 


BOURGUET M, Bryan-Kinns N and Plaha M (2005). Computer Assisted Learning for Young Bilinguals. Academic Exchange Quarterly  vol. 9, (3) 267-271.
BOURGUET M (2005). An Overview of Multimodal Interaction Techniques and Applications. Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction  Idea Group Reference.


PEARMAIN A, Lalmas M, Kazai G, Bywater J and Bourguet M-L (2004). Scalable and Personalised Boradcast Services. Conference: Proc. ECIT 2004, Brighton 31 March - 2 April 2004 
Lalmas M, BOURGUET M, Kazai G and Pearmain A (2004). Searching annotated broadcast content on mobile and stationary devices. Conference: International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS): International Conference on Applied Computing 
BOURGUET M (2004). CALLto support simultaneous bilingualism and biliteracy. Conference: JALTCALL 2004 Human Computer Interaction Conference 
BOURGUET M, Lalmas M, Kazai G, Pearmain A and Bywater J (2004). Scalable and Personalised Broadcast Services. Conference: European Conference on Interactive Television: Enhancing the experience 
Bourguet ML (2004). Software design and development of mutimodal interaction., Editors: Jacquart R. BUILDING THE INFORMATION SOCIETY  vol. 156, 409-414.
Bourguet ML and Plaha MK (2004). Technology-mediated multilingual learning experiences: the OCOL (one character one language) model., Editors: Kinshuk X, Looi CK, Sutinen E, Sampson D, Aedo I, Uden L and Kahkonen E. IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, PROCEEDINGS  515-519. 10.1109/icalt.2004.1357468


BOURGUET M (2003). How Finite State Machines Can Be Used to Build Error Free Multimodal Interaction Systems. Conference: 17th British HCI Group Annual Conference 
Kazai G, Lalmas M, Bourguet ML and Pearmain A (2003). Using metadata to provide scalable broadcast and internet content and services., Editors: Izquierdo E. Digital Media: Processing Multimedia Interactive Services  487-492. 10.1142/9789812704337_0089
BOURGUET M (2003). Multimodal Interaction to Support Multilingualism Acquisition and development in Young Children. Conference: Small Users- Big Ideas, Interaction Design and Children 
BOURGUET M (2003). Designing and Prototyping Multimodal Commands. Conference: Human Computer Interaction INTERACT 03 
Lalmas M, BOURGUET M, Kazai G and Pearmain A (2003). Using Metadata to Provide Scalable Broadcast and Internet content and Services. Conference: 4th European Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services 


BOURGUET M (2002). Outil de Prototypage pour la Conception et l' Evaluation d' Interfaces Utilisateurs Multimodales. Conference: 14th French speaking conference on human-computer interaction