Alex photographed by Elaine

Alexandre R.J. François

Visiting Assistant Professor (2008-2009)

Department of Computer Science
Tufts University

teaching

spring 2009

EN47/COMP09-01 Exploring Computer Science [description] [website] [project]
COMP150-CIS Collaborative Development of Interactive Software Systems [description] [website] [project]

fall 2008

EN47/COMP10-04 Exploring Computer Science [description] [website] [project]
COMP175 Computer Graphics [description] [website] [projects]

guest lectures

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
PSY09: Introduction to Cognitive and Brain Science, P. Holcomb, Tufts University, April 2009.
Introduction to Computer Science and Artificial Neural Networks
PSY09: Introduction to Cognitive and Brain Science, P. Holcomb, Tufts University, February 2009.
MIMI: Multimodal Interaction for Musical Improvisation (with Elaine Chew)
CS312: Digital Sound Processing, O. Izmirli, Connecticut College, January 2009.

m.s. project supervision

Matthew Knowles - Interactive visualization of Hermes/dl Graphs [website]
Gerhard Stoeckel - Interactive Music Systems [website]
Wanyu Wang - Epidemiological Data Visualization in Google Earth [website]

Complete list of teaching activities

research

Hermes/dl - A Design Language for Interactive Systems
The design language Hermes/dl aims to facilitate communication between all parties involved in the creation, design, realization and evolution of interactive systems. [pollux.usc.edu/~afrancoi/hermesdl]

Adaptive Context-Dependent Classification
A novel, dynamic computational model for adaptive context-dependent classification. Demonstrations apply the model to color classification and color-based attention. [pollux.usc.edu/~afrancoi/acdc]

Toy Graphics Pipeline (TGP)
A new computer graphics code base to explore the elements and organization of the 3D graphics pipeline.

Complete lists of research projects

publications

Alexandre R.J. François, "Class-Wide Projects: Fostering Collaboration and Creativity in Computer Science Courses," Proceedings of ACM Creativity & Cognition, pp. 369-370, Berkeley, CA, USA, October 2009. [ACM Digital Library]

Alexandre R.J. François, "Time and Perception in Music and Computation," in New Computational Paradigms for Computer Music, G. Assayag and A. Gerzso Eds., Editions Delatour France / IRCAM, 2009, pp. 125-146. [flyer] [web]

Elaine Chew and Alexandre R. J. François, "MuSA.RT and the Pedal: The Role of the Sustain Pedal in Clarifying Tonal Structure," to appear in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sapporo, Japan, August 2008.

Complete list

presentations

Alexandre R.J. François, "Class-Wide Projects: Fostering Collaboration and Creativity in Computer Science Courses," ACM Creativity & Cognition Berkeley, CA, USA, October 2009. [announcement] [pic]

Alexandre R.J. François, Ian Altgilbers, Jessie Berlin, Alissa Cooper, Eric Gustavson, Greg Harris, Matthew Knowles, Huy Ngu, Gregory Scott, Rashmi Singhal, Eric Stewart, Daniel Thayer, Lindsay Verola, Sonny Zhao, "An Ant's Life," SIGGRAPH 2009 Research Challenge Competition, New Orleans, LA, USA, 4 August 2009.

Alexandre R.J. François, "A Design Language for Interactive Systems," Computer Science Colloquium, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA, 19 November 2008. [announcement]

Alexandre R.J. François, "A Design Language for Interactive Systems," Tufts Computer Science Colloquium Series, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA, 13 November 2008. [announcement]

Alexandre R.J. François, "A Design Language for Interactive Systems," Visual Computing Group, Initiative in Innovative Computing, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 13 November 2008.

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