The CoBTeK team (Cognition Behavior Technology) of the University Côte d’Azur was created in partnership with INRIA. The main objective is to develop clinical and translational researches using ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in order to prevent, help to diagnose and assist patients suffering from neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. The centre of CoBTeK is located at the Institut Claude Pompidou.
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Thesis 2012 – 2015
Activity detection with video
Michel Benoit is professor of Psychiatry at the Nice School of Medicine. He is in charge of the Psychiatric department of the Nice University Hospital. Michel Benoit is specialized in old age psychiatry, in the treatment of resistant depression and of post stress traumatic disorders. He joined the CoBTeK team in 2016.
Jérémy Bourgeois is a psychologist specialized in neuropsychology in the CoBTeK unit at the Nice-Sophia Antipolis University and at the Nice Memory Centre for Care and Research (CMRR). He has two Master degrees in Psychological Research and in Neuropsychology, and a PhD in Psychology. He also works with brain damaged patients in his private practice. His domains of expertise include visual perception, cognitive rehabilitation, the use of new technologies for diagnosis, rehabilitation and stimulation, and dementia prevention. He is researcher in the French team of the In-MINDD project.
contact : Jeremy.BOURGEOIS@unice.fr
François Brémond is a Research Director at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. He created the STARS team on the 1st of January 2012. He obtained his Master degree in 1992 from ENS Lyon. He has conducted research work in video understanding since 1993 both at Sophia-Antipolis and at USC (University of Southern California), LA. In 1997 he obtained his PhD degree from INRIA in video understanding and he obtained in 2007 his HDR degree (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) from Nice University on Scene Understanding: perception, multi-sensor fusion, spatio-temporal reasoning and activity recognition. He is co-director of CoBTeK team.
contact : Francois.Bremond@inria.fr
Renaud DAVID is physician at the Nice University memory Center. He received his MD in psychiatry from the Nice School of Medicine and his PhD in biology from the Nice Sophia Antipolis University. His fields of expertise are the behavioral and psychological symptoms in neuroses entertainers disorders, the movement analysis (actimetry), and the use of information and communication technologies for the early diagnosis and the non pharmacological management of cognitive disorders in elderly subjects.
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Alexandre Derreumaux is engineer in charge of all the equipment of the CoBTeK team. He is particularly involved in the AZGAME and SAFEE research projects. He is also the developer of the COBTEST web application devoted to the assessment of behavior, cognition and frailty
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Denys Fontaine is professor of Neurosurgery at the Nice School of Medicine, Director His domains of expertise include deep brain stimulation in neurodegenerative disorders an pain. He is also the director and the initiator of the FHU (Féderation Hospitalo-Universitaire) Inovpain aiming to find Innovative solutions in the field of chronic refractory pain. He joined the CoBTeK team in 2017 and brought his expertise in the field of neuromodulation.
Auraine Gros is a PhD student at the CoBTeK unit of the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. She obtained a Master 2 degree in Neurosciences in 2011, and she is currently finalizing a thesis in medical sciences on topics related to emotional disturbances. She has been working in different neurology departments and Memory Research Center on olfaction stimulation and music-therapies in aphasic patients. Her main domains of expertise are emotions and olfaction. She is clinical research assistant for the ANR SaFEE project. This project aims at developing non-pharmacological solutions to improve the behavioral disturbances in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. These solutions include interventions based on smell, music and serious games.
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Dr. Alexandra König is a trained neuropsychologist at the Memory Clinic and Research Center at the University hospital in Nice and an associate clinical researcher at the Cobtek (Cognition, Behaviour, Technology) lab at the University Côte d’azur and the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), Sophia Antipolis in France. She graduated with a BSc in Psychology from University of Montreal, Canada and a MSc in Neuropsychology from Maastricht University, Netherlands. In 2015, she obtained her Phd in Neuroscience from the School of Mental health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, Netherlands, and fulfilled a post-doctoral fellowship at the Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL) at the University of Toronto and the Computational Health Informatics Lab (CHIL) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her primary research domains are Neuropsychology, Geriatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry with a focus on the intersection of Ageing and Technology, namely the use of Artificial Intelligence for improved and timely neurocognitive assessments in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases. Furthermore, she is involved in the design of non pharmacological interventions for dementia patients involving assistive technologies. She worked in various national and international research projects, coordinated for the French Memory clinic the European FP7 project ‘Dem@care’, and the EIT Digital project ‘ELEMENT’. She is co-founder of the start-up ‘ki-elements’, which develops a software for digitalized cognitive tests supplemented by automatic speech analysis.
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Speech-therapist – PHD (Language Sciences), lecturer in the departments of Speech-Language Pathology of Nice, Paris UMPC, Beirut; a private practitioner and hospital consultant at the hospital (Referral Center for Learning Disorders – Hospital Pediatrics -Nice). His areas of expertise include developmental disorders of language and literacy, attention deficit disorders (ADHD) and especially the development of remediation programs.
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Valeria Manera is a postdoctoral fellow at the CoBTeK unit of the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France). She has a Master degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Cognitive Science. She spent long research periods at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory (California). Her domains of expertise include biological motion perception, emotion recognition and regulation, and dementia prevention. She is researcher in the French team of the In-MINDD project.
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Philippe Robert is Professor of Psychiatry at the Université Côte d’Azur, Director of the Cognition, Behavior & Technology (CoBTeK-lab) team, co Director of the Resource and Research Memory Center (CMRR) of the University Hospital of Nice, and President of the association IA (Innovation Alzheimer – Affect – Autism) which specializes in training, innovative research and games. His areas of expertise include behavioral and psychological symptoms and especially motivation disorders, evaluation and treatment of apathy, and the use of new technologies for diagnosis and stimulation in neuropsychiatric pathologies.
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Sylvie serret is child psychiatrist at Autism Resource Center hospital for child Lenval – Nice. its research activities within CoBTeK focuses on the development of serious games for children with developmental disorders.
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Andrea Soubelet is an Associate Professor of Psychology and a faculty research associate of COBTEK at the University of Sophia Antipolis, at Nice. She specialized in developmental psychology and cognitive psychology. She studies (1) the development of cognitive ability and personality from childhood to old age, and how social environments and intra-individual characteristics shape typical and atypical development (e.g.; memory and executive functioning, emotion regulation); (2) individual differences in coping with adversity and resilience. Dr. Soubelet’s recent research has been published in Personality and Individual Differences, Psychiatry Research, Journal of Affective Disorders, Neuropsychology, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, and Assessment.
Monique Thonnat est HDR et directrice de recherches INRIA classe exceptionnelle. Elle a obtenu en 1980 un diplôme d’ingénieur ENSPM et en 1982 une thèse de Docteur-Ingénieur en Optique et Traitement du Signal de l’Université de Marseille III puis en 2003 une HDR de l’Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis. Elle rentre à l’INRIA à Sophia Antipolis comme Chargée de recherche 1ère classe en 1983. Elle obtient le grade de Directeur de Recherche en 1991 puis elle crée en 1995 l’équipe Orion, puis en 2008 l’équipe PULSAR . Monique Thonnat a publié plus de 199 articles scientifiques et est co-auteur de 2 brevets internationnaux.
Elle a encadré ou co-encadré 26 theses de doctorat en sciences. En 2008 elle a été nommée Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur par le ministère de la recherche. De 2009 à 2013 elle était directeur scientifique adjoint de l’ INRIA en charge du domaine Perception, Cognition and Interaction. De 2013 à 2017 elle était directrice du centre Inria Bordeaux Sud Ouest. Depuis aout 2017 elle est dans l’équipe Inria STARS du centre INRIA Sophia Antipolis. Elle focalise ses recherches sur la reconnaissance d’activité et sur leurs applications pour l’assistance aux personnes. http://www-sop.inria.fr/members/Monique.Thonnat/
contact : Monique.Thonnat@inria.fr
Susanne Thummler is a pediatric neurologist working in the University Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SUPEA) at Children’s Hospitals of Nice CHU-Lenval. After specialisation in pediatrics she obtained University diplomas in Pediatric Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. She proposes a specialised consultation for neurologic disorders with psychiatric expression, and coordinates the pediatric and neurological care within the SUPEA and the Autism Ressources Center of Nice. She validated her experience in fondamental research with a PhD thesis and a post-doctoral fellowship in neurosciences, thus working with Michel Lazdunski at IPMC (Sophia-Antipolis, France). Together with Florence Askenazy she coordinates the research group of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry within CoBTeK.
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