Former PhD students

You will find below the list of doctoral students who have contributed to the DOMUS laboratory since 2002.

Hubert Kenfack Ngankam

PhD student in computer science

Project: DIY-Aide

Subject: Semantic Ambient Intelligence Model for Do-It-Yourself Development of Smart Habitats

Director(s): Sylvain Giroux and Hélène Pigot

2016/01 to 2019/01


Journal article
  1. Kenfack Ngankam, H., Pigot, H., Lorrain, D., Viens, I., & Giroux, S. (2020). Context awareness architecture for ambient-assisted living applications: Case study of nighttime wandering. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering.
  2. Radziszewski, R., Kenfack Ngankam, H., Grégoire, V., Lorrain, D., Pigot, H. & Giroux, S. (2017) Designing Calm and Non-intrusive Ambient Assisted Living System for Monitoring Nighttime Wanderings, International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications. Vol. 13 no 2. pp. 114 - 129. DOI: 10.1108/IJPCC-02-2017-0015
Conference papers
  1. Kenfack Ngankam H., Pigot H., Frappier M., Oliveira C.H., Giroux S. (2017) Formal Specification for Ambient Assisted Living Scenarios. In: Ochoa S., Singh P., Bravo J. (eds) Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence. UCAmI 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10586. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67585-5_51
  2. Oliveira C.H.S., Giroux S., Ngankam H. & Pigot H. (2017) Generating Bayesian Network Structures for Self-diagnosis of Sensor Networks in the Context of Ambient Assisted Living for Aging Well. In: Mokhtari M., Abdulrazak B., Aloulou H. (eds) Enhanced Quality of Life and Smart Living. ICOST 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10461. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-66188-9_17
  3. Radziszewski, R., Ngankam, H., Pigot, H., Grégoire, V., Lorrain, D. & Giroux, S. (2016) An ambient assisted living nighttime wandering system for elderly. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications and Services (iiWAS ’16). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 368–374. DOI: 10.1145/3011141.3011171
Book chapter
  1. Bouchard, K., Hao, J., Bouchard, B., Gaboury, S., Moutacalli, T., Gouin-Vallerand, C., Ngankam, HK., Pigot, H. & Giroux, S. (2018). The Cornerstones of Smart Home Research for Healthcare. In: Giabbanelli P., Mago V., Papageorgiou E. (eds) Advanced Data Analytics in Health. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 93, pp. 185-200. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-77911-9_11
Published abstracts
  1. Pigot, H., Kenfack Ngankam, H., Lorrain, D., Viens, I. & Giroux S. (2018). Smart home to accompany seniors during night time disorders. Program. 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association of Gerontology: « Making it matter: mobilizing aging research, practice & policy », Vancouver, Canada (p. 45). Read the abstract
  2. Robert Radziszewski, Vincent Grégoire, Hubert Kenfack Ngankam, Dominique Lorrain, Hélène Pigot, Sylvain Giroux, Errance nocturne: limiter la déambulation et l'inquiétude de l'entourage. CAG2016. Canadian Association on Gerontology, 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting.Oct 20-22, 2016, Montreal, Canada, p.278. Read the abstract
  3. Hubert K. Ngankam, Camille Deguy, Manon Moal, Sylvain Giroux, Dominique Lorrain, Hélène Pigot (2016). Smart daily objects for ageing well at home. Age Well Annual Conference. Montréal, 18-20 octobre 2016. Conference Abstract Booklet. p.29 Read the abstract
Poster presentation
  1. Hubert Kenfack Ngankam, Armel Ayimdji, Maxime Parenteau, Helene Pigot, Sylvain Giroux, Corentin Haidon NEARS, an Ecosystem for Ambient Assisted Living. AGE-WELL’s 4th Annual Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia, October 17th, 2018.

Stéphanie Pinard

PhD student in Rehabilitation Science

Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation, Université de Sherbrooke

Project: COOK-Culinary Assistant

Subject: Participative conception of a cooking assistant for TBI and exploration of the effect on the independance

Director(s): Nathalie Bier (Université de Montréal) and Carolina Bottari (Université de Montréal)

2012 to 2018


Journal article
  1. Stéphanie Pinard, Carolina Bottari, Catherine Laliberté, Hélène Pigot, Marisnel Olivares, Mélanie Couture, Sylvain Giroux & Nathalie Bier (2019): Design and usability evaluation of COOK, an assistive technology for meal preparation for persons with severe TBI, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2019.1696898

Wathek Bellah Loued

PhD student in computer science

Project: Amelis calendar for seniors

Subject: Facilitate the use of the AMELIS calendar for the elderly through emotional communication

Director: Hélène Pigot

2015/01 to 2018/08

Nicola Kuijpers

PhD student in Computer Science (Université de Sherbrooke) and electronics (Université Bretagne-Sud)

Project: COOK-Culinary Assistant

Subject: Autonomous system of safety when preparing a meal for cognitively deficient people in a habitat that is intelligent for health

Director(s): Sylain Giroux, Florent de Lamothe and Jean-Luc Philippe

2013/10 to 2017/04

Amandine Porcher

PhD student in Gerontology (Université de Sherbrooke) and in ergonomics (Université Bretagne-Sud)

Project: Amelis calendar for seniors

Subject: Technology Acceptance by Elders: Analysis and Conceptualization in the Participatory Design of an Interactive Calendar

Director(s): Hélène Pigot (Université de Sherbrooke), Dominique Lorrain (Université de Sherbrooke) and Christine Chauvin (Université Bretagne-Sud)

2014 to 2018/09

Diploma: PhD in computer science (Université de Sherbrooke and Université Bretagne-Loire)
Subject: Analysis, modeling and implementation of assistance strategies : deployment of cognitive orthotics for the instrumental activities in the daily life of Individuals with traumatic brain injury
Director (s): Pierre De Loor (director Telecom Bretagne) and Sylvain Giroux (Université de Sherbrooke)
2013/10 to 2017/04

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Proposed Framework for Assistive Technology Design for Seniors with Alzheimer's Disease
Director: Hélène Pigot
2011/01 to 2017/07

Farah ARAB
Diploma: PhD in computer science (Université de Sherbrooke) and in ergonomic (Université Paris 8)
Subject: What resources for the aging subject? ontologies, a perspective for the design and evaluation of enabling aids
Director(s): Pierre Rabardel (Université Paris 8) and Hélène Pigot (Université de Sherbrooke)
2007/03 to 2011/05

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Archipel: an object framework for a ubiquitous approach to cognitive assistance
Director(s): Hélène Pigot and Sylvain Giroux
2003/03 to 2008/12

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: A model of recognition of plans for people with Alzheimer's disease based on trellis theory and an action model in logic of description
Director(s): Sylvain Giroux and Abdenour Bouzouane
2004/01 to 2006/12

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Catalog of Safety, Reliability and Safety Patterns in the Context of Smart Habitats for People with Cognitive Disorders
Director: Sylvain Giroux
2008/01 to 2014/04

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Detection and recognition of simple actions performed by the resident for cognitive assistance
Director(s): Sylvain Giroux (Université deSherbrooke), Bruno Bouchard (UQAC) and Abdenour Bouzouane (UQAC)
2009/03 to 2013/06

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Services in pervasive computing environments: from design to delivery
Director: Sylvain Giroux
2002/01 to 2005/01

Diploma: PhD in computer science (Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Grenoble)
Subject: Study and design of a system of personalization and functional help multi-agents to simultaneously assist in a transparent way the activities of daily life of multiple people in an Intelligent Habitat for Health
Director(s): Vincent Rialle (Université de Grenoble) and Sylvain Giroux (Université de Sherbrooke)
2007/01 to 2011/05

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Collocated asynchronous cooperation in smart housing in health
Director(s): Sylvain Giroux and André Caron
2004/10 to 2012/10

Diploma: PhD in computer science (Université de Sherbrooke and Université Pierre Marie Curie)
Subject: A stand-alone approach to the software management of smart spaces
Director(s): Sylvain Giroux (Université de Sherbrooke), Mounir Mokhtari (Telecom SudParis) and Bessam Abdulrazak (Université de Sherbrooke)
2008/01 to 2011/07

Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: SAMI, Mobile and Smart Support Services
Director(s): Hélène Pigot (Université de Sherbrooke), Sylvain Giroux (Université de Sherbrooke) and Nadja Kara (École de technologie suprieure à Montréal)
2007/03 to 2012/01

Patrice ROY
Diploma: PhD in computer science
Subject: Possibilistic model for the recognition of intelligent habitat activities
Director(s): Sylvain Giroux (Université de Sherbrooke) and Abdenour Bouzouane (UQAC)
2008/01 to 2011/12

Audrey SERNA
Diploma: PhD in computer science (Université de Sherbrooke) and in Interaction, Cognition, Learning and Creation Engineering (INP Grenoble)
Subject: Observation and modelling of executive processes and associated dysfunction in ageing and dementia during the performance of daily activities : study for cognitive assistance systems design
Director(s): Hélène Pigot (Université de Sherbrooke) and Vincent Rialle (INP Grenoble)
2005/01 to 2008/09

Hector Daniel SZABO
Diploma: PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Subject: Analysis of the performance of users with and without visual challenges in the localization of sounds rendered by low-end immersive acoustics
Director(s): Philippe Mabilleau and Bessam Abdulrazak
2008/01 to 2017/09