I was once an academic researcher and teacher.

  • I conducted academic research projects
  • I produced academic publications
  • I gave academic talks and presentations at top coferences, universities and research institutions all over the world
  • I participated in and organized events that revolved around or showcased my research activities
  • I really enjoyed teaching, and was fortunate to be able to create some original courses and teach many others at top universities

Academic Bio

Alexandre R.J. François’ research focuses on the modeling and design of interactive (software) systems, as an enabling step towards the understanding of perception and cognition. His interdisciplinary research projects explore interactions within and across music, vision, visualization and video games. He was a 2007-2008 Fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, where he co-lead a music research cluster on Analytical Listening Through Interactive Visualization.

From 2004 to 2010, François was a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. In 2010, he was a Visiting Associate Professor of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College. In 2008-2009, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Research Associate with the Integrated Media Systems Center and with the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, both at USC.

François received the Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France) in 1993, the Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (M.S.) from the University Paris IX - Dauphine (France) in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from USC in 1997 and 2000 respectively.