Institut des Systèmes Intelligents
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Sorbonne Universite



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chetouani Mohamed
Title : Professor
Address : 4 place Jussieu, CC 173, 75252 Paris cedex 05
Phone : +33 (0) 1 44 27 63 08
Email : chetouani(at)


Current positions:

  • Since 2008     Adjunct Professor at the Speech Therapist Department

 Faculty of Medicine, UPMC 

  • Since 2013     Full Professor in Signal Processing and Machine Learning for Human-Machine Interactions,

Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (CNRS UMR 7222)

  • Since 2014     Deputy Director of the Laboratory of Excellence

SMART Human/Machine/Human Interactions in the Digital Society

  • Since Sept. 2016     Coordinator of the Clinics of Autonomy programme, Institut Universitaire d'Ingénierie en Santé, Sorbonne Universités

Clinic of Autonomy programme 


Research interests

Since 2007

  • Social Signal Processing: inter-personal interaction, machine-learning techniques for human communication dynamics modeling
  • Affective Computing: multimodal emotion analysis and recognition for social interaction
  • Human-Robot Interaction: social robotics, social learning, socially assistive robotics.
  • Computational models and robotics for:  psycho-pathology (Autism, Alzheimer), child psychiatry, clinics, physiology and neurophysiology (EEG, hormones) for social interactions

2001- 2007:  Non-linear speech processing applied to speaker and phoneme recognition 


Summer School on Computational Social and Behavioural Sciences

Open Source for interpersonal synchrony: see SyncPy


Multiple positions in Human-Machine Interaction: Social Robotics, Embodied Conversational Agents  

           with Uppsala Univ., Inst. Mines Telecom, KTH, EPFL, INESC-ID, Jacobs Univ. and SoftBank Robotics:

ANIMATAS: Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools 

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017: Innovative Training Network.

Contact: Mohamed CHETOUANI (Coord.)



  • Replay of scientastik TV program (FRANCE 4) here

Interpersonal Synchrony,    Social Signal Processing and Socially Assistive Robotics in Developmental Disorders   

  • New paper in Frontiers in Psychology (Human Media Interaction) with. ISIR colleagues L. Chaby, I. Huppont, M. Avril and V. Luherne-du-Boullay

Gaze behavior consistency among older and younger adults when looking at emotional faces

  • New paper in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health as a follow up of the FP7 MICHELANGELO project:

GOLIAH (Gaming Open Library for Intervention in Autism at Home): a 6-month single blind matched controlled exploratory study

  • ICMI 2017 Workshop Co-Chair:

Call for Workshops

  • New Paper in Social Robotics with  S. Anzalone (Paris 8), G. Varni (ISIR and S. Ivaldi (INRIA) on

                      Automated prediction of Extraversion during Human-Humanoid interaction 

Other news 


Research projects:

Current projects

  • ASSESSTRONIC ECHORD++ PDTI HealthcareComprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA)

  • Robot AVS (Auxiliaire de Vie Scolaire) supported by IUIS (Institute of Engineering in Healthcare, Sorbonne University) and INSERM (Neuroscience and new technologies)

  • FP7 SPENCERSocial situation-aware perception and action for cognitive robots

  • ROMEO2: Humanoid Robot assistant and companion for everyday life

  • ANR SYNED-PSYSynchrony, early development and psychopathology

  • ANR JeMime: Jeu Educatif Multimodal d'Imitation Emotionnelle
  • SeNSE: Socio-emotional Signals (Project within SMART Labex)

  • EDHHI: Engagement During Human-Humanoid Interaction (Project within SMART Labex)


Former projects

2006-2011: Emotion, Prosody and Autism (Fondation France Telecom)

2007-2013: Mamanais (Fondation de France) : Early signs of autism

2010-2013: MULTI-STIM Multi-sensory intelligent stimulation systems for children with developmental disorders (Emergence Programme UPMC)

2006-2012 European COST action 2102 : Cross-Modal Analysis of Verval and Non-Verbal Communication

2009-2013 ROBADOM Impact of a robot “butler” at home on psychological and cognitive state of the elderly with mid cognitive impairment. ANR TecSan’09 (Health technologies)

2011-2014 PRAMAD2 Assistive Robotic Platform for Housekeeping. FUI 11 (Fonds unique interministériel).

2011-2014 FP7 ICT-2011-7 MICHELANGELO: Patient-centric model for remote management, treatment and rehabilitation of autistic children, ICT for Health, Ageing Well.

2012-2015 A1:1 Avatar scale 1:1 (social engagement)