Dr. Guillaume Chanel

Dr. Guillaume Chanel

Head of the SIMS group

Computer Science Department

Battelle Bat. A

Rte de Drize 7

CH - 1227, Carouge (GE)


tel: +41 22 379 01 83

secretary: +41 22 379 01 94


Guillaume Chanel holds a Ph.D. in Computer science, University of Geneva, 2009, where he worked on machine learning for the automatic assessment of emotions based on EEG and peripheral signals. From 2009 to 2010 he was at the KML-Knowledge Media Laboratory, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, studying the physiological correlates of social processes taking place between players during video-gaming. Now head of the SIMS group and senior lecturer jointly affiliated with the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and with the Computer Science Depatement of the University of Geneva, his research investigates how machines can learn to behave in a social and affective environment. He is particularly interested in the use of multimodal and physiological measures for entertainment, and for improving man-machine and human remote interactions. Examples of his research include: dynamic adjustment of games mechanic based on players’ emotions, inclusion of physiological emotional cues in mediated social interactions, movie highlight detection based on spectators’ social reactions and adaptation of human social behaviors through machines.


  • 2019 - now: “Applications informatiques” (Shell, GIT, Fichiers)
  • 2019 - now: “Chapitres choisis”
  • 2019 - now: “Formation de base en informatique”
  • 2019 - now: “Interaction multimodale et affective” (Multimodal and affective interaction)
  • 2012 - now: Systèmes informatiques
  • 2007 - 2008: “Types et structures de données” (Data structures) the different type of programming structures and related algorithms are investigated using the Pascal language:
    • lists, stacks, rings, …
    • trees and graphs.
  • 2007: “Technologie des ordinateurs”. The sofware used in this course : Cedar Logic.
  • 2004 - 2008_ office automation softwares (Soprotec)
    • Access, Excel, Word, Outlook, …


I invite you to check my google scholar profile for publication downloads and to have the most recent list of publications.

  • Affective and social computing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Multimodal interaction
  • Games
  • PhD in Computer Science (Affective computing), 2009

    University of Geneva

  • MEng in Computer science and robotics, 2002

    IMERIR / University of Montpellier