Simon Senecal

Simon received his Bachelor in Physics from the University of Paris Sud – Orsay and then initiate a Master of Physics he spent in exchange in the National University of Singapore. Finally he specialized with a unique multi-disciplinary Master: “Cognition, creation and learning sciences” he obtained from the Institute National Polytechnic de Grenoble, in France. After several internships done along his study in different field of science (Astrophysics, Nuclear fusion, Nanophysics, Robotics), he got highly interested by Artificial life, virtual humans in link with cognitive sciences. Also passionate by history, he like changing the scene of his lab by doing sport as natation or Judo, creating strange musical instruments and dancing salsa.


  • Master in Cognitive, Creation and Learning Sciences from the Institute National Polytechnique of Grenoble, France
  • Bachelor in Physics from the University of Paris Sud – Orsay


Phone: +41 22 379 01 35


  1. Senecal, S., Cuel, L., Aristidou, A., & Magnenat-Thalmann, N. (2016). Continuous body emotion recognition system during theater performances. Computer Animation And Virtual Worlds, 27(3-4), 311–320. doi:10.1002/cav.1714 Details
  2. Coughenour, C. M., Vincent, M. L., de Kramer, M., Senecal, S., Fritsch, D., Gutirrez, M. F., … Ioannides, M. (2015). Embedding Knowledge in 3D Data Frameworks in Cultural Heritage. ISPRS Annals Of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, II-5/W3, 47–52. doi:10.5194/isprsannals-II-5-W3-47-2015 Details