Sofiane Boucenna
Associate Professor
Research developmental robotics
Bio-inspired Robotics
neural networks
emotional interaction
Affiliation: ETIS laboratory
IUT sarcelles
ENSEA/University of Cergy-Pontoise/CNRS
Cergy-Pontoise, France
Office: UCP - Saint-Martin 1 - Batiment A, porte 583
Sofiane Boucenna is Associate professor at Cergy-Pontoise University in France. He was postdoctorant at Pierre et Marie Curie University in the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique lab (ISIR)in France in 2012-2014. He obtained its PhD at the Cergy Pontoise University in 2011, where he worked with the Neurocybernetic team of the Image and Signal processing Lab (ETIS). His research interests are focused on the modelling of cognitive mechanisms and the development of interaction capabilities such as imitation, emotion and social referencing. Currently, he attempts to assess the effect of the type of partners (adults, typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder) on robot learning.


2018: Internships: Emotion as a way to regulate the robot’s behaviour click link

2018: Internships: a robot learns to recognize complex facial expressions click link

2018: Séminaire thématique "étude de la perception sonore humaine". click link

2018: Paper published in Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics. Moualla, A. et al. Is it useful for a robot to visit a museum? The impact of cumulative learning on a robot population. To appear.

2018: Paper published in Pattern Recognition Letters. Anzalone, S. et al. Quantifying patterns of joint attention during human-robot interactions: An application for autism spectrum disorder assessment. click link

2017: Paper published in Annales Médico-Psychologiques. Cohen, D. et al. Autisme, jeux sérieux et robotique : réalité tangible ou abus de langage? click link

2017: Interview: Des robots pour mieux comprendre l’autisme click link

2017: Interview: Berenson: le robot amateur d’art click link

2016: Interview: le défi de la robotique click link

February 4th Thursday 2016: Paper published in Scientific Reports: Boucenna, S. et al. Robots Learn to Recognize Individuals from Imitative Encounters with People and Avatars. Sci. Rep. 6, 19908; doi: 10.1038/srep19908 (2016) click link

Friday 28 january 2016: Radio program on FranceInter "Robots Investigation". click link

Monday 25 january 2016: Berenson is currently participating in the Persona exhibition at Quai Branly museum.

September 21th-25th 2015: Berenson is at Quai Branly museum. You can find a paper in le journal "le Monde" click link
Last updated February 2016