to Pierre Jouvelot's homepage (last revision
September 7, 2012).
I’m Senior Research Scientist, working at the
.... Computer Science Research
Center (CRI, click here to login) of
.... MINES ParisTech
des mines de Paris).
Here is my resume (English, French).
Possible PhD thesis, postdoc and Master internship research openings
have research ideas that you think either fit my profile or are
so great they need to be pursued anyhow, feel free to get in touch with
My current research work agenda includes:
in multimedia, in particular with respect to music. The MinWii and MAWii projects
(pronounce "Min-We" and
"Ma-We") intend to study the possible applications in active music
therapy of video games technology, in particular the Wiimote 3D control
developed by Nintendo. Target populations are patients suffering from
behavior troubles, such as ADHD or Alzheimer. Check Samuel Benveniste's
homepage for more
information, or this video
presentation (in French, from the 19th Music Therapy Conference,
March 2009, Paris);
- Languages for computer music. I'm part of the ANR Astrée project
that builds upon the Faust
programming language to help produce and preserve contemporay music
systems, non-standard denotationel semantics of the SSA Form);
to these research projects:
research project that intended to study how video games can be used in
education; see Guillaume Denis's homepage for
information. A short TV
interview on i>TELE (Canal+ news channel) about this topic was
during the La Villette Numérique 2006 exhibit (you will need a current
Quicktime plug-in to see the video; you can download it
free from Apple);
to learn the basics of classical harmony, counterpoint and
can acces the English version of this system by first logging in via
the "Play" button and and then switching to English (select
"Anglais" for the item "Langue" in the
"Preferences" option of the menu bar). Arezzo is hosted by Click'N'PlayMusic. There is also a
current) survey paper
French on this project you might want to look at;
program static analysis) projects.
My teaching activities at MINES ParisTech and HEC
Business School, as part of the HEC/MINES ParisTech joint MSIT M.S. "Mastère spécialisé" on IT
Management, include :
- Theoretical Computer Science (mathematical limits, computational
models, programming languages, complexities, advanced issues): French
course lecture notes (see
- Computer Music (acoustics, synthesis techniques, effects, MIDI): I'm coauthor of the "Acoustique, Informatique, MusiquE" textbook published at Presses des mines (check out the presentation and video interview and slides, all in French);
- Compression Techniques (information theory, text, sound, image,
video): French slides in PDF
- International visits: I organize annual weekly tours of companies
in foreign countries for our students. We successively focused on
e-commerce (California, 2001), networking (Canada, 2002), finance
(New-York, 2003 [lunch
photo]), control systems (Sweden, 2004 [newspaper article],
outsourcing (China, 2005 [Lafarge photo] and
2011 [Shanda Entertainment photo];
India, 2006 and 2007), electronics (Japan, 2008: [Panasonic group photo], consumer
electronics (South Korea, 2009), Silicon Valley (California, 2010 [Google group photo]).
the business side, Click'N'PlayMusic
limited liability (SARL) company I co-founded with Eric Boell. We
educational content, using a variety of formats such as CD-rom,
streaming and books. Our products have been rated as best in their
are distributed in retail stores such as Fnac.
the fun side, to know more about my areas of interest:
- See what
the airplane I fly, a Grumman Tiger, looks like; actually, mine (see
this picture or
this one) is
nicer!. If you want to see the pilot before the action, check
of Georges-Andre Silber. For more information on Grumann
aircraft, please check the Grumman-Gang
or the American Yankee Association.
My Tiger AG-5B plane was tested in the November 2008 issue of
Info-pilote, the monthly magazine edited by the French Federation of
Aviation (FFA). You're welcome to download the whole article (in PDF) here, or by clicking on the cover image.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood of Fontainebleau (see this
great panoramic view for a general
feel free to drop by, and I'll show you the surroundings: the castles
from which Versailles is inspired, small towns such as Provins or Disneyland and its parking. And
here is my home
right before landing (yes, the field is in the upper left corner of the
picture); please take look at a video takeoff or
enjoyed the tour (pictures and
Benoît Pin and Maciej Freudenheim).
For a weather forecast, check the Swedish
site or Propilots;
to some of my own musical compositions, coming direct from my MIDI
literary excerpts I selected from some of my favorite authors.
I'm also trying to help Cambodia, my wife's native country. Please
you want to support the building of a new hospital in the
county (this link is in English and French). This is a completely
Je veux apprendre toujours davantage à considérer comme la beauté ce qu'il y a de nécessaire dans les choses.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Le gai savoir
Si [l'intelligence] n'a dans la hiérarchie
des vertus que la seconde
place, il n'y a qu'elle qui soit capable de proclamer que l'instinct
occuper la première.
Marcel Proust, Contre
L'art est plus puissant que la connaissance
[de la vérité], car c'est lui qui veut la vie, tandis que le but ultime
la connaissance n'est autre que ... l'anéantissement.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Cinq
De la musique avant toute chose ...
Paul Verlaine, Art