Hi! My nickname is Nacho, I am a researcher in HCI.
I am currently a post-doc at the
Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR) within the Sorbonne Université.
I am at the intersection of two teams: AGATHE, which designs and develops technology with medical applications, and INTERACTION, which focuses on the interaction with these technologies.
This strategic position enables me to perform in-situ observations of surgeons, design interfaces for medical devices, and test them with specialized workers.
In the everyday lab life, I spend my days with the guys at the HCI group.
The Labex CAMI generously founds me.
ignacio.avellino [at] sorbonne-universite.fr
ISIR – Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique
Sorbonne Université - Campus UPMC
Pyramide - T55/65
CC 173 - 4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris, France
2019 03 01
We submitted a proposal for the Sorbonne
2018 12 01
We submitted a proposal for the SIRIC CURAMUS 2018 funding.
2018 10 25
We submitted an
2018 05 23
I am officially TPC assistant for
, thank you Joanna McGrenere and Andy Cockburn!
2017 12 12
I defended my
Supporting collaborative practices across wall-sized displays with video-mediated communication
2017 10 31
I'm chairing the session
2017 06 14
I gave a
at UPMC on Remote Collaboration Across Wall-Sized Displays.
Comanipulation for Surgical Robots
Collaboration between surgeons and surgical robots through comanipulation of surgical tools
An exploration of the Corpsurbain. Contemporary urban fiction exploring the future of the body
Using camera arrays to accomplish remote collaboration across wall-sized displays
Instant User Interfaces
An interaction paradigm that lets users operate systems by using everyday objects as their controller
A two-player mashup of ping pong and air hockey - just with water pumps!
A Surgical Cockpit for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Hamlyn Symposium Surgical Robot Challenge 2019 - Surgical Robot Challenge 2019 Finalists.
Hard Constraints: Why Telemanipulated Surgical Robots Affect Creative Tool Use.
Symposium: Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Healthcare. Poster, WISH@CHI 2019. 6 pages submission.
GazeLens: Guiding Attention to Improve GazeInterpretation in Hub-Satellite Collaboration.
To appear: INTERACT 2019. 18 + 3 pages. 29% acceptance rate.
Impacts of Telemanipulation in Robotic Assisted Surgery.
Using Comanipulation with Active Force Feedback to Undistort Stiffness Perception in Laparoscopy.
To appear: Proc. IEEE ICRA 2019. 6 pages. 40% to 45% acceptance rate.
Événements Indésirables de la Chirurgie Robot-Assisté.
Putting the Coach in the Loop: Improving Practice in Outdoor Activities Through Technology.
Workshop on HCI in the Outdoors. ACM CHI2018. 4 + 2 pages.
Supporting collaborative practices across wall-sized displays with video-mediated communication.
CamRay: Camera Arrays Support Remote Collaboration on Wall-Sized Displays.
Accuracy of Deictic Gestures to Support Telepresence on Wall-sized Displays.
Telepresence systems for Large Interactive Spaces.
Workshop on Everyday Telepresence: Emerging Practices and Future Research Directions. ACM CHI 2015. 4 pages.
Instant user interfaces: repurposing everyday objects as input devices.
Proc. ACM ITS 2013. 10 pages. 28.9% acceptance rate (35/121).
Magic Wako - User Interaction in a Projector-based Augmented Reality Game.
UIST15 – UIST16, SUI15, CHI15 – CHI19, DIS16, ISS16 – ISS17, IJHCIS
Conference Organizing Committee
CHI18 - Web Co-chair
UIST18 - Video-Preview Co-chair
CHI2020 - Technical Program Chair Assistant
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