About me

Marc Hulcelle - Ph.D. Student

I am a third year PhD student in the Signal, Statistics and Learning (S2A) team in the Image, Data and Signal (IDS) Department of the Laboratory Treatment and Communication of Information (LTCI) at Télécom Paris, Palaiseau. My PhD research is conducted under the supervision of Chloé Clavel (Télécom Paris), Giovanna Varni (Télécom Paris), and Nicolas Rollet (i3 Lab, Télécom Paris). My work focuses on the analysis of trust in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). In particular, I created an annotation scheme named TURIN to study trust throughout the entire interaction, and built several multimodal computational models of trust by leveraging Interactionist Sociology theories. I aim to provide a better explanation of how trust builds and develops during an interaction with said models. I also explored the differences between currently existing Psychological models of trust in HRI that adopt a mentalist approach and Interactionist Sociology theories for trust Analysis as can be done in Conversation Analysis. Through these differences, I investigated how these two approaches can complement each other.

Before my PhD, I worked at Blue Frog Robotics as a robotics software engineer where I worked on developing both the AI of the Buddy robot (R&D on natural interactions, robot "personnality") and its software (architecture, remote-control application). During an academic exchange program at Tohoku University, I conducted research on obstacle detection using a time-of-flight camera for a moon exploration rover at the Space Robotics Lab.

I also hold an Engineering Degree from EMSE (France).




Academic duties



  • HCI922: Gestural and Mobile Interaction (2021-22)
  • MDI220: Statistics (2021-22)
  • IA315-IA715: Multimodal Dialogue (2020-23), Dynamic Time Warping (2021-2023)
  • "Fil rouge": supervision of a group of 4 students working on automatic multimodal detection of stress (2020-21)
  • PACT: technical supervision and counseling of numerous groups for a 6-months-long project (2022-2023)

Presentations and Talks

  • HAI 2023: “Comparing a mentalist and an interactionist approach for trust analysis in Human-Robot Interaction”. Paper Talk Slides
  • HAI 2023: “Leveraging Interactional Sociology for Trust Analysis in Multiparty Human-Robot Interaction”. Poster Presentation Poster
  • ACII 2021: “Turin: A coding system for trust in human robot interaction”. Poster Presentation Poster Video
  • "Fête de la science": Exhibit "Machines Detecting Human Emotions" presented to the general public (Oct. 2021).


I am always excited to discuss about new projects and ideas, and am open for collaboration !
Feel free to contact me !