I graduated in October 2011 from the ENAC (French National School for Civil Aviation) with an engineering degree in Computer Science and Air Traffic Management. I also graduated in 2011 from a Master degree in Human-Machine Interaction. Since that time, I am working at Airbus as a PhD student in the Cockpit Display Team.

PhD subject

Definition of a language and a method for interactive cockpit post-WIMP HMI description and specification.

Key words

Cockpit, critical embedded systems HMI, interactivity, post-WIMP

PhD partners

Research Lab :

This thesis will be achieved within the ICS team (Interactive Critical Systems) at the IRIT (Research Institute in Computer Science of Toulouse).

Industrial Partner :

The PhD will be followed at Airbus by the Display service within the framework of R&T . The display service is in charge of the development of the cockpit display systems for all products of the Airbus family. Work with Human Factor team and the teams in charge of the operational aspects are planned as well. The R&T Display team is in charge of various research projects in order to prepare for future CDS systems. These projects are funded by the French government (SDC COCKPIT, CORAC COCKPIT), by the Europe Union, or by Airbus itself. IRIT ICS team and Airbus CDS team already support several PhD students, including one CIFRE PhD (defense on December 16th of 2011) and another one on other funding's. Moreover, during the past several years, both teams have shared numerous internships (Master level), …


From January 2012 to December 2014


The PhD is a CIFRE contract (Industrial Conventions for Formation in REsearch). The funding is provided by the ministry of Education and Research.