▷ The Problematic Paper Screener daily screens the scientific literature for errors.
▷ The COVID19 Preprint Tracker informs Cochrane about new preprint–publication pairs.
Current Work Published as Preprints
▷ Profiled in Nature: ‘Tortured phrases’ give away fabricated research papers (Aug 5, 2021)
▷ Profiled in Nature: Errors in genetic sequences mar hundreds of studies (Aug 4, 2021)
Latest Published Research
🕵️ Research Integrity and Scientific Fact-checking, see:
⚗️ Meta-research on COVID-19, see:
🏛️ I am serving as an Editorial Board Member for:
👨🏫 I served as Program Chair for these workshops:
🇮🇹 BIR @ ECIR in April 2021, Luca, Italy
11th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
🇵🇹 BIR @ ECIR in April 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
10th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
🇩🇪 BIR @ ECIR in April 2019, Cologne, Germany
8th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
🇫🇷 BIR @ ECIR in March 2018, Grenoble, France
7th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
🇬🇧 BIR @ ECIR in April 2017, Aberdeen, UK
5th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
🇫🇷 VADOR @ INFORSID in May 2017, Toulouse, France
Atelier « Valorisation et Analyse des Données de la Recherche »
🇺🇸 BIRNDL @ JCDL in June 2016, Newark, USA
1st Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
🇮🇹 BIR @ ECIR in March 2018, Padova, Italy
3rd workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
These are my topics of interest and related selected papers in English:
Scientometrics with aspects related to ...
BMC Medicine 2020
- the Intellectual Structure of Science
- the Geography of Science
- Mapping the Worldwide Scientific Production At the City Scale
- Dynamics of Second-tier Cities in Research Production
Nature Index 2018
- the Sociology of Science
- the Psychology of Science
I also enjoy giving research talks
— videos: Altmetrics,
Text & Data Mining,
Research evaluation in France as per the Conseil National des Universités (CNU),
and collecting unconventional academic papers.
I successfully defended my habilitation
(« habilitation à diriger des recherches ») on December 8, 2016 :
Featured: Work on pirate libraries (e.g., LibGen & Sci-hub) providing access to the scientific literature.
Bibliogifts at LibGen ≟ Biblioleaks + Crowdsourcing
Open Access version
Featured in the press:
See also my talk: « Émergence de l’open access "gris" : LibGen et Sci-Hub comme filières clandestines de l'IST »
and a brief note with references (both in French).
Monitoring hashtag diffusion on social media is also quite amusing:
#ESRenPeinture was a catharsis about academia and higher education.
… and #socioNoël was an Advent calendar with books and articles related to sociology.
Some development projects for research or for fun, mostly in Java.
- Research and teaching projects
Bibliography records of the French-speaking EGC conferences.
Bibliography records of the French-speaking Inforsid conferences.
Searching, Browsing, and getting Recommendations about 126 TV series
(e.g., 24, Californication, Dexter, True Blood)
Building a Unified View of Corporate Documents
Social validation experiment
Investigating human perception of consensus in argumentative discussions
TafAnnote Web annotation system
Compalgo: IDE for teaching programming
- Spare time projects
RegExpTester: Testing regular expressions
SynSem: Analyzing LL and LR formal grammars
Dico: A dictionnary of 403 computer science related expressions in French and English
Blaise: Learning to type quickly
Horizons: New Horizons generator (algorithm from LOGIN (107) magazine)
Snake: The famous mobile phone game
- Cambridge: An applet showing the results of a Cambridge research