New appointment: member of the
Institut Universitaire de France
New nickname: ‘Deception Sleuth’
World View: A personal take on science and society
daily screens the scientific literature for errors. Problematic Paper Screener
informs COVID19 Preprint Tracker Cochrane about new preprint–publication pairs.
Current Work Published as Preprints
▷ Profiled in
Nature: (Aug 5, 2021) ‘Tortured phrases’ give away fabricated research papers
▷ Profiled in
Nature: (Aug 4, 2021) Errors in genetic sequences mar hundreds of studies
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 2022, Stavanger, Norway
12th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
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
— videos: Altmetrics,
Text & Data Mining,
Research evaluation in France as per the Conseil National des Universités (CNU),
unconventional academic papers.
I successfully defended my
(« ») on December 8, 2016 :
habilitation à diriger des recherches
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).
hashtag diffusion on social media is also quite amusing:
#ESRenPeinture was a catharsis about academia and higher education.
#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