Marc Macé



  Status:  Researcher (CR1 - Research fellow)
  Team:   ELIPSE
  Location:  IRIT2 / Level 2 - Room 259
  E-Mail:  marc.mace@irit.fr

 


 Professional experience

 Researcher in France
 From October 2010
  Place: ELIPSE Team (Etude de L'Interaction Personne SystèmE - Human-Machine Interactions), IRIT, CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Topics: - Development of assistive devices for the Blinds
- Research & design of non-visual interactions for the Blinds
- Study of the elaboration of spatial representations in blind persons
- Conception, design and realisation of a neuroprosthesis for the blinds

 Post-Doc in France
 From December 2008 to September 2010
  Place: Interacting Humans with Computing System (IHCS) Team, IRIT, CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Advisor: C. Jouffrais
  Topics: - Conception, design and realisation of a neuroprosthesis for the blinds
- Test and integrate bio-sensors to increase old persons' autonomy

 Post-Doc in Belgium
 From May 2006 to November 2008
  Place: Motor Control Lab at Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
  Advisor: S. Swinnen
  Topics:  - Evaluation and measurements of cortical plasticity induced by passive movement stimulation (TMS)
- Visual processing of passively viewed bimanual coordinated actions (fMRI)

 PhD in France
 From September 2001 to April 2006
  Place: Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo), CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Advisor: M. Fabre-Thorpe
  Topics: Early visual representations in rapid visual categorization of natural scenes in humans and monkeys. Thesis manuscript (in French) (8 MB)

 Graduate training in France
 From December 2000 to July 2001
  Place: Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo), CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Advisor: M. Fabre-Thorpe
  Topics: Set up and analysis of a psychophysical experiment to characterize the limits of visual categorization on natural images at low contrast in human and monkeys.

 Undergraduate training in France
 From February 1999 to June 1999
  Place: Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo), CNRS - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Advisor: C. Fonta / M. Fabre-Thorpe
  Topics: - Analysis of the development of marmoset visual system though angiogenesis measurements.
- Rapid visual categorization experiment on human and monkeys: effect of image familiarity on performance.

 

 Education

 Neurosciences PhD Thesis at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Defense: May 2006
  Speciality: Neurosciences
  Doctoral School: Comportement, Langage, Education, Socialisation, Cognition
  Title: Early visual representations in rapid visual categorization of natural scenes in humans and monkeys
  Place: Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo)

 Diplôme D'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Defense: June 2001
  Speciality: Neurosciences, Comportement et Cognition (NCC)
  Award: Très bien, Top Student
  Doctoral School: Comportement, Langage, Education, Socialisation, Cognition
  Place: Centre de Recherche Cerveau et Cognition (CerCo)

 Maîtrise de Biologie at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Defense: June 2000
  Speciality: Biologie, option Neurosciences
  Award: Bien

 Licence de Biologie at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Defense: June 1999
  Speciality: Biologie et Physiologie
  Award: Assez bien
  University exchange: University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill (USA) for 6 months

 DEUG de Biologie at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  Defense: December 1997
  Speciality: Biologie générale

 Baccalauréat Scientifique, Toulouse
  Defense: June 1995
  Speciality: Serie S
  Award: Assez bien

 

 Technical workshop

 Cognitive sciences
  2003: Summer university in cognitive sciences on categorization. UQAM, Montréal, Canada
 Animal experimentation
  2003: Animal experimentation ability: Primatology, CNRS
  2001: Animal experimentation ability: Chirurgical specialization, CNRS
  2001: Animal experimentation ability: Level 1, CNRS
 Programming
  2001: Matlab workshop

 

 Teaching Experience

  2011-2014: Brain-Computer interfaces - Neuropsychology Master degree (5th year)
  2004-2005: Psychophysiology - Orthoptic degree, 1st year
  2004: General biology - Licence degree STAPS, 3rd year

 

 Others

 Translation of a pioneer book on nanotechnologies:
 "Engines of creation" de Eric K. Drexler, over the title "Engins de création", Vuibert 2005.