Abderrahmane Kheddar received the BSCS degree from the Institut National d’Informatique (INI), Algiers, the MSc and PhD degrees in robotics, both from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6. He is presently Directeur de Recherche at CNRS. He is the Director of the CNRS-AIST Joint Robotic Laboratory (JRL), UMI3218/CRT, Tsukuba, Japan; and team leader of the Interactive Digital Humans (IDH) team at CNRS-UM LIRMM at Montpellier, France. Prior to this, he was (1999-2003) assistant professor and (2004-2008) full professor at the University of Evry where he created and headed the virtual reality and haptics group. His current research interests include humanoid robotics, haptics, and thought-based control using brain machine interfaces en physical re-embodiment. He is a founding member of the IEEE/RAS chapter on haptics (acting also as a senior advisor), the co-chair and co-founding member of the IEEE/RAS Technical committee on model-based optimization. He is presently Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, and Frontiers in Bionics; he is a founding member of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics and served in its editorial board during three years (2007-2010) and served as AE also the MIT Press PRESENCE journal (2013-2014). He also coordinated or acted as a PI for several EU projects and JSPS Kakenhi projects.
Contact : Abderrahmane.Kheddar@lirmm.fr