I am working mostly on touch and haptic interactions. My long-term goal is to bring haptics & neuroscience of touch to education.
After a degree in Physics at Free University of Brussels, I have completed a Master in computational neuroscience in Paris from EHESS,ENS, Paris 5 and an internship at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. I wrote my Master thesis on the topic of attention and consciousness. During my PhD at Université catholique de Louvain, I studied the perception of natural textures and ultrasonic frictional feedback. In 2016, I became post-doc in the MINT team at INRIA Lille working on the subjective tactile perception during human-machine interaction. Since October 2017, I am now a post-doc in the Haptic Intelligence department at the Max-Planck institute in Stuttgart. My current projects investigate the finger behavior during 4D haptic interaction and the importance of timing for the perception of haptic cues.
Haptics Friction Touch Psychophysics Neuroscience
Gueorguiev D, Vezzoli E, Mouraux A, Lemaire-Semail B, Thonnard J-L. The tactile perception of transient changes in friction. J. R. Soc. Interface 14: 20170641. 2017 - full text -
Gueorguiev D, Vezzoli E, Sednaoui T, Grisoni L and Lemaire-Semail B, Feeling multiple edges: the tactile perception of short ultrasonic square reductions of the finger-surface friction, IEEE World Haptics 2017 - full text -
Gueorguiev D, Bochereau S, Mouraux A, Hayward V and Thonnard J-L, Touch uses frictional cues to discriminate flat surfaces, Nature Sci. Rep. 2016 - full text -
Chennu S, Noreika V, Gueorguiev D, Shtyrov Y, Bekinschtein T, and Henson R, Silent Expectations: Dynamic Causal Modelling of Cortical Prediction and Attention to Sounds that Weren't. J Neurosci, 36.32: 8305-8316, 2016 - full text -
Sednaoui T, Vezzoli E, Gueorguiev D, Amberg M, Chappaz C, Semail B.Psychophysical Power Optimization of Friction Modulation for Tactile Interfaces. Proceeding from Eurohaptics 2016 - full text -
Klöcker A*, Gueorguiev D*, Thonnard J-L, Mouraux A. Peripheral vs. central determinants of vibrotactile adaptation. J Neurophysiol, jn-00519 - full text -
Chennu S, Noreika V, Gueorguiev D, Blenkmann A, Kochen S, Ibanez A, Owen AM, Bekinschtein T. Expectation and Attention in Hierarchical Auditory Prediction. 2013, J Neurosci 33(27):11194–11205 - full text -
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems