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Short Bio

After a Master in engineering and a Master in photonics and image processing from the University L. Pasteur Strasbourg I (France), F. Gechter received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from University H. Poincare Nancy I (France) in 2003, where he served as an assistant Professor from 1999 to 2004 and as researcher at “Laboratoire lOrrain de Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications” (LORIA) from 1999 to 2004. In 2004, he became Associate Professor in Computer Science at "Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard UTBM" and Systèmes et Transport Laboratory where he is member of the Computer Science: Communications, Agents and Perception Team. He works particularly on Reactive Multi-Agent models applied to problem solving, to decision processes and to data fusion. In 2012, he became also associate researcher to the Fuel Cell Laboratory (CNRS federation of laboratories) to focus on fuel cell systems simulation taking into account multi-level and multi-physics aspects. In 2013, Franck Gechter passed his Habilitation to Lead Research Work (HDR) at the Franche Comté University (UFC). In February 2016, he was invited as Academic Visitor in the Digital Technology Group of the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. Since 2017, he is the head of the LE2I-SeT Research Team.


2013 HDR Université de Franche Comté (UFC) Thesis: « Reactive multi-agent systems inspired by Physics for decision making and problem solving issues» (Systèmes multi-agents réactifs d'inspiration physique pour la prise de décision et la résolution de problèmes)

2003 Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) Henri Poincaré Nancy 1 University, Nancy, France. Thesis: « Reactive multi-agent model for the data fusion : application to the localization and tracking issues in mobile robotics » (Modèle multi-agents réactifs pour la fusion de percepts : application à la localisation et au suivi en robotique mobile)

1999 Master of Engineering Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Strasbourg (ENSPS) (National French Engineer School) Strasbourg, France

1999 Master of Science: Photonics and Image Processing (French DEA) (rank 1st) Louis Pasteur University Strasbourg, France Thesis: « Constructing a stereovision device using vertical features to localize a mobile robot » (Construction d’un module de stéréovision utilisant des arêtes verticales pour un robot mobile)

1997 Bachelor in Physics (French Licence) Louis Pasteur University Strasbourg, France

1996 Bachelor in Mathematics (French Deug) Henri Poincaré Nancy 1 University Nancy, France


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  • Human Factors: the Real Issues of Autonomous Vehicles?
    Franck GECHTER, Pierre ROMET, and Didier FASS.
    In Proc. of Workshop on Explainable AI in Automated Driving: a User-Centered Interaction Approach - 11th International ACM Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, 2019.



  • Vips: a Simulator for Platoon System Evaluation
    Baudouin DAFFLON, Maxime GUERIAU, and Franck GECHTER.
    In Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT), vol. 77, pp. 157-176, ranked Q1 (Software) Q2 (Modeling and Simulation) (Scimago), 2017.



  • Towards a Theory for Bio–cyber Physical Systems Modeling
    Didier FASS, Franck GECHTER.
    In Proc. of Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 9184-9185 - Digital Human Modeling. Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Ergonomics and Health - the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction HCI 2015, Springer, 2015.



  • Safeplatoon: sûreté de convois de véhicules autonomes
    Lounis ADOUANE, Romuald AUFRÈRE, Pierre AVANZINI, Guillaume BRESSON, Roland CHAPUIS, Jean-Pierre DERUTIN, Eric ROYER, Benoit THUILOT, M VITA VENTURA, Baudouin DAFFLON, Madeleine EL ZAHER, Franck GECHTER, Maxime GUERIAU, Pablo GRUER, Abderrafiaa KOUKAM, Christophe DEBAIN, Roland LENAIN, and Monir BENCHOAIB.
    In Proc. of Journées Nationales des Communications dans les Transport (JNCT), 2013.


  • Système Multi-Agents D’évitement D’obstacles
    Pichard GRÉGOIRE, Martin GEOFFROY, Jean-Michel CONTET, Baudouin DAFFLON, and Franck GECHTER.
    In Proc. of Journée des jeunes chercheurs de l'UTBM (IngéDoc'2012), Belfort, France, 2012, dec 2012, 2012.


  • Intelligent Crossroads for Vehicle Platoons Reconfiguration
    Baudouin DAFFLON, Franck GECHTER, Jean-Michel CONTET, Abdeljalil ABBAS-TURKI, and Pablo GRUER.
    In Proc. of Lecture Notes in Computer Science/Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNCS/LNAI) Vol. 6943 paper from the International Conference on Adaptive and Intelligent Systems ICAIS 2011, Klagenfurt, Austria,, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Reconfigurable and Adaptable Urban Transportation Systems: the Platoon Solution
    Madeleine EL ZAHER, Jean-Michel CONTET, Franck GECHTER, and Pablo GRUER.
    In Proc. of the Insitution of Engineering and Technology Conference on Smart and Sustainable City 2011 (ICSSC11), Institute Engineering and Technology and Shanghai University, Shanghaï, China, Shanghaï University Press, 2011.
    ISBN: 978-1-84919-326-9..




  • Control Strategy for Wheeled Mobile Robots Platoons
    Drago MATKO, Gregor KLANCAR, Saso BLAZIC, Franck GECHTER, Olivier SIMONIN, Jean-Michel CONTET, and Pablo GRUER.
    In Proc. of International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), pp. 145-150, INSTICC Press, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal May 2008, 2008.








  • Localization by Stochastic Vision Based Device
    Franck GECHTER, Vincent THOMAS, and François CHARPILLET.
    In Proc. of In The 5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - SCI 2001 – The 7th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis - ISAS 2001, 2001.


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