CRI Reseach is a Collaboratory - a collaborative lab of labs, organized into teams. Find out more about what they are passionate about and what they are working on.

Research Staff
ariel lindner
Co-Founder & Research Director
dusan misevic
Director of Research Affairs
hortense vielfaure
Research Technician - Alumni Licence FdV - Promo Beryllium
paulina ejsmont
WetLab Manager
beatrice herbin
Administrative Assistant
caroline zamora
stage recherche
gisèle deloche
research assistant
lionel deveaux
Research Digital Projects Manager
Our Research Teams
Connect Project
roberto toro

Creating an open database for collection and sharing of anonymous, public data.

Persons with cognitive disabilities rely on smart apps for entertainment communication and learning, however, today most of these apps do not collect data or are closed, which makes it impossible to quantitatively evaluate their performance and combine them.

Connect is an open database aiming at simplifying the collection and sharing of anonymous, public data.

By creating the means for interconnection and transparency, we aim at making possible a virtuous circle of app improvement:

-Users will be able to chose the best apps for their needs, and participate in research.

-Developers will be able to objectively demonstrate the quality of their apps, and integrate them within the larger ecosystem of participating apps.

-Funders will be able to measure the return on their investment, and contribute not only to the development of isolated products, but to the global improvement of an ecosystem of apps.

To demonstrate the principle of Connect we are building two open source apps in addition to the main database:

- MaVoix, an application for image-based communication to help non-verbal persons with cognitive disabilities. MaVoix will log the selection and usage of images, their combinations, the moment of the day when they are used, etc. This will help us build a large description of the different cognitive profiles, and a recommendation system to improve the user’s communication possibilities.

- MonQuotidien, a logger application that will allow caregivers to keep track of everyday life events. Through Connect, MonQuotidien will be able to provide a context for all other participating apps, for example, it could allow us to better tune the behaviour of MaVoix based on recent events.

All our project will be designed for open, and ment to be easily appropriated by the community.

Teachers as Researchers
ignacio atal

Participatory research for the educational sciences: Scaling the sharing of routine pedagogical experimentations and observations, and catalyzing their collective intelligence.

Teachers are considered as one of the major pivots for improving the educational system. Indeed, the variability between teachers could explain up to 20% of students’ progression (Nye et al. EEPA 2004). Research suggests that the best means for teachers professional development – and ultimately for enhancing students’ learning – is having to make visible, through self-reflection and interactions with peers, their teaching actions and observed results (Hattie, Visible Learning 2010). Indeed, millions of teachers learn to teach daily by experimenting and intuiting “what works” and “what doesn’t work”. In that sense, each classroom could be seen as a living research laboratory contributing to teaching and learning sciences. This project aims at catalysing such a collective intelligence by inviting teachers to join a community of “teacher-researchers” in which action plans, successes and failures are scientifically reported.

In this project we focus on kindergarten and primary school teachers. We focus on instances when teachers learn by reflecting about the impact of their pedagogical actions in students, collectively considered as “teaching research” studies. We created a series of workshops to accompany groups of teachers throughout the year to conduct and structure their “teaching research”. Inspired from frameworks from action research and reporting of medical research, teachers are invited to explicit their context, objectives, research questions, pedagogical interventions, results and conclusions (Schulz et al. BMJ 2010, Cohen et al. Research Methods in Education 2018). Workshops are grounded in the use of digital tools to gather and share the documentation of “teaching research” studies. Workshops are protocolised through scripts flexible enough to be adapted and reused by others, but rigid enough to ensure a common data collection frame. “Teaching research” reports are systematically analysed to develop bottom-up taxonomies for teachers’ objectives, interventions, results and conclusions. Such taxonomies are revised and re-used by teachers to use a common language, easing the conduct of aggregated analyses of “teaching research” studies.

This is a work in progress for a 3-year research program. Up-to-date, two groups of 20 teachers started the series of workshops in September 2019 in Paris, and two new groups of 5 and 10 teachers started in December 2019 in Vendée and Nancy.

Individual Researchers
bridget bannerman
research fellow
leo blondel
short-term fellow
maira goytia
short-term fellow
olivier irrmann
short-term fellow
omer benjakob
short-term fellow
valerie toledano
short-term fellow
tim dobbs
Research alumni
tanguy serrand
aditya kulkarni
Student - Master AIRE Life Track
aida bafeta
alex brandon-bravo
Research engineer
alice motion
Short term fellow
alvaro banderas
Post Doc
ana luisa santos
Post Doc
anirudh krishnakumar
Ingénieur de Recherche
anshu bhardwaj
Long term fellow
aya alami
basile morane
benjamin gregg
visiting researcher
carine royer
associate fellow
carla tous mayol
chetan kumar velumurugan
cyrus clarke
visiting researcher
emma barme
FIRE PhD student
felix schoeller
Short term fellow
haotian guo
PHD Student
johannes jaeger
FIRE PhD Teacher
jon tennant
Short term fellow
jonathan grizou
Short term fellow
lena mueller naendrup
liubov tupikina
Short term fellow
marie huynh
mélanie heard
mohammed saqr
Post Doc
monika seyfried
visiting researcher
morgane aubineau
short-term fellow
muki haklay
Short-term fellow
nadine bongaerts
nicolas behr
short-term fellow
nidhiben patel
olivier borkowski
Short term fellow
pranathi rao
rachel mellon
Student - Master AIRE Life Track
rania assab
raphael goujet
Post Doc
renaud bastien
short-term fellow
robert lustig
Visiting scholar
ross hammond
Short term fellow
sai suvani erranki
research intern
sara surguta
sarah haggenmueller
sarah speed
selim benslama
Alumni Licence FdV - Promo Carbone - Master AIRE Digital Track
stefani crabtree
Short-term Fellow
valerie march
Student - Master AIRE Life Track
yifan yang
Post Doc