David Rei, PhD

PhD in Comp. Science, Biomed. Eng.
Willing to relocate near Grenoble


English: fluency reading, writing and speaking (C1)
French: mother tongue (C2)

Technical skills

Java (Android)

Soft skills

curiosity, open-mindedness, listening and communication,
analytical and critical thinking, synthesis, decision-making,
tenacity, perseverance, adaptability, integrity


Git/Gitlab, Android Studio, Intellij, VS Code,
GDevelop (game engine),
JASP (Stat. analysis),
Adobe XD, Balsamiq, diagrams.net/draw.io


Academic research, teaching, team management, LaTeX typesetting and publishing, statistical analysis.

Certified Emergency Response Officer (2024).

PhD in Computer Science

2019 - 2024
LISN, CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, Orsay, France

Thesis title: Human-Machine Interactions Adapted to the Personality of Users: Application of Motivation to Physical Activity.
Supervisors: Professor Jean-Claude Martin, Associate Professors Brian Ravenet and Céline Clavel
Description: In this thesis, I propose a new adaptive human-computer interaction model for cell phone walking motivation. This model is inspired by two psychology theories, RFT and SDT.

Complete abstract and more info on my research page.

Research Master Sc. in Electrical Engineering

2017 - 2018
Paris-Saclay University, Evry, France

Virtual Reality and Intelligent Systems.
Ranked 1st/24.
Covered subjects: multisource data processing, multimodal and collaborative interactions, 3D monitoring and augmented reality, interfaces for mixed reality (Unity3D projects, C#), humanoid animation techniques (3DSMax).

Internship subject: Adaptive difficulty model for post-stroke motor rehabilitation of the upper limb.
Download the PDF internship report (French)

Engineer in Biomedical Engineering

2013 - 2016
Polytech Marseille, Marseille, France

Covered technical subjects: emphasis is on instrumentation (physics, electronics, computing, signal processing), with additional courses in chemistry, biology, physiology, biomechanics, etc. to provide an overview of the multidisciplinary field of biomedical engineering.

Online MOOCs

Always Learning

Currently learning game design through Unreal Engine and Unity3D.

Work experience
PhD Student

Sep. 2019 - Aug. 2024
LISN, CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, Orsay, France

Development of an Android app, 3 field studies, 1 online survey.
PhD defended in March 2024.

More info on my research page.

Assistant Lecturer

Sep. 2019 - Aug. 2024
Orsay Faculty of Sciences, Paris-Saclay University, Orsay, France.

473h. Lectures in databases, object oriented programming, web programming, software engineering, UML, HMI.

Complete lectures list on my research page.

Research Engineer

Jan. 2019 - Aug. 2019
LISN, CNRS, Paris-Saclay University, Orsay, France

State of the art in human-computer interactions, adaptive interactions, persuasive technologies, psychology (RFT, SDT, motivation).

Software Engineer

Feb. 2016 - Jul. 2017
EMA Hemadialyse, Aix-en-Provence

Development of "Active Directory" and "Transplantation" modules for Hemadialyse and "UWAP" project.