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Bertrand Schneider


Bertrand Schneider received two masters degrees from the Geneva University in Psychology and in Learning
and Teaching Technologies. His focus of interest is on the development of new and original interfaces
(tangible, multitouch, paper) for education and collaborative learning.

Specialties: Psychology, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Empirical Evaluation (strong

methodological and statistical background), User-centered Design, Usability, ...

Postdoc at Stanford University
September 2015 - Present (1 year 2 months)

PhD student at Stanford University

September 2010 - September 2015 (5 years 1 month)
Learning Sciences and Technology Design program (LSTD)

Fellow at Harvard University

September 2009 - October 2010 (1 year 2 months)
Research assistant. Main topics :
- multitouch interfaces, tangible interface, collaboration, learning, microsoft surface, CSCL, how to teach
evolution, ...

Research Assistant at EPFL

September 2008 - September 2009 (1 year 1 month)
- Scientific literature synthesis for the analysis of a CSCL setup,
from an HCI (tangible interface, augmented reality) and a cognitive (problem-solving, collaboration, external
representations) point of view)
- Design of an experiment showing the benefits of a tangible interface for collaborative learning (with the
- Statistical analysis of results and proposition of a scientific
- Schneider B., Jermann P., Zufferey G., & Dillenbourg P. (in preparation). Benefits of a Tangible Interface
for Collaborative Learning and Interaction.

Student at University of Geneva
September 2007 - June 2009 (1 year 10 months)
Master of Science in Psychology

Student at TECFA
September 2007 - June 2009 (1 year 10 months)
Master in Learning and Teaching Technologies

Intern at Pictet
2008 - 2008 (less than a year)

intern at Pictet & Cie, Banquiers

2008 - 2008 (less than a year)

Intern at Readaptation Center of Gabrielle-Major

January 2007 - June 2007 (6 months)
Participative observation of clients in residential and socioprofessional settings
Participation in several evaluation and intervention monitoring consultations in serious behaviour disorders,
with two psychologists.
Experience in the functioning of a multidisciplinary team (doctors, nurses, educators, sexologists, physical
educators, clinical counselors, computer scientist)
Advanced seminar on intervention with people with executive malfunctions.
Agent in a clinical research project ( Impact of neuropsychological disorders on the adaptive functioning of
adults with intellectual deficiencies ) : data input, information checks and results analysis.
Personal initiative: elaboration of a data input software and a data processing compiler, that was much
appreciated by the internship supervisor.
University symposium on intellectual deficiency research (ACFAS)

Stanford University
PhD, Learning Sciences an Technology Design, 2010 - 2015
University of Geneva
Master of Science, Psychology, 2004 - 2009
Universit de Montral
Bachelor, Psychology, 2006 - 2007
Activities and Societies: bilateral exchange
Bachelor, Psychology, 2004 - 2006
Activities and Societies: Thesis : "Effet dhomognisation de lexogroupe dans les perceptions raciales"
High School, latin / english, 2001 - 2004

psychology, traveling, climbing, soccer, running, snowboarding, swimming, books, informatics, salsa, new
technologies, photography, ...

English (Full professional proficiency)
French (Native or bilingual proficiency)
German (Limited working proficiency)

Bertrand Schneider

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