Vincent Lévesque


Vincent Lévesque is an Assistant Professor in the software engineering and IT department at Ecole de technologie supérieure (Montréal, Canada). He is also an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Haptics and a co-founder of Tactile Labs (Montreal, Canada). He was a Senior Research Scientist, Research Scientist II, and Postdoctoral Research Scientist with Immersion Corp. (Montreal, Canada) from 2011 to 2016. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) from 2009 to 2011. He received a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering (2000), and a M.Eng. (2003) and PhD (2009) in Electrical Engineering from McGill University (Montreal, Canada). His research interests include interaction design with novel haptic interfaces, tactile displays and rendering, and applications of haptics for persons with visual impairments. He is the recipient of several awards including Best Paper Awards at the 2012 Haptics Symposium and the 2011 ACM CHI Conference for his work on touch interaction with programmable friction, the Best Reviewer Award at the 2010 Haptics Symposium, the Best Demonstration Award at the 2008 Haptics Symposium for his work on dynamic tactile graphics, and a Best Paper Award at the 2007 IEEE World Haptics Conference for his work on refreshable Braille.