Biographical Notes on Lecturers in 2009

Hervé Abdi:

Professor Hervé Abdi is currently a full professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas and an adjunct professor of radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He was twice a Fulbright scholar. He has been also a visiting professor in Brown University and in the Universities of Chuo (Japan), Dijon (France), Geneva (Switzerland), and Nice Sophia Antipolis (France). His recent work is concerned with face and person perception, odor perception, and with computational modeling of these processes. He is also developing statistical techniques to analyze the structure of large data sets as found, e.g., in brain imaging and sensory evaluation (e.g., PLS-Regression, STATIS, DISTATIS, discriminant correspondence analysis, multiple factor analysis, additive tree representations,...). In the past decade, he has published over 80 papers (plus 5 books and 3 edited volumes) on these topics. He teaches or has taught classes in cognition, computational modeling, experimental design, multivariate statistics, and the analysis of brain imaging data .

Further information can be obtained from his website




Dominique Valentin, CESG/AgroSup Dijon:

Is a cognitive psychologist by training, who has worked in the field of sensory evaluation for the past 8 years. She received a PhD in cognitive Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She is currently a senior lecturer in a food science engineering school (AgroSup Dijon) and a researcher at the European Center for Chemical senses (CESG-CNRS), France. She has published many papers on odor and visual perception

See her home page for more information.



Sébastien Lê:

is a statistician by training, with an international reputation in the areas of applied statistical analysis in sensory science. Author of scientific publications, he is a lecturer-researcher in applied mathematics of Agrocampus-ouest (France). Dr. Lê is also working with the Max Havelaar Foundation which is a fair-trade labeling organizations.

Further information can be obtained from his website



Dzung Hoang Nguyen:

Is Head of Sensory Lab of HCMC-University of Technology. He received a PhD in sensory evaluation from the University of Bourgogne (Dijon, France).

Further information can be obtained from his website