François Guimbretière is a Professor in the Information Science Department at Cornell University. After completing an Electrical Engineering degree with a major in artificial intelligence at the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, he went on to do MS and PhD degrees at Stanford in Computer Science. He came to Cornell in 2009. 

Guimbretière's research explores how hardware/software co-design can deliver novel interactions in a broad set of application domains. Blending system building and design, Guimbretière and his students strive to turn future visions of seamless interactions into today’s reality. His prior work explored pen-based interfaces on paper and screen. He currently focuses on novel fabrication techniques, such as interactive printing and yarn-based fabrication. He is also interested in the intersection of HRI and sustainability including the design of immersive and engaging remote collaboration interfaces that limit our reliance on physical travel. For more information, visit Guimbretière's ACM web page for the most up-to-date description of his work.