The Logic of Practices, Social and Information Sciences

Director: Philippe Lenca
Email: philippe.lenca@imt-atlantique.fr

Assistant: Ghislaine Le Gall
Tel: 02 29 00 14 25
Email: ghislaine.legall@imt-atlantique.fr

The LUSSI Department, present on the Brest and Rennes campuses, has a multidisciplinary team covering the areas of mathematics, IT, artificial intelligence, decision aid tools, economics and sociology.

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Research in the LUSSI Department

Presentation

This department’s activities mainly focus on allowing for the human factor in IT systems, be it psychological (whether cognitive or not), sociological or, on a wider scale, concerning economic aspects. This orientation towards "practices and services" is expressed through:

  • analysing and defining user needs prior to system design
  • analysing and modelling behaviours and impacts (individual, group or societal) prior to design

Rearch areas

These activities are organised around different themes:

Human and social science

  • Psychology (particularly cognitive psychology)

  • Sociology (particularly organisational sociology)

  • Anthropology (applied to ICT user communities)

  • Semiotics and linguistics

     

Mathematical tools and models

  • Discrete mathematics:
    • combinatorial data analysis
    • Graphs and associated algebraic structures
  • Mathematical methods in social science
    • Applied econometrics, panel data econometrics
    • Modellin in human sciences, mathematics and IT
    • Methods of nominative data analysis, quantitative techniques

 

Information and simulation systems design methodology

  • Peripheral and cognitive ergonomics applied to information systems design

  • Decision aid tool development methodology

  • Management of simulation and e-learning platforms

  • Experimental psychology and experimental economics platforms

 

Economic science and management

  • Management and  management psychology
  • Economics, business économics
  • Econometric applications

 

Research networks and common laboratories

The LUSSI department contributes to the activities of: