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Vincent Levesque

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • École de technologie supérieure
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IEEE Transactions on Haptics

Associate Editor

2016 - Present

Recent publications

  • Tactile Graphics Rendering Using Three Laterotactile Drawing Primitives

    • Levesque V
    • Hayward V
  • Experimental Evidence of Lateral Skin Strain During Tactile Exploration

    • Lévesque V
    • Hayward V

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

École de technologie supérieure

September 2017 - Present

Senior Research Scientist


February 2015 - March 2016(a year)

Research Scientist II


July 2012 - January 2015(3 years)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist


November 2011 - July 2012(8 months)

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of British Columbia

September 2009 - November 2011(2 years)

Research Assistant

Visuaide (now Humanware)

January 2003 - August 2003(7 months)

Network Programmer

Xiphos Technologies

May 1999 - August 2000(a year)

Database Programmer


May 1998 - August 1998(3 months)


Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering

McGill University

September 2003 - August 2009(6 years)

Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering

McGill University

September 2000 - May 2003(3 years)

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering

McGill University

September 1996 - May 2000(4 years)

Research interests

tactile displaysvisual impairmenttouch interfaceshaptics


Vincent Lévesque is 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 Canada (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.

Co-authors (28)