Frédéric Vergnaud

CNRS Research Engineer

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Frédéric Vergnaud is a research engineer at the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research). He joined the Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation in 2003, after garduating in Sociology at the University Paris V Sorbonne and in Computing at the University of Marne-la-Vallée.
His activities mainly focus on IT development and quantitative and qualitative methodologies and include four areas:
– Web applications and websites development: Frédéric Vergnaud has developed a large number of websites (PHP, Javascript, XHTML, CSS), including the CSI’s websites, research projects websites (EPOKS, PICO, VICO), as well as websites dedicated to education and training (Description of Controversies). In collaboration with Madeleine Akrich, he has developed a statistical analysis software (JAVA) to study lists of discussions related to health issues; better conceptualized and formalized, this software has become L@ME (Electronic Messages Analysis Software), a downloadable freeware under LPG GNU license.
– Choice, implementation, repair and maintenance of the center’s computer hardware: being the IT manager of the CSI, Frédéric Vergnaud acts as a mediator between the Computing Centre of the École des Mines and the CSI by helping the staff to become familiar with- and master the newly implemented technologies (LDAP, IMAP, WebDav, Zimbra, NAS Server).
– Participation in research projects: Frédéric Vergnaud participates in the data collection and editing needed by research projects, in the development of analysis methods as well as in the production and editing of research results. He namely collaborated to the MAPO and EPOKS projects about patients’ organizations by developing an online questionnaire coupled with a management  interface.
– Teaching: Frédéric Vergnaud is a member of the teaching staff of the course “Description of Controversies” intended for first-year engineering students at Mines-ParisTech. After having conducted tutorials in quantitative analysis, he is now in charge of supervising the students in the development of the websites they design to present their work.


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