Michel Deriaz, PhD

Lab Director Travelling and Mobility R&D team, University of Geneva

After an engineer degree in telecommunications and a master in computer science, Michel Deriaz did a PhD in economical and social sciences. He spent then three years in the industry before coming back at University as R&D Project Manager. Among his main realizations there are FoxyTag, a worldwide speed camera warning system with thousands of users, and FoxyTour, a museum and city guide that adapts automatically to the preferences of its user.

Born the 17th of April 1976, married, 3 children, Michel has spent all his live in Geneva. He likes different kinds of sports including diving, skiing or hiking, and is member of some professional associations like the CREG (Centre de Rencontre des Entrepreneurs – Genève). He used to finance his studies by working as a trainer for private institutions as well as for the police where he taught cryptology and computer security.