Mathieu Zen






  • PhD in Economics and Management Sciences, specializing in Information Systems
  • Experience as a teaching and research assistant for 6 years at university
  • Teaching programming, discrete mathematics and algorithmics
  • Research focused on aesthetics and usability of user interface design
  • Effective practice of mobile and web development through published side projects
  • Contribution to open source project with professional experience


Programmer Analyst

Université catholique de Louvain

2018 - Present

OSIS (Open Student Information System) is a system to manage the core business of higher education institutions. It is free and open source under the terms of GPL v3 public license.

The tasks assigned to the role of programmer analyst are:

  • Gathering business requirements and redacting users stories based on meeting with final users of the system
  • Implementing and testing project submodules with functionalities fullfilling the requirements (Django)
  • Providing technical support and communication with final users

Research and Teaching Assistant

Université catholique de Louvain

2012 - 2018

The tasks assigned to the role of assistant were:

  • Conducting scientific research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction - usability engineering, user experience, information visualization
  • Developing a software tool for automatic evaluation of graphical user interfaces aesthetics
  • Implementing usabiity evaluation tools and methods - e.g. Eye tracking, heuristics and expert reviews
  • Organizing and supervizing exercices sessions for students, course modules on moodle and exam marking: programming (Java), office automation (Access, Excel, VBA), modeling (UML)


  • Fullstack Development

    • HTML
    • CSS
    • Javascript
    • Python
    • PHP
    • Java
    • GWT
    • Angular
    • Django
    • Firebase
    • Ionic
    • Android
    • iOS
    • UML
  • HCI Expertise

    • Usability Engineering
    • User eXperience
    • GUI Aesthetics
    • Information Visualization
  • Other

    • French - Native
    • English - Advanced
    • Dutch - Intermediate
    • Italian - Intermediate
    • Writing
    • R
    • Julia
    • SAS
    • Multivariate Analysis


Metric-Based Evaluation of Graphical User Interfaces: Model, Method, and Software Support publication description

EICS'2013 - The fifth ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

June 2013 -

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Challenges on Distributing a Collaborative Sketching System Across Multiple Devices

DUI'2013 - 3rd Workshop on Distributed User Interfaces

June 2013 -

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Towards an Evaluation of Graphical User Interfaces Aesthetics based on Metrics

RCIS'2014 - IEEE Eighth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science

May 2014 -

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QualiHM : A Requirement Engineering Toolkit for Efficient User Interface Design

RCIS'2014 - IEEE Eighth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science

May 2014 -

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Assessing User Interface Aesthetics based on the Inter-subjectivity of Judgment

HCI'2016 - 30th British Human Computer Interaction Conference

July 2016 -

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AB4Web: An On-Line A/B Tester for Comparing User Interface Design Alternatives

EICS'2019 - The 11th ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems

June 2019 -

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Web-based evaluator software enabling automatic computation of GUI aesthetic measures.

LLN Maps

Mobile application with offline stored tile maps of Louvain-la-Neuve helping student to find university's facilities and buildings.


A mobile application simplifying life of gamers for gathering with friends on a video game.

Notre Mariage

Mobile application intended for managing wedding invitations sharing a key with the guests.


Website hosted and created for PiLAB - pixels and interaction lab at UCL (Prof. Benoît Macq)

The Hopster

Website hosted and created for The Hopster - homemade beer specialist

Fit Training

Website hosted and created for Fit Training - personal trainer

Pourquoi Pas

Website hosted and created for Pourquoi Pas - association for people with disabilities


Université catholique de Louvain

Economics and Management Sciences, PhD

2012 - 2017

Business Engineering, Bachelor and Master

2007 - 2012