Bruno Lévy's homepage


Inria Research Director (DR1), Head of the ALICE team
Inria Nancy Grand-Est, Rue du Jardin Botanique,
54600, Villers-lès-Nancy
Bruno.Levy@inria.fr
(33) (0)3 83 59 30 70

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Book

Polygon Mesh Processing, M. Botsch, L. Kobbelt, M. Pauly, P. Alliez and B. Lévy, AK Peters [sample chapters, code, data]

Short Bio

I was born the 14th of May 1972. I defended my Ph.D. in 1999 on computational topology, combinatorics and embedding, directed by Jean-Laurent Mallet (I was awarded the SPECIF prize of the best French Ph.D. thesis in CS), then I did a post-doc in Stanford in 2000. I was hired by Inria in 2000 as a junior researcher. In 2004, I created the ALICE team (it became an Inria project in 2006). I obtained an ERC Starting Grant (GOODSHAPE) in 2008, and an ERC Proof of Concept Grant (VORPALINE) in 2013. I was promoted research director in 2008 and 1st class research director in 2012. I was awarded the Inria Young Researcher Award in 2011.

[CV_BrunoLevy.pdf]

Research

My initial topic is Geometry Processing. From 1998 to 2006, I focused on the problem of mesh parameterization, and produced several algorithms that became a de-facto standard (LSCM, ABF++, PGP). Then I contributed to two start-up creations, for transferring my results in 3d gridding for oil exploration (Paradigm/Earth Decision Sciences) and visualization (Scalable Graphics)

From 2006 to 2016, I focused on some numerical problems in Scientific Computing. I contributed to lay spectral geometry processing fundamentals and made it practical with the first algorithm that computes a Fourier-like basis for surface meshes (manifold harmonics). I also established the regularity of Lloyd's energy and proposed a Newton solver for quantization, generalized it to propose the first automatic algorithm for hex-dominant meshing (Lp-CVT) and finally the first solver for 3D semi-discrete optimal transport. Most of my research results are available in my GEOGRAM and GRAPHITE Open-Source softwares.

Selected Publications

Optimal transport

Sampling and meshing

Hexahedral meshing

Numerics

Mesh Parameterization (1998-2006)

Complete list of older publications: (1999-2015).       My publications on google scholar.

Students (current)

  • Maxence Reberol
  • Pierre Anquez
  • Julien Renaudeau

Students (past)

Software

Online software demos

Images and Animations

Large-scale optimal transport problems in 3D
(cooperation with Q. Merigot)

Editorial activities and conferences

  • The Visual Computer, Associate Editor
  • GMOD, Associate Editor
  • conference co-chair of WSOM 2017
  • conference co-chair of GMP 2016
  • 2010-15: IEEE TVCG - Associate Editor
  • program co-chair of Eurographics 2014
  • conference co-chair of CAD Graph. 2013
  • program co-chair of Pacific Graph. 2013
  • program co-chair of ACM/EG SGP 2010
  • program co-chair of ACM SPM 2008
  • program co-chair of ACM SPM 2007

Program Commitees 2010-2016

  • 2015: SIGGRAPH, SGP, CAD Graph.
  • 2014: SGP
  • 2013: SIGGRAPH, EG, SGP, DGCI, CGI
  • 2012: SIGGRAPH, EG, SPM, SMI, SGP, PG, GMP, DGCI
  • 2011: GPM, SMI, NORDIA, PG, SIBGRAPI
  • 2010: SMI, SPM, GMP, NORDIA

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