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*[Video - Interview / Reportage sur la géométrie numérique JT régional]*

*[Video - course on semi-discrete Optimal Transport and some of its applications]*

New version of Graphite (Graphite///)

10/31-11/04/2016: CIRM Marseille, SIGMA 2016 conference, invited talk, From the least action principle to optimal transport

02/08-12/2016: Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, SAL2016 workshop

12/10/2015: Conférence grand public - dans le cadre du cycle Sciences et Société

11/24/2015: Seminaire Equations aux Dérivées Partielles de l'IRMA - Strasbourg

19/10/2015: Intl. Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), invited tutorial

07/10/2015: Journées Informatique et Géométrie (JIG2015), invited talk

08/09-13/2015: ACM Siggraph, we present an article on dihedral angle-based maps

06/30/2015: Committee member for the Habilitation Thesis of Boris Thibert on geometry and optimal transport

06/29/2015: Journée de l'ANR Geometrya - Summer School Geometric Measure Theory at Institut Fourier - invited talk [video]

06/24-26/2015: Shape Modeling International - keynote talk

03/22-27/2015: BIRS workshop, Laplacian and Heat Kernels, Theory and Applications

03/6/2015: New trends in Optimal Transport - Computational OT and apps

02/15/2015-02/20/2015: BIRS workshop, Advances in Numerical Optimal Transportation - [video of my talk]

01/23/2015: seminar at the Jacques Louis Lions lab. on Optimal Transport [paper] [slides] [arXiv]

Software: [OpenNL 3.2.1 with GPGPU solve for Fermi]   [Graphite] [reportage "trophées du libre" Graphite] [GeoGram / PCK Predicate Construction Kit]

My recent publicationsComplete list of publications ; My habilitation thesis is availabe here (French and English).


I am a Senior Researcher with Inria-Nancy Grand-Est, and a member of the LORIA lab. My main research topic is numerical geometry, that is to say creating new algorithms for acquiring, transforming and optimizing the representation of 3D shapes. I am especially interested in applications that concern numerical simulation, real-time rendering and scientific visualization. Some of my results (e.g., LSCM) are used in several commercial and open-source softwares (including Maya, Blender, 3DSMaxGocad and our research platform Graphite).

I defended my Ph.D. thesis in 1999 (advised by Prof. Jean-Laurent Mallet), on computational topology. I received the Gilles Kahn / Académie des Sciences SPECIF award in 2000 (best French Ph.D. thesis in CS). Then I did a post-doc in Stanford (with Prof. André Journel and Prof. Khalid Aziz). I was hired by Inria in 2000 (in Prof. Jean-Claude Paul's team).  In 2004, I created the ALICE project-team (it became an Inria project-team in 2006). I was program co-chair of ACM SPM in 2007 and 2008, and program co-chair of ACM/EG SGP in 2010 and Eurographics in 2014. I am associate editor of IEEE TVCG and Graphical Models (Elsevier). My project GOODSHAPE, that aims at computing the optimal sampling of 3D objects, was awarded a grant from the European Research Council in 2008 and a ERC Proof of Concept grant in 2013. I received the Lorraine regional young researcher award in 2010 and the Inria young researcher award in 2011.

ALICE team's image of the day

This image from:

“Bridging the Gap: Automated Steady Scaffoldings for 3D Printing”
Jérémie Dumas, Jean Hergel and Sylvain Lefebvre
ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH conference proceedings), 2014


Selected Publications

My publications on google scholar

A numerical algorithm for L2 optimal transport in 3d, ESAIM M2AN (accepted pending rev)

Particle-based Anisotropic Surface Meshing, ACM SIGGRAPH, 2013
Lp Centroidal Voronoi Tesselations, ACM SIGGRAPH, 2010
On Centroidal Voronoi Tesselations, ACM TOG, 2009
Manifold harmonics, Eurographics, 2008
Periodic Global Parameterization, ACM TOG, 2006
Least Squares Conformal Maps, ACM SIGGRAPH, 2002


  • France Patent Application 10/02920
  • Filed July 9, 2010

  • France Patent Application 04/11154
  • Filed October 20, 2005
Invited talks (2014-2015)

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Editorial Activities and Conferences

  • 2010 - 2015: IEEE TVCG - Associate Editor
  • Graphical Models (Elsevier) - Associate Editor
  • conference co-chair of GMP 2016
  • program co-chair of Eurographics 2014
  • conference co-chair of CAD Graphics 2013
  • program co-chair of Pacific Graphics 2013
  • program co-chair of ACM/EG SGP 2010
  • program co-chair of ACM SPM 2008
  • program co-chair of ACM SPM 2007

Program Committees 2010-2015

  • 2015: ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM/EG SGP, Cad Graphics,
  • 2014: Eurographics program co-chair, ACM/EG SGP
  • 2013: ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, ACM/EG SGP, DGCI, CGI
  • 2012: ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, SPM, IEEE SMI, ACM/EG SGP, Pacific Graphic, GMP, DGCI
  • 2011: SIAM/ACM GPM, IEEE SMI, NORDIA, Pacific Graphics, SIBGRAPI

Other responsibilities 2010-2015

  • 2012-2013: Vice-head of the Federation Charles Hermite
  • 2011-2013: Head of the Algorithms, Computation, Geometry and Image department in the LORIA lab.
  • 2010-2011: Member of the executive committee of INRIA Nancy Grand Est research center
  • 2010: coordinator for INRIA evaluation of Interaction and Visualization theme
  • 2010: AERES visiting committee for LIRIS, CS Grenoble ENSIMAG MdC, CS ENSG Prof