Team members


Bruno Cessac, Inria Research Director, team leader
Keywords: neuronal and retinal modeling, neural population coding, dynamical systems, statistical physics, software development.

Pierre Kornprobst, Inria Research Director
Keywords: visual system modeling, biologically-inspired computer vision, computer vision, image processing, variational approaches, accessibility technologies, virtual and augmented reality

Aurelie Calabrese, Starting Research Position
Keywords: low vision, reading, eye movements, plasticity, rehabilitation, accessibility technologies



Hui-Yin Wu, (since Mar. 2019)
Keywords: assistive technology (low vision, head-mounted displays, accessible design…), multimedia processing (film analysis, automated editing systems…), AI storytelling (personalized content generation, interactive storytelling…), 3D environments (animations, graphics, VR, immersive 3D environments…), human-computer interaction (user experience, assisted creativity…)



Ph.D. students

Evgenia Kartsaki, Ph.D. student (since Oct. 2017), title: How Specific Classes of Retinal Cells Contribute to Vision: a Computational Model, supervised by Bruno Cessac and Evelyne Sernagor, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Newcastle, England

Selma SouihelPh.D. student (since Oct. 2016, Defended in Dec. 2019) in collaboration with Institut des Neurosciences de la Timone and Institut de la vision



Simone Ebert (2019)


Teva Andreoletti (2018 and 2019)


Ignacio Patricio Ampuera (2019)



Administrative assistant

Marie-Cecile Lafont
Email : Marie-Cecile.Lafont AT
Tel : +33 (0)4 92 38 78 30

Former members

  • Iliann Caugant, Business developer (Sept. 2018-June 2019)
  • Marco Benzi, Engineer (Aug. 2017-June 2019)
  • Dora Karvouniari, Ph.D. student (Oct. 2014-Mar. 2018) Neuronal and retinal modeling, biophysics, dynamical systems, non-linear physics, bifurcation theory, supervised by Bruno Cessac, in collaboration with Institut de la Vision, Paris, France and Evelyne Sernagor, University of Newcastle
  • Josselin Gautier, Engineer (Aug. 2017-Mar. 2018), now Postdoc at Berkeley.
  • Francois Caddet, Internship (Feb. 2017-Aug. 2017)
  • Alberto Patino, Internship (Sept. 2016-Apr. 2017).
  • Marco Benzi, Internship (June 2016-Dec. 2016), now Engineer in our team
  • Daniela Pamplona, Postdoc (Apr. 2014-Dec. 2016), now Postdoc at ENSTA-ParisTech (Paris, France)
  • N. V. Kartheek Medathati, Ph.D. student (Oct. 2013-Dec. 2016), now Research Engineer at Oculus (Seattle, USA)
  • Audric Drogoul, Postdoc (Oct. 2014-Oct. 2016), now Research Engineer at Thales Alenia Space (Cannes, France)

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