Position : Research Director
Affiliation : INRIA – Lille – Nord-Europe. Lille1 University. France.
Research Topics : Real-time simulation, Deformable models, Contact response, Haptic Rendering and Robotics
Phone : 06.79.50.00.32
Adress : 40 Avenue Halley Bat A, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France.
Mail : email@example.com
I received the engineering degree from the Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers of Lille, France and a PhD degree in robotics from University of Evry, France. My thesis work was realized at CEA/Robotics and Interactive Systems Technologies followed by a postdoctoral position at the CIMIT SimGroup in Boston. I arrived at INRIA in 2006 in the ALCOVE team to work on interactive simulation of deformable objects and haptic rendering. In 2009, I was the vice-head of SHACRA team and focus on medical simulation. I am now the head of DEFROST team, created in January 2015 . My research topics are Soft Robot models and control, Fast Finite Element Methods, simulation of contact response and other complex mechanical interactions, new algorithms for haptics… All my research results are developed in SOFA, which is a framework that we co-develop with other INRIA teams. I was also one of the founders of the start-up company InSimo which use our research results for a fantastic humanitarian project (see the proof of concept) !