Olivier Goury

Olivier Goury

Position: Research Scientist (Chargé de Recherche)
Affiliation: Inria
Research Topics
: Model Order Reduction, Soft Robotics, Computational Mechanics
Phone: 03 59 57 78 82
Adress: 40 Avenue du Halley Bat A, 59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Mail: olivier.goury@inria.fr

Short Bio:

I received a joint Engineering and Masters degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from ENSEEIHT (National polytechnic institute of Toulouse) Toulouse, France and Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. I then received a masters degree in High Performance Computing from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland and a Phd in Computational Mechanics from Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales for which I was awarded the Zienkiewicz Best Phd Prize as well as being finalist of the ECCOMAS Phd Award. During my Phd, I was a visiting scholar for 9 months at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA. I was then employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher by Inserm (National Institute of Health and Medical Research) to work on cochlear implant surgery simulation. Since October 2016, I am a permanent researcher at Inria – Lille Nord Europe.


Current Work:

I am currently working in the development of model order reduction methods for the fast and accurate simulation of soft-robots.  Indeed, Finite element (FEM) simulations are computationally very expensive and it is necessary to develop efficient numerical methods to be able to tackle the real-time constraint imposed for the accurate control of the soft robots.

I am also collaborating with Inserm on the accurate simulation of cochlear implant insertion. Cochlear implant surgery can be used for patients suffering from heavy hearing loss or even fully deaf. An electrode array is inserted into the tympanic ramp of the patient’s cochlea. The aim of the project is to develop a software able to accurately simulate the whole process of the implant insertion into the cochlea, with the idea of robotising the electrode array in the future.


Model order Reduction techniques applied to soft robots simulation and control (from this paper):


Reduction of contact space and application to soft robots self-collisions (from that paper):

Selected Publications:

International journals:

O Goury, B Carrez, C Duriez, Real-Time Simulation For Control Of Soft Robots With Self-Collisions Using Model Order Reduction For Contact Forces
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6 (2), 3752-3759, 2021 — linkpreprint link

F Vanneste, O Goury, J Martinez, S Lefebvre, H Delingette, C Duriez  Anisotropic soft robots based on 3D printed meso-structured materials: design, modeling by homogenization and simulation IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5 (2), 2380-2386, 2020, preprint link

O. Goury, C. Duriez, Fast, Generic, and Reliable Control and Simulation of Soft Robots Using Model Order Reduction, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 99, 1-12, 2018 — linkpreprint link

E Coevoet, T Morales-Bieze, F Largilliere, Z Zhang, M Thieffry, M Sanz-Lopez, B Carrez, D Marchal, O Goury, J Dequidt, C Duriez, Software toolkit for modeling, simulation and control of soft robots
Advanced Robotics 31 (22), 1208-1224, 2017

O. Goury,  D. Amsallem, S.P.A. Bordas, W. K. Liu, P. Kerfriden, Automatised selection of load paths to construct reduced-order models in computational damage micromechanics: from dissipation-driven random selection to Bayesian optimization, Computational Mechanics, 2016 — linkPDF

P. Kerfriden, O. Goury, T. Rabczuk, S.P.A. Bordas, A partitioned model order reduction approach to rationalise computational expenses in nonlinear fracture mechanics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 256:169–188, 2013 — link

Reviewed international conferences:

M Thieffry, A Kruszewski, O Goury, TM Guerra, C Duriez, Dynamic Control of Soft Robots
IFAC World Congress, 2017

O. Goury, Y. Nguyen, R. Torres, J. Dequidt, C. Duriez,  Numerical Simulation of Cochlear-Implant Surgery: Towards Patient-Specific Planning, 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing & Computer assisted Intervention, Athens, Greece, 2016  — link

O. Goury, P. Kerfriden, W. K. Liu, S. P. A. Bordas, A reduced-order modelling approach for bridging computational and analytical homogenisation, 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Barcelona, Spain, 2014  —  PDF

O. Goury, P. Kerfriden, T. Rabczuk, S. P. A. Bordas, A multiscale partitioned reduced order model applied to damage simulation, U.S. National Congress for Computational Mechanics, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2013

O. Goury, P. Kerfriden, T. Rabczuk, S. P. A. Bordas, Dealing with interfaces in partitioned model order reduction for application to nonlinear problems, International Conference on Computational Mechanics CM13, Durham, UK, 2013  —  PDF

P. Kerfriden, A. Akbari, O. Goury, S. P. A. Bordas, L. Margetts, Addressing lack of scale separation in fracture simulations, IUTAM 2012 Symposium Fracture Phenomena in Nature and Technology, Brescia, Italy, 2012

O. Goury, P. Kerfriden, L. Margetts, S. P. A. Bordas, Rationalised computational time in fracture simulation: adaptive model reduction and domain decomposition, International conference on eXtended Finite Element, Cardiff, UK, 2011

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