Victor Romero new permanent researcher at ELAN!

Victor Romero has been joining ELAN as an Inria Starting Faculty from September 2021. Victor is an experimentalist, expert of instabilities (buckling, fracture) and frictional contact in thin elastic structures. His experimental work nicely complements the search for new numerical schemes describing structures under large displacements.

Congrats and welcome Victor!

Oscar for alumnus Gilles Daviet

Congratulations to alumnus Gilles Daviet, who prepared a PhD at Inria Grenoble, defended in 2016, on hair and granular simulation. He then continued to develop innovative hair simulation systems at Weta Digital, which were used for instance in the movies « War for the planet of the Apes » and « Alita: Battle Angle ». For his outstanding technical contributions and the impact of his work, he has been recognized for this year’s Scientific and Technical Achievements Oscar:

“To Niall Ryan, Christoph Sprenger and Gilles Daviet for the Synapse Hair Simulation System.

The Synapse Hair Simulation System is a robust, predictable and highly scalable position-based dynamics system with a novel inverse parameter solver. It has helped Weta Digital artists create a wide range of photorealistic digital characters and digital stunt doubles.”

Congratulations Gilles !!!