Inria senior research scientist
I was born in Nantes, France, in December 1963 and graduated from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique, Nantes, in 1987. I received the Ph.D. degree and “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” in computer science from the University of Rennes 1, France, in 1990 and 1998 respectively.
My research interests concern robot vision, especially visual servoing and active perception. Since 1990, I am with Inria at Irisa in Rennes. My current position is Senior Research Scientist (“Directeur de Recherche”). I was the head of the Lagadic group from 2004 till 2017.
I received the AFCET/CNRS Prize for the best French Ph.D. thesis in Automatic Control , the 2002 King-Sun Fu Memorial Best IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation paper award , the 2018 Best IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters paper award , and the 2019 Best IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine paper award .
I was in the Editorial Board of the Int. Journal of Robotics Research from 2008 till 2020, served as Funding Senior Editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters from their creation in 2015 till 2018, and I am one of the six Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics from December 2017.
I was elected to serve in the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for the 2016-2018 term, and served as Panel member for the ERC PE7 Consolidator Grants in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. I have been nominated as IEEE Fellow in 2013.
ViSP : Visual tracking and visual servoing C++ library
Thibault Noël, co-supervised with Eric Marchand and Antoine Lehuger (societé Creative)