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Emmanuel Prados

« If I give you a dollar and you give me a dollar, we each still have a dollar; but let me give you an idea and you give me an idea, then we each have two ideas… »
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News!    With Denis Dupré and Pierre-Yves Longaretti, I lead a cycle of conferences-debates “Understanding and Acting”  ( Web page)

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I am a scientist researcher at INRIA.
I lead the STEEP research group at the INRIA Grenoble – Rhône-Alpes Research Center.

My research activities focus on the application of mathematics and the computer science to the modelling of the transition to sustainability at local scale and more recently to governance and democracy.

My skills and research activities involve various topics of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Computational sustainability. I apply these skills in particular to land use, transport models, energy, environment models and to the mathematical modelling of sustainable development.
Before, I applied my skills to computer vision and my research activities involved in particular 3D scene reconstruction from monocular or multiview images / video sequences, Illumination, reflectance modeling and image formation, characterization of ambiguities, image ands surface segmentation…

Between 2006 and 2010, I worked in the Perception group (INRIA Rhône-Alpes). I was a postdoctoral researcher at the computer science department of UCLA (2005). I graduated as a Ph.D. (2004) working with Professor Olivier Faugeras in the Odyssee Lab. at the INRIA of Sophia Antipolis.

Award: Accessit of the SPECIF Prize in 2005 (Prize of the Best French PhD Thesis in Computer Science).

>> Full CV in English (would need to be updated!)


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  • Emmanuel.Prados@inrialpes.fr
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