Research interests

  • Physically-based simulation
  • Deformable models, especially soft tissue modeling
  • Haptic rendering and multimodal simulations
  • 3D interaction techniques
  • Virtual Reality
  • Simulation and planning of medical interventions

PhD students

  • Gabriel Cirio (2008-2011), Post-doctoral Fellow, Columbia University, USA
  • Loeiz Glondu (2009-2012), Research Engineer at Havok, Dublin, Ireland
  • Léo Terziman (2009-2012), Research Engineer at CLARTE, Laval, France
  • Jérôme Ardouin (2011-2014), Engineer virtual reality, France
  • Anthony Talvas (2011-2014), Engineer video-games, France
  • Jonathan Mercier-Ganady (2012-2015), Engineer at Artefacto, Rennes, France
  • Merwan Achibet (2012-2015), Engineer at Technicolor, Rennes, France
  • Lucas Royer (2013-2016), Research Engineer at Therenva, Rennes, France
  • Benoît Le Gouis (2014-2017), teaching assistant Univ. Rennes 1
  • Hadrien Gurnel (2016- )
  • Xavier de Tinguy (2017- )
  • Antonin Bernardin (2017- )
  • Romain Lagneau (2017- )

Member of editorial boards

  • Associate Editor of Computer Graphics Forum (2013-2016)
  • Review Editor of Frontiers in Virtual Environments
  • Member of Editorial board of REFIG (Revue Electronique Française d'Informatique Graphique)

Program and organizing conference committees (Selection)

  • Conference chair, ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation (2018)
  • Program chair, IEEE Virtual Reality Conference Papers (2018)
  • Program chair, IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (2016-2017)
  • Demos co-chair, IEEE Virtual Reality 2015
  • Organizer and program chair of the workshop on "Bimanual Haptics", Eurohaptics 2014
  • Co-chair of Symposium "Medicine in Virtual Reality", Virtual Reality International Conference 2010
  • Program committees: Eurographics (2017-2018), IEEE Virtual Reality (2012, 2014), IEEE 3DUI (2012-2015), ACM VRST (2015), Eurohaptics (2014), International Symposium on Biomedical Simulation (2014), Eurographics Short Papers (2013), GRAPP (2013, 2014)


  • Journals: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Graphics, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Computer Graphics Forum, Computers and Graphics, The Visual Computer, Presence, Medical Image Analysis, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, International Journal of Virtual Reality, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, MIT Presence, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Magazine
  • International conferences: IEEE Virtual Reality, IEEE Symposium on 3DUI, ACM Siggraph, Eurographics, Pacific Graphics, ACM SIGCHI, ACM UIST, ACM VRST, ACM MIG, ACM ICMI, GRAPP, Worldhaptics, Eurohaptics, ASME WinVR, VRIC, MICCAI, IEEE EMBS, IEEE IROS, IEEE ICRA, ISBMS, ICARCV, IHM
  • Reviewer for ANR (French National Research Agency), NSERC (Canada)

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