Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

INRIA International Partners

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, GAMMA Group, with Professor Ming Lin and Dinesh Manocha: exchanges of master and PhD students on crowd simulation and motion planning for autonomous characters. Preparation of an INRIA Associated Team proposal for 2012.

  • State Key Lab CAD&CG, Zheijiang Univ., China: 1-year stay of Xiubo Liang, PhD Student, in France to work on the gestures recognition for the French Sign Language.

  • University of Montreal, Département d'informatique et de recherche opérationnelle (DIRO) with Jean Meunier: 1.5 years stay of Edouard Auvinet, a co-supervised PhD student who is working on falling detection and prevention through computer vision and simulation approaches.

  • University of Barcelona, Event Lab, with Mel Slater: co-supervision of a PhD student (Anne-Marie Burns) who is working on using VR for serious training in sports.

  • Queen's University Belfast, psychology school, Cathy Craig (ERC Grant): co-supervision of Sebastien Brault, PhD student who is working on analyzing perception-action coupling in duels using immersive systems.

  • National Chengchi University, Taiwan with Professor Tsai-Yen Li: Exchange of students and researchers around Smart motion planning using semantic annotations to augment path planning capacities for characters and cameras.

Visits of International Scientists

  • Invited professor: William Bares (Millsaps College, USA) for three months (ISTIC grant), on the topic of virtual camera tracking.