Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year


On 4 November 2016 the new building of the IHU Liryc was officially opened in the presence of representatives from the municipal, departmental, regional, and national authorities.

On 9 December 2016 A. Davidović defended her thesis Multiscale Mathematical Modeling of Structural Heterogeneities in Cardiac Electrophysiology.


M. Potse, whose work had been funded by IHU Liryc since 2013, has become a full-time member of the Carmen team and has won an Inria Advanced Research Position in June 2016. He will continue his numerical studies on cardiac sudden-death syndromes and atrial fibrillation and is developing a new project on the application of electrocardiographic inverse methods in the catheterization laboratory.

We recruited the engineer P. Migerditichan; she started working in November 2016 on a project named EPICARDial electrical signals VIZualisation (EPICARD-VIZ). The aim of this project is to build a software solution for the electrocardiographic inverse problem, coded in the MUSIC platform. The goal of the project is twofold: First, we aim at building a semi-automatic functionality that allows to obtain meshes of the epicardium, torso, lungs, liver, and skeletal muscle with minimal human interaction. Second, our aim is to include a dense linear algebra library and to construct a computational framework in which we will be able to compare different methods of solving the inverse problem.

After the completion of her PhD thesis A. Davidović was hired as an Engineer, granted by the ANR HR-CEM project. She continues her work on multiscale modelling of heterogeneities in cardiac tissue. She is going to use the experimental high-resolution MRI data on animal and human hearts that are provided by the imaging team of IHU Liryc. By means of image analysis and numerical simulations she is going to study the effects of fibrotic, fatty, and other kinds of tissue on AP propagation.