Section: Highlights of the Year

Highlights of the Year


  • Nicholas Ayache, Hervé Delingette, Marco Lorenzi, Xavier Pennec, and Maxime Sermesant were awarded a chair at the institute 3IA Côte d'Azur focused on artificial intelligence.

  • Hervé Delingette was elected a Fellow of MICCAI society at MICCAI 2019 : http://www.miccai.org/about-miccai/miccai-fellows/

  • Julian Krebs received the Best Presenter Award at the workshop STACOM for his presentation of the paper 

  • Marco Lorenzi was awarded a Contrat jeune chercheur by the National Research Agency (ANR) for his Fed-BioMed project.

  • Sara Garbarino was awarded the IPMI 2019 Erbsmann Award for her paper entitled "Modeling and inference of spatio-temporal protein dynamics across brain networks".

  • Nicholas Ayache was awarded the Grand Prize of the City of Nice by the Mayor of Nice, at the Villa Masséna, on May 24, 2019.

  • Maxime Sermesant received the Innovator of the Year Award by CentraleSupelec on January 21st, 2019.

  • Yann Thanwerdas was nominated among the 5 running papers for the best paper award at the Geometric Sciences of Information conference GSI' 2019 at ENAC in Toulouse.


  • Publication of the book Riemannian Geometric Statistics in Medical Image Analysis[53] edited by Xavier Pennec, Stefan Sommer and Tom Fletcher, 3rd volume of "The Elsevier and MICCAI Society book series". The book contains 5 introductory chapters on the methodological foundations by Xavier Pennec, Tom Fletcher, Stefan Sommer, Stephen Marsland and Marco Lorenzi, and 11 contributed chapters on applications, including a chapter by Nina Miolane, Loic Devillier and Xavier Pennec.

  • Publication of the book Voir l'invisible - Tome 2, Comprendre, Agir by the Collectif Amir with Maxime Sermesant as one of the scientific contributors. The second version of the book informs the public reader of the latest innovations in science and technology from different fields.

  • Organization of the scientific program of the conference "The Academie des sciences in Nice and Sophia Antipolis" by N. Ayache in June 20-21, 2019.

Best Papers Awards:
J. Krebs, T. Mansi, N. Ayache, H. Delingette.

Probabilistic Motion Modeling from Medical Image Sequences: Application to Cardiac Cine-MRI, in: STACOM 2019 - 10th Workshop on Statistical Atlases and Computational Modelling of the Heart, Shenzhen, China, October 2019, https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.13524 - Probabilistic Motion Model, Motion Tracking, Temporal Super-Resolution, Diffeomorphic Registration, Temporal Variational Autoencoder.


S. Garbarino, M. Lorenzi.

Modeling and Inference of Spatio-Temporal Protein Dynamics Across Brain Networks, in: IPMI 2019 - 26th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging, Hong-Kong, China, LNCS, Springer, 2019, vol. 11492, pp. 57-69.