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I am a senior research scientist (directeur de recherche) with the AVIZ project team at Inria-Saclay / Université Paris Saclay, south of Paris in France.

I am member of the Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics research group within the Johann Bernoulli Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Since September 2010,

My research focuses on interactive scientific visualization and illustrative rendering, using methods from computer graphics, non-photorealistic rendering (NPR), and human-computer interaction. I am specifically interested in (2D and, in particular, 3D) interaction techniques for work with illustrative visualizations on large, touch-sensitive displays as well as illustrative visualization that is inspired by traditional illustration.

News and Upcoming Events

January 2018 Our journal article on a “A Survey of Surface-Based Illustrative Rendering for Visualization” has been accepted and is now available in the journal Computers Graphics Forum.
December 2017 Lonni Besançon defended his PhD thesis on “An Interaction Continuum for 3D Data Visualization”. Congratulations!
November 2017 Xiyao Wang starts as my new PhD student, working on augmented reality environments for the interactive exploration of 3D data.
October 2017 We presented two papers at IEEE VIS 2017: one on “Multiscale Visualization and Scale-Adaptive Modification of DNA Nanostructures” and the previously published TVCG journal paper on “ A Metadata Collection about IEEE Visualization (VIS) Publications”.
October 2017 We also presented a poster at IEEE VIS on “Augmenting Tactile 3D Data Exploration With Pressure Sensing”.
October 2017 Our journal article on “A Survey of Digital Stippling” is published in the journal Computers & Graphics.
September 2017 Our journal article entitled “ A Metadata Collection about IEEE Visualization (VIS) Publications” is published in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
September 2017 Sarkis Halladjian started as my new PhD student, working on spatially integrated abstraction of genetic molecules within the ILLUSTRARE project funded by ANR and FWF—a collaboration with Ivan Viola at TU Wien.
August 2017 Our journal article entitled “Pondering the Concept of Abstraction in (Illustrative) Visualization” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.
July 2017 We presented a conference paper on “Neural Style Transfer: A Paradigm Shift for Image-based Artistic Rendering?” at the joint Expressive Symposium (CAe, NPAR, SBIM).
May 2017

We presented two conference papers at CHI this year, one on “Mouse, Tactile, and Tangible Input for 3D Manipulation” and one on “Pressure-Based Gain Factor Control for Mobile 3D Interaction using Locally-Coupled Devices”. The latter paper received a Best Paper Honorable Mention award.

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