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VISTA - Visual Worlds: Temporal Analysis, Animation and Authoring

Members

team 2019
Sharing a coffee with members of Geomerix in 2023.

Faculty Members and Permanent Researchers

Marie-Paule Cani
Creative AI
Professor, Ecole Polytechnique
Marie-Paule Cani
Vicky Kalogeiton
Generative AI and Multimodal Learning
Assistant Professor, Ecole Polytechnique
Vicky Kalogeiton
Damien Rohmer (Vista team leader)
Computer Animation & 3D Modeling
Professor, Ecole Polytechnique
Damien Rohmer

Administrative assistant

Fanny Sabatier

PostDocs

Xi Wang
For better conditioning of video diffusion model!
Supervisor: Vicky Kalogeiton
Funding from Hi! Paris
2023/02 - 2025/01
Xi Wang

Engineer

Pascal Guehl
Research Engineer on the Matisse Software
2023/04 - 2024/06
Pascal Guehl

PhD Students under our Main Supervision

Yasser Benigmim
Domain Adaption of Deep Neural Networks for structured prediction tasks
Telecom Paris
Supervisors: Stéphane Lathuilière (Telecom Paris), Slim Essid (Telecom Paris), Vicky Kalogeiton
2021/10 - 2024/10
Yasser Benigmim
Paul Boursin
3D Simulation of paleontholitic mobility
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Sophie Grégoire (MNHN)
PhD funded by CNRS
2023/10 - 2026/09
Paul Boursin
Tara Butler
Creative AI: Towards a smart 3D authoring system for the visual exploration of scientific models.
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Renaud Chabrier
PhD funded from Hi Paris! Creative AI project
2022/10 - 2025/10
Tara Butler
Théo Cheynel
Video-Based Synthesis and Editing of 3D Animated Humanoid Characters Preserving Physically-Based Constraints
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani
CIFRE PhD with Kinetix
2022/10 - 2025/10
Théo Cheynel
Robin Courant
The Why of a Filmmaker
Supervisors: Vicky Kalogeiton, Marc Christie (Inria Rennes)
2022/10 - 2025/10
Robin Courant
Thanos Delatolas
Scaling up video annotation towards deeper video understanding
Denmark Technical University
Supervisors: Dim P. Papadopoulos (DTU), Vicky Kalogeiton
2022/10 - 2025/10
Thanos Delatolas
Nicolas Dufour
Image and video editing using generative models
Ecole des Ponts
Supervisors: David Picard (Ecole des Ponts), Vincent Lepetit (Ecole des Ponts), Vicky Kalogeiton
2021/10 - 2024/10
Nicolas Dufour
David-Henri Garnier
Interactive 3D Modeling of Evolutionary and Emergent Bio-Inspired Shapes
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer
CIFRE PhD with Dassault Systèmes
2020/10 - 2023/10
David-Henri Garnier
Ridouane Ghermi
Movie questioning
Supervisors: Vicky Kalogeiton, Ivan Laptev (Inria Paris)
PhD funded from ANR JCJC WhyBehindScenes
2023/06 - 2026/09
Ridouane Ghermi
Arnaud Gueze
Complex interior scene reconstruction from sparse multimodal data
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani
CIFRE PhD with Homiwoo
2023/04 - 2026/03
Arnaud Gueze
Julie Mordacq
Multimodal analysis to detect physiological changes
Supervisors: Steve Oudot (GeomeriX), Vicky Kalogeiton
2022/10 - 2025/10
Julie Mordacq
Tim Scheller
Digital twins of plant growth
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Maks Ovsjanikov
PhD partially funded by Hi! Paris.
2023/10 - 2026/09
Tim Scheller
Rodrigo Stevenson
Modeling and Animating complex surfaces with Multi-Valued Field Functions
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani
PhD funded from ANR MultiForm
2023/10 - 2026/09
Rodrigo Stevenson

Offsite PhD Students we co-advise

María Isabel Jimenez-Velasco
Automatic analysis of human behaviour in video incorporating 3D information
University of Cordoba, Spain
Supervisors: Manuel J. Marín Jiménez (Cordoba Univ.), Vicky Kalogeiton
2023/01 - 2025/12
María Isabel Jimenez-Velasco
Samuel Solé
Digital Portraits: Resurgence and Reconfiguration of the Face in Digital Art
Université Paris Sciences et Lettres
Supervisors: Emmanuel Mahé (EnsadLab), Marie-Paule Cani
PhD in Art History and Theory
2023/09 - 2026/09
Samuel Solé
Anandhu Sureshkumar
VR-based shape synthesis and editing with minimal input
Télécom Paris
Supervisors: Amal Dev Parakkat, Marie-Paule Cani, Stefanie Hahmann
2023/10 - 2026/10
Anandhu Sureshkumar
Antonin Wattel
Sketch-Based Shape Detailing
Télécom Paris
Supervisors: Amal Dev Parakkat, Marie-Paule Cani
2024/01 - 2026/01
Antonin Wattel

Invited Member

Julia Melgare
Perception Aware Facial Character Animation
PhD at PUC Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Supervisor: Soraia Raupp Musse (PUCRS)
2023/09 - 2024/06
Julia Melgare

Interns

Marie Bienvenu
Master 2 : Hierarchical Deformation of Shape Primitives for Expressive Video-based Control on 3D Keyframed Animation
Ecole polytechnique
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Pascal Guehl
2024/03 - 2024/08
Marie Bienvenu
Lucas Degeorge
Master 2 : Synthetic captioning for training diffusion models
ENSAE
Supervisors: Vicky Kalogeiton, Nicolas Dufour, David Picard (Ecole des Ponts)
2024/03 - 2024/08
Lucas Degeorge
Xianjin Gong
Master 2 : Animated coherent groups of virtual animals in 3D natural environment
IP Paris
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani, James Gain (Univ. of Cape Town)
2024/04 - 2024/09
Xianjin Gong
Pierre Hubert-Brierre
Master 2 : Level of details implicit surface
ENS
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Eric Galin (LIRIS)
2024/02 - 2024/07
Pierre Hubert-Brierre

External collaborator

Hari Hara Gowtham Jetti
DynColor Optimizing colorization of 2D-Animation
Research Engineer at Télécom
2024/02 - 2025/02
Hari Hara Gowtham Jetti

Former team members

Former Visitors

Invited Professor
University of Cape Town
2022/04 - 2022/07; 2023/05 - 2023/07
James Gain
Invited Professor
Université de Montréal
2022/03 - 2022/05
Pierre Poulin
Nefeli Andreou
PhD (Visitor)
University of Cyprus
Supervisor: Vicky Kalogeiton
2022/09 - 2022/12
Nefeli Andreou

Former PhDs

Leo Milecki
Data-driven methods for renal transplantation
Supervisors: Maria Vakalopoulou (CentraleSupelec), Marc-Olivier Timsit (Necker Hospital), Vicky Kalogeiton
Collaboration with CentraleSupelec
2020/03 - 2023/02
Current position: PostDoc, Weill Cornell Medicine, USA
Leo Milecki
Jiayi Wei
Novel representations for surface Modeling and Analysis
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Pooran Memari (GeomeriX)
PhD partially funded from IP Paris AI Program
2020/10 - 2023/12
Jiayi Wei
Human Locomotion in Natural Environments
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani
PhD funded from H2020 ITN CLIPE Project
2020/10 - 2023/12
Current position: PostDoc, MPI
Eduardo Alvarado
Scenario and interaction-ready agents
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Vicky Kalogeiton, Julien Pettré (Inria Rennes)
PhD funded from H2020 ITN CLIPE Project
2020/10 - 2023/12
Current position: Researcher at AIR (AI Redefined)
Ariel Kwiatkowski
Maud Lastic
Visual simulation and authoring of consistent volcanic phenomena
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Damien Rohmer
Polytechnicien grant funding
2019/10 - 2023/07
Maud Lastic
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Pooran Memari
2019/10 - 2022/03
Current position: Consultant engineer, Akkodis
Pauline Olivier
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, Marie-Paule Cani
2017/10 - 2021/01
Current position: Engineer 2K
Thomas Buffet
PhD + PostDoc
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Pooran Memari
2017/10 - 2020/12
Current position: PostDoc TU Wien
Pierre Ecormier-Nocca

Former PostDocs

Virtual cinematography of flying vehicles
PostDoc
Supervisor: Marie-Paule Cani
2020/01 - 2022/01
Current position: Professeur aggregé, Nantes
Christophe Lino
Real-time atmospheric simulation effects
Supervisor: Marie-Paule Cani
Funding from Uber chair in Integrated Urban Mobility
2022/09 - 2023/09
Current position: Young researcher, Inria
Jiong Chen
Artificial Intelligence and Visual Computing
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Vicky Kalogeiton
Funding from Google chair
2020 - 2021
Current position: Associate professor at LUT (Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology), Finland
Zhisong Liu

Former Interns

Arjun Bommadevara
Bachelor 3A : Procedural Sketch Interpretation for 3D plant design
Ecole polytechnique
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Tara Butler, Pascal Guehl, Amal Dev Parakkat
Bachelor Thesis at Ecole Polytechnique
2024/01 - 2024/03
Arjun Bommadevara
Zoé Herson
Master 1 : Real-Time physical model in Unity for paleontholitic scenes
ENS ULM
Supervisor: Marie-Paule Cani
2023/09 - 2023/12
Zoé Herson
Paul Boursin
Master 2 MPRI : Deep-RL for physically simulated Homo Heidelbergensis
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisor: Marie-Paule Cani
2023/04 - 2023/09
Paul Boursin
Gorazd Dimitrov
Master 1 MPRI : Real-time high quality meshing of skeleton-based implicit surfaces
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisor: Marie-Paule Cani
2023/04 - 2023/06
Gorazd Dimitrov
Tim Scheller
Master 2 : Data-guided animated virtual model of growing plants and mushrooms
University of Applied Science in Cologne
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Damien Rohmer
2022/09 - 2023/03
Tim Scheller
Ekaterina Borisova
Bachelor 3A : Interactive Design with Physarum Model
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisors: Damien Rohmer, David-Henri Garnier
2023/01 - 2023/03
Ekaterina Borisova
Vilius Tubinas
Bachelor 3A : Reinforcement learning-based locomotion on uneven terrain
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Ariel Kwiatkowski
2023/01 - 2023/03
Vilius Tubinas
Laurianne Bertrand
Master 2 : Sketching Animations of Organic Shapes
IP Paris
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Damien Rohmer
2022/03 - 2022/09
Laurianne Bertrand
Vincent Bonczak
Master 2 : Multi-resolution sketches: Zooming into scientific illustrations with unlimited levels of details
ENS Paris-Saclay
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Renaud Charbier
2022/03 - 2022/09
Vincent Bonczak
Maika Edberg
Bachelor 3A : Audio-visual understanding of human interaction in videos
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisors: Vicky Kalogeiton
2022/01 - 2022/03
Maika Edberg
Lucien Walewski
Bachelor 3A : Video summarization with multimodal understanding of human interactions
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisors: Vicky Kalogeiton
2022/01 - 2022/03
Lucien Walewski
Lazar Milikic
Bachelor 3A : Spatial-Temporal Action Recognition with Transformers
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisors: Vicky Kalogeiton
2022/01 - 2022/03
Lazar Milikic
Elouan Gros
Bachelor 3A : Correlation between animal displacement and terrain steepness
Ecole Polytechnique
Supervisors: Marie-Paule Cani, Pooran Memari
2022/01 - 2022/03
Elouan Gros
Ewen Collin
Licence 2 : Interactive online demonstrator of Velocity Skinning
Institut Villebon Georges Charpak
Supervisor: Damien Rohmer
2021/03 - 2021/05
Ewen Collin
Adrien Cances
Master 1 : Self-supervised learning of spatio-temporal video embeddings for automatic human interactions detection
Ecole des Ponts
Supervisor: Vicky Kalogeiton
2021/03 - 2021/07
Adrien Cances