Academic faculty members

Frédéric Bevilacqua

AIMove’s Academic Director for IRCAM

Remi Brun

MocapLab

Sylvain Calinon

AIMove’s Academic Director for IDIAP

Baptiste Caramiaux

CNRS-LIMSI

Raoul De Charette

INRIA

Kosmas Dimitropoulos

CERTH

Anne Dubos

Katerina El Raheb

ATHENA Research Center

Frédéric Fol Leymarie

Goldsmiths, University of London

Jules Francoise

CNRS-LIMSI

Philippe Fuchs

MINES ParisTech

Alina Glushkova

MINES ParisTech

Edgar Hemery

MINES ParisTech

Leontios Hadjileontiadis

AIMove’s Academic Director for AUTh

Jean François Jego

AIMove’s Academic Director for Paris8

Sotiris Manitsaris

MINES ParisTech

Vincent Meyrueis

AIMove’s Academic Director for Paris8

Fabien Moutarde

MINES ParisTech

Simon Tamayo

MINES ParisTech

Yves Winkin

Director of Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers

Frédéric Bevilacqua

Mr. Frédéric Bevilacqua is Director of Research at UMRS9912 STMS Ircam-CNRS-Sorbonne Université. He holds an HDR from Pierre et Marie Curie Université, and is a member of the steering committee of the MOCO (Movement & Computing) conference. His research interests are movement-based interactive systems and the relationship between movement and sound.

Rémi Brun

Rémi Brun is one of the pioneers of motion capture. Engineer in Arts and Métiers, PhD in Biomechanics, after a few years in the research he became in 1993 one of the 3 partners of Actisystem, the first movement capture service company in Europe, for research, industry, video games , TV and cinema. After a stint in special effects in London, he moved to Attitude Studio’s Mocap department in 2000 before creating his own Mocap studio in 2007, MocapLab, which in 10 years became one of the most innovative Mocap studios in Europe.

Sylvain Calinon

Dr Sylvain Calinon is a permanent senior researcher at the Idiap Research Institute , with research interests covering robot learning and human-robot interaction. He is also a lecturer at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), and an external collaborator at the Department of Ad-vanced Robotics (ADVR), Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). From 2009 to 2014, he was a Team Leader at ADVR, IIT. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoc at the Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory, EPFL. He holds a PhD from EPFL (2007), awarded by the Robotdalen, ABB and EPFL-Press awards. He is the author of about 100 publications, including a book in the field of robot learning and human-robot interac-tion, with recognition including Best Paper Awards in the ournal of Intelligent Service Robotics (2017) and at IEEE Ro-Man’2007, as well as Best Paper Award Finalist at ICRA’2016, ICIRA’2015, IROS’2013 and Humanoids’2009. He currently serves as Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), Intelligent Service Robotics (Springer), and Fron-tiers in Robotics and AI.

Baptiste Caramiaux

Dr. Baptiste Caramiaux is a CNRS researcher at the LRI. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Pierre et Marie Curie Université. His research focuses on motor skills learning in music and dance, using methods from cognitive psychology, human-machine interaction, and artificial intelligence.

Raoul De Charette

As a researcher in computer vision, Raoul de Charette is working in the computer vision group of RITS Team on autonomous vehicles in the research institute Inria Paris. His own researches include scene understanding, object reconstruction, vision in degraded weather, etc. He has also worked in Mines ParisTech (France), Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and University Of Makedonia (Greece).

Kosmas Dimitropoulos

Dr. Kosmas Dimitropoulos is a senior researcher in the VCL lab (Visual Computing Lab) of the Information Technologies Institute – Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (ITI-CERTH). He holds a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. degree in Applied Informatics. His main research interests lie in the fields of 2D/3D data modelling and analysis, human computer interaction, virtual reality and serious games. His involvement with these research areas has led to the co-authoring of more than a hundred publications in refereed journals and international conference proceedings. He has received as a co-author in scientific papers: the IET ITS Premium Award (The IET Premium Awards 2012, London), the Euromed 2012 Best Full Paper Award and the CONTACT/ECCV 2014 Best Student Paper Award. He has been the technical coordinator, quality project manager, deputy project coordinator and work-package leader in several European and national research projects and he has served as a regular reviewer for a number of international journals and conferences. He is a member of IEEE and the Technical Chamber of Greece.

Anne Dubos

Anne Dubos is an anthropologist and trans-media artist. Her doctoral thesis (defended in January 2013 at EHESS, Paris) focuses on the logic of creation and  transmission of the technical gesture in the practice of contemporary theaters in Kerala (South India). In Paris, like in India, she sets up theater and video workshops where the actor is an “agent”: he is both author and accomplice of the trace that he forms with his body in the space of the device. Today, she works on the design of devices for capturing technical gestures (video, audio, photo, sensors).

AKaterina El Raheb

PhD Candidate under the supervision of Prof. Y. Ioannidis on “Semantic Representation Analysis and Search for Dance” and has been teaching assistant of “Human Computer Interaction” at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (2011-2016), University of Athens. Currently she works as a senior researcher and project manager in the the EU-funded project WhoLoDancE (Whole Body interaction Learning for Dance Education), as external scientific collaborator at “Athena” Research and Innovation Center. She has joined the MADgIK (Management of Data, Information and Knowledge) research group since 2009, and worked for several European Research and Innovation projects related to Digital Libraries, Data Research Infrastructures and ICT for Cultural Heritage (eCultValue, DL.org, e.nventory). She has experience in working with multinational company as Information System consultant. She holds an MSc. in Advanced Information Systems from the University of Athens, a BSc. in Ch. Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. In parallel, she has a Diploma from N. Kontaxaki Higher Professional Dance School is an active dance practitioner, interested in movement from scientific, artistic and cultural perspective, as well as in the intersections of culture, creativity and technology. She has been member of the program committee in international conferences and journals, such as ISEA2015-2018 (International Symposium of Electronic Art), MOCO2014-2018 (Movement Computing) and BIT journal (Behaviour and Information Technology).

Frédéric Fol Leymarie

Prof. Frederic Fol Leymarie leads research in creative robotics at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. He was trained in computer vision, biomedical imagery, visual perception, applied mathematics, at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, McGill University (Centre for Intelligent Machines), Mathematical Morphology Centre (Ecole des Mines, Fontainebleau), Brown University (Division of Engineering). He has conducted research at the crossroads between: computer vision and graphics, visual perception, creative robotics, biomedical interactive visualisation (including the use of VR), gamification for science and education. He also has experience working in commercial contexts, in the field of Geographical Information Systems (with Thales, Paris), and with various startups and seed projects (in the USA and the UK). In the recent past he has established fruitful collaborations at the frontier of AI and robotics with a sculptor (USA based Brower Hatcher), a pioneer of evolutionary computer art (British artist and entrepreneur William Latham), a portrait draughtsman and painter (French artist Patrick Tresset), a media artist and developer (Portuguese Rui Felipe Antunes), an animator and dance annotator (British artist and educator Carol MacGillivray) and, in progress, a collaboration with a calligrapher (Italian graffiti artist and machine builder Daniel Berio).

Jules Francoise

Mr. Jules Françoise is a CNRS researcher at LIMSI. He holds a PhD in computer science from Pierre et Marie Curie Université, and is a member of the steering committee of the MOCO conference (Movement & Computing). His research interests are concerned with movement Gesture-based & Whole-body Interaction and Expressive Movement.

Philippe Fuchs

Prof. Philippe Fuchs at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Mines ParisTech, he was the director of the industrial chair ENSMP -PSA Peugeot Citroen and also the leader of « Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality » team. He was the vice-president of Virtual Reality French Association. The field of his research is the theoretical approach of VR and industrial applications. He is author and coordinator of 6 books, 11 chapters of other books, 23 articles of international journals, 51 articles in international congress with selection committee review and 28 other articles.

Alina Glushkova

Dr. Alina Glushkova is a Research Engineer at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris. As part of her thesis she studied the use of gesture recognition technologies for know-how management, and more specifically the use of sensorimotor feedback as a game mechanism. She has thus worked on technology-enhanced learning , on the use of motion capture technologies for know-how preservation and transmission, as well as the design of intelligent workspace for better movement ergonomics.

Edgar Hemery

Edgar Hemery works in the field of music technology and human-computer interaction, where he has been developing musical interfaces and installations for the past 7 years. Previous experiences, both in the music industry and academic research (University of Edinburgh, IRCAM, Mines ParisTech) has lead him to specialize in the design of musical interactions, based on gesture recognition. He has recently finished his PhD thesis at Mines ParisTech, where he imagined the Embodme project.

Leontios Hadjileontiadis

Professor Leontios Hadjileontiadis (Dept. of ECE, AUTh) is working in the fields of advanced signal processing, biomedical engineering, affective computing and active and healthy ageing. His publication record includes 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, 150 papers in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings, 6 authored books, 2 books edited, 24 book chapters and 3 patents [h-index=34 (Google scholar), 28 (Scopus)]. He has a vast experience in project management and coordination of European projects. Prof. Hadjileontiadis has been recognised, as innovative researcher and champion faculty from Microsoft, USA (2012) and received the Silver Award in Teaching Delivery at the Reimagine Education Awards (2017-2018). He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

Jean François Jego

Jean-François Jégo is associate professor at the Arts & Technologies de l’Image department of the Faculty of Arts at the Université Paris 8 in France. He is also digital artist and researcher at the INReV Virtual Reality Laboratory where he creates immersive and interactive experiences, art installations and digital performances hybridizing Virtual and Augmented Reality.

Sotiris Manitsaris

Dr. Sotiris Manitsaris is a Senior Researcher and Research Project Leader at the Center for Robotics of MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University. Through his studies in Applied Mathematics (Diploma), Territorial Dynamics for Local Development (Master) and Computer Vision (PhD Thesis), he has developed skills in gesture recognition of professional and artistic backgrounds. Dr.Manitsaris specializes in capturing, modelling and recognizing gestural behaviours and embodiment, having applications in various fields such as the transmission of intangible cultural heritage, human-robot collaboration, interactive machine learning, etc. He currently coordinates a number of research projects around the topics of gesture recognition for Cultural and Creative Industries and the Automobile Industry. In addition, he is responsible for the course “Gesture and Artificial Intelligence” at MINES ParisTech.

Vincent Meyrueis

Vincent Meyrueis is an associate professor at the Image Arts and Technology department of Paris 8 University. He is conducting research by developing tools and methods for industrial design and creation using virtual reality and motion capture focusing on new interactive creative technology. He joined in 2015 the INREV research team at the AI-AC Laboratory of Paris 8 University.

Fabien Moutarde

Fabien Moutarde is professor of AI for Robotics at MINES ParisTech, where he teaches (as well as at SJTU-ParisTech-Shanghai) the algorithms of statistical learning. His research has been focused for more than 10 years on AI and machine-learning applications for autonomous vehicles, driving aids, and Intelligent Transport Systems, as well as mobile robotics and collaborative robots. Most of his work has been conducted in collaboration with industry R & D departments, including Valeo and PSA in the automotive industry, as well as Aldebaran / SoftBank-Robotics Europe, which designs and manufactures humanoid robots.

Simon Tamayo

Mr. Simon TAMAYO is associate professor at MINES ParisTech. His research interests include industrial optimization, data mining and applications of artificial intelligence in industry. He is responsible for the courses “operations research applied to industrial management”, “SAP ERP systems” and “stochastic methods applied to logistics”. He is an expert in decision support and optimization systems, applied to the planning and organization of industrial and logistics systems. He is author of the book “Operational Research Applied to Industrial Management” (ISBN 978-1530248728). He is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Yves Winkin

Yves Winkin is a professor-researcher of Belgian nationality, who has contributed to introducing into the French-speaking world several currents of ideas of the American human and social sciences, which he has integrated into an “anthropology of communication”, methodologically based on a ethnographic approach. Professor at the University of Liège, then at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, he is now Professor at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, Director Delegate for Scientific and Technical Culture, Director of the Museum of Arts and Crafts.

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