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Application Domains
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Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

Exploradoc grants

The Region Rhône-Alpes has established a grant program to help PhD students in starting actual international cooperation during their PhD years. The following actions have been supported by the program:

Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

David Roger has been visiting Ulf Assarsson at the Chalmers University of Technology, at Göteborg, Sweden, for six months in 2006. This visit was supported by a grant from the Exploradoc program of the Région Rhône-Alpes. During this collaboration, David Roger had worked on GPU algorithms, first a packing algorithm for removing zero entries in an array of number, then a ray-tracing algorithm based on a hierarchy on the rays instead of the usual hierarchy on the scene.

Harvard University, Cambrige, MA, USA

Emmanuel Turquin has been visiting Steven Gortler at the Computer Graphics team of Harvard University (Cambridge MA, USA). This visit was supported by a grant from the Exploradoc program of the Région Rhône-Alpes. During this visit, Emmanuel Turquin worked in collaboration with Pr. Steven Gortler. They explored different topics, notably some geometric considerations to improve a sketch-based cloth modelling canvas, a method to automate icon placement on a desktop in order to keep both the efficiency and aesthetics of the desktop metaphor, an heuristic model of dynamic crowd behaviour based on centroidal Voronoi diagrams, and last but not least, a point-based approach to the (pre-)computation of light transport, which could be used to obtain real-time global illumination on geometrically complex scenes under dynamic local lighting.

The method for sketch-based clothed modelling canvas has been accepted for publication in IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications  [11] .

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA

Elmar Eisemann has been working with John C. Hart in the Computer Graphics Group of the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA). A grant from the Exploradoc program of the Région Rhône-Alpes made the stay possible. During the visit Elmar Eisemann worked together with Prof. Hart and Matei Stroila on clipart rendering of volume data.


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