Section: Overall Objectives
On December 6th 2007, Marie-Paule Cani received from Valérie Pécresse, the French minister of Graduate Studies and Research, the Irène Joliot-Curie awardin the “mentor” category. The later is awarded each year to a person or to a moral entity whose action has been an essential help to one or several young female researchers at the beginning of their scientific carrier.
The Grimage immersive platform, developed by PERCEPTION, MOAIS and EVASION research project-teams at Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, has been selected for a demonstration at the SIGGRAPH 2007 Emerging Technologies exhibition, August 5-9, 2007. Grimage glues multi-camera 3D modeling, physical simulation and parallel execution for a new immersive experience, as illustrated in figure 1 . The goal of Grimage is to associate computer vision, physical simulation and parallelism to move one step towards the next generation of virtual applications. 3D geometries and photometric data are extracted from a set of calibrated cameras without requiring intrusive markers. Parallel computations enable to reach interactive executions. This demo was definitely one of the most popular of the show.
Florence Bertails received the SPECIF PhD Awardin January 2007, during the SPECIF annual meeting in Bordeaux. The aim of the SPECIF Award is to honour each year an excellent PhD work in computer science, and to promote young researchers of the field. Florence's PhD thesis, entitled "Simulation of virtual hair" was prepared in EVASION project-team, under the supervision of Marie-Paule Cani (INPG) and Basile Audoly (CNRS, LMM-Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI), and was defended in June 2006 at Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. Her work was published at SIGGRAPH 2006 and presented in a SIGGRAPH course on hair simulation in 2007.