Étienne Corman's Homepage


Since December 2019 I am a CNRS researcher at LORIA in Nancy. I was a Post-Doctoral researcher at University of Toronto with Alec Jacobson and previously at Carnegie Mellon University in the Computer Science Department with Keenan Crane. I obtainded a PhD from the Ecole Polyetchnique under the supervision of Antonin Chambolle and Maks Ovsjanikov.

Research interests

  • Shape analysis
  • Non-rigid shape matching
  • Geometry Processing


  • Office A122
  • Loria (UMR 7503)
  • 615 Rue du Jardin-Botanique
  • 54506 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy
  • Email: etienne.corman@cnrs.fr


Complex Functional Maps: a Conformal Link Between Tangent Bundles [Code]
Nicholas Donati, Etienne Corman, Simone Melzi, Maks Ovsjanikov

Computer Graphics Forum, 2022
Robust Quantization for Polycube Maps
François Protais, Maxence Reberol, Nicolas Ray, Étienne Corman, Franck Ledoux and Dmitry Sokolov

HAL, 2021
Designing 2D and 3D Non-Orthogonal Frame Fields
David Desobry, Yoann Coudert-Osmont, Étienne Corman, Nicolas Ray, Dmitry Sokolov

Computer-Aided Design (Proc. SPM), 2021 Best Paper Award
Least squares for programmers [Website]
Dmitry Sokolov, Nicolas Ray and Étienne Corman.

Proc. SIGGRAPH Courses 2021
Global parametrization based on Ginzburg-Landau functional
Victor Blanchi, Étienne Corman, Nicolas Ray and Dmitry Sokolov

Symmetric Moving Frames
Étienne Corman and Keenan Crane

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2019
Functional Characterization of Deformation Fields
Étienne Corman and Maks Ovsjanikov

ACM Transactions on Graphics, 2019
Consistent Functional Cross Field Design for Mesh Quadrangulation
Omri Azencot, Étienne Corman, Mirela Ben-Chen and Maks Ovsjanikov

ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proc. SIGGRAPH), 2017
Functional Characterization of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Geometry
Étienne Corman, Justin Solomon, Mirela Ben-Chen, Leonidas Guibas and Maks Ovsjanikov

ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), 2016
Computing and Processing Correspondences with Functional Maps [Website]
Maks Ovsjanikov, Étienne Corman, Michael Bronstein, Emanuele Rodolà, Mirela Ben-Chen, Leonidas Guibas, Frederic Chazal and Alex Bronstein.

Proc. SIGGRAPH Asia Courses 2016
Continuous Matching via Vector Field Flow [Matlab Code]
Étienne Corman, Maks Ovsjanikov and Antonin Chambolle

Computer Graphics Forum (Proc. Symposium on Geometry Processing), 2015
Supervised Descriptor Learning for Non-Rigid Shape Matching [Matlab Code]
Étienne Corman, Maks Ovsjanikov and Antonin Chambolle

Sixth Workshop on Non-Rigid Shape Analysis and Deformable Image Alignment (NORDIA), Proc. ECCV Workshops, 2014
A Generalized Proximal Point Algorithm and its Convergence Rate
Étienne Corman and Xiaoming Yuan

SIAM Journal on Optimization, 2014

Bio - CV


2019 - today CNRS researcher, LORIA, France
2018 Post-Doctoral researcher, University of Toronto, Canada
2017 Post-Doctoral researcher, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
2013 - 2016 PhD in applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris
2012 - 2013 Master in applied maths, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
2008 - 2013 INSA Lyon and Toulouse. Specialization in mathematical modelling.


2013 - 2016 Teaching assistant at Polytech Paris-Sud