Seminar of Departement 1 at LORIA

Seminar of Departement Algorithms, Computation, Image and Geometry at LORIA

                  This page presents seminars of the department Algorithms, Computation, Image and Geometry together with more specialized team seminars from teams ABC, Adagio, Caramba Gamble, Tangram, MFX, and Pixel.


Gamble Seminar

22 juin, 14:30 Terrasse
Thomas Fernique, LIPN
Empilements de sphères de densité maximale
Il est bien connu que pour couvrir la plus grande proportion du plan Euclidien par des disques identiques disjoints, la meilleure façon est de centrer ces disques sur un réseau triangulaire. Ce problème peut être généralisé dans deux directions : en dimensions supérieures ou avec différentes tailles de disques. La première voie a été la plus étudiée (par exemple en dimension 3 avec la preuve de la conjecture de Kepler par Hales et Ferguson en 1998). Ici, on s'intéressera plutôt à la deuxième voie, en particulier le cas de deux tailles de disques.

MFX Seminar

June 14th, 4pm visio
Silvia Sellán University of Toronto
A deep dive into Swept Volumes
Abstract: Given a solid 3D shape and a trajectory of it over time, we compute its swept volume – the union of all points contained within the shape at some moment in time. We consider the representation of the input and output as implicit functions, and lift the problem to 4D spacetime, where we show the problem gains a continuous structure which avoids expensive global searches. We exploit this structure via a continuation method which marches and reconstructs the zero level set of the swept volume, using the temporal dimension to avoid erroneous solutions. We show that, compared to other methods, our approach is not restricted to a limited class of shapes or trajectories, is extremely robust, and its asymptotic complexity is an order lower than standards used in the industry, enabling its use in applications such as modeling, constructive solid geometry, and path planning.
Bio: Silvia Sellán is a second-year PhD student at the University of Toronto, supervised by professor Alec Jacobson. She has interned twice at Adobe Research and twice at the Fields Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and has published three first-author papers at ACM SIGGRAPH. Her research focuses on specific geometry processing challenges one encounters in data captured from the real world, and geometric data aimed at fabrication.

Tangram Seminar

28 mai visio
Gilles Simon Tangram, Loria
Jan van Eyck's perspectival system elucidated through computer vision

Days of the Department / Journées des doctorants du département

18 mai -- 17 juin 2021
18-21 mai :     Meeting ID: 976 9937 3100     Passcode: jAD1vL
14-17 juin :     Meeting ID: 983 6858 2262     Passcode: 2WvVBD

  • Mardi 18 mai, 13h30
    • Léo Valque, Gamble : Rounding polygonal meshes Slides
    • Florian Delconte, Adagio : Tree Defect Segmentation using Geometric Features and CNN Slides
  • Mercredi 19 mai, 13h30
    • David Lopez, Pixel : Triangulation de Delaunay : comment préserver le volume ? Slides
    • Matthieu Zins, Tangram : "Object-Based Visual Localization From Ellipsoidal Model and 3D-Aware Ellipse Prediction" Slides
  • Jeudi 20 mai, 13h30
    • Youssef Assis, Tangram : Intracranial aneurysms detection using deep learning Slides
    • Melike Aydinlilar, MFX : Ray-Tracing Implicit Surfaces Slides
  • Vendredi 21 mai, 13h30
    • Marco Freire, MFX : Layout problems and generative design for shape modeling in computational fabrication Slides
    • David Desobry, Pixel : Designing 2D and 3D Non-Orthogonal Frame Fields Slides
    • Quentin Yang, Caramba : Coercion resistance with cast-as-intended verification Slides
  • Lundi 14 juin, 11h30
    • Nariman Khaledian, Tangram : Toward a Functional Model of the Mitral Valve Slides
    • Justine Basselin, Pixel : Restricted Power diagram on the GPU Slides
  • Mardi 15 juin, 11h30
    • Abdelkarim Elassam, Tangram : Horizon Line and Vanishing points detection using Deep Learning Slides
    • Louis Massucci, ABC : Statistical learning theory and hybrid dynamical system identification Slides
  • Mercredi 16 juin, 11h30
    • Guillaume Coiffier, Pixel : Improving global parametrizations for quadmeshing Slides
    • Nuwan Herath Mudiyanselage, Gamble : Fast algorithm for the visualization of surfaces Slides
  • Jeudi 17 juin, 11h30
    • Hamid Boukerrou, Caramba : Hybrid architecture of LPV dynamical systems in the context of cybersecurity Slides
    • François Protais, Pixel : Computing Foldover-free maps Slides

    Mardi 18 mai, 13h30

    Leo Valque, Gamble. Rounding polygonal meshes
    If you are calculating the intersection of two segments, the resulting point has rational coordinates and each term of the rational requires greater precision, so you will probably need to round the coordinates of that point. But rounding can create new intersections and corrupt your model. I will recall the solutions for these problems in 2D and present the idea to solve this problem in 3D.

    Florian Delconte, Adagio. Tree Defect Segmentation using Geometric Features and CNN
    Estimating the quality of standing trees or roundwood after felling is a crucial step in forest production trading. The on-going revolution in the forest sector resulting from the use of 3D sensors can also contribute to this step. Among them the terrestrial lidar scanning is a reference descriptive method offering the possibility to segment defects. In this paper, we propose a new reproducible method allowing to automatically segment the defects. It is based on the construction of a relief map inspired from a previous strategy and combining with a convolutional neural network to improve the resulting segmentation quality. The proposed method outperforms the previous results and the source code is publicly available with an online demonstration allowing to test the defect detection without any software installation.

    Mercredi 19 mai, 13h30

    David Lopez, Pixel. Triangulation de Delaunay : comment préserver le volume ?
    La triangulation de Delaunay un outil fondamental pour le remaillage 2D. Sous certaines hypothèses d'échantillonnage, elle peut être étendue aux surfaces pour générer automatiquement une nouvelle surface triangulée dont les éléments présentent de bons critères de forme (i.e. génération de la triangulation de Delaunay restreinte à partir d'un diagramme de Voronoï restreint). Malheureusement, le résultat n'offre pas toujours une bonne approximation géométrique, même lorsque ses sommets sont exactement situés sur la surface d'origine. Nous proposons ici une étape de post-traitement qui optimise la position de ces sommets afin de réduire la distance géométrique séparant les deux représentations. Plus précisément, cette distance est exprimée à l'aide de volumes signés que nous proposons de compenser localement pour finalement les annuler à l'échelle de l'échantillonnage. Cette méthode est particulièrement adaptée pour préserver le volume pendant l'étape de remaillage d'une mé thode de suivi de surface pour la simulation des fluides.

    Matthieu Zins, Tangram. Object-Based Visual Localization From Ellipsoidal Model and 3D-Aware Ellipse Prediction
    In our work, we propose a method for initial camera pose estimation from just a single image which is robust to viewing conditions and does not require a detailed model of the scene. This method meets the growing need of easy deployment of robotics or augmented reality applications in any environments, especially those for which no accurate 3D model nor huge amount of ground truth data are available. It exploits the ability of deep learning techniques to reliably detect objects regardless of viewing conditions. Previous works have also shown that abstracting the geometry of a scene of objects by an ellipsoid cloud allows to compute the camera pose accurately enough for various application needs. Though promising, these approaches use the ellipses fitted to the detection bounding boxes as an approximation of the imaged objects. In this work, we go one step further and propose a learning-based method which detects improved elliptic approximations of objects which are coherent with the 3D ellipsoids in terms of perspective projection. Experiments prove that the accuracy of the computed pose significantly increases thanks to our method. This is achieved with very little effort in terms of training data acquisition -- a few hundred calibrated images of which only three need manual object annotation.

    Jeudi 20 mai, 13h30

    Youssef Assis, Tangram. Intracranial aneurysms detection using deep learning
    The detection of intracranial aneurysms from Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) images is a problem of rapidly growing clinical importance, that is time consuming but also extremely challenging to automate. Recently, the integration of deep neural networks in the medical field has instigated a streak of methods that have convincingly shown promising performance. However they achieve insufficient specificity, and have fairly high false positive rates. Therefore, they cannot be used in real world scenarios yet. Medical image data are limited in number, difficult to annotate and aneurysms are very scarce and small structures. This results in a small data, high class imbalance problem. My talk will describe our proposed data management strategy, made of rough annotation, small patch-based approach and adapted sampling, and report on the detection performance obtained with a vanilla U-net architecture. I will also present our preliminary investigation in more advanced network architecture to further improve these results and ultimately obtain an effective system which assists radiologists in their daily routine.

    Melike Aydinlilar, MFX. Ray-Tracing Implicit Surfaces
    Implicit surfaces provide many advantages in terms of creating smooth, blending shapes. However rendering these surfaces is not straight-forward. Using ray-tracing allows us to create high quality images with arbitrary resolution without resorting to tessellating the surfaces. We propose efficient methods for ray tracing implicit surfaces using guided interval analysis and numerical root finding methods using low degree polynomials in order to employ these methods for additive manufacturing.

    Vendred 21 mai, 13h30

    Marco Freire, MFX. Layout problems and generative design for shape modeling in computational fabrication
    Layout problems appear in many areas of engineering and computer science. Typically, a layout problem requires to spatially arrange and interconnect a number of geometric elements in a domain. The problem definition also includes a set of constraints, which must be respected in order to produce a valid layout. In this presentation I will showcase my work on two specific problems: electronic circuit layouts and supports for additive manufacturing.

    David Desobry, Pixel. Designing 2D and 3D Non-Orthogonal Frame Fields
    We present a method for direction fields design on surface and volumetric meshes supporting non-orthogonality. Our approach is a generalization of the representation of 3D cross fields in spherical harmonic basis. As such it induces a geometrically meaningful measure of smoothness, allows orthogonality control by a simple parameter and enables orientation constraints of a single direction. To the best of our knowledge this is the first work to propose non-orthogonal 3D frame fields design. We demonstrate the applicability of our method to generate anisotropic quadrangular and hexahedral meshes which are particularly useful for remeshing CAD models.

    Quentin Yang, Caramba. Coercion resistance with cast-as-intended verification.
    In electronic voting, two major properties are sought after: verifiability and privacy. A voting protocol is private if no one can learn how you vote, and it is verifiable if the result is guaranteed to be correct with respect to the voters' intention and the tallying process. While they are easy to understand, those properties have some advanced refinements. Coercion resistance is the ability to resist to a coercer who wants to buy a vote with either a reward or a threat. In a coercion-resistance protocol, even if a voter wants to prove that they voted in a certain way, they should not be able to do so. On the other hand, cast-as-intended verification is a process which allows a voter to be sure that their voter has been cast (by their voting device) according to their will, even if the voting device is malicious. It typically provides the voter with a return code which tells them how they actually voted. It is straightforward to notice that both properties seem incompatible: how can we provide a proof that you voted correctly without allowing you to use this prove before a coercer? In our work, we consider a multi-party protocol on the voter side, assuming that the voters possess two independant devices (for instance a smartphone and a laptop). Assuming that at least one of the devices is honest, we give a simple solution for the cast-as-intended verification, and we incorporate this into a coercion-resistance protocol of our conception.

    Lundi 14 juin, 11h30

    Nariman KHALEDIAN, Tangram. Toward a Functional Model of the Mitral Valve
    The mitral valve (MV) of the heart is composed of leaflets that are maintained by chordae during peak systole, which ensures one-way flow of oxygenated blood from the left atrium to the left ventricle. For MV with pathological disease, numerical model can be used to predict the result of the surgical procedures. As a continuation to previous work on MV geometry extraction in TANGRAM team, the focus in this PhD thesis is modeling the behavior of MV based on real data geometry with the aim to mimic the dynamic behavior of real MV. In the multiphysics numerical analysis, capturing the contact between leaflets in real data is a challenging task. Due to the complex nature of the nonlinear problem, different CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) approaches were investigated. We started with structural analysis to capture the contact between the leaflets. For the Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) model, the main challenge is the mesh deformation in physical domain when contact occurs. To address this issue, four different approaches were investigated in parallel, utilizing Immersed Boundary (IB) method for the numerical domain, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Overset technique (based on Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method, ALE), and Porous medium (also based on ALE). Currently, by implementing ALE method, we were able to successfully capture the contact in MV leaflets and Porous medium technique was used to seal the gap between the leaflets during contact. In the future, we will try to collect experimental data and compare the behavior of the MV with the numerical analysis, also, optimizing the computation through deep learning and using the numerical simulation to optimize the valve geometry architecture. The end goal is moving toward a functional model of the Mitral Valve which is accurate enough for clinical cases.

    Justine Basselin, Pixel. Restricted Power diagram on the GPU.
    Voronoi diagrams and power diagrams are widely studied and used for their interesting mathematical properties. In particular, they allow the discretization of space for the evaluation of integrals in applications such as the simulation of incompressible fluids or direct and inverse problems in cosmology. In this context, the evaluation of these diagrams is often a bottleneck, as they are needed in a critical part of the optimization. Despite the recent development of methods to generate Voronoi diagrams on GPUs, computing integrals on restricted power diagrams remains a challenge. The restriction to a complex domain of simulation is difficult and has important consequences on the computation time. We propose a robust and extremely fast solution on the GPU, to independently evaluate integrals on each cell of a power diagram restricted by a triangulation of a domain. By using a scheduling strategy and a new integral evaluation method, we achieve a threefold reduction in computation time compared to recent GPU algorithms and a reduction of 50 times for CPU methods.

    Mardi 15 juin, 11h30

    Abdelkarim Elassam, Tangram. Horizon Line and Vanishing points detection using Deep Learning.
    We introduce a novel approach to jointly estimate the horizon line (HL) and detect vanishing points (VPs) from a single RGB image. Existing methods are typically based on extracting converging lines and clustering them to detect vanishing points, then estimating the horizon line from the detected VPs. Our method is based on a convolutional neural network (CNN) to directly estimate the horizon line and detect VPs in man-made environments. The key element of our approach is to use a cascading model where we breakdown the HL-VPs detection into sequential phases. First, we estimate the slope of the HL, then the offset and finally the location of the VPs on the HL. In each phase, we estimate one parameter while taking into consideration the previous ones. For each parameter, we estimate a probability distribution over possible horizon lines and VPs in the image and extract the best score of each parameter. Moreover, our method can detect multiple VPs using the A-Contrario method and isn’t constrained to a Manhattan-world assumption. Finally, we introduce the use of additional features such as normal maps to improve the performance of our approach. The proposed model is trained on the new dataset Holicity, and we achieve state-of-the-art results on the challenging Horizon Lines in the Wild (HLW) dataset and competitive results on two benchmark datasets.

    Louis Massucci, ABC. Statistical learning theory and hybrid dynamical system identification
    In this talk, we will discuss how statistical learning theory can help to estimate models of hybrid dynamical systems. These systems, encountered in the field of automatic control, are dynamical systems that switch between different operating modes. Their identification, i.e., the estimation of a model of their input-output behavior, is a nontrivial learning problem, which raises several issues for statistical learning theory. Nonetheless, we will see how these can be addressed to derive statistical guarantees on the model accuracy and how these can be used for model selection and the estimation of the number of modes.

    Mercredi 16 juin, 11h30

    Guillaume Coiffier, Pixel. Improving global parametrizations for quadmeshing
    In computer graphics, a parametrization is a mapping from a surfacic (resp. volumic) mesh into the euclidean 2D (resp. 3D) space. Parametrizations have been widely studied throughout the last decades as they constitute a key step of various applications like texture mapping, surface fitting or remeshing. As of today, uncontrained parametrizations of topological disk domains are easy to obtain, but many applications still require additional properties. Our work focuses on the production of robust parametrizations for quad and hex meshing, where the challenges are two fold. Firstly, we need to be able to parametrize domains of arbitrary topological shapes, mainly through the smart placement of singular vertices and cuts. Secondly, parametrizations for quad and hex meshing are destined to be quantized to integer values, with constraints on the boundary as well as low area distortion over the domain.

    Nuwan Herath Mudiyanselage, Gamble. Fast algorithm for the visualization of surfaces
    The visualization of surfaces defined by an implicit equation of the form f(x,y,z) = 0 is possible thanks to algorithms such as marching cubes. They rely on the evaluation of the function f on a grid of points. We have been working on speeding up the process for polynomial surfaces of high degrees using multipoint evaluation. We are also aiming at giving some guarantees on the constructed discrete surface.

    Jeudi 17 juin, 11h30

    Hamid Boukerrou, Caramba. Hybrid architecture of LPV dynamicalsystems in the context of cybersecurity
    In this talk, we propose an hybrid architecture involving LPV dynamical systems for encryption purpose, having in mind the context of cybersecurity. Such an hybrid architecture is motivated by the fact that it is a natural model, recast in a control-theoretic framework, of a so-called statistical self-synchronizing stream cipher. It is shown that flatness is central to guarantee the necessary synchronization between the cipher and the decipher. In this context, beyond synchronization, security must be a constraint to be taken into account as well. We especially focus on diffusion as a security criterion. The hybrid architecture is motivated to take advantage of both properties simultaneously.

    Francois Protais, Pixel. Computing Foldover-free maps
    Mapping a triangulated surface to 2D space (or a tetrahedral mesh to 3D space) is an important problem in geometry processing. In computational physics, untangling plays an important role in mesh generation: it takes a mesh as an input, and moves the vertices to get rid of foldovers. In fact, mesh untangling can be considered as a special case of mapping where the geometry of the object is to be defined in the map space and the geometric domain is not explicit, supposing that each element is regular. In this paper, we propose a mapping method inspired by the untangling problem and compare its performance to the state of the art. The main advantage of our method is that the untangling aims at producing locally injective maps, which is the major challenge of mapping. In practice, our method produces locally injective maps in very difficult settings, and with less distortion than the previous work, both in 2D and 3D. We demonstrate it on a large reference database as well as on more difficult stress tests.

    2020, Covid pandemy


    Gamble Seminar

    December 11th, 11:00 Room A008
    Benedikt Kolbe, INRIA Nancy Grand Est
    Structures in three-dimensional Euclidean space from hyperbolic tilings
    A main focus of modern crystallography is to explore the systematic enumeration and construction of nets in Euclidean space. A recent approach (EPINET) attempts to enumerate crystalline frameworks that arise as structures derived from graphs on triply periodic minimal surfaces like the gyroid, the primitive and the diamond minimal surface. We imagine drawing lines on such a surface. Most of us are pretty lazy, so we most likely manage only a small doodle. However, what if the drawing for the rest of the surface can be filled in by invoking symmetries? In this talk, we will explain recent results that provide a complete classification and tools for the enumeration of all ways of drawing on a hyperbolic surface a given combinatorial structure invariant under an arbitrary symmetry group.
    In the first part of my talk I will motivate the approach and provide some background. The second part will focus on some of the results from my PhD at the Technical University of Berlin that make possible the enumeration of crystallographic structures on triply periodic surfaces as well as implementations.
    There are tie-ins to geometry, braid theory, combinatorial group and tiling theory, and even some physics and chemistry.

    Magrit Seminar

    October 22nd, 10:00 Room C009
    Josiane Zerubia, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Méditerannée
    Marked Point Processes for Object Detection and Tracking in High Resolution Images: Application to Remote Sensing Data
    In this talk, we combine the methods from probability theory and stochastic geometry to put forward new solutions to the multiple object detection and tracking problem in high resolution remotely sensed image sequences. First, we present a spatial marked point process model to detect a pre-defined class of objects based on their visual and geometric characteristics. Then, we extend this model to the temporal domain and create a framework based on spatio-temporal marked point process models to jointly detect and track multiple objects in image sequences. We propose the use of simple parametric shapes to describe the appearance of these objects. We build new, dedicated energy based models consisting of several terms that take into account both the image evidence and physical constraints such as object dynamics, track persistence and mutual exclusion. We construct a suitable optimization scheme that allows us to find strong local minima of the proposed highly non-convex energy. As the simulation of such models comes with a high computational cost, we turn our attention to the recent filter implementations for multiple objects tracking, which are known to be less computationally expensive. We propose a hybrid sampler by combining the Kalman filter with the standard Reversible Jump MCMC. High performance computing techniques are also used to increase the computational efficiency of our method. We provide an in-depth analysis of the proposed framework based on standard multiple object tracking metrics and computational efficiency. This analysis yields a very good detection and tracking performance at the price of an increased complexity of the models. Exhaustive tests have been conducted on various high resolution satellite image sequences.
    In collaboration with Dr. Paula Craciun during her PhD at INRIA-SAM and Dr. Mathias Ortner from Airbus DS

    Magrit Seminar

    11 Octobre, 10:30 Salle C103
    Ioana Ilea, Université Technique de Cluj-Napoca
    Classification robuste sur l'espace des matrices de covariance. Application à la texture.
    Au cours de ces dernières années, les matrices de covariance ont montré leur intérêt dans de nombreuses applications en traitement du signal et de l'image. Les travaux présentés se concentrent sur l'utilisation de ces matrices comme descripteurs pour la classification. Dans ce contexte, des algorithmes robustes de classification sont proposés en développant les aspects suivants. Tout d'abord, des estimateurs robustes de la matrice de covariance sont utilisés afin de réduire l'impact des observations aberrantes. Puis, la distribution Riemannienne Gaussienne, ainsi que l'extension au cas des modèles de mélange, sont considérées pour la modélisation des matrices de covariance. De plus, un nouvel estimateur du centroïde est proposé en s'appuyant sur la théorie des M-estimateurs : l'estimateur de Huber. En outre, des descripteurs appelés vecteurs de Fisher dans l'espace des matrices de covaraiance sont introduits afin de modéliser les images non-stationnaires. Enfin, un test d'hypothèse basé sur la distance géodésique est introduit pour réguler la probabilité de fausse alarme du classifieur. Toutes ces contributions sont validées en classification d'images de texture, de signaux du cerveau, et d'images polarimétriques radar simulées et réelles.

    Magrit Seminar

    September 24th, 10:00 Room C103
    Douglas Perrin, Harvard Medical School
    Patient-Specific Mitral Valve Segmentation from 4D Ultrasound
    Successful clinical treatment of mitral valve disease is dependent on understanding the complexities of patient-specific valve behavior. Mechanical models of the mitral valve, designed to predict valve closure and generated using patient-specific measurements, have proven to be useful tools for studying valve behavior. To be clinically feasible, these models need to come from ultrasound images. I will be presenting work done in collaboration with Dr. Rob Schneider during his PhD thesis. In this work, we developed a method for generating patient-specific mitral valve model (annulus, leaflets, state) from three-dimensional ultrasound. I will describe our automated approach for initial demarcation of the mitral valve annulus, which we compared to the results of manual delineations made by experts. Using a valve state predictor, we developed and a constrained optical flow algorithm we segment the annulus in the remaining frames in the ultrasound sequence. The location of the leaflets in the image-frame just before valve closure is then automatically found by using the previously delineated annulus to bound the segmentation. Using active surface model, the leaflet geometry, and four-dimensional (4D) annulus the leaflets are tracked during valve closure. This enabled, for the first time, the segmentation of an accurate and detailed mitral leaflet coaptation region.

    MFX Seminar

    September 20th, 14:00 Room B013
    Michal Piovarci , Università della Svizzera italiana
    Perception aware fabrication
    Faithfully reproducing real-world objects on a 3D printer is a challenging endeavor. A large number of available materials and freedom in material deposition make efficient exploration of the printing space difficult. Furthermore, current 3D printers can perfectly capture only a small amount of objects from the real world which makes high-quality reproductions challenging. Interestingly, many of the applications for 3D printing are explored by humans either using our sense of touch, sight, or hearing. These senses have inborn limitations given by biological constraints: eyes have limited capability to distinguish high-frequency information; fingers feel applied forces in a non-linear fashion. In this talk, I will introduce you to the concept of perception-aware fabrication that aims to exploit these limitations to create more efficient fabrication techniques which offer equal or higher quality as perceived by a human observer. A core element of perception-aware fabrication is a perceptual space which models the response of the human sensory system to external stimuli. I will show you how to derive such spaces and how to apply them in the context of computational fabrication. Finally, I will show you how we can leverage perceptual insights to design more efficient numerical simulations. I will demonstrate this general concept in the context of two applications: manufacturing objects with prescribed compliance properties, and designing customized digital styli that mimic the behavior of traditional drawing tools. Last but not least, I will present a technique for an efficient design of surfaces with prescribed reflectance behavior.
    Bio: Michal Piovarci is a Ph.D. student at USI Lugano in the Perception, Display, and Fabrication Group led by Piotr Didyk. He received his master’s degree in computer science from Comenius University in Bratislava in 2014. In 2015 he started an internship at Max-Plank Institut fur Informatics in Germany and later continued as a Ph.D. student first at MPI, and at USI Lugano. His work lies in the cross-section of fabrication, perception, and numerical simulation. The main objective is to leverage the limitations of the human sensorial system to design more efficient and more intuitive fabrication methods.

    MFX Seminar

    September 19th, 16:00 Room A008
    Tim Kuipers , TU Delft
    CrossFill: Foam Structures with Graded Density for Continuous Material Extrusion
    Tim Kuipers is a software engineer working on path planning for 3D printing at Ultimaker, a manufacturer of desktop / concrete floor FDM 3D printers. He started a PhD trajectory 2 years ago at the Delft University of Technology which is aimed on physicalizing heterogeneous model properties - everywhere from varying surface colors to varying stiffness throughout the print. On Thursday 19 September he will present his latest work "CrossFill: Foam Structures with Graded Density for Continuous Material Extrusion" which utilizes a space-filling surface to enforce continuous extrusion of print paths along each layer.

    Magrit Seminar

    July 1st, 14:00 Room C103
    Pete Hammer, Boston
    Computational fluid dynamics to guide care of patients with congenital heart disease
    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) refers to use of computers to numerically approximate the Navier-Stokes equations, which are the basic conservation laws that govern fluid flow. This methodology is well established in the design of mechanical systems and has more recently been used to study biological flows in the human body. In this talk, I will describe recent work by my group using CFD to better understand blood flow in patients with various forms of congenital heart disease, including single-ventricle defects, anomalous coronary arteries, and pulmonary vein stenosis . I will give examples of both disease-specific studies, where the goal is generalized treatment guidelines, and patient-specific CFD studies, where results can directly inform patient care.​

    Pixel Seminar

    July 9th, Room A006
    Baogang Hu, LIAMA/NLPR, Beijing, China
    Information Theoretic Learning (ITL) in Pattern Classification
    When ITL (termed by Principe, et al. 2000) criteria have played more roles in the study of machine learning, we are still puzzled by their successes and limitations in applications, or their connections to the empirical learning criteria. This talk will focus on ITL in the study of pattern classification. The connections between the two sets of learning criteria are presented in a binary classification. I will introduce the novel theory of abstaining learning for both Bayesian classifiers and mutual information classifiers, and the cost-free learning from the real-world data sets in comparison with cost-sensitive learning. The talk will show that ITL will provide us a fundamental for understanding the learning mechanisms.
    Speaker: Baogang Hu received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Canada. Currently, he is a professor of National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China. From 2000 to 2005, he served as the Chinese Director of “Chinese-French Laboratory of Information, Automation and Applied Mathematics”(LIAMA) . His current researches include machine learning and plant growth modeling.

    Day of Department / Journée des doctorants du département

    25 mai 2019, 9h-14h30 Salle A008
    • 9h30 Jimmy Etienne, MFX : Curved slicing for additive manufacturing
    • 9h50 Gabrielle De Micheli, Caramba : Recovering ECDSA cryptographic keys from partial information
    • 10h10 Charles Duménil, Gamble : Expected size of the Delaunay triangulation of random points on a surface
    • 10h30 Pause
    • 11h Aude Le Gluher, Caramba : How much time does it take to factor an integer?
    • 11h20 George Krait, Gamble : Numerical Algorithm for the Topology of Singular Plane Curves
    • 11h40 Semyon Efremov & Thibaut Tricard, MFX : Procedural phasor noise
    • 13h30 Remi Decelle, Adagio : Measuring wood quality of logs from low-cost sensors at the sawmill or at the road side
    • 13h50 Paul Huynh, Caramba : NIST's lightweight cryptography initiative
    Jimmy Etienne, MFX: Curved slicing for additive manufacturing
    3D printing by local material deposition is becoming increasingly important in companies and homes, but many defects mean that these parts are rarely used outside the prototyping phases. The most common defects are:
    - delamination (structural weakness created by the deposition of successive flat layers)
    - the staircase effect (visual defect created by the deposition of successive layers on the surface)

    The approach envisaged is to use existing equipment in the field (3D printers, robotic arms) and to be able to print objects with better structural and/or visual quality. To this end, we plan to develop "curved" slicing techniques in order to avoid the current techniques of slicing by plane (although there is still room for improvement).

    In the literature, the approaches never directly address the problems associated with automatic cutting of curved slices. There are proofs of concepts of 3D printing outside the plane, scheduling algorithms for wire-frame objects, objects cut into different printable areas (still on planes), and others print only the outer surface or a thin layer in a curved manner. The scientific objective of this thesis is to revisit the slicing algorithms by allowing deposits along arbitrary curves, in order to improve the quality of the parts (surface condition and/or mechanical resistance). The usual use of planar slices actually simplifies the problem of slicing. When approaching curved slicing, the addition of a large number of degrees of freedom makes the problem difficult to address. We therefore have a progressive approach, which consists in gradually relaxing the flatness constraints to target a generic method at the end of the thesis.

    Gabrielle De Micheli, Caramba: Recovering ECDSA cryptographic keys from partial information
    A signature algorithm such as ECDSA allows a person to sign some message in order for the receiver to be guaranteed the message is indeed from the right issuer. The Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, known as ECDSA, is such a signing algorithm where each signature on some message requires the use of some nonce k. ECDSA, as well as other cryptographic protocols, are known to leak information which can then be used to recover the secret key of the signer. In this work, we look at different ways to recover the secret key used in ECDSA when partial information about the nonce k is known, in particular some consecutive bits. We explain how key recovery can be derived from some difficult lattice problem.

    Charles Duménil, Gamble: Expected size of the Delaunay triangulation of random points on a surface
    It is well known that a planar triangulation has a linear size. This result is due to the Euler characteristic. In dimension 3 or higher, we can find triangulations that have a size of Θ(n2).
    We compute the size of the triangulation when the points are distributed on surface. For instance, on a cylinder, it is proved that you can have a bad size, O(n√n), even with a good deterministic sample. But if the points are distributed at random, then a tight bound Θ(n ln n) is reached in expectation. We try to adapt those results on generic surfaces where good samples lead to a triangulation in O(n ln n), and where we expect a linear expected size.

    Aude Le Gluher, Caramba: How much time does it take to factor an integer?
    The security of some asymetric cryptography relies on the fact that it takes a prohibitive amount of time to factor large enough integers. But how much is "large enough" ? In order to answer the question, I study a factorizing method: the number field sieve (NFS). The goal of my thesis is to get the best estimations possible for its computing time, both from a theoretical and a practical viewpoint. In this talk, I will present a method I designed to assess the asymptotic complexity of NFS.

    George Krait, Gamble: Numerical Algorithm for the Topology of Singular Plane Curves
    We are interested in computing the topology of plane singular curves. For this, the singular points must be isolated. Numerical methods for isolating singular points are efficient but not certified in general. We are interested in developing certified numerical algorithms for isolating the singularities. In order to do so, we restrict our attention to the special case of plane curves that are projections of smooth curves in higher dimensions. In this setting, we show that the singularities can be encoded by a regular square system whose isolation can be certified by numerical methods. This type of curves appears naturally in robotics applications and scientific visualization.

    Semyon Efremov & Thibaut Tricard, MFX: Procedural phasor noise
    Procedural pattern synthesis is a fundamental tool of Computer Graphics, ubiquitous in games and special effects. By calling a single procedure in every pixel -- or voxel -- large quantities of details are generated at low cost, enhancing textures, producing complex structures within and along surfaces. Such procedures are typically implemented as pixel shaders.

    We propose a novel procedural pattern synthesis technique that exhibits desirable properties for modeling highly contrasted patterns that are especially well suited to produce surface and microstructure details. In particular, our synthesizer affords for a precise control over the profile, orientation and distribution of the produced stochastic patterns, while allowing to grade all these parameters spatially. Our technique defines a stochastic smooth phase field (a phasor noise) that is then fed into a periodic function (e.g. a sine wave), producing an oscillating field with prescribed main frequencies and preserved contrast oscillations. In addition, the profile of each oscillation is directly controllable (e.g. sine wave, sawtooth, rectangular or any 1D profile). Our technique builds upon a reformulation of Gabor noise in terms of a phasor field that affords for a clear separation between local intensity and phase.

    Remi Decelle, Adagio: Measuring wood quality of logs from low-cost sensors at the sawmill or at the road side
    The thesis focuses on the estimation of wood quality. The analysis of X-ray computer tomography (CT) images has been extensively studied over the past 30 years and more recently. We are interested here in the analysis of RGB images taken by digital cameras (cameras or smartphones). We only have images of log ends. In the literature, few studies have been carried out for the processing of such images.
    The quality of the wood determines its use and price. This quality also influences the physical properties of the log. Several elements highlight this quality, such as the difference between the position of the marrow and the geometric centre of the log or the average thickness of the rings.

    Among the features mentioned, an important feature to detect is the pith. Few studies have already been focused on this work on such images. However, these studies make some assumptions, a manual segmentation of the log must be done beforehand or the log is centered in the image. Our first work was to develop an algorithm to locate the pith without these assumptions. Our current work is to study the gap between the pith and the geometric centre of the log (a quality indicator). To do this, we look at the segmentation tools.

    Paul Huynh, Caramba: NIST's lightweight cryptography initiative
    Driven by the need for cryptographic primitives that can run on devices with very low computing power, small memory and limited power supply, a process to evaluate and standardize these so-called lightweight cryptographic algorithms was recently initiated by the Nation Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This presentation intends to give an overview of this initiative and will briefly introduce our submission, "Lilliput-AE".

    CARAMBA Seminar

    23 mai 2019, 10h30h Salle Jean Legras
    Robin Larrieu , LIX
    Fast polynomial reduction for generic bivariate ideals
    Let A, B in K[X,Y] be two bivariate polynomials over an effective field K, and let G be the reduced Grbner basis of the ideal I := <A,B> generated by A and B, with respect to some weighted-degree lexicographic order. Under some genericity assumptions on A,B, we will see how to reduce a polynomial with respect to G with quasi-optimal complexity, despite the fact that G is much larger than the intrinsic complexity of the problem. For instance, if A,B have total degree n, that is O(n2) coefficients, then G has O(n3) coefficients but reduction can be done in time O(n2). We will consider two situations where these new ideas apply, leading to different algorithms: - First, there is a class called "vanilla Grbner bases" for which there is a so-called terse representation that, once precomputed, allows to reduce any polynomial P in time O(n2). In this setting, assuming suitable precomputation, multiplication and change of basis can therefore be done in time O(n2) in the quotient algebra K[X,Y] / <A,B>. - Then, we assume that A and B are given in total degree and we consider the usual degree lexicographic order. Although the bases are not vanilla in this case, they admit a so-called concise representation with similar properties. Actually, the precomputation can also be done efficiently in this particular setting: from the input A,B, one can compute a Grbner basis in concise representation in time O(n2). As a consequence, multiplication in K[X,Y] / <A,B> can be done in time O(n2) including the cost of precomputation.



    29 novembre 2018, 10h00 Ampgi Gilles Kahn (C)
    Jean-Baptiste Labrune, Bell Labs
    Radical Design: augmented environments for building dynamic objects with active matter
    Programmable matter, also called active matter, is a class of physical and biological materials that allow new kind of affordances and interactions (Tibbits, Active Matter, MIT Press, 2017). Static entities become dynamic and can shapeshift, turn elastic or solid on demand. Active matter is still a prototype in laboratories, hence not easily available nor simple to use for non-experts.
    However, like VLSI opened the field for advanced software engineering, technologies such as 3D / 4D printing and bio/nano-assemblers will probably popularize them soon. In this new context, how will we program but also design with these new materials? What will be the appropriate tools and interaction paradigms to build this world that Ivan Sutherland defined as "ultimate" ?
    On the basis of my research as PhD at INRIA and postdoc at the MIT Medialab, i will show some initial answers to these questions. I will detail in particular how the vision of Radical Atoms (Ishii, Labrune & al 2012) proposes a new kind of paradigm called Radical Design, connecting biology, material science, computational modelling of microstructures, HCI and design.
    Jean-Baptiste Labrune is a designer & researcher, specialized in the study of creative places and processes. His researches focus on the notion of "Exaptation", the way in which users of technology reconfigure and hack it, producing original and unexpected functions and uses. He completed his Phd at INRIA and postdoc at MIT, then became researcher at Bell Labs and interaction design professor at ENSAD (Arts Dcos School). He organizes and lead many "hybrid" workshops in art & sciences places in France (Arts Dcos, Beaux-Arts, Palais de Tokyo, Mains d'Oeuvres) & internationally (Mediamatic, Interaction Design Institute Ivra, IMAL, Hangar, Hyperwerk, Akademie Schloss Solitude, MIT Medialab).

    COLLOQUIUM DU LORIA, propos par le dpartement

    27 novembre 2018, 13:30, Amphi Gilles Kahn
    Claire Mathieu, cole Normale Sprieure
    Stable Matching in Practice
    la page du colloquium


    8 novembre 2018, 10h00 Salle Jacques-Louis Lyons (A008)
    Etienne Corman, Carnegie Mellon University
    Numerical Representation of Geometry for Shape Deformation
    Geometric data are today largely available and accessible due to the democratization of 3D modelling softwares and low-cost 3D scanning techniques. Thus, defining a compelling representation in order to compare, measure similarity or find similar patterns between non-Euclidean data has become one great challenge in geometry processing. We propose a novel way to capture and characterize distortion between pairs of shapes by extending the recently proposed framework of shape differences built on functional maps. We demonstrate that a set of four operators is complete, capturing intrinsic and extrinsic structure and fully encoding a shape up to rigid motion in both discrete and continuous settings.


    8 novembre 2018, 14h00 Salle Jean Legras (A006)
    Chee Yap, New-York University
    Subdivision Path Planning in Robotics: Theory and Practice
    ABSTRACT: Motion planning is a fundamental problem in robotics. We propose to design path planners based on three foundations:
    (1) The notion of ``resolution-exact'' planners. Conceptually, it avoids the zero problem of exact computation.
    (2) The use of ``soft predicates'' for achieving such algorithms in the subdivision approach.
    (3) The ``feature-based technique'' for constructing such soft predicates.
    We formulate an algorithmic framework called ``Soft Subdivision Search'' (SSS) that incorporates these ideas. There are many parallels between our framework and the well-known Sampling or Probabilistic Roadmap framework. Both frameworks lead to algorithms that are - practical - easy to implement - flexible and extensible - with adaptive and local complexity. In contrast to sampling and previous resolution approaches, SSS confers strong theoretical guarantees, including halting.
    In a series of papers we demonstrated the power of these ideas, by producing planners for planar robots with 2, 3 and 4 degrees of freedom (DOF) that outperform or matches state-of-art sampling-based planners. Most recently, we produced a planner for two spatial robots (rod and ring) with 5 DOFs. Non-heuristic planners for such robots has been considered a challenge for the subdivision approach. We outline a general axiomatic theory underlying these results, including subdivision in non-Euclidean configuration spaces,
    Joint work with Y.J.Chiang, C.H.Hsu, C.Wang, Z.Luo, B.Zhou, J.P.Ryan.

    GAMBLE Seminar

    7 novembre 2018, 10h30 Salle Jean Legras (A008)
    Chee Yap, New-York University
    Continuous Amortization and the Complexity of Root Isolation
    The problem of isolating all roots (real or complex) of a polynomial is a highly classical problem. For integer polynomials, it has been known for 30 years from the work of Schnhage and Pan that the bit-complexity of this problem is O(n2 L) when the polynomial has degree n with L-bit coefficients. Pan informally calls such bounds "near optimal". But their algorithm has never been implemented. Until recently, it was assumed that such near-optimal complexity requires the divide-and-conquer method of Schnhage.
    Meanwhile, subdivision algorithms for root isolation have proved efficient and widely implemented. But the worst case complexity of subdivision algorithms always lagged behind the divide-and-conquer algorithms. In the last few years, this gap is finally closed for complex roots [ISSAC'2016]. Moreover, our near-optimal root isolation algorithm was implemented this year with good preliminary results.
    In this talk, we focus on some techniques that proved useful in the complexity analysis of subdivision algorithms -- in particular the idea of "Continuous Amortization".
    Based on several papers with M.Sagraloff, V.Sharma, M.Ruben, J.Xu and M.Burr.


    11 juillet 2018, 14h30 Salle Philippe Flajolet (C005)
    Nicolas Delanoue, Universit d'Angers
    Calcul par intervalles et transport optimal
    Le problme du transport optimal a t premirement formalis par le mathmaticien franais Gaspard Monge en 1781. Depuis Kantorovich, ce problme (gnralis) est formul avec la thorie de la mesure et a t remis sur le devant de la scne par Cdric Villani (mdaille Fields 2010).
    Rcemment, si la fonction qui apparat dans le cot est polynomial, Jean Bernard Lassere et Didier Henrion ont propos une mthode de rsolution base sur les moments des mesures pour reformuler le problme. Leur approche gnre un problme de programmation linaire avec contraintes convexes.
    En s'appuyant sur le calcul par intervalles, nous proposons une discrtisation garantie qui gnre un programme linaire avec contraintes linaires dont l'optimum est une borne infrieure de la valeur de l'optimum du problme de Kantorovich. Durant la prsentation, je rappellerai le problme de Kantorovich et discuterai de notre approche. Si le temps le permet, je parlerai d'une discrtisation garantie du dual qui donne une borne suprieure de l'optimum.
    [1] Topics in Optimal Transportation, Cdric Villani, AMS (2003).
    [2] Optimal Transportation and Economic Applications, Guillaume Carlier, link

    MAGRIT Seminar

    lundi 18 juin 2018, 9h00) Salle C103
    Robert D. Howe Harvard Biorobotics Lab
    Ultrasound guided heart surgery: Ultrasound image processing, fast motion compensation, catheter robot control.
    To treat defects within the heart, surgeons currently use stopped-heart techniques. These procedures are highly invasive and incur a significant risk of neurological impairment. We are developing methods for performing surgery within the heart while it is beating. New real-time 3-D ultrasound imaging allows visualization through the opaque blood pool, but this imaging modality poses difficult image processing challenges due to poor resolution, acoustic artifacts, and data rates of 30 to 40 million voxels per second. To track instruments within the heart we have developed a Radon transform-based algorithm. Implementation using a graphics processor unit (GPU) enables real-time processing of the ultrasound data stream. For manipulation of rapidly moving cardiac tissue we have created a fast robotic device that can track the tissue based on ultrasound image features. This allows the surgeon to interact with the heart as if it was stationary. Our in vitro studies show that this approach enhances dexterity and lowers applied forces. To complete integration of ultrasound imaging with the robotic device we have developed a predictive controller that compensates for the imaging and image processing delays to ensure good tracking performance. We will present applications of this technology in atrial septal defect closure and mitral valve annuloplasty procedures, demonstrating the potential for improved patient outcomes.

    MAGRIT Seminar

    mercredi 6 juin 2018, 15h00) Salle A006
    Peter E. Hammer Harvard Biorobotics Lab
    Using engineering and computational methods to inform surgery for congenital heart disease.
    Surgeons have traditionally used an approach based on clinical experience and intuition. However, in congenital heart disease, the variety of anatomical abnormality is almost endless, defying an experience-based approach. Analytical approaches based on quantitative analysis and engineering principles have been proposed and show promise to help improve surgical management in highly complex cases. In this talk, examples will be presented to show the use of quantitative approaches to inform surgery, including: (1) characterization of the mechanical properties of cardiovascular tissues and use of this data to guide surgical techniques, (2) simulation to explore novel methods for valve reconstruction in the growing child, (3) lumped element modeling of the circulation to aid in decision-making for complex circulations.

    Day of Department / Journée des doctorants du département

    25 mai 2018, 9h-12h Salle Philippe Flajolet (C005)
    • 9h30 Vincent Gaudillière, Magrit : Region-based epipolar and planar geometry estimation in low-textured environments
    • 9h50 Daryna Panicheva , Magrit : Automatic segmentation of mitral valve chordae
    • 10h10 Paul Huynh Caramba : Constructions based on Generalized Feistel Networks for lightweight cryptography
    • 10h30 Pause
    • 11h George Krait , Gamble : The topology of singular curves and surfaces
    • 11h20 Florian Lietard : Evitabilité des k-puissances additives
    • 11h40 Simon Masson, Caramba : Pairings in elliptic curves: how to share a secret with many people
    Vincent Gaudilliere (Magrit): Region-based epipolar and planar geometry estimation in low-textured environments.
    Given two views of the same scene, usual correspondence geometry estimation techniques exploit the well-established effectiveness of keypoint descriptors. However, such features have a hard time in poorly textured man-made environments, possibly containing repetitive patterns and/or specularities, such as industrial settings. It appears therefore necessary to reduce the reliance on visual keypoints, for example by taking advantage of more suitable features (e.g. line segments, vanishing points), or global properties of the environment. In that direction, we propose a novel method for two-view epipolar and planar geometry estimation that first aims at detecting and matching physical vertical planes frequently present in industrial environments, before estimating underlying homographies thanks to three different types of local features. Inferred local correspondences are finally used to improve epipolar geometry estimation.

    Daryna Panicheva (Magrit): Automatic segmentation of mitral valve chordae
    Mitral valve diseases are common cardiovascular disorders. Treatments are based on surgeon experiences. A promising approach consists in simulating the valve behaviour with a computer-based model during the treatment planning. As most of state-of-art models are simple and generic, our strategy is to develop image-based patient-specific models. It will include the extraction of the valve geometry and topology as well as a biomechanical model. In this talk, we will present a pipeline allowing the segmentation of the valve chordae from CT scans. Our solution is based on an iterative RANSAC-like method coupled with skeletonization processes. Skeleton calculation provides information about general topology of the structures and RANSAC-like method allows to extract points corresponding to a parametric model, which we define according to chordae anatomy.

    Paul Huynh (Caramba): Constructions based on Generalized Feistel Networks for lightweight cryptography
    Lightweight cryptography has been an active topic in recent years, driven by the need for primitives that can run on devices with very low computing power. This presentation will focus on lightweight block ciphers and more specifically on Generalized Feistel Networks (GFNs). The diffusion properties of such schemes will be studied using a matrix representation, then a broader class of Feistel networks that are well suited for cryptographic applications will be introduced.

    George Krait (Gamble): The topology of singular curves and surfaces
    Computing the topology of singular curves and surfaces is a necessary function in many branches of science, including the design of robotic mechanisms and scientific visualization. In this talk, we restrict ourselves to generic types of singular varieties in order to combine the efficiency of the numerical methods in a certified algorithm that computes their topology. The main challenge is to find a square regular system that describes the singular locus. For this goal, we convey the problem to a higher-dimensional space.

    Florian Lietard : Evitabilité des k-puissances additives.
    En combinatoire des mots, les problèmes d'évitabilité sont étudiés depuis le début du siècle dernier à partir des travaux d'Axel Thue. De façon générale il s'agit de savoir si on peut construire des mots aussi grands qu'on le souhaite en utilisant seulement un nombre fini de lettres et qui évitent certains schémas. En 2014, J. Cassaigne, J. Currie, L. Schaeffer et J. Shallit ont montré qu'il était possible de construire sur un alphabet de quatre chiffres un mot infini ne contenant jamais trois blocs consécutifs de même taille et de même somme. Le but ici est de montrer que cette preuve peut être généralisée. En travaillant à partir de morphismes de mots, les résultats obtenus mènent à des critères et à un algorithme qui permet de décider si oui ou non les points fixes générés permettent d'éviter les cubes additifs.

    Simon Masson (Caramba): Pairings in elliptic curves: how to share a secret with many people.
    Communications needs to share a common secret in order to use efficient symmetric algorithms such as AES. We present the well-known Diffie-Hellman scheme that permits to share a common key for two people, and its limits when we want to extend it for three people. Finally, we explain how to fix this issue with pairings over elliptic curves.


    11 mai 2018, 13h15 Salle Jean Legras (A008)
    Brian Wyvill, Universit de Victoria (Canada)
    Implicit Modelling for Animation
    Modelling with triangle meshes has been well supported in both hardware and software for computer animation, but problems arise with meshes when defining closed volumes and arbitrary topologies. Representing volumes as procedural implicit models makes for simple collision tests and methods for deformations. An example in modelling is presented for constructing smooth isolated or interconnected 3-D inscribed volumes. This approach can be used to build porous structures, including volcanic rocks, liquid or dry foam, and tiny creatures know as radiolarians. In animation, a series of research projects between French and Canadian researchers has led to an implicit approach to high quality skinning for character animation enhancing existing mesh approaches. This talk gives a high level view of these projects and shows that implicit modelling is a practical methodology for use in the animation and games industry.
    Bio: Brian Wyvill is a professor at the University of Victoria in Canada. He has been conducting research in computer graphics since the early 1970s and spent several decades working on implicit modelling, and on the intersection between computing and art. Brian worked on the original Alien movie and has presented several animated shorts at the SIGGRAPH electronic theatre. He is currently on the board of Eurographics and ACM SIGGRAPH vice-president.

    GAMBLE Seminar

    3 avril 2018, 10h00 Salle Bob
    Olivier Devillers, LORIA
    Codage compact de triangulation
    Alors que les codages classiques (winged edge) utilisent 19n ou 13 n rfrences pour stocker une triangulation de genre 0 de n points, je prsenterai une structure permettant
    - avec 4n rfrences de naviguer d'un triangle l'autre en temps constant
    - avec 5n rfrences de, en plus, accder aux sommets en temps constant et divers variantes permettant de concilier cette structure compacte avec un format de compression 4n bits, de stocker des informations dans les faces de la triangulation ou dans les coins des triangles. Il s'agit d'un travail commun avec Luca Castelli Aleardi (LIX) (Le papier)

    ABC Seminar

    16 mars 2018, 11h00 Salle Flajolet
    Jean-Baptiste Courbot, INRIA, Paris
    Dtection, segmentation et poursuite d'objets dans des images
    Cette prsentation abordera trois contributions dans le domaine du traitement d'images, correspondant mes travaux de thse puis de post-doctorat. La premire problmatique est celle de la dtection d'objets trs peu lumineux dans des images hyperspectrales astronomiques pour lesquelles chaque pixel contient une information rsolue sur une portion du spectre lumineux. Dans ce cadre, je prsenterai des tests de type Generalized Likelihood Ratio qui permettent de spcifier les informations spatiales, spectrales et de similarit des objets recherchs. Ensuite, je prsenterai une formulation du problme de dtection comme un cas particulier de segmentation d'images par champs de Markov couples. Ce cadre permet de proposer une segmentation baysienne non supervise et robuste la prsence de bruit extrmement fort dans les images. J'aborderai dans une troisime partie mes travaux actuels, qui rpondent une problmatique d'analyse de la dynamique nuageuse dans des squences d'images. Ce problme est abord sous l'angle du filtrage particulaire multi-objets d'une part, et de la formulation de problmes d'optimisation parcimonieuse d'autre part.

    ADAGIO Seminar

    14 mars 2018, 14h00 Salle Bob
    Odysse Merveille, ICube, Strasbourg
    RORPO : une mthode morphologique pour l'analyse des structures curvilignes. Applications au filtrage et la segmentation des vaisseaux sanguins.
    L'analyse des structures curvilignes en 3 dimensions est un problme difficile en analyse d'images. En effet, ces structures sont fines, facilement corrompues par le bruit et prsentent une gomtrie complexe. Depuis plusieurs annes, de nombreuses mthodes spcialement ddies au traitement d'images contenant des structures curvilignes ont vu le jour. Ces mthodes concernent diverses applications en science des matriaux, tldtection ou encore en imagerie mdicale. Malgr cela, l'analyse des structures curvilignes demeure une tche complexe. Dans cette prsentation nous parlerons de la caractrisation des structures curvilignes pour l'analyse d'images. Nous prsenterons en premier lieu une nouvelle mthode appele RORPO, partir de laquelle deux caractristiques peuvent tre calcules. La premire est une caractristique d'intensit, qui prserve l'intensit des structures curvilignes tout en rduisant celle des autres structures. La deuxime est une caractristique de direction, qui fournit en chaque point d'une image, la direction d'une structure curviligne potentielle. RORPO, contrairement la plupart des mthodes de la littrature, est une mthode non locale, non linaire et mieux adaptes l'anisotropie intrinsque des structures curvilignes. Cette mthode repose sur une notion rcente de Morphologie Mathmatique: les oprateurs par chemins. RORPO peut directement servir au filtrage d'images contenant des structures curvilignes, afin de spcifiquement les prserver, mais aussi de rduire le bruit. Mais les deux caractristiques de RORPO peuvent aussi tre utilises comme information a priori sur les structure curvilignes, afin d'tre intgres dans une mthode plus complexe d'analyse d'image. Dans un deuxime temps, nous prsenterons ainsi un terme de rgularisation destin la segmentation variationnelle, utilisant les deux caractristiques de RORPO. L'information apporte par ces deux caractristiques permet de rgulariser les structures curvilignes seulement dans la direction de leur axe principal. De cette manire, ces structures sont mieux prserves, et certaines structures curvilignes dconnectes par le bruit peuvent aussi tre reconnectes. Des rsultats en 2D et 3D de ces mthodes seront enfin prsents sur des images de vaisseaux sanguins provenant de diverses modalits.

    COLLOQUIUM DU LORIA, propos par le dpartement

    16 janvier 2018, 13:30, Amphi Gilles Kahn
    Grgoire Allaire, CMAP, cole Polytechnique
    Taking into account additive manufacturing constraints in topology optimization of structures
    la page du colloquium


    GAMBLE Seminar

    8 novembre 2017, 11h00 Salle Jacques-Louis Lions
    Vicent Despr, Gamble
    Computing the Geometric Intersection Number of Curves.
    The geometric intersection number of a curve C on a surface is the minimal number of self-intersections of any homotopic curve, i.e. of any curve obtained from C by continuous deformation. We give a quadratic algorithm to tackle this problem. The algorithm is purely combinatorial but the proof involves some basic hyperbolic geometry. All the point is to describe a discrete structure that has a similar behaviour as the continuous hyperbolic case. I will first explain what is a hyperbolic surface and why this geometric structure is useful and then show how we discretized it. (joint work with Francis Lazarus, GIPSA-Lab)

    MAGRIT Seminar

    2 octobre 2017, 9h30 Salle C103
    Fabien Pierre, Magrit
    Colorisation de vidos : de l'tat-de-l'art aux dbouchs industriels.
    La colorisation d'image est un problme extrmement mal pos mais qui intresse l'industrie du divertissement. Ce double point de vue en fait un sujet trs attractif. Dans cet expos, on prsentera l'tat de l'art et les mthodes qui ont t dveloppes par l'orateur pendant sa thse. Celles-ci reposent sur des approches non-locales et variationnelles. Les fonctionnelles utilises sont non-lisses et non-convexes et ont fait l'objet de techniques de minimisation originales. Cela a permis d'implmenter un logiciel exprimental qui associe l'utilisateur une approche base-exemple ce qui donne une mthode efficace, flexible et rapide. Une extension la vido est propose, dont l'implmentation en GPU permet une interactivit de l'approche variationnelle avec l'utilisateur. Nanmoins, celle-ci n'est pas oprationnelle aux yeux d'experts du milieu de la colorisation. En vue de se conformer ces besoins, quelques pistes seront proposes.

    Workshop organized by GAMBLE.

    September 25-26 2017, Room Philippe Flajolet,
    10 talks, Workshop of the associated team "Astonishing"
    More info

    CARAMBA Seminar

    21 septembre 2017, 10h30h Salle Jacques-Louis Lyons
    Laurent Imbert , LIRMM
    Randomized Mixed-Radix Scalar Multiplication
    Depuis 1996 et les premiers travaux de Kocher sur le sujet, les veloppeurs d'algorithmes cryptographiques savent qu'ils doivent imprativement veiller protger leurs implmentations contre les attaques par canaux cachs. Ces attaques visent aussi bien les implmentations matrielles que logicielles et s'appliquent aux algorithmes symmtriques et asymtriques. Aprs un rapide tour d'horizon de ces attaques, je prsenterai un nouvel algorithme de multiplication scalaire sur courbe elliptique concu pour rsister la plupart des attaques par observation pour un surcot infrieur aux contremesures classiques (ou presque).

    MAGRIT Seminar

    6 juin 2017, 14h Salle C103
    Thomas Waite, Harvard Biorobotics Lab
    Cosserat Rods for Modeling Robotic Catheter Systems
    Tendon-driven robotic catheters are capable of precise execution of minimally invasive cardiac procedures including ablations and imaging. However, these procedures require accurate modeling of not only the catheter and tendons but also their interactions with surrounding tissue and vasculature. For this reason, mechanically-derived models provide a clear advantage over geometric models, given the ease with which mechanical models handle contact fores and friction. As a solution, we present a fully-mechanical model of a tendon-driven robotic catheter system based on Cosserat rods and integrated with a stable, implicit scheme. We rst validate the physical accuracy of the Cosserat rod as a model for a simple catheter centerline against an analytical model for large deformations and experimental data. We then expand the system by adding a second Cosserat rod to model a single tendon in addition to the catheter, and define the constraints of the tendon-catheter system with penalty forces. We then validate the resulting tendon-catheter system against experimental data to prove its physical accuracy. This model represents a new contribution to the field of robotic catheter modeling in which both the tendons and catheter are modeled by fully-mechanical Cosserat rods and fully validated against experimental data.

    Day of Department / Journée des doctorants du département

    31 mai 2017, 9h-14h30 Salle Philippe Flajolet
    • 9h30 Antoine Fond, Magrit : Joint facade segmentation and registration using Expectation-Maximisation
    • 9h50 Charles Dumenil, Gamble : Delaunay triangulation of points evenly distributed on a surface
    • 10h10 Svyatoslav Covanov Caramba : Improved method to find optimal formulae for bilinear maps
    • 10h30 Pause
    • 11h Simon Abelard, Caramba : Complexity bounds for point-counting on hyperelliptic curves
    • 11h20 Vincent Gaudillière, Magrit : Visual Place Recognition in Industrial Environment
    • 11h40 Iordan Iordanov Gamble : Delaunay triangulations of the Bolza surface
    • 13h30 Maxence Reberol, Alice : Evaluating the accuracy of hex-dominant meshes for the finite element method
    • 13h50 Florian Lietard : Evitabilité des cubes additifs en combinatoire des mots.
    • 14h30 Pause
    • 15h Khadija Musayeva, ABC : Metric Entropy and Rademacher Complexity of Margin Multi-category Classifiers
    • 15h20 Raffaella Trivisonne, Magrit : Numerical Simulation using Stochastic Filters for Computer-Assisted Minimally Invasive Endovascular Procedures
    Simon Abelard (Caramba) : Complexity bounds for point-counting on hyperelliptic curves
    Counting points on (Jacobians of) curves over finite fields and computing their zeta functions are important routines for effective number theorists as well as cryptologists. We propose an algorithm à la Schoof for hyperelliptic curves and study its complexity in large characteristic and high genus. Our algorithm heavily relies on the computation of the r-torsion of the Jacobian for sufficiently many r, which we perform by solving polynomial systems built from Cantor's analogues to division polynomials for hyperelliptic curves. Taking advantage of the very particular structure of such systems, we improve on previous complexity bounds established by Adleman and Huang in 2001.

    Svyatoslav Covanov (Caramba) : Improved method to find optimal formulae for bilinear maps.
    In 2012, Barbulescu, Detrey, Estibals and Zimmermann proposed a new framework to exhaustively search for optimal formulae for evaluating bilinear maps, such as Strassen or Karatsuba formulae. The main contribution of this work is a new criterion to aggressively prune useless branches in the exhaustive search, thus leading to the computation of new optimal formulae, in particular for the short product modulo X^5 and the circulant product modulo (X^5 - 1). Moreover, we are able to prove that there is essentially only one optimal decomposition of the product of 3 × 2 by 2 × 3 matrices up to the action of some group of automorphisms.

    Seny Diatta (Gamble) : Projection of analytic surfaces
    For some robotic problems we need to represent a singular surface that is the projection of a smooth surface embedded in higher dimension.
In this work, we focus on the problem of computing a triangulation of the projection on R^3 of an analytic surface embedded in R^4. 
Based on Transversality and Singularity Classification theories, we first show that, under generic assumptions, the set of singularities of the projected surface are generated by only three types of multi-germs: double points, triple points and cross-caps. Then, using this information we design an algorithm taking as input an analytic surface and returning a triangulation isotopic to its projected surface.

    Charles Dumenil (Gamble) : Delaunay triangulation of points evenly distributed on a surface
    Reconstructing a surface from a point set is one of the main use of 3D Delaunay triangulation in real applications. In such applications, by definition the points are not distributed in the whole 3D space but on a surface, thus understanding the expected complexity of the Delaunay triangulation of a random sample of a surface is an important problem with practical implications.
    There are several results concerning the size of the Delaunay triangulation when the point set is a sampling of a surface. These results depends of course of the surface definition and the sampling definition. The surface can be smooth, or only piecewise smooth, it can also be generic if it does not include pieces of circle (no spheres, cones, cylinders...) or not. The sampling can be a good-sampling (no holes nor concentration in the sampling) or random. Current known results are not tight, and the very reasonable case of a random sampling of a surface is not covered in a good way.

    Antoine Fond (Magrit) : Joint facade segmentation and registration using Expectation-Maximisation
    Due to strong perspective effects and repetitions pose computation in urban environments is a challenging problem where classic approaches fail. However the regularity in geometry and appearance of such scenes can be exploited. We first showed that vanishing points can be efficiently found to overcome viewpoint changes. Then we showed that in rectified image we could roughly detect and identify a building. These two steps can be seen as an initialization step of a pose estimation problem. We propose here to refine this pose by jointly solving semantic segmentation and registration using an Expectation-Maximisation framework.

    Vincent Gaudilliere (Magrit) : Visual Place Recognition in Industrial Environment
    Visual place recognition is a "well-defined but extremely challenging problem to solve", according to a survey published in 2016 in IEEE Transactions on Robotics (Lowry et al.). Furthermore, performing visual place recognition in industrial environments surely leads to additional challenges. In this presentation, we will underline these issues, and then point out some potential solutions, illustrated by preliminary results.

    Iordan Iordanov (Gamble): Delaunay triangulations of the Bolza surface
    Delaunay triangulations and their dual Voronoi diagrams are among the most important structures in
Computational Geometry. They are well-studied and many algorithms to efficiently compute them exist. 
However, our knowledge and tools are mainly confined to the Euclidean d-dimensional space. One extension that has been addressed in previous work is the computation of Delaunay triangulations 
on closed flat manifolds, which can be seen as compact quotient spaces of the Euclidean space by a 
discrete group of isometries. An implementation for the special case of the 3D flat torus exists in CGAL. In this presentation, I will talk about our current work on the Bolza surface, which is a hyperbolic 
surface homeomorphic to the double torus, and can be seen as a compact quotient space of the hyperbolic 
plane by a discrete group of hyperbolic isometries. I will discuss such triangulations from both mathematical 
and practical viewpoint, and I will present our implementation of an algorithm to construct them. I will
also discuss ideas for our future work on extending our algorithm to more general surfaces.

    Florian Lietard : Evitabilité des cubes additifs en combinatoire des mots
    En 2011, un article de J. Cassaigne, J. D. Currie, L. Schaeffer et J. Shallit montrait qu'il était possible en utilisant un alphabet de 4 chiffres, de construire un mot infini qui évite les cubes additifs. Autrement dit on ne peut pas trouver dans ce mot trois blocs consécutifs de mêmes tailles et de mêmes sommes de chiffres. Au delà de ce résultat, l'étude de la structure de cette preuve permet d'étendre le travail effectué par Cassaigne et al. et d'émettre plusieurs conjectures sur les mots évitant les cubes additifs.

    Khadija Musayeva (ABC) : Metric Entropy and Rademacher Complexity of Margin Multi-category Classifiers
    This presentation deals with the generalization performance of margin multi-category classifiers. To derive an upper bound on the probability of error, we adopt a standard approach involving the Rademacher complexity as capacity measure. Then, this complexity is related to a metric entropy by application of the chaining method. At last, the metric entropy is related to fat-shattering dimensions by means of a generalized Sauer-Shelah lemma. In this context, we investigate the optimal choice for the generalized Sauer-Shelah lemma with respect to the two major criteria: the dependencies of the resulting bound on the sample size and the number of categories.

    Maxence Reberol (Alice): Evaluating the accuracy of hex-dominant meshes for the finite element method
    The finite element method approximates the solutions of partial differential equations with polynomials defined piecewisely on the cells of a mesh. This talk presents a method allowing to compare the approximations obtained with different 3D meshes: tetrahedral, hexahedral and hex-dominant meshes. The main idea is to compute the L^p distance between scalar (or vector) fields using a large and regular sampling which is computed efficiently thanks to graphics hardware. We apply this method to large models and discuss the performance and accuracy of the ap


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