Photo © 2013 Anna Drettakis
2004 route des lucioles, BP 93
FR-06902 Sophia Antipolis, France
Tel: +33 4 92 38 50 32
Email (preferred): George.Drettakis@inria.fr NOTE EMAIL CHANGE
I am currently a senior researcher at INRIA and the group leader of the
group at INRIA
Sophia-Antipolis. My research interests are in rendering for computer
graphics and sound. My recent work is on image-based rendering and
textures, perceptual rendering, and in particular
audio-visual cross-modal rendering, interactive illumination, shadows,
relighting and interactive rendering in general. My
responsibilities include managing the group, supervising graduate
students and coordinating/managing research projects.
I am currently
associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Computer Graphics and
Visualization; I am the chairman of the Eurographics Awards committee
and chair of the Eurographics Steering Committee for the Working Group
on Rendering. From 2005 to 2007
I was a
member of the Scientific
and Technological Orientation Council (COST) of
INRIA in charge of the International Relations working group. I was the
recipient of the Eurographics Outstanding Technical Contributions award
in 2007 (EG link),
and also was nominated as a Eurographics Fellow.
My complete list of publications
can found here
(sorted by type)
here (sorted by year), and a list of the research projects of the
Recent publications include "Filtering
Solid Gabor Noise" (SIGGRAPH 2011) an "Image-Guided
Weathering: A New Approach Applied to Flow Phenomena" (ACM TOG,
presented at SIGGRAPH 2011).
supervise three Ph.D. students: Pierre-Yves
Laffont, who works on relighting, Gaurav
Chaurasia who works on image-based rendering and Emmanuelle
Chapoulie who works on illumination. I am currently hosting Peter
Vangorp as an INRIA postdoctoral fellow (ARC NIEVE project), who works
on perception and graphics.
Ph.D. Students (Co-) Supervised
Cecile Picard (partial co-supervision)
Assoc. Professor at MIT, Cambridge, USA
Professor, University of Reims, France
INRIA Researcher, IPARLA, Bordeaux, France
Professor at ETS, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Postdoc at ALICE (INRIA, Nancy)
Postdoc in Geneva (HEM) & UMons/TCTS
Research Associate, USP, Brasil
University (1999, at iMAGIS Grenoble)
U Erlangen (2000-2001, Marie-Curie Fellow)
U Kaiserlautern (2006-2007,
KUL (2009-2010, FWO)
U Girona (2010-2011, ERCIM)
Close (non-REVES) Collaborators (past and present)
Sillion, Pierre Poulin,
Isabelle Viaud-Delmon, Ignacio
Martin, Maria Roussou,
Bourguignon, Roland Fleming, Olga Sorkine,
Julie Dorsey, Holly Rushmeier
|Since 2006 I teach advanced
computer graphics at the Ecole
Centrale de Paris, and since 2007 in the ENS/Sophia-Antipolis M1
program. I also teach in the Cannes MAPI ("Management for computer
games" Masters). I
taught computer graphics (with N.
Tsingos & S. Lefebvre) in the
Masters programme IGMMV,
and I was the organiser and a lecturer of the Image Sythesis course
(2001-2007) at the
Institut Supérieure en Informatique et Automatique (ISIA)
of the Ecole de Mines de Paris at Sophia-Antipolis.
INRIA funded collaborative project with BUNRAKU and IRCAM on emotion
and navigation in virtual environments.
INRIA funded "joint research team" (Associated team) with UC Berkeley
(M. Agrawala, R. Ramamoorthi and M. Banks).
Upcoming: EU IP on e-Inclusion and ANR Blanc (more details soon)
Past Funded Projects
- CROSSMOD was an EU Open FET
crossmodal rendering which I coordinated from Dec. 2005-Dec. 2008. The
partners were Univ.
Bristol, UK, CNRS, IRCAM France, TUW,
Austria, CNR, Pisa, Italy and FAU, Erlangen Germany. The goal was
understand cross-modal effects by specific initial experiments and then
to develop new algorithmic approaches exploiting cross-modal effects
for better audiovisual display. See the
web site (http://www.crossmod.org)
for all the results of the project, which was successfully evaluated in
- CREATE was an EU IST 5th
framework R&D project, on constructivist mixed
reality for education and design. I managed the REVES/INRIA
which has concentrated on the development of the rendering/display
tools, and various aspects of capture. We were also in charge of the
coordination with the Mission Tramway in Nice, which was our urban
application for the project.
an INRIA financed 2 year research project (Action de Recherche
Concertée) on non-photorealistic rendering for archeology. I
was in charge of the overall coordination of the project.
- I was project coordinator of the first
ESPRIT Open LTR project, with partners from the Max Plank
Institut, the University of Girona and Lightwork Ltd.
- I participated actively in the ARCADE
ESPRIT Reactive LTR project under the responsibility
of F. Sillion.
partners of this project were IGD in
Darmstadt and LightWork in
| I will be papers chair for
SIGGRAPH Asia 2010. I co-chaired the papers program for the
Conference 2008, in Crete, with Roberto Scopigno. I also co-chaired the
papers program of the Eurographics
Conference 2002 with
Hans-Peter Seidel, and the Eurographics
Workshop on Rendering 1998 with Nelson Max. I have served on the
Eurographics Workshop on Rendering programme committee (now the
Symposium) since 1995, and I have served on several times on other
committees, including Eurographics, SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia PC's.
| I received my
Ptychion (B.Sc. equivalent) in 1988 from the Dept. of Computer Science in Crete,
Greece. As an undergrad I worked at the ICS/FORTH on European
Community research programs. I then completed my
(in 1990) and
(Jan 1994) at the Dept.
of C.S. at the University of Toronto, Canada, under the
Fiume . I also worked as a summer intern in 1990 at the Advanced
Technology Group at Apple Computer in
Cupertino Ca. in the US. My M.Sc. and Ph.D. were in Computer Graphics,
and I worked in the Dynamic
Graphics Project in Toronto.
I was an ERCIM postdoctoral
fellow in '94-'95. The first part of my ERCIM postdoc (1/94-11/94) was
at iMAGIS in Grenoble, France.
second part was in Barcelona, Spain at the UPC/LiSigraphics
group (12/94 to 3/95). The last part of my ERCIM tour of Europe. at VMSD-GMD in Germany (3/95-7/95). I
was a permanent researcher (chargé de
recherche INRIA) at iMAGIS-GRAVIR/IMAG-
INRIA in Grenoble from Oct. 95 to Jul. 2000. While at iMAGIS, I
obtained the degree of
"Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches" at
the University of Grenoble, in 1999. In July 2000 I moved to INRIA
Sophia-Antipolis, where I set up "iMAGIS-Sud" until May 2001. REVES was
created as an tentative group ("Action") at that date and I became
REVES became an official INRIA project in the summer of 2002. A
(probably out of date) complete CV can
be found here. I became an INRIA Senior Researcher ("Directeur de
Recherche") in October 2003; I became a DR1 (full professor equivalent)
in Jan. 2008.
Last Update: June 2011