Assistant Professor, PhD in Computer Science

Université Paris-Sud

In Situ team (LRI & Inria Saclay)

Email: cedric.fleury [at] lri [dot] fr
Phone: +33 1 69 15 42 29
Office: 213 (bât. 650)

Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique
Bât. 650, Université Paris-Sud
91405 Orsay Cedex, France
PCRI, bât. 650, Université Paris-Sud
Rue Noetzlin
91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
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Internship proposals

We are proposing one Master-level internship about telepresence robots (starting around February-April 2016):

Teaching Materials

Short Bio

I am an assistant professor at Université Paris-Sud. I am teaching at Polytech Paris-Sud and I am a researcher in the In Situ team which is a join research group between LRI and Inria Saclay. My research interests include computer human interaction, remote collaboration in interactive systems, telepresence, virtual environment, 3D interaction and 3D reconstruction.

Before my current position, I was a postdoctoral fellow in computer science at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill (USA) under the supervision of Pr. Henry Fuchs. I was a visiting researcher at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in the context of the BeingThere Centre which is a join research project between NTU Singapore, ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and UNC Chapel Hill (USA).

I completed my PhD in computer science under the supervision of Pr. Bruno Arnaldi, Dr. Thierry Duval and Dr. Valérie Gouranton in the VR4i group at the IRISA / INRIA lab in Rennes (France). During my PhD, I spent 3 months at the University College of London (UCL) in the VECG group under the supervision of Pr. Anthony Steed for setting up a collaborative experimentation between Rennes and London.

After achieving a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at the Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS Lorient, France) in 2004, I obtained both a Master of Science degree in computer science and a Master of Research degree in image processing and artificial intelligence from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA de Rennes, France) in 2008. During these years, I juggled my studies with sailing at an international level in the 49er Olympic class.




Postdoctoral work

  • Supervisor: Pr. Henry Fuchs.
  • Description: The purpose of this postdoctoral fellowship is to work on acquisition and reconstruction of 3D real scenes for telepresence system. Particularly, it aims to improve the 3D reconstruction of users' faces captured by a low quality range sensor (as a Microsoft Kinect for example). This kind of range sensor has the advantage to be cheap and accessible to everyone. The main idea is to use some high quality models of the users' heads to improve the low resolution input of the range sensor. Moreover, this work could also be used in order to transfer only a small among of data for the depth on the network during a 3D telepresence session. This postdoctoral work is done in the context of the BeingThere Centre.

PhD work

  • Title: Design models for remote collaboration in distributed virtual environment: from architecture to metaphors.
  • Supervisors: Pr. Bruno Arnaldi, Dr. Thierry Duval and Dr. Valérie Gouranton.
  • Description: Virtual reality enables several remote users to meet themselves in a shared virtual environment to perform collaborative work such as a simple observation or a co-manipulation of virtual objects. The technical constraints, the different material devices used by each user and the fact of being in a virtual world increase the complexity and consequently the misunderstanding between users. My PhD work aimed to improve this collaboration between remote users by proposing new models for designing a collaborative virtual environment. These models deal with the network distribution, the software architecture, but also the integration of new metaphors for collaboration. This PhD was supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) in the context of the Collaviz project.
  • Collaborative experiment between Rennes and London: all the models proposed during my PhD have implemented in a new framework for collaborative virtual environment and this framework has been used to set up a collaborative experiment between Rennes and London. The goal of this experiment was to compare a single user manipulation and a remote collaborative manipulation for examining some scientific data. The users have to manipulate a clipping-plane to make a cross section of the data. In the following video, you can see the collaborative manipulation: one participant in Rennes (France) and one participant in London (United Kingdom) manipulate together a clipping-plane using a three-point manipulation technique. This experiment has be done in the context of the Visionair project funded by the European Commission.


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International conference and journal publications


Demos in international conferences

National conferences (1)




2007 - 2011: teaching assistant at the INSA de Rennes (148 hours) 2008 - 2010: teaching assistant at the Université de Rennes 1 (40 hours)