Florent Falipou

ENSIMAG Engineer

Expert Engineer
INRIA Rhône-Alpes
655 Avenue de L'Europe
38334 Saint Ismier cedex
Tel: +33 4 76 61 55 90

I'm a software engineer, both graduated from the ENSIMAG and the UFRGS. During the last three last years, I took part of the SOFA project as a software engineer and participated to the VGate experience for SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies 2007 and 2009.

I'm currently looking for a job, as my contract will end by the end of august 2010.
My Resume




SOFA is an Open Source framework primarily targeted at real-time simulation, with an emphasis on medical simulation. It is mostly intended for the research community to help develop newer algorithms, but can also be used as an efficient prototyping tool. Based on an advanced software architecture, it allows to: SOFA is currently developed by 3 INRIA teams: Alcove, Evasion and Asclepios but the project also benefited from the help of the CIMIT Sim Group, ETH Zurich and CSIRO.


SOFA is a huge multi-platform project written in C++ with more than 10000 files and 400000 code lines, using intensive templates programming. As it involves several teams, and more than 20 active contributors, it relies on several collaborative tools: a version control system (Subversion), a IRC channel dedicated to the developers, weekly phone meetings and bi-annual SOFA meetings.



Project Management


I took part in the construction of the virtual world for SIGGRAPH Emerging Technologies 2007 and 2009.
Vgate is a new immersive environment that allows full-body immersion and interaction with virtual worlds. It is a join initiative of computer scientists from computer vision, parallel computing and computer graphics from the INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes Lab and the 4D View Solutions company. Vgate virtualizes users into graphical objects that capture shapes and appearances in real time and can be plugged in any virtual reality application. This environment provides tools for new interactive and immersive experiences, including telepresence applications when users are on distant sites.

Face Reconstruction and Recognition

Intership made in Brazil at the UFRGS, under the supervision of Jacob Scharcanski. It consisted in developing a new method involving face registration and reconstruction to eventually acheive a face recognition; this work was based on the Active Shape Models.


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