Brief Biography

Background and Position

  • 2015 - present  Co-founder and "Chief Scientific Officer" of PIXMAP. Transfer of 10 years of research carried out at the I3S-CNRS/UNS laboratory to create PIXMAP.
  • 2007 - present  "Chargé de recherche premiere classe (CR1)" (permanent academic researcher apointment) with the "Centre National de Recherch Scientifique" (CNRS).
  • 2011 - present Associate director of the "Signal, Images, Systems" departement of the I3S Laboratory at the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
  • 2007 - 2009 Member of the ROSACE team at LASMEA at the University of Blaise Pascal.
  • 2005 - 2007 Post-doc position in the AROBAS project at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis. This post-doc project was focused on autonomous visual navigation of a mobile vehicle and is funded by the French national project MOBIVIP.
  • 2001 - 2005 PhD on robust real-time 3D tracking of rigid and articulated objects in the Lagadic project at IRISA/INRIA in Rennes.
  • 2000 - 2001 Research Assistant for Ray Jarvis in the Intelligent Robotics Research Center(IRRC).
  • 1994 - 2000 Bachelor of Engineering (BE) majoring in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering with Honours from Monash University Australia.
  • 1994 - 1997 Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Computer Science also from Monash University, Australia.

Research Areas

I am researching robotic vision systems and more particularly vision based localisation and mapping. Topics of interest include visual odometry, visual slam, robust statistics, dense visual mapping, real-time direct tracking, 3D localisation, multi-view perception, visual servoing, parallel robots, intelligent vehicules, non-linear estimation and control, real-time robot vision.

Selected Publications

  1. On unifying key-frame and voxel-based dense visual SLAM at large scales, Maxime Meilland, Andrew I. Comport, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013, Tokyo, Japan. 2013, BEST PAPER AWARD BibTex
  2. 3D High Dynamic Range Dense Visual SLAM and Its Application to Real-time Object Re-lighting, Maxime Meilland, Christian Barat, Andrew I. Comport, International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2013, Adelaide, Australia. 2013 BibTex
  3. Accurate Quadri-focal Tracking for Robust 3D Visual Odometry, Andrew I. Comport, Ezio Malis, Patrick Rives, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Apr 2007, Rome, Italy. 2007 BibTex
  4. Real-time markerless tracking for augmented reality: the virtual visual servoing framework, Andrew Comport, Eric Marchand, Muriel Pressigout, François Chaumette, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006, 12 (4), pp.615-628 BibTex
  5. Complex articulated object tracking. Andrew Comport, E. Marchand, François Chaumette, Electronic Letters on Computer Vision and Image Analysis, ELCVIA, 2005, 5 (3), pp.20-30 BibTex




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