- I am permanent CNRS researcher (Chargé de Recherche CR1 - Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientfique),
- Head of the Robot Vision team,
- Based at the I3S laboratory, Sophia Antipolis, France, a joint laboratory between the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and the CNRS.
- My Google scholar page can be found here: http://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=8UW2vacAAAAJ
Background and Position
- 2007 - present "Chargé de recherche premiere classe (CR1)" (tenure academic researcher apointment) with the "Centre National de Recherch Scientifique" (CNRS).
- 2015 - 2017 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.
- 2011 - 2014 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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
I teach or have taught the following courses:
- Visual SLAM: Masters of Research in Robotics and Connected Objects at the Univerisity of Toulon, 2019-present.
- Visual SLAM: European Masters in Computer Vision (MCV - Le Creusot, Université de Bourgogne, FRANCE), 2011-2014.
- Visual Servoing: Masters of Engineering Science in Electronic, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, 2012-2014
- Augmented Reality and 3D Computer Vision: Parcours Vision, Image et Multimédia (VIM), University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, 2012-2016
- RGB-D Kinect tracking: IUT, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, 2012-2013
- Visual Slam: French Mexican Summer School on robot vision, 2008
- Artificial Intelligence: SUPINFO 2007-2010.
- Computer Vision (invited lecture): LASMEA, 2008