Latest News (2020 - 2021)

SENSAAS code is now available

2021, June: Within the framework of a interdisciplinary project initially funded by IDEX JEDI (Academy 4) of University Côte d'Azur, Dominique Douguet (UCA IPMC INSERM) and Frédéric Payan (UCA I3S CNRS) have developed SENSAAS, a free software to align 3D molecular structures. Based on their publication available Here in open access, the code is now available on github (, and videos (installation instructions and examples of use) are available on the dedicated channel:

PhD Defense

2021, March: Lauriane Bouard, supervised by Laurent Duval (IFPEN), Marc Antonini and myself (I3S) has defended her PhD in march: "Refinable resolution / precision for volume mesh compression & simulation in geosciences". Slides (in english) : Here

Publication in IEEE TVCG

2020, December: our paper A local graph-based structure for processing gigantic aggregated 3D point clouds has been accepted in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. Authors: Arnaud Bletterer; Frederic PAYAN; Marc Antonini. DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2020.3042588

Publication in Molecular Informatics

2020, June: our paper sensaas: Shape‐based Alignment by Registration of Colored Point‐based Surfaces has been accepted in Molecular Informatics (Wiley). Authors: Dominique DOUGUET, Frédéric PAYAN. Full Paper (Open Access)

Organizing board for JFIG 2021

I am member of the organizing commitee for JFIG 2021 (November, Sophia Antipolis)

Organizing board for CORESA 20202021

I am member of the organizing commitee for CORESA 20202021 (November, Sophia Antipolis). Website

PhD Supervision


  • Flora Quilichini (2019/06 - ...)
    Topic : Assisted Surgery
    French Title : Chirurgie assistée
    Co-supervised with Marc Antonini (DR CNRS)
    Funded by Région Sud and I3S, in collaboration with CHU Nice.


  • Lauriane Bouard (2017/11 - 2021/03)
    Topic : Refinable resolution / precision for volume mesh compression & simulation in geosciences
    French Title : Raffinement en résolution et précision pour la compression et la simulation de maillages volumiques en géosciences
    Co-supervised with Marc Antonini (DR CNRS) and Laurent Duval (IFP-Energies Nouvelles)
    Slides (in english) : Here
    Funded by IFP-Energies Nouvelles
  • Arnaud Bletterer (2014 - 2018)
    Topic : Surface reconstruction from dense point clouds
    French Title : reconstruction de surfaces à partir de nuages de points denses
    Co-supervised with Marc Antonini (DR CNRS)
    Manuscript (in french) : HAL Funded by Région PACA and Cintoo.
  • Jean-Luc Peyrot (11/2011 - 12/2014)
    Topic : Optimization of the 3D scanning pipeline : from surfaces to semi-regular meshes.
    French Title : Optimisation de la chaîne de numérisation 3D : de la surface au maillage semi-régulier
    Manuscript (in french) : HAL
    Co-supervised with Marc Antonini (DR CNRS).
    Funded by Région PACA and Noomeo company.

Past past

  • Aymen Kammoun (12/2007 - 12/2011)
    Topic : Multiresolution analysis of semi-regular meshes. Application to geometry compression.
    French Title : Contributions dans le domaine de l'analyse multirésolution de maillages surfaciques semi-réguliers. Application à la compression géométrique
    Co-supervised with Marc Antonini (DR CNRS).



  • Dominique Douguet (CRCN Inserm, IPMC, Sophia Antipolis),
  • Eric Séjor (Chirurgien CHU Nice),
  • Thomas Maugey (CR Inria Rennes).
  • Laurent Duval (IFP Energies nouvelles).
  • Olivier Aubreton (Assistant Professor, Le2i, Le Creusot),
  • Basile Sauvage (Assistant Professor, Icube, Strasbourg).
  • Céline Roudet (Assistant Professor, Le2i, Dijon),
  • Marc Antonini (Research Director CNRS, I3S, Sophia Antipolis),

Companies and Organisations

  • IFP Energies Nouvelles, during the Postdoctoral research of Jean-Luc Peyrot (2015-2016), and now for the PhD of Lauriane Bouard (2017 - ...).
  • Cintoo3D (from 2014)
    in the context of the PhD of Arnaud Bletterer.
  • Noomeo (2011-2014)
    I had been working with this company in the context of the PhD of Jean-Luc Peyrot.


Niveau National

  • 2018 - 2019 : Membre CNU Section 61.
  • 2011 - 2015 : Membre CNU Section 61.
  • 2009 - 2015 : Co-responsable de l’Action de Recherche « Maillages & animations 3D » du Thème D du GDR ISIS.


  • 2017 - ... : Membre du Conseil de Laboratoire I3S
  • 2014 - ... : Commission « Web-Comm' » du laboratoire I3S
  • 2007 - ... : Responsable du site Web du Projet Mediacoding.
  • 2007 - ... : Responsable Web SIS du laboratoire I3S.
  • 2009 - 2012 : Commission « Informatique » du laboratoire I3S : membre référent SIS.
  • IUT Nice Côte d'Azur

  • 2019 - ... : Responsable Licence Professionnelle MI-ASSR, Département R&T.
  • 2019 - ... : Direction Etudes du parcours ASUR de la Licence Professionnelle MI-ASSR, Département R&T.
  • 2016 - 2019 : Direction Etudes 1ère année DUT R&T.
  • 2016 - ... : Référent R&T pour le semestre de remédiation.
  • 2008 - 2016 : Direction Etudes 2ème année DUT R&T.
  • 2008 - 2016 : Responsable Poursuite d’Etudes du Département R&T.
  • 2010 - ... : Responsable (création et maintenance) du site du Département R&T de l'IUT Nice-Côte d'Azur (UNS).